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Dental Braces

Braces are the most common way for adults and kids to straighten their teeth. Many people worry about getting braces on, getting them off, problems with their braces, and more. In this category, there will be questions about all of these things to give people reassurance and guidance.

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How do you remove glue from teeth?

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Asked by Wiki User

Super glue should come off after a while of being on a wet surface. It will eventually wear out.

Does a person with an overbite always need braces?

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Asked by Wiki User

Not necessarily. The need for braces to correct an overbite depends on the severity of the overbite and its impact on the individual's oral health and function. In some cases, other treatments like tooth extraction or surgery may be recommended instead of braces. A consultation with a dentist or orthodontist is the best way to determine the most appropriate treatment plan.

How do braces feel when you get them off?

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Asked by Wiki User

Your teeth feel incredibly smooth, and, at least in the day of metal braces, your jaw feels lighter.

What do you do if you want braces but you can't get them because you're teeth are fine?

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Asked by Wiki User

I don't know because i don't have braces but some people do get braces because they want them if you have the money then i guess you would be fine because i want braces to and i don't need them i just got a gap and a overbite and i'm getting braces and my gap isn't that bad so you could .

Is sugar free candy ok with invisalign braces?

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Asked by Wiki User

If you're undergoing orthodontic treatment with Invisalign braces, you're probably aware that certain foods can be challenging to enjoy while keeping your aligners clean and maintaining the integrity of your treatment. One of the concerns that often arises is whether sugar-free candy is a suitable option for those with Invisalign. Let's explore this topic.

Invisalign braces offer a discreet and convenient way to straighten your teeth, but they do come with some dietary restrictions to ensure that your aligners remain in good condition and your treatment progresses as planned. Traditional candies with high sugar content are generally discouraged for those with braces, as they can promote tooth decay and may stick to the aligners, making them difficult to clean.

However, sugar-free candy can be a more forgiving option for Invisalign wearers. Here's why:

Reduced Risk of Tooth Decay: Sugar is the primary contributor to tooth decay. Sugar-free candy eliminates this concern because it doesn't contain the same sugars that feed harmful bacteria in your mouth, leading to cavities.

Easier to Clean: Invisalign aligners need to be removed for eating and drinking anything other than plain water. Sugar-free candy is less likely to stick to your aligners, making them easier to clean when you brush your teeth before reinserting your aligners.

Less Discoloration: Sugar-free candies are generally less likely to cause teeth discoloration compared to candies with high sugar content. This can help you maintain a brighter smile during your orthodontic treatment.

However, it's important to keep in mind that while sugar-free candy is a better choice for Invisalign wearers, it is not entirely risk-free. Some sugar-free candies may still contain acids and artificial sweeteners that can be harmful to your teeth, so moderation is key. Moreover, constant snacking on any type of candy can prolong the time your aligners are out, which may impact the effectiveness of your treatment. It's best to enjoy sugar-free treats in moderation and ensure that you maintain good oral hygiene habits.

In conclusion, sugar-free candy is a more tooth-friendly option for Invisalign wearers compared to sugary candies. While it can be enjoyed as an occasional treat, remember to maintain a balanced diet, practice good oral hygiene, and consult your orthodontist for specific dietary recommendations tailored to your treatment. By following these guidelines, you can enjoy your Invisalign journey while satisfying your sweet tooth in a responsible manner.

You had your spacers for about 36 hours and had them removed will your teeth shift back to their original spots you decided not to get braces?

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Asked by Wiki User

Yes. Removing the spacers early and without placing the orthodontic bands will result in the teeth returning to their original positions in a very short time.

Do you get swellings when you put braces on?

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Asked by Wootanswerer

It depends on the amount of pressure is on the teeth for a certain amount of time and how sensitive your gums are. Most people with braces get a bit of swelling, but it's nothing to worry about usually.

What color bands on braces make you teeth look whiter?

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Asked by Wiki User

The best color for braces is normally your favorite color. But beware! The colors brown, green, and yellow just look nasty! They make your teeth look gross, so I don't recommend them.

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

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Asked by Wiki User

If you are referring to the pain caused by your teeth moving, then you can use anbesol, which numbs mucous membranes. It is relatively easy to find.

Is it sore when you get your braces taken off your teeth?

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Asked by Wiki User

it's actually quick, simple, and painless. when i got mine off, they just snapped it off, literally. and then did a ton of polishing and cleaning... x rays. it feels different, but it isn't sore.

Do you need braces for overbites?

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Asked by Wiki User

Usually, retainers are used after braces are removed to "retain" the effect of the braces. It is like weaning the braces off the teeth.

