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Spacers For Teeth Before Braces
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
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Are there any ga insurance that covers braces I have TMJ tried all treatments doc wants to correct my teeth fix space in my teeth before braces are on?
No not really: Very little discomfort for May be few minutes. Good luck ...Read more
Pain is relative: But the answer is mostly yes - there is some discomfort and annoyance - something has been wedged between the teeth and you have been instructed to leave it there undisturbed. Tylenol (acetaminophen) / advil and the like are generally sufficient to help alleviate the symptoms. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Orthodontist: There may be other options for you such as lingual braces (tongue side of teeth), clear braces, or clear aligner treatments (e.g., invisalign). It is best to make an appointment with a licensed orthodontic specialist for an individual evaluation regarding your needs. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Need a tooth extracted due to impaction. Teeth are rather crooked. Can I get an implant or bridge instead of braces? Can a spacer hold the spot temp?
Consider both: Not seeing your problem, can't give definitive answer. Best to consult with your restorative dentist and an orthodontic specialist. Learn about all the options available to you, then pick the one that will give you the best bang for your buck. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Will the metal bands placed on my molars hurt as much as the ortho rubber spacers I have in now? Will it feel like something is stuck in my teeth?
It's different: The spacers create room for placement of the bands. They do this by creating pressure and force on your teeth. That is their purpose. Once there is space to place the bands on, the band go on passively. You can expect forces & pressures & some soreness throughout your orthodontic treatment. That's how the teeth are moved. Many of us including myself have gone through it. It's intermittent & not bad. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mild discomfort: Only mild discomfort or sensitivity is expected after the placement of spacers or braces. Medications such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil usually control this discomfort. You should continue normal brushing and flossing around the spacers and braces. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need: For many of my patients, I do not need spacers, as I will not require the space to place a band. Modern orthodontics more and more uses a fully bonded appliance: no ring to go around a back tooth unless I need it for a special situation. Be happy if you do not get them, as your braces will be smaller and easier to clean. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Can I get my cavities filled and my molars sealed after I get spacers/separators (for braces) put in?
Fix cavities first:
You can, but fix cavities first, then spacers. If your orthodontist doesn't tell you to get your cavities fixed before putting on your spacers, get a different orthodontist. Every orthodontist will have you sign a dentist's clearance saying that your cavities are fixed and promise to keep regular checkups and cleanings with your dentist.
Good luck and congratulations. ...Read more
Why is it difficult to bite down after ortho spacers were put in (pre-braces). Has my bite shifted? Molars seem to touch more than before.
Pain meds: I assume by "spacers" you mean small plastic donuts or metal springs between teeth to move them apart far enough for placement of orthodontic metal bands. If so, take 1 200mg advil/motrin/ibuprofen 4x/day w food or copious liquids, and rinse 4x/day w 1 tsp salt in 8oz warm water. Discomfort should ease off in a day or two. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absolutely not: Spacers make room between teeth for placement of metal bands on back teeth. Braces ; wires align teeth. At 37 the 2 halves of your upper jaw have fused to each other ; to the other bones in your skull. Palatial expansion therefore mandates an expansion appliance + jaw surgery. See a qualified orthodontic specialist and inquire about "sarp.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You will live :): It isn't bad. Your orthodontist will know better but sometimes, when we deal with teeth that are compromised, we remove them and close the spaces to help the patient with reducing their compromised teeth (or having one less thing to worry about throughout life). removing 4 molars for braces purposes is not that common. Some schools do advocate them though in certain cases. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Why do some braces require molar bands and others dont? Will molar bands make it hard to eat like with spacers?
Molar bands: Tooth movement with braces uses many different types of brackets and bands, etc. When bands need to be placed on the molars it may indicate that stronger anchorage is needed to more involved tooth realignment, or access may be an issue. Whatever the reason it should not make it more difficult to eat as the bands do not involve the chewing surfaces of the teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 18 & Getting braceels. I had approx. 4 xrays, no molding nor got spacers. Is that normal? I'm suppose to go in tomorrow for my braces.
Orthodontic Records: The process of getting your braces will be different depending on the type of orthodontic treatment you are getting. However, before any orthodontic treatment the X-rays, photos and impressions for stone study models of your teeth are done. Your orthodontist will plan your treatment using these records. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anything I can do to lessen the pain of braces? I finally got my braces three days ago, with just the spacers and brackets, no wires yet. I find the pain to be really bad, and would like a way to lessen it. Is there a possibility that the orthodontist cou
Spacers: You are feeling the discomfort of the spacers (separators) usually used to prepare the back teeth for wrap around rings (bands). These can be extremely uncomfortable for anyone, but particularly for adults. One or two tablets of Ibuprofen (advil, motrin, nuprin, (ibuprofen) or a generic) taken at 6 hour intervals, just for a few days, and most especially before bedtime, works great. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers