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Could it take 6 months to get braces?

Could it take 6 months to get braces?

Six Month Smiles: The best way to find the answer to that question is to contact a Six Month Smiles Provider near you and schedule a consultation. However, to see a real orthodontist specialist for second opinion is a must. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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What should I do if my braces break once a month?

What should I do if my braces break once a month?

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 more

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Braces really hurt a month after getting them, please help?

Braces really hurt a month after getting them, please help?

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

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Braces still hurt after getting them a month ago- need advice?

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

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I've had my braces on almost a month can I have them taken off, I want them removed.

I've had my braces on almost a month can I have them taken off, I want them removed.

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

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I am getting my braces off in next month and I am really scared about it.. Any advice?

I am getting my braces off in next month and I am really scared about it.. Any advice?

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

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My braces brake every month for the last 3 months. Is it me or am i doing something wrong?

My braces brake every month for the last 3 months. Is it me or am i doing something wrong?

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

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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 more

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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?

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 more

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I didn't wear my retainer for 6 months, and now I have an appointment. Will I have to get braces again? I started to wear them 24/7 last week.

I didn't wear my retainer for 6 months, and now I have an appointment. Will I have to get braces again? I started to wear them 24/7 last week.

It depends..: ..on how much relapse has occurred. Sometimes you can recover what you lost with your retainers and sometimes more orthodontic treatment is required. If possible go back to your treating doctor and find out! ...Read more

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In how many months will a gap close when having braces?

Depends: Depends on gap size and degree of torque that is being applied along with your tolerance level. Best to speak with your orthodontist. ...Read more

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How much more will invisaligns cost more than braces . My braces cost 1800 for 18 months how much would Invisaligns cost ?

How much more will invisaligns cost more than braces . My braces cost 1800 for 18 months how much would Invisaligns cost ?

Cost Plus?: That all depends on how much your orthodontist charges for clear aligner treatment. Remember, above and beyond the orthodontic treatment, your orthodontist has to pay the clear aligner company an "up front lab fee" that is fairly pricey. That is the reason Invisalign treatment normally costs much more than traditional braces. ...Read more

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I'm getting braces in a few weeks and I am wondering what the procedure will be like and how it will affect me in the coming months?

It is easy: Getting orthodontic appliances put on is in this modern age, a very simple procedure. Generally will take less than 1.5 hours, almost painless, just a bit annoying. As an adult it takes a little longer to adjust to the braces, but in general your discomfort will be gone in approx. 1 week. Each subsequent appointment will mean a bit of tenderness, but by 6mo in, you will be completely accommodated. ...Read more

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I had my braces for 6 months now and mom's been noticing my face getting thinner she says cuz I don't eat a lot but I say it's from the braces. Is it?

I had my braces for 6 months now and mom's been noticing my face getting thinner she says cuz I don't eat a lot but I say it's from the braces. Is it?

Do You Own A Scale?: Of course it's from the braces!! If they make it hard or "distasteful" to eat normally, you'll eat less and then lose weight. Now, losing it in the face first is unusual, so get on a scale and weigh yourself.Are you less than 6 months ago. If you don't know then follow your weight going forward.Well, if you wanted to lose weight in the first place, Bravo.Otherwise, make sure you get good nutrition ...Read more

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If my orthodontist originally said my braces treatment time was going to be 9 months, then why has he changed it to 18-24 months?

If my orthodontist originally said my braces treatment time was going to be 9 months, then why has he changed it to 18-24 months?

Variables: There are a myriad of variables that could be at play here. As long as they are not billing you per month, then you should just be assured they are saying this because they want the best results for you and have seen something they did not see initially as time has gone on. If they are billing you monthly- that's another story! ...Read more

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