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You have to get braces again. Yeah, bummer. Same thing happened to me. I thought once you had braces that was it. Forever. Not so. Many people find that their teeth begin to move 20, 30 + years after having their braces off. I'm 37 and had my braces off when I was around 12 or so. My teeth started moving a lot about two years ago. My dentist told me that lots of people need (what she called) "a second round of ortho." Ideally its best to have your teeth corrected before they get TOO much out of whack again. I just don't have the dental insurance for that. Braces nowadays come in clear and even removable form so you won't look like you did when you first had braces. Do a Google search on "adult braces" and you'll find plenty of articles! ~ T

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Q: What can you do if your teeth have moved years after having braces?
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How long does it take for braces?

It depends, really, on how crooked your teeth are. My braces, for example, will be on for about 4 years because my teeth are so crooked. Your braces could be on for a few months, or a few years.


Do you get braces if your teeth are twisted?

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.


If you have a gap in your two front teeth does that mean that you need braces?

Well, You are most likely to get braces if you have a gap in your two front teeth and you would need a full set of braces ! But the good thing is that when your sixteen your teeth will be nice and straight with no gaps! This is because having the braces in for two years really makes a good difference! I am getting a full set of braces in a few weeks , not just because my front two teeth have a gap in them but also to straighten my teeth! Don't worry and let the dentists do their job. :)


Can you still get braces if you have a crown on your front teeth I'm scared it will break off?

you still can get braces; i had braces for 2 1/2 years


If you have braces can you still get your wisdom teeth removed?

AnswerIn most cases, there should be no problem in having your wisdom teeth extracted while you are still wearing braces.This is usually done when there is an infection on the wisdom tooth, or when the extraction is indicated to help with the orthodontic treatment.AnswerAfter having had braces, for four years, the orthodontist told me which teeth had to be extracted PRIOR to the braces being put on. The extraction sites had to then heal, before the braces could be applied. Working around braces is so difficult, that normal dental cleanings and flossing can NOT be done.


Should you be excited about braces?

I've had my braces for almost two years.... the only reason I was ever excited about braces was that I would eventually get them off and have awesome teeth:] but BRACES suck you don't enjoy eating especially if you have rubberbands and EVERYTHING gets stuck in your teeth and by the next meal you still have food in your teeth


When do you get your braces off?

It depends on how much work needs to be done to your teeth, or how straight your teeth already are. My teeth were relatively straight, but I still need braces, in fact, I have them on right now. I will need mine for 1 and a half years, but I have a neighbor who needs hers for 3 years, her teeth were pretty bad (no offense to her), again, it depends on how crooked or straight your teeth are/were before you got/get them.


Do you need braces if your teeth are crooked and if do how bad does your teeth have to be crooked?

Braces for fixing crooked teeth are purely aesthetic. Unless your dentist or orthodontist recommends them for more extreme cases where the bite alignment might be heavily affected if preventive measures are not taken. It is a matter of personal taste whether or not to get them. Honestly, if you're young and considering braces, I would recommend it. You might eventually want your teeth straight and if that happens you'll probably regret not having them put on in the adolescent years when braces are considered more acceptable.


Is it better to get 4 teeth out or have braces for 2 years?

I would go for the braces. Orthodontists are trained to create better alignment for your teeth, having a positive influence on your health for the rest of your life. Two years of braces goes by faster than you can imagine and may not even take that long if you follow your orthodontist's instructions. If you have to wear headgear, elastics, or other devices, do it without fail. Sometimes you have to have teeth extracted before you can even have the braces put on. The extra space created is the room the orthodontist needs to bring your teeth into alignment (or the crowding could be what is causing the misalignment in the first place.)


What is the function of braces?

Though uncomfortable and often painful, braces serve the purpose of straightening teeth. This process is done by a person called an orthodontist. The orthodontist specializes in everything involving braces and retainers. Most people who have braces are only subjected to them for a couple years. Head gear and rubber bands are couple of mechanisms that are used to speed up the braces process. Depending on how crooked a person's teeth are, braces can be on anywhere from one year to four years. The best way to reduce that time is to follow the orthodontist's instructions on how to maintain braces. A simple way to keep teeth healthy and happy is simply to brush and floss often. If you do this, your experience with having a metal mouth will most likely be no big deal!


My friend is getting braces but unfortunately her teeth are all shapes and sizes will they still look really nice and neat after she takes them off two years later?

yes i got braces 2 years ago and my teeth were like hers and by the time i got my braces off, my teeth were perfect and they look really nice. hope this helps...


What should you do to stop the gaps between your teeth if you had braces years ago and now they are getting separated again?

You're not going to want to hear this but you have to get braces again. Yeah, bummer. Same thing happened to me. I thought once you had braces that was it. Forever. Not so. Many people find that their teeth begin to move 20, 30 + years after having their braces off. I'm 37 and had my braces off when I was around 12 or so. My teeth started moving a lot about two years ago. My dentist told me that lots of people need (what she called) "a second round of ortho." Ideally its best to have your teeth corrected before they get TOO much out of whack again. I just don't have the dental insurance for that. Braces nowadays come in clear and even removable form so you won't look like you did when you first had braces. Do a Google search on "adult braces" and you'll find plenty of articles! ~ T


How many years do you wear braces?

it depends on what your orthodontist says is needed for your teeth


What can you do if your teeth are sore because you just had your braces tightened?

I hated having my braces tightened too. But anyways, try an over-the-counter pain medication like Tylenol or aspirin. But don't take any aspirin if you are under 16 years old.


Is braces fun to wear?

No my teeth are ichty at the top sometimes and my braces came off 2 years ago... But u get sexy teeth so go for it .. It makes a hudge difference ... My teeth are yellow lol but there perfectly str8 and i dont care if anyone sees my teeth


How much adult orthodontic treatment?

It depends on your treatment, but the average adult has braces for 18 months to 3 years. It usually costs between $5,000 and $6,000. Other braces: If having a metal smile bothers you, ceramic braces are another option. The brackets are the color of your teeth, which makes them harder to see.


Do you need braces if you are ten years old and have buck teeth?

It depends how bad it! My friend she had buck teeth but when she got older her teeth started to expand and grow together and be straight. So go to the dentist they will tell u if u need braces are not!


What is the longest you can have your braces?

If you are having them checked regularly and taking care of your teeth, you can have them for a very long time. I worked in Orthodontics for many years and saw many kids go up to 6 years with them. If they have not been checked and/or you are not caring for your teeth, they should come off right away.


Why do braces hurt?

Actually, braces don't hurt. Your teeth are just sore from the orthodontist treatment you've been receiving. Your teeth are moving. In my case, my teeth aren't sore anymore because I've had them for almost two years. But your teeth could become sore if your orthodontist tightens your braces. Don't worry... the soreness will get away soon. Just hang in there.


What do orthodontic braces cost?

The cost of orthodontic braces will vary depending on the amount of work that has to be done on the teeth. It has been stated that the average cost for two years of wearing braces runs about $5,000 to $6,000.


What is the cost of a retainer for a 14 year with straight teeth with an overbite will the she need braces or a retainer?

Either just braces or both. I am 10 yrs old and i got my molds for my retainer yesterday and i will have that for 1 year and a half to 2 years. then i will get my braces for 2 years.


A crown at the front of your tooth but want braces for your front teeth and bottom can you get braces done if you have a crown?

My two front teeth were crowned when I was 10 years old. Replacement caps were done at 20 and 40 years of age. I had braces from age 13 to 16, didn't wear retainer, got braces again at 25, didn't wear retainer, got invisalign at 50 years of age. I'm wearing the retainer. Your teeth will always return to their natural configuration without a retainer. Caps will not affect if or what type of braces you may choose.


What type of gum can you chew with braces?

Any type, as long as you chew it way in the back, and keep it away from the front brackets. I recommend Trident- it has something inside it that makes your teeth a stronger and it tastes awesome. :) (I would know- I got my braces off two weeks ago after having them for four years!) Any type, as long as you chew it way in the back, and keep it away from the front brackets. I recommend Trident- it has something inside it that makes your teeth a stronger and it tastes awesome. :) (I would know- I got my braces off two weeks ago after having them for four years!)


How long does it take on average for cosmetic braces to fix someones teeth?

The amount of time someone needs to wear braces is highly dependent on how badly the individual needed braces to begin with. On average however, people wear braces for approximately 2 years.


Is it normal 2 have braces for 7 years?

I have never heard of someone having braces for that long. If it is nessecary, then I don't see why you couldn't have braces on for that long. Is it normal? Not really. Is it nessecary? It might be.