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Why do they cut the fibers after braces?

Why do they cut the fibers after braces?

Stability, but no: Fiberotomies are done to increase the stability of the orthodontic correction. The fibers that are cut are above the bone, and for that reason i doubt its effectiveness. The overwhelming majority of fibers that connect the root to bone are below the crest of bone, different vertical levels have different angulations. If only 5 or so % of fibers are cut, there are still many more to relapse. ...Read more

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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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How can you help pain and cut up gums from braces?

How can you help pain and cut up gums from braces?

Gums or inside lips?: Most hardware won't cut gums, a few rarely used attachments might. If gums are cut check with orthodontist. You might have gingivitis instead. A few rare proceedures require an incision which heals quickly. If cheeks& gums cut cover sharp area with wax and check if it can't be covered or if the area doesn't heal quickly check with orthodontist. ...Read more

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How can I heal my lips from cuts i got from wearing my braces?

How can I heal my lips from cuts i got from wearing my braces?

Do the following: Take 1 200mg advil/ibuprofen/motrin every 4 hrs w lots of liquids or food. Rinse 4x/day w 1tsp salt in 8oz warm water. Swish ; spit out. Cover your "stickers" with the wax your orthodontic specialist will provide for you. Dab Benzocaine in orabase onto the sore spots w q-tip. ...Read more

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Braces, cut lips, pain. Do I call orthodontist?

Braces, cut lips, pain. Do I call orthodontist?

Absolutely!: Until you see Orthodontist take 1 200mg Advil/Motrin/Ibuprofen 4x/day w food or liquids, at the same time rinse w 1tsp salt in 8 oz warm water, coat the "sticker" w dental wax (not gum), and dab Orabse-B onto sore spots w Q-tip. ...Read more

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What are powerful ways to reduce the pain of cuts in your mouth from braces?

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What are powerful ways to reduce the pain of cuts in your mouth from braces?

Wax: Your dentist/orthodontist should give you some wax to place on top of cut area for relief. Warm salt water holding briefly 15 seconds, then rinse will help. 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) will also help. Topical numbing using orajel or orabase or chloraseptic spray will also help. After the initial adaptation period (couple weeks), it will get better as your oral mucosa adapts. Consult with your dentist. ...Read more

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How can you treat deep cuts in mouth from braces?

How can you treat deep cuts in mouth from braces?

Many treatments: 1. Ask your orthodontic specialist to check your braces to make sure there are no annoying "stickers" that he/she can reshape for you. 2. Take 1 200mg ibuprofen/advil/motrin with food or lots of liquid 4x/day. 3. Rinse 3x/day with 1 tsp salt in 8oz warm water. Do not swallow. 4. Apply orthodontic wax to "sticker." 5. With q-tip dab orabase-b onto sore spot. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a cut lip every time your braces are tightened?

Is it normal to get a cut lip every time your braces are tightened?

It can happen: Braces are sharp and the orthodontist does have to stretch your lip a bit to work in your mouth. Try using lots of lip ointment before your appointment and orthodontic wax afterwards. Discuss the issue with your orthodontist. ...Read more

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My braces cut my lip a tiny cut and It swelled up big how long will the swelling last?

My braces cut my lip a tiny cut and It swelled up big how long will the swelling last?

24-48 hours: Swelling should go down within a day or so. I it is progressively getting worse you may have an infection although that would be very unusual on the lip. ...Read more

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What can I do to accelerate the healing of a cut from braces on the inside of my lower lip?

Rapid healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could accelerate the healing of a cut from braces on the inside of my lower lip?

Can you tell me how I could accelerate the healing of a cut from braces on the inside of my lower lip?

Clean: Keep mouth scrupulously clean. Cover whatever caused the cut with wax until you can see your Orthodontist. Rinse 3x/day w 1tsp salt in 8 oz warm water. Eat a soft high protein diet. ...Read more

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How can I get relief for teeth pain and cut up gums from braces?

Lots of ways: Take 1 200mg Ibuprofen w meal or big glass of liquid (breakfast, lunch, dinner, before bed). Rinse 3x/day w 1tsp salt in 8oz warm water...Swish, spit out, 'till glass is empty. Dry the "sticker" and cover it with orthodontic wax...Ask your orthodontist for some. Dab orabase-b onto the sores pots w a qtip. Keep mouth clean. Eat protein. Be patient, the soreness will subside in just a few days. ...Read more

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I have to get a part of my gums cut in between my two front teeth to get my braces. Is this normal?

I have to get a part of my gums cut in between my two front teeth to get my braces. Is this normal?

Probably: It does sound like a frenectomy is in order to close a gap between your two front teeth. It will make it easier to close the space and keep it closed after treatment. ...Read more

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Hi! is it ok to cut my my extra gums coz its already swollen because of my braces (i have gap issue before in the center teeth)? How much will it cost

Hi! is it ok to cut my my extra gums coz its already swollen because of my braces (i have gap issue before in the center teeth)? How much will it cost

Gums: Yes it is. Be sure your hygiene is excellent from now on so you do not have to do this again. Costs vary however i would seek out a skilled periodontist (gum specialist). ...Read more

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I got braces 6 days ago and the mouth-opener cut the bed of my tongue. No whiteness/visible infection, just irritated. Is it normal to hurt this long?

I got braces 6 days ago and the mouth-opener cut the bed of my tongue. No whiteness/visible infection, just irritated. Is it normal to hurt this long?

Tongue cuts hurt: Lots of "sensors" in the tongue so this can be very painful. Luckily the tongue heals rapidly and even large cuts typically do not need help (like stitches) to heal. ...Read more

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The right side of my neck (under cheek) is swollen &i have cuts in my mouth as if it was from braces.Dr thinks it is a thyroid stone.What could it be?

The right side of my neck (under cheek) is swollen &i have cuts in my mouth as if it was from braces.Dr thinks it is a thyroid stone.What could it be?

More info needed: severe trauma from braces could lead to lymph node enlargement or pain, but the history of the problem can help with the proper diagnosis. For instance, if it has only been a few days that you feel the pain, most likely it could be associated with the lesions, but if it has been a while, other conditions such as stones or thyroidism could be possible . But If I wanted to bet, I'd bet on infection ...Read more

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My tounge is cut from my brace and hasnt healed for three weeks?

My tounge is cut from my brace and hasnt healed for three weeks?

Time to see your doc: the device you have may be preventing healing. It's best you see your dentist/orthodontist/otolaryngologist. Nothing can be done to fix this over the Internet. Call themselves d let them know what is going on right away. ...Read more

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What can be done for cloth fibers in a cut?

What can be done for cloth fibers in a cut?

Hydrogen peroxide: Hydrogen peroxide is a great cleaner of wounds and it doesn't burn like rubbing alcohol or even tap water does. It will bubble up a lot but this is cleanning the wound out. ...Read more