Teeth surgery instead of braces

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1847035 tn?1327274923 ( my question is what should I do?
Avatar m tn Eight years is an unusually long time to have braces, so taking very good care of your teeth while the braces were on is imperative. A foul odor usually means there is decay but it can also be caused by plaque or food caught between the gum and tooth causing the swelling...and this needs to be addressed. A cavity and a rotting tooth ARE the same thing.You need to stop using mouthwash so much...using it this often can create problems instead of helping.
Avatar m tn I'm 17 and was wondering if I should get braces based on the picture, or is there anyway to get bigger teeth, my two front central incisor or front two teeth seem bigger in proportion to the rest of my top front teeth, I'm fine with my bottom, I'm just wondering if I should get braces, try to get bigger teeth somehow, or anything in general. Always looking to improve my teeth so any tips are helpful!
Avatar n tn what's so good about having braces? Are they only for a better appearance? I read that misaligned teeth can cause tooth decay, but can't you just brush your teeth to avoid tooth decay? I also read that misaligned teeth can affect your speech and chewing, but by how much? Can misaligned teeth affect you so badly that you absolutely can't chew or speak intelligibly? And if yes, does it only happen if your teeth are very misaligned?
Avatar f tn i m 18 years old and i want to get my teeth straightened... does havin braces hv any side effect in long term?? i hv overlappin teeth.. will i hv to extract my teeth?? does this have any side effect..
Avatar n tn I went to the dentist and they found out that an extra tooth is growing in an xray in my gum in a spot where my teeth are trying to close a gap. I had had a tooth pulled out of that spot before I got braces. I have all my adult teeth as well and am 17 years old. They also found an extra tooth growing in my bottom teeth on the right side. Is this normal? Also, they said they would probably have to remove it by oral surgery.
Avatar f tn Since i had spaces between my teeth, i had my braces on without any extractions. As time passed, my dentist found that i don't have enough room and advised me to extract four bicuspids which i was reluctant. After 6 months thought, i finally removed four bicuspids and now i am totally not happy with the extractions. I could see that my nose appears to be big and my lips are drooping and my teeth have gone very much in and i am missing my wide following the extraction of four bicuspids.
Avatar f tn it does not make any difference to the teeth if you wear it for long, instead you will have other problems like ulceration and calculus deposit on the teeth due to improper brushing. Please get the braces removed immediately. Apply Hexigel and Mucopain ointments alternatively 3-4 times a day and leave it for half an hour. Do not rinse or take water. The symptoms may subside in 3-4 days. Please consult another dentist if the symptoms persist. Hope this helps you. Take care and regards!
Avatar m tn t fit braces on my teeth. I really need the braces, and the dentist has frequently tried to dodge around the subject when I've asked them about it. Their excuse is "your teeth are too brittle and fitting braces could damage them even more", this isn't my fault as I have always looked after my teeth, but my adult teeth grew through badly and the enamel quickly wore down weakening my teeth.
Avatar f tn Is it possible to have both gum recession and bone loss at the same time. My teeth look like they have moved forward, maybe from tongue thrusting. I know the tongue thrusting problem started after my braces were removed since my teeth were pulled back, but I've stopped doing that. From what I can remember it looked like there were large black triangles on the xray that the dentist took You couldn't see this at the periodontist.
Avatar f tn Braces in my teens to correct protruding teeth carved out the backs of the two top center teeth. They were refilled numerous times in the last 50 years. Kept chipping or had to be shaved down several times because so thin. Teeth to the side a bit carved out in front from the braces. Dentist mentioned 6 yrs ago should cap 2 center teeth. I kept saying so afraid since I've seen horribly done front teeth many times.
Avatar n tn The baby teeth were crumbling so they were removed and the chains attached to the adult teeth. The chains will be attached to braces next week. I am worried about this effecting the # 23 healthy tooth. will this tissue heal by second intention after the gum tissue sloughs away or do I need to be worried about the tooth becoming unstable due to minimal gum tissue surrounding it?
Avatar n tn I too had perfectly good teeth extracted (2 permanent upper teeth and 2 permanent lower teeth) for orthodontic treatment, i.e. braces for 3 years when I was a teen. I am now suffering the damaged facial appearance these tooth extractions cause...flat mid-face profile, small mouth, sagging, downward smile, crossbite, pain on the side of the face when eating, etc.
Avatar n tn Is this a reasonable expectation of this type of surgery? And I know invisalign would correct spacing of my teeth, but is it possible to switch to either regular braces or "lingual" braces that go behind the teeth to help pull the front teeth back. Thanks so much. I greatly appreciate any advice i can get.
Avatar n tn When I was 16 I had an expander placed in the roof of my mouth followed by braces. I am currently 22 and my teeth have begun shifting again. I have a minor crossbite on both sides of my jaw along the entire jaw line (front to back). I've also recently been having slight clicking in my jaw (possibly TMJ). Obviously, my expander did not do it's job when I was 16, and I'm now not sure how to correct my bite and, subsequently, the slight crowding of my top teeth again.
Avatar n tn I have been through it all when it comes to my mouth and teeth....I had a pair of braces on when I was around 11 or 12 and a expander on the roof of my mouth to make wider, and I always had a under bite...I had a second pair of braces put on in my mid teen years and even had a receding gum on one tooth that was nicley fixed and still looks great! Once I was 20 I gotten my second pair of braces off and then had my jaw surgery...for under bite and they even brought my top jaw out more as well..
Avatar n tn m not an orthodontist, but I can tell you a few things as an adult who just finished having braces...Yes, teeth can be crooked after taking the braces off, especially when patients aren't compliant about following through with the retainment plan set out by the orthodontist, but even then there are some cases where teeth move back into their crooked position. There are lots of pros to braces.
Avatar m tn About a month ago we saw that one of the front upper teeth is a bit broken and that there is a pink stain on it. You can see the stain on the tooth from both sides. I've seen people with black or gray stains on their teeth before but never seen a pink one. We took the him to two dentists but they couldn't tell what it is. Has anyone ever run into something like that before?
Avatar n tn The problem is I am going to college next year and my surgery requires wearing about a year of braces. My family and I have talked about this and we've tossed up the idea of possibly waiting until I got a job, after I've graduated to get braces, as adults don't care about braces. Additionally there in college there is so much more social "presure" with so many girls around and such. I will definetly check out the TMJ forum.
Avatar f tn A number of factors can lead to the development of white spots on teeth. Sometimes these spots are caused by nutrition, genetics, or an excessive intake of fluoride, while other times they become evident after braces have been removed. Some children also develop white spots on their teeth as they are developing. Usually white spots that appear on the teeth are actually areas of decalcified enamel and sometimes this problem can actually lead to the deterioration of teeth.
Avatar m tn I had braces at a relatively older age than most people in my early 40s. The dentist warned me at that point that if I was to get braces then he couldn't guarantee the strength of my teeth in the future (older age) and said I might have complications. I read braces were allowed at any age, but why did he warn me at that time? I'm 58 now and my teeth are a bit crooked and I've lost several teeth as well.
Avatar n tn Now this misaligned teeth smile looks doesn’t match my appearance aesthetically. One of the reputed dental specialist in a dentistry clinic in Ajax has whom I had consulted recommended me to wear braces which can lead my teeth properly aligned. I’m totally unaware of this procedure. Which one is the most preferable - the invisalign or traditional braces? Can anyone share their experience who has got braces?
Avatar n tn I am 16 yrs old. I want to put braces on my teeth. The doctors have said that they would have to pluck my 4 teeth from each side. the 4th teeth from each side will be taken out . Does it have any side-effects like brain-cancer etc.?
Avatar f tn Braces are useful to straighten crooked, crowded or protruding teeth, close gaps between teeth and correct the bite of the teeth. It is a prolonged treatment. It may take 18 months to 2 years. A visit to the orthodontist may be required every four to six weekly. You should take extra care with the braces since there is a tendency for food to get trapped and plaque formation. Do discuss all your concerns with your dentist before placement of braces. Best wishes and regards!
444932 tn?1273980797 Everyone told me not to do the surgery so I did the braces instead. Kind of wishing I had gone the other route now. The braces are taking forever. Not to mention that walking around with a mouth full of metal braces isn't doing much for my love life. Kind of hard to appear sexy and attractive as a 38 year old "metal mouth." Haven't found too many guys who are into that look. LOL. Seriously, I really hope the surgery works well for you.