What are braces for your teeth?
Braces are a band of metal that raps around your teeth and eventually make them straighter. You go once every month, they tighten them and you pick a new color. Don't worry braces don't hurt that bad, but you need to be careful with them and make sure you brush your teeth after every meal or snack because you could get yellow teeth when they take them off, puffy gums and food stuck in your braces! So when you get braces you just need to make sure you are careful to brush all the time.
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Ask your dentist for a referral to an orthodontist. Some orthodontists will consult patients without a referral so you could try it that way. There is usually a small consulation fee and your orthodontist will explain the best treatment option, and the price. Then it is up to you whether you want to… proceed or not. Some insurance companies cover a part of the cost, and the amount you pay is divided over the amount of time you wear your braces (usually 20-24 months). ( Full Answer )
Answer . \nAs long as you brush your teeth while you have your braces, there will be no marks. I had no marks on my teeth when my braces were removed. Another student in my school, however, never brushed her teeth and when her braces were removed she actually had brown bands on her teeth.\n. \…n~ T ( Full Answer )
it doesn't matter if yu have crooked teeth or not. if you want braces and if you are going to pay for them the dentist will put themon. sometimes if your teeth are to bad the dentist will recommend them
I am a 15 year-old teenager and I wear braces. This to me, seems like a silly question, but I don't mean anything by it. Brackets are applied to every tooth in the mouth. First, the orthodontist carefully puts every bracket on the teeth, individually of course, and then glues them in place with th…is unique cement-like substance. Don't taste this whatever you do as it leaves a bitter aftertaste. Then he or she will use this plasma light to activate the glue, and then presto. They are securely fastened. Afterwards the arch wire is put on. ( Full Answer )
Yes, when you get braces, the dentist gives you a small tooth brush and you brush in between the braces
yes you can if you already had the braces while your tooth came out then they will put a wire over it but it you teeth came out before the braces no because it is a possibility that the braces can close the gap and stop the adult tooth from coming back in
Answer . [Use teeth whitener; the kind you paint on.]. Actually, if you do this, there is a chance the part of the tooth that is under the bracket will be a different color than the part whitened once you get the braces removed. . I wouldn't suggest using the paint on whitener. . The best …thing to do is wait for the braces to come off, and whiten after. ( Full Answer )
Depends on the size of your jaw and the size of your teeth a friend of mine had her canines pulled out and i might have to aswell but we are all very different so if someone says all adult teeth have to be removed dont think all yours will have to you might get them straight away.
Easy, Same as yu do without them on , braces are hardley any different when yu eat and clean them and drink they just change your appearance xXx
First they cement little pieces of metal on your teeth using a special ultraviolet sensitive glue. Then they put a metal wire through the little pieces. The wire is held in place through small elastic bands.
Lots of good tips... . Swish saltwater between your teeth. . Stay away from ice cream, and other cold stuff . Eat applesauce, and more soft foods . Take some motrin, tylenol, etc. . Brush your teeth 4 times a day, lightly, but dont underdo it (esp. the gums) Other than that, just be…ar through it! Also, you could stop at the nearest drugstore and there is this numbing stuff for your gums. i was told it worked very well. Just remember- your teeth will look beautiful after the treatment is done!âº ( Full Answer )
No, but it really doesn't hurt. It is a little uncomfortable because they are moving and stretching your lips around but it doesn't hurt until after your braces are all on and your teeth start to move. Your teeth will probably be sensitive for the first few days and you should just eat soft foods li…ke macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, soup, etc. ( Full Answer )
Rather than removing teeth, my children were fitted with retainers that changed the shape of their upper palate to fit their teeth. We cranked the retainer a quarter turn every week for almost a year. This allowed the second row of teeth to realign and for others to come down as they should. At the …end of that time, they could have had a short time with braces, but we decided that things looked great. that 'retainer' placed on the upper hard palate is actually called an expander. it literally breaks you maxilla bone, leaving room for more teeth and making it easier for braces. ( Full Answer )
You will have to get braces if your teeth are twisted but you don't have to get them until your 20,30 or 40 years old and your teeth can untwist if you lose all your baby teeth I think.
Yes you can get braces having wisdom teeth, and the wisdom teeth will not get brackets put on them but it is best to get the wisdom teeth removed with in at least the first year of having your braces to avoid your teeth not being able to shift correctly
No. If you only have a problem with your top teeth, only your top will get braces. Sometimes the ortodontist doesn't put braces on the back teeth until later. Sometimes, although this doesn't happen much, the braces will only be placed on the front four teeth.
yes usual the dentist likes to use the mould to make some measurements and have a before and after model
you can, but you can damage your teeth if you do it wrong so i dont recoomend it
it depends on what bands your talking about if its colour bands then no but if its the over bite bands you are talking about then maybe.
You can be any age as long as you have all your adult teeth, or if your dentist feels it is appropriate to put braces on your teeth.
Braces are things that go on your teeth and it straighten your teeth and make you have a nicer smile
Orthodontists will want certain teeth extracted (usually premolars) to make more room in your mouth so they can align your teeth properly. Your mouth and jaw may be too small for all your teeth.
wrinse you mouth with salty water twice a day after you have brushed your teeth! in less than five days they will be noticably whiter! try not to drink any tea that might give your teeth a darker colour!
if your bottom teeth are okay and straight then they are not going to put braces in the bottom teeth , but if your top teeth are crooked and not straight , then you will only get braces at the top.
The orthodontist applies braces to your teeth and tightens the wires that join the braces. Tightening is usually done on a monthly basis. Your orthodontist will have a game plan in place for how the teeth will be moved, either by wire tightening, or by the use of headgear and/or elastics.
No! The only reason for you get teeth pulled is if your mouth is very crowded. In fact, most people don't get their teeth pulled.
Yes, you still can get braces they just move the ring that usually goes around the back teeth to the nearest tooth to the back :)
You dont have to get braces. I am going through this process call Biobloc Orthotrophics, I am pretty sure it can fix buck teeth, or teeth that are to far back, I am getting it because my teeth are to far back. But it can only be done if you teeth are still growing (still have baby teeth) They put a …'plate' on the bottom of your mouth, for 3 months, which brings your bottom jaw forward in line with your top one, so you dont have buck teeth. Every month for 3 months you take it back to your dentist to tighten it afew millimeters, when you start of you were it for about 2 hours every day a week, and every week you add on an hour. Then after them 3 months for another 12 months you were it to bed. It locks your jaw abit so its hard to talk but still possible to talk, just takes a while to get used to. You take it out for sports and when you eat. Hope it helps! ( Full Answer )
It is unlikely that you get braces with baby teeth, but if they are molars or larger teeth you can.
It can be a few days or a few weeks, depending on how quickly your gums heal.
Probably not. If you just got it and it doesn't hurt, wait a bitbecause braces work through subtle pressure and slowly tightensyour teeth. If you have had them for a while, call yourorthodontist because you might have broken it or something.
Yes. They did help im pretty sure because if they did not work then we wouldn't be using them from this day! How ever braces do not work on specific teeth all depends on how crooked your teeth are. Personally i have braces and so does my friends and my braces how ever did not work but within a few m…onths my friends teeth was perfect.Hope this helped ;D ( Full Answer )
Eat anything soft like pasta on the first day. Cut up your meatinto small pieces to avoid pain. Overcooking some foods help, too! Over the ongoing days, just continue your "soft" diet. Avoid sugarystuff like ice cream and soda. And Gum. I know, it sucks. Avoidanything hard like chips. Avoid Popcorn…. Soft Foods are the easiestway to go! Good Luck! ( Full Answer )
Don't worry, if you needed braces in the first place then they will look 100% better
Well, Your Teeth don't have to be bad to have them since there are fake ones you can buy or just some tooth gems!
the food you eat can get caught in your braces, leaving bacteria that could stain your teeth. then they turn yellow like the sun
They don't stain your teeth unless you don't clean them properly, which can cause marks and permanent staining. But if you clean properly and avoid acidic and sugary foods as much as you can, then they won't stain.
I would think so. I play clarinet with braces, and other people can play trumpet, trombone and stuff with braces.
The braces do not rot the teeth, but poor oral hygiene while wearing braces has often led to significant tooth decay while an individual was fitted with them. The areas around the braces are especially prone to trapping food and encouraging decay if not cleaned sufficiently. Also because it requires… more time and effort to thoroughly clean the teeth when the braces are in place there is an increased tendency to neglect thorough cleaning. When braces are fitted to younger persons (and most people who get braces usually get them as teenagers) there is an additional tendency for the hygiene to be less than sufficient to prevent decay. With proper care, however, no "rotting" should occur when you are wearing braces. ( Full Answer )
no they straighten them your teeth and after that if you wear a retainer for 6- 9 months your teeth will be straight if you don't they will go crooked then
You can get braces for any type of teeth that you may have. Adentist will be able to let you know if you are able to get braces.
I know how you feel. Before I got my braces I was nervous because I had read so much on the internet about the pain being unbearable. I'm not going to lie, they do hurt, but it's more of an ache than pain. I remember being really nervous and also nervous before they were tightened. Do not worry. Fro…m my experiences this is what it is like: When they put the brace on it does not hurt, however it feels like a heavy pressure (I assure you this is not a pain at all just you teeth feel heavy). To fix the brace on, glue is used and the ortho may tell you that the glue is going to taste horrible, but I kept my tongue away from my teeth (either flat against the bottom of my mouth or rolled up against the roof of my mouth) and never tasted the glue once, so don't worry. Also keep calm and don't tense up and feel free to breathe. About 20-30 mins later the brace will begin to hurt. You can use painkiller to lessen the ache. I used Ibroprophen (is that the correct spelling?) and Paracetamol every 4 hours. You can take Ibroprophen then Paracetamol every 2 hours because they are different painkillers BUT YOU MUST ALTERNATE! Take Ibroprophen. Then 2 hours later take Paracetamol. And continue. Do not take Ibroprophen every 2 hours or paracetamol every 2 hours because that is overdosing. And check the box for instructions and allergy advice. You should know if you can't take it and if unsure CONSULT YOUR GP!! Ok and to take your mind off it, visit friends or do something fun. You may hold your mouth oddly at first, but you'll get used to the metal in your mouth after a few days. You may also slur your words, but again this will improve. I saw my friends 2 days in a row from getting them on. Ok so lets say about 5 days has passed. You should be in considerably less pain now, but when you eat it may still hurt. Break food into small pieces. And also, I ate chocolate and fudge, but kept it out of the fridge so it was soft. You can't eat anything hard (no chewing ice cubes either), sticky or gooey, so no caramel or toffee. You get the idea. Mouthwash and clean with your little brush at lunchtime and do a full brush, brace clean and mouthwash in morning and night NO MATTER WHAT! At the weekends I even brush with toothpaste a little at lunch as well. The pain should be gone after about a fortnight completely, even when eating. Ok, so now, when your brace is tightened, it will hurt for one day and maybe a night. I also was given little elastics to wear at night, and these only hurt the first night. You'll be shown how to wear these if needed. Take the painkillers if nesscary.When tightened,you brace will hurt for 2 days max hopefully. The fun part is colours. I am from England and therefore, treatment is usually free :) however invisible costs. Your brace will probably be on for at least a year but you never know. I hope this helped, and make sure you ask your ortho any questions and listen to him/her well. ( Full Answer )
they don't keep your teeth straight forever unless you wear your retainer after wards for a few years but if you even stop wearing your retainer for a few nights you will see your teeth starting to back to the way they were before. so orthodontists recommend wearing your retainer for at least 3 year…s after you get your braces out. ( Full Answer )
If teeth are growing outwards or in any way other than levelly then braces may be needed. They put tension on the teeth, pulling them, very gradually, into line.
Yes, it is done quite often. Usually the orthodontist won't put a bracket on your baby tooth until you lose it and your new one grows in. Ask your orthodontist/dentist if you are ready to get braces or if you should wait a little longer.
Power chains are used for when you have gaps they help close them or when its almost time to get your braces taken off, you get it to keep your teeth straight. I had power chains since the gaps in my teeth they hurt
Because the tightness of your braces you will feel uncomfortable and the brackets might be rubbing on your gum or cheek tissue.
Most whitening treatments are best left for after the braces comeoff. You could use a whitening pen, but then the rest of your teethwould be whiter than where the brackets are.
It is a decision to be considered carefully. Get all the facts fromthe dentist first and think over the costs and the time needed.Some people need it for pain reasons rather than just cosmeticreasons.
You'd have to pay, and I wouldn't recommend it, they can be painfuland require much more cleaning, they also end up making your teethdirtier even when you clean them. It would be hard to find adentist that would fit the braces for you.