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My Bottom Teeth Are Tingling From Braces
If you have a 100% deep bite and your front teeth have a gap and you have crocked bottom teeth would you qualify for braces?
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I have an awful pain in my bottom teeth. I had braces a long time ago& wonder if it pain because of shifting. What would a dentist do to help me?
Tooth pain: Shifting of teeth would not cause pain but teeth may shift due to periodontal disease that in the latter stages can cause tooth pain. Don't guess as to the cause of your pain, nor rely on internet searches or websites. Instead, see a local dentist to know for sure the cause of your problems and how best to treat and resolve it. ...Read more
I'm 16 and have an under bite where all my bottom teeth are in front of my top teeth. How long will it take to fix with braces? All my teeth straight.
Orthodontic Consult: An orthodontist who can personally examine you can give you a good estimate of treatment time required. Each case is different and this question cannot be answered properly without a full orthodontic workup and evaluation. ...Read more
Should I get my bottom permanent retainer removed? I had braces for about 1.5 years, more than 10 years ago. And I have a permanent retainer on my bottom teeth. Should I get it removed? What options do I have if I do get it removed?
Of course: The orthodontic treatment in one arch is possible, but it has to be under the right circumstances. Many orthodontists offer an initial consultation for free. A free consultation allows you to find out what type of treatment is recommended and if you are a good candidate for a single arch brace. ...Read more
Yes,: The question now, is not if you need orthodontics but whether you need orthodontics to treat crowding, or a skeletal condition. An orthodontist will need to take some records to tell you accurately what can be done. See you general dentist for a referral to an orthodontist that he works with. It is vital to maintain your dental health during orthodontic treatment. ...Read more
Perhaps bonding?: That is a difficult question to answer without actually examining you. If the teeth are healthy and without gum problems and you practice good oral hygiene, you might be a candidate for some tooth colored composite bonding to close small spaces. You should consult your own dentist as to both your options and what would be best for your particular circumstances. ...Read more
My front bottom teeth hurts and I just got top braces last week why do my bottom front teeth hurts?
Hard to say: Hard to say without knowing your situation. May or may not be related. Discuss with orthodontist. ...Read more
I have two teeth leaning on another tooth on the bottom set of my teeth, does than mean I need braces?
Maybe...: Ask your dentist... if you haven't been seen in the last six months it's time anyway. Your dentist can check for cavities or gum disease (this needs to be done before you can have orthodontic work done anyway). Then they can get you started with the right provider to straighten your smile and correct your bite :) ...Read more
How long does a retainer fixed to my bottom teeth need to stay on? I've had my braces off for almost 5 years?
Maybe forever?: Sometimes a fixed retainer behind your lower anterior teeth is attached to prevent the teeth from shifting. Anterior teeth have narrow roots like ice cream cones and can easily shift. Many times the lingual retainer can be removed and replaced with a thin, clear appliance that you wear nightly. It also depends on the severity of the original problem that you started with. Ask your dentist for help. ...Read more
I had braces and my bottom teeth are beginning to shift. What options do I have besides braces to get my teeth straight again?
I have has my a wire behind my 6 bottom teeth post braces for about 7 years and all of a sudden it is hugely painful. What could be the cause?
I have braces and on the bottom of my teeth, I have almost a butter color yellowish stain. It wasn't there when I got braces but has now appeared.
Stain: May be from foods (coffee, tea, colas, etc.) or from compromised Oral Hygiene. Schedule a professional cleaning with your Dentist. Talk to both your General Dentist and your Orthodontic Specialist about oral hygiene practices that will help prevent staining. ...Read more
How can I have a severe overbite corrected? My top teeth completely cover my bottom teeth, and I have a severe overbite of 9 mm. I've been told that braces alone might not be able to fix this. What else is there that I could do?
See Orthodontist: There are many choices available to the Orthodontic Specialist, depending on the complexity of your malocclusion. These include, but are not limited to: intrusive mechanics, temporary anchorage appliances, orthographic surgery, esthetic recontouring, corticotomy, sectional mechanics, intrusion arches, etc. seek consultation with Orthodontic Specialist. ...Read more
Do all braces always require tooth removal at some point. I am hoping I don't have to remove any as i already have fewer teeth. I have just had my braces put in 2 weeks ago as an adult, 30 years old. One front tooth is slightly under my bottom teeth when
30%: Orthodontic specialists treat 70% or more of their patients without extractions. I hope you are seeing an orthodontic specialist (as opposed to a gp) for your very specialized care. If the orthodontist did not mention extractions, your individualized treatment plan probably does not require extractions. Ask him/her at your next visit, follow instructions to the letter, and you should be ok. ...Read more
Bottom two front teeth starting to shift & are a bit noticeable. I can't afford Invisalign or braces. As an adult anything else I can do to fix it?
