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Open Bite After Braces
Underbite Surgery: From the question amount of underbite not described accept that the teeth are aligned. Usually the surgeon doing surgery would only do the surgery with an orthodontist doing brace, because the teeth have to fit after his surgery. Eventho a patient may feel the teeth are aligned they will not fit properly after surgery. At times no surgery is needed only braces. See ortho and have this explained. ...Read moreSee 12 more doctor answers
My teeth were perfect for 10yrs (ortho-no retainer). Within the last year i developed an open bite, malocclusion, tongue thrust.Is surgery the answer?
All Depends: The answer to this depends on the severity of the open bite. If you have developed a tongue thrust, it is important to correct the tongue thrust prior to attempting to correct the open bite. Schedule a consultation with an orthodontic specialist to get a specific answer to your specific case. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably: Mild open bites can be corrected very effectively by braces or Invisalign. Moderate open bites can be corrected with braces and TADs (temporary anchorage devices). Very severe open bites are best treated with surgery, especially if you want a significant facial change. Be cautious if all the correction comes from wearing elastics on the front teeth as that has a higher probability of reopening. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I had my braces removed yesterday and had u/l perm retainers attached to 6 front teeth. A gap has opened between 2 teeth. Will hawley retainer fix it?
Can TMJ be fixed through perfect teeth? I feel TMJ erupted after when dentist grinded a chipped tooth, put bonding on it and leveled 4 teeth total
No: Many patients with "perfect" teeth have TMJ. TMJ can be precipitated by dental work in predisposed patients. See a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends upon time : Depends upon how long ago you had your tooth extracted. It is normal to have stiffness, swelling and inability to open your mouth 24-48 hours after a wisdom tooth extraction...If it has been longer than two days please contact the dentist or oral surgeon who extracted your tooth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How are space between teeth fixed before braces on? I read a small procedure my orthodontist said years ago he will fix space before putting braces on
Had a bite splint made for grinding teeth. After wearing it I now have popping noise in my jaw when I open. Should I stop bite splint or resolve time?
Misaligned jaw/crossbite?I had braces before and don't wear my retainer.Do i need braces again to fix?Also my teeth hit when talking and arent lined up
Relapse: If you've had orthodontic treatment and did not wear your retainers as directed, you teeth may have started to shift back to their former position, causing the symptoms that you describe. You will further ortho treatment to correct the relapse. Talk to a local orthodontist regarding your options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is ..: "lockjaw" why do you think it is associated with extraction of wisdom teeth? When i think of lock jaw, the the chondyle of the jaw has moved anterior to a position forward of its normal "socket". While it can be manually replaced, more often when the victim stops panicking and relaxes the chondyle slips back on its own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Takes time: It depends on whether the tooth was erupted or impacted. It also depends on the size of the tooth and the patients age and healing ability. In any case, it takes time (weeks to months) for the surface of the socket to close up. Since soft tissue heals more quickly then bone it may appear healed on the surface but bony healing continues for quite some time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Your teeth support your lips. Changing the position of the teeth will change the appearance of your lips and face. How great this change will be depends on your individual case. Your orthodontist can give you guidance. Some can even show you computer generated pictures of your face to show you what they expect the changes to be. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Maybe: there are so many factors to consider in answering this question. the net/net is that in some cases the answer is yes and others no. The best person to ask is your orthodontist and whether the answer is yes or no, that they help you understand the "why" as it relates to your case. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers