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I want to find and naturally treat my moderate sleep apnea, I noticed that I have teeth impressions on my tongue . So seems like I have over-size ton?

I want to find and naturally treat my moderate sleep apnea,  I noticed that I have teeth impressions on my tongue . So seems like I have over-size ton?

Oral appliance: Ask your dentist if you would be a good candidate for an oral appliance to keep your tongue out of the way while you sleep. In past, we've suggested sewing a pocket in back of your PJs that's large enough to hold a tennis ball or equivalent in place. Hopefully that would be enough to keep you from sleeping on your back which is when most obstruction occurs although I don't recall seeing research ...Read more

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Do orthodontists make impressions of your teeth during the first visit?

Do orthodontists make impressions of your teeth during the first visit?

Possibly: Some do, some wait until after the first consult (we do it at your second apt, for example).. It depends on the practice. ...Read more

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My braces have been off for 2 years but my retainer broke and it's been 4wks without it and my teeth hurt. I had to make new impressions is this bad?

My braces have been off for 2 years but my retainer broke and it's been 4wks without it and my teeth hurt. I had to make new impressions is this bad?

It's good: that you didn't delay any longer getting it looked at. If orthodontic relapse goes too far it requires additional sometimes significant orthodontic treatment. Assuming your teeth haven't moved too much, it should be fixable. ...Read more

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I've had my braces off for 2yrs but retainer broke. It's been 4wks.My teeth hurt Had to make new impressions Bc they moved How long is too long w/o it?

I've had my braces off for 2yrs but retainer broke. It's been 4wks.My teeth hurt Had to make new impressions Bc they moved How long is too long w/o it?

New retainer: I would recommend getting a new retainer right away. After all of the hard work and time you put in with the braces you dont want your teeth to relapse. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would my teeth with gum recession come out when the orthodontist does an impression for my retainer?

Hi docs, would my teeth with gum recession come out when the orthodontist does an impression for my retainer?

Highly unlikely: However, if you indeed have such short roots, it may be best to not have orthodontic treatment. Discuss with your orthodontist before brackets are placed and look at your pano to understand the health of your root structure. ...Read more

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I have dental overjet (11mm), my mouth give the impression he is small and high, my superior teeth touch the inferior lips, how much time need to fix?

I have dental overjet (11mm), my mouth give the impression he is small and high, my superior teeth touch the inferior lips, how much time need to fix?

Orthodontic Consult: Please consult with an orthodontic specialist who can examine you and determine if your problem is dental and/or skeletal. At that point, treatment options and their associated fees and time requirement will be discussed with you. ...Read more

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How long does a dental impression take?

How long does a dental impression take?

A few minutes: New technology allows us to record impression without trays and the gooey material....No gagging. Cameras record the teeth and are used to mill a solid model. You can also make porcelain crowns, veneers and onlays directly from. The images of the prepared teeth. A new era is here for dentistry. Can even make invisalign aligners without conventional, impressions. ...Read more

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How to get dental impressions through my throat?

How to get dental impressions through my throat?

Please rephrase : Your post makes no sense. Why would your dentist take an impression of your throat? ...Read more

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