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Mouth Guards For Braces
Same as without: whether you have the braces on or not, these work by heating the material, biting, then letting it cool. issue with braces is that overtime, teeth move and the mouth guard will not fit. We give our athletes patients special ortho mouth guards that are not boil and bite. I would discuss with your orthodontist-- we give them free as they cost a lot less than boil and bite ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Should i wear a mouth guard for my braces while i play soccer and are there mouth guards that are compatible for braces with elastics?
Absolutely: Better a live chicken than a dead duck. Wear orthodontic mouthguard for all contact sports (including soccer). Your orthodontist will have one for you. Do not wear the otc warm-up kind as these prevent tooth movement, therefore no braces progress. I've seen many tooth/lip/cheek injuries from soccer w no mouth guard, so ask your orthodontic specialist for help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I grind my teeth and have braces a lot. Would the dentist give me a mouth guard even tho I have braces please help?
Yes: There are special mouthgaurds for patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. Ask you dentist which one would work for you. ...Read more
I came in and saw him and he gave me a quote for braces and a mouth guard, and need cavities filled. I am wondering if he will go any lower in pricing since I don't have insurance. Will he do a large cash discount. Thank you?
Ask: You can always ask for discount, but not having insurance is not a reason for special consideration. Also, it would be prudent to seek consultation w fully qualified Orthodontist (initial exam usually free). Orthodontists do better quality Ortho Rx in less time and usually at lower cost than GP. Think of it this way, who should do your brain surgery, a GP or a Specialist. It,s a no-brainer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A : A good mouth piece (mouth guard?) needs to fit securely around each and every tooth. That type of fit would not allow tooth movement so it can't be used with braces. Your orthodontist can fit you with a mouthgaurd that is designed to be used with braces. It won't protect your teeth as well as the standard type. The good news is that the archwire that connects all your braces together adds a great deal of protection to your teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: In the meantime: 1. Ask your orthodontic specialist to check your braces to make sure there are no annoying "stickers" that he/she can reshape for you. 2. Take 1 200mg ibuprofen/advil/motrin with food or lots of liquid 4x/day. 3. Rinse 3x/day with 1 tsp salt in 8oz warm water. Do not swallow. 4. Apply orthodontic wax to "sticker." 5. With q-tip dab orabase-b onto sore spot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many treatments: 1. Ask your orthodontic specialist to check your braces to make sure there are no annoying "stickers" that he/she can reshape for you. 2. Take 1 200mg ibuprofen/advil/motrin with food or lots of liquid 4x/day. 3. Rinse 3x/day with 1 tsp salt in 8oz warm water. Do not swallow. 4. Apply orthodontic wax to "sticker." 5. With q-tip dab orabase-b onto sore spot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be...: Depending upon where you are hurting it could be: 1. If cheeks are sore, check for latex allergy. 2. Teeth sore: consistent elastic wear will reduce soreness, inconsistency increases soreness 3. Jaw joint soreness: some joints complain during elastic wear, ask your orthodontist about this. Ibuprofen products are fantastic to control orthodontic discomfort. Continue your elastics as prescribed. ...Read more
Do all of this: Put Orthodontic Wax onto the "stickers." Dab Orabase-B onto sore spots w Q-Tip. Bring down swelling by taking 1 200mg Advil 4x/day w food or liquids. Rinse 4x/day w 1tsp salt in 8oz warm water to toughen your tissues. Eat a soft high-protein diet. Ask your Orthodontic Specialist for help. ...Read more
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