See Orthodontist: An Orthodontist may be able to hold your lower front teeth in place until you can actually have corrective treatment. If 2 bottom front teeth appear to be moving, all bottom teeth are moving. Or your Dentist could veneer or cap front teeth, but that won't stop shifting. See an orthodontist (exam usually free) for a discussion of options. ...Read more
My bottom 2 teeth starting to slightly shift out of place. Can't afford Invisalign or braces. Can a"permanent retainer or anything else help fix it?
Retainers: Retainers retain, they hold teeth where they are, not straighten them. There are removable appliances, however, that are relatively inexpensive that can be used to accomplish limited tooth movement, but only if there is enough room to move the teeth back into alignment. See the best tooth mover, an Orthodontist (1st appt usually free) for no-obligation discussion of treatment options. ...Read more
Hi, I've taken my braces off since 3weeks ago n now have retainers at the back on both top and bottom. Wondering if I can get my teeth whitening now?
If tissue is healthy: If your teeth and "settled in" and your gums have "settled down, " you can bleach your teeth. Since you are young and your pulp (nerve tissue) is fairly large, you should brush your teeth for a week if not 2 with a potassium nitrate toothpaste e.g. Sensodyne prior to the bleaching to avoid sensitivity. ...Read more
What should I do about bent wires on my braces? I bent the wire between my two bottom front teeth and it hurts a bit. Do I need to get in a see my orthodontist right away?
Absolutely! : Absolutely! A bent wire can cause your teeth to move in directions that are undesirable. In other words, it can cause your bottom teeth to become more crooked! You must contact your orthodontist immediately. ...Read more
So i have been having braces on for a month or so and today i have just gotten them "tightened" for the first time. I have noticed two gaps one on top in the middle of my teeth and on the bottom left. Is something going wrong? Also, my orthodontics did no
Braces: During braces teeth will move at different times. Spaces may open so that other teeth can be moved. Don't worry. By the end of your treatment your teeth will be in the correct position and you will look great. Ask your orthodontist about this and they will explain the process to you. ...Read more
Sure, but not often: Depending on your exact problem, see your dentist or orthodontist for a complete evaluation to determine what treatment would be best for you. ...Read more
Just that...: It means just that; upper is less crooked than lower arch. Teeth are held by gums and bones underneath, as you know. Now, the bones are remodeling every day, every second, although adding and losing is 50/50 and they remain stable. Teeth do move however, as the slightest change occurs in mouth--e.g., cheek muscle mass, sleep pattern, chewing/breathing habits---more lower teeth get crowded with age. ...Read more
Had braces removed a few weeks ago a few bottom teeth are mobile how long should it take for them to become immobile?
It will take approximately 6 month for the new bone formation around the roots. You should wear your retainers religiously.
If concern, see your orthodontist for more information.
Hope it helps. ...Read more
Wearing braces right now... my teeth became smaller why?? I can see the obvious change in size! And the tip of my bottom teeth are all transparent.
Not smaller.: Teeth do not become smaller. A more likely explanation is that your gums have swollen around the teeth which gives the appearance of smaller teeth. This happens because your oral hygiene tends to lack when you have braces. It is imperative to have excellent oral hygiene when you have braces. The transparency that you see may have been there all along but may look more pronounced due to the brace ...Read more
I'm getting braces and my orthodontist said that he wants to remove my bottom canine teeth. Is that normal?
Questionable: To date, I have never seen lower cuspids removed for orthodontic purposes. They are some of the longest rooted, strongest ; most important teeth to maintain in the mouth! They are essential for a balanced bite ; often become strategic teeth to support prosthesis late on in life. That is not to say you might have special circumstances requiring that. I would at least get a second opinion. ...Read more
What do you advise if I want surgery before I get braces because of my bottom jaw. Can i still get braces for my top teeth?
Not how it works: Usually rx consists of braces to line up top teeth to top jaw, bottom teeth to bottom jaw. Then surgery (if necessary) to make the jaws match each other. Finally, additional time in braces to achieve the best occlusion. Start with an orthodontic specialist, who will refer you to an oral surgeon, and together with your general dentist they will create the best treatment plan for your problem. ...Read more
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