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Powerprox Six Month Braces
Take note: If your braces are "breaking" once a month, just consider what you are eating or doing that is causing this to happen. It can only benefit you to be very careful to eat only the right foods and to really care for your teeth. Having a loose bracket once a month can really slow your treatment down, which i know you don't want to happen! :) good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Shouldn't: That said, everyone's different. If your seeing a qualified orthodontic specialist they should have given you instructions on hygiene, sit, and pain control. Make sure you are following instructions to the letter, and call your orthodontist for advice. ...Read more
See expert: By this time your mouth should have become acclimated to your treatment. Please see your dentist or orthodontist for an evaluation and advice. ...Read more
Talk to orthodontist: Share your concerns with the orthodontist who installed your braces. They would be the one to remove them if you choose to waist all the cost of having them placed on. I had braces and l can tell you it was well worth the aggravation at first for the nice straight teeth! ...Read more
Relax and enjoy: If you have followed instructions, kept teeth and gums exquisitely clean, totally avoided damaging foods, wore elastics as directed, etc, you will be thrilled with the results. ...Read more
2 reasons: It may be your occlusion, your bite may be knocking braces loose. It may also be your diet, hard/sticky/chewy foods (gum, bagels, ice, hard candy, raw carrots, etc) can break braces. If you are seeing a qualified orthodontic specialist return for evaluation of your bite and for food instructions. Good luck. ...Read more
I have had my braces on for 1 year and 2 months. I just got my final wire on the top, when will i get them off?
Could i keep my braces on couple more months if its time to take them off because i want them on little longer ?
Time: Time in braces is determined by treatment result, not by the calendar. Braces should be on only long enough to provide the best treatment result possible, no longer or no shorter. Please discuss this with your dentist or, hopefully, orthodontic specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had top braces for 17 months and whenever i get them tightened i feel like nothing changes. Does this mean i might get them off soon?
Nope: Just because braces aren't "hurting" or still feel as "tight" does not mean that they are still not working. Ask your orthodontist for an estimate of remaining treatment at your next visit. Don't assume that they are finished - there may be much left to do. Only the orthodontist knows for sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer