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White Marks On Teeth After Braces
Decalcification: What you describe is decalcification caused by plaque and the acids produced from the breakdown of food around your braces. See a dentist to determine your restorative options. For small to medium areas, tooth colored bonded fillings are one option. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
No: If they were thereu before appointment, check w dentist. If they were not there before appointment, ck w dentist. May be as innocuous as canker sores. ...Read more
Not uncommon : This can happen when the lightening gel hits your gums. It will be sore for a day or two. Be careful when applying the gel, make sure you wipe off the excess gel to prevent this for happening in the future. ...Read more
The "Piano" effect : This discoloration from the bleaching agent is a common problem. The strip whitens only the surface leaving the space between the teeth dark. Ask your dentist for professional teeth whitening without laser, followed by home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. You will be very happy with the results. ...Read more
When I got braces, ortho put glue on bottom molars to prevent teeth from touching(occlusal bonding).Will this cause excess eruption of my front teeth?
No: Bite turbos are for temporary dos articulation, preventing you from knocking your new brackets off as your teeth begin to level and align. Extrusion of front teeth prevented by bracket placement and wire activity. Your Orthodontic Specialist would be glad to answer questions like this for you. ...Read more
I decided to add ceramic cover on my 4 front teeth. But on trial placement, I noticed blue on interteeth gums. Why? Will it disappear eventually?
Blue gums?: Unfortunately we too little information to be able to give you an accurate answer. I have been practicing for decades and not sure why your gums appeared blue after tryin. Who would know would be your dentist. Ask him/her what it is and when to expect it to be gone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My teeth looks yellow after braces. Not like stains, but just yellowish. Can I brush them away after some time?
Will a clear Essix retainer on my top teeth fully protect my teeth from clenching my teeth at night?
Better than nothing: any piece of plastic between the teeth will help with grinding tooth to tooth. However, to get the decrease in intensity and duration of the grind/clench there needs to be contact on the front teeth more than the back teeth. the front teeth have the shut off switch for the grinding, if they are disconnected because only the back teeth touch then the appliance will not be as effective ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See an orthodontist: There are a few of potential causes for white spots on your gums, and usually it is a normal color variation. However, evaluation by an oral health professional orthodontist or dentist is needed to determine if spots are a cause for concern. Good luck with your braces. Congratulations! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Professional Visit: If your teeth are stained, then the first step is a cleaning at your dentist's office. Severely stained teeth cannot be effectively cleaned at home. Once the teeth have been cleaned, you can use otc whitening products, or have your dentist apply professional strength gel. ...Read more
Is tarter on the teeth white
i have white spots on my teeth and i'm worried that they might be cavities ?
Possibilities: White spots on the teeth (within the enamel) can have a few possible causes. - if you received too much Fluoride (between supplements, toothpaste, and in office treatments) - also might have some brown spots. -if you had a fever or childhood illness when the teeth were forming -early tooth decay can also show up as white spotting have your dentist check it out. Tartar (calculus) is removable. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
During my bracing period, black triangles started forming. Ortho sanded the teeth but there's still minor triangles. Will gums fill this space?
Ask: Has your orthodontic treatment been completed? How long ago were your teeth trimmed? At a young age and with proper orthodontic treatment, the gums will probably fill in, especially if the trimming was done very recently. This is a question that should be definitely brought to the attention of your dentist. My guess is that you will be happy with the answer. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have irritated white marginal gingiva lingually and erythmatous bulbous gingiva labially after using bleaching gel on semi-custom silicone bite tray?
I sometimes notice white patch on my teeth.Few of my teeth looks semitransparent too sumtym.Why?Suggest any home remedy to whiten my teeth.
Plaque: White patches on teeth could be plaque if removable some teeth get white patches when then form and depending on how deep they go they might not be bleachable. Home whitening does not work well you need dental bleaching systems which work great. You can try brushing with baking soda to remove stains. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will braces leave my teeth stained? I have a friend who had hers off, and there are little square marks where you can tell the brackets were. Is this unavoidable?
Yes, : Yes, those marks are avoidable. First the dentist can seal the teeth before the brackets go on, then he can use cement that emits flouride. Most important is your own homecare. You must carefully remove all plaque that will cling to the enamel in "the shadow" of the brackets. Of you do this every night before bed you can look forward to unstained teen when the braces come off. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm curious if you think i will have white marks on my teeth when i get my braces off? Is this a common thing?
Depends on you: White spots caused by bacteria collecting next to braces turning food debris into acid which etches calcium out of tooth enamel. The better you oral hygiene, the less chance of damage. Follow Orthodontic Specialists instructions to the letter. It's up to you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am getting braces in 5 more days. But i am quite afraid that after i remove my braces, it will have braces marks because my teeth not very white now?
Not from braces: Braces don't scar teeth. Bacteria do. Ask your Orthodontist for specific instructions, and follow them to the letter. Keep teeth immaculately clean (braces shine when they're clean) to prevent scarring next to the braces. Don't cheat, don't eat hard/sticky/chewy foods that can partially dislodge braces to prevent scarring behind the braces. Follow instructions to the letter, you'll be OK. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I have braces and in between and around where they are glued to my teeth there are small brown marks, brushing isn't helping, should i be worried or is it just a stain?
See DDS: Have your dentist evaluate. Optimum hygiene is imperative while undergoing orthodontic therapy. If needed, the dentist may ask for the brackets to be removed for further intervention. After the orthodontic treatment is finished, you may be a candidate for deep bleaching, if the area is deemed hypocalcified or stained. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Braces cost: The cost of Orthodontic treatment depends on the severity of your malocclusion, whether it is dental, skeletal, or a combination of both, training/skill/experience of the operator, your geographic area, your insurance coverage, and many other factors. Ask your General Dentist to recommend the best Orthodontic Specialist in your community. Seek an Initial Examination to determine extent and cost. ...Read more
Wolfe's Law: Apply pressure to bone it dissolves away, apply tension and new bone is laid down. Forces directed by removable or fixed appliances. Fixed appliances are gold standard, providing twice the correction of removable appliances. See orthodontic specialist for explanation of exactly what can be done for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Braces: Moving teeth orthodontically involves putting a small amount of pressure on the teeth. This causes them to loosen slightly until the bone supporting the teeth remodels around the tooth in its new position. The process continues until teeth reach their final position and they are allowed to tighten with the help of retainers. This is a normal process. If you have concerns talk to the orthodontist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be too late: Braces don't cause decalcification. It's caused by acid producing bacteria that's not cleaned off the teeth during orthodontic care. There are some remineralizing agents available, but if the damage is severe restorations may be required. Talk solutions over with your family dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Paying attention: It's perception. Many patients comment that their teeth look "huge" immediately after removal of braces, too. You're simply more attune to your teeth now that you're in treatment, do not be alarmed - your teeth have not gotten smaller and won't get bigger when braces are removed. You're just seeing the orthodontic braces covering your teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not from the braces: If teeth not kept 100% spotlessly clean! may have damage next to the braces. If you eat hard, sticky, chewy foods and damage "glue" may get damage behind the braces. But the braces themselves cause no damage. So it's up to you. Follow your orthodontic specialist's instructions to the letter and you should have no problems. You'll love your new smile! ...Read more
Teeth looking slante: You need to discuss this with your orthodontist. Many times the teeth while in treatment will look worst than they will when treatment is completed. The tooth exposed above the bone moves faster than the roots in the bone. ...Read more
Depends.: Depends what you mean by "bad." you may think they look ok enough. The dentist also looks at how your teeth and jaws actually function - how much wear, whether teeth positions prevent good cleaning, even whether teeth positions and jaw size and shape are interfering with good breathing, swallowing and sleeping. There's a lot more to it than just crowding. Treatment now may prevent problems later. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Any age from 7 up: Although braces can be effective at any age, it can take longer time for adults to get the same results. Of course childhood is the ideal time to make changes in the alignment of the teeth, however more adults are receiving orthodontic treatment and coming away with excellent results. Adults braces can improve your health, appearance and psychosocial status. Hope it helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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