What does the word retainer mean? Exactly, to retain.

Can you have braces with a cavity?

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Asked by Wiki User

Orthodontic braces do not 'cause' cavities. More than likely, inadequate oral hygiene caused the cavity.

The problem with braces is that they can make oral hygiene more difficult. Depending on the specific case, the person usually has brackets, bands, and wires all over the teeth, making it difficult to adequately get the teeth clean.

In addition to the usual brushing, it is recommended that a person in braces use additional methods to clean their teeth. Oral irrigation (Water Pik) and interproximal cleaners (Proxabrush) be helpful in keeping the teeth clean.

In addition, daily fluoride rinses (ACT, Fluorigard) can be used to strengthen the tooth enamel and and make it more resistant to dental decay.

Do you need braces because your bottom teeth hit the roof your mouth?

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Asked by Wiki User

Yes because if you have an overbite it has to fix the top and bottom to have perfect teeth i know because i have braces for an overbite.

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

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Asked by Wiki User

You have to wear braces for two years normally. If you don't need them for that long it is for only one year. Hope I could be of help!

How much are braces in Ethiopia?

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Asked by Wiki User

600- 800 UK pounds.

Why did braces get invented?

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Asked by Wiki User

people wanted straight teeth and would go to extreme lengths to do so, their incredibly inhumane I think meaning very painful amongst other things... I hope that technology makes them a thing of the past as its one of the most painful things I've ever gone through even after their off it'll haunt you.

Does removing braces hurt?

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Asked by Wiki User

the doctors normally put anticeptic, and numb the pain

Will a 13-year-old girl need braces in order for her permanent teeth to come in?

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Asked by Wiki User

You can't get braces on baby teeth. The girl would have to have her permanent teeth first (and should, by the age of 13). Needing braces is a matter of genetics and heredity. Some people have perfectly straight teeth naturally. Others (like me!) have needed braces. ~ T

What happens if you don't get braces when you need them?

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Asked by Wiki User

if you have good teeth, nothing, but if they are crooked, they will stay that way and you might get some teeth pulled. And also if not treated you will later get jaw pain.

How are braces made in the factories?

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Asked by ArcticMe

I heard it was made of nickel and titanium, and the orthadonists bend it to fit your teeth and put bands in it to help it stay together, you can pick out the color of your bands and it might make your teeth feel sore for one to two weeks but that is normal so good luck if your getting braces like me Oh and mine is green and blue.

Are actresses allowed to have braces?

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Asked by Wiki User

Totally! Just check out all the famous people who have worn braces...

- Tom Cruise

- Dakota Fanning

- Emma Watson

- Jaden Smith

- Logan Lerman

- and lots of others!

Actors can totally rock braces. Heck, Dakota Fanning even had a headgear.

What is the safest way to remove brace brackets?

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Asked by Wiki User

Well, I just got my braces off yesterday (yay!), so I'll tell you what happened to me yesterday at my appointment:

  1. One of the doctors told me to relax and lay my head back on the chair, and he told me I would feel a pop every time he removes a bracket. He got this metal tool and he quickly snapped the brackets off of my teeth. Now, I have to warn you, some brackets were not that easy to break. There was more glue on some of my brackets than the other ones, so it kind of hurt when the orthodontist "popped" those (the ones with more glue) off. He had to put more pressure on them. But the other brackets with less glue popped out fine without pain. Afterwards, my mouth felt so empty without the brackets.
  2. After this ordeal, my main orthodontist--the main doctor--got this little drill that was supposed to melt off the remaining glue off my teeth. I'll be warning you that the air that was coming from the drill was warmer than I expected, so it might be useful if you told your orthodontist that your teeth are sensitive (unless they're not).
  3. They took X-rays of my new teeth.
  4. Later, they had taken photos of my teeth (to compare them to my old, crooked teeth photos?), and then they took impressions of my teeth, which basically means that they modeled my teeth for the retainers.
  5. Finally, FINALLY, they gave me my retainers. Now, I'm talking with a lisp. Fortunately, a lot of people say that I'll get used to them in a week or so.

Hope this helped! :)

Is brushing your teeth once after each time you eat and flossing once every day a good routine while you have braces?

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Asked by CrystalLowery

Yes, otherwise bits of food grow bacteria that rot your teeth and sugar rots your teeth. You can also get yellow marks on your teeth where your braces have been. The braces process is quicker if you have clean teeth, so it costs less if you're on a month to month plan. If you don't brush your teeth you can get bad breath, and people telling you, you have bits of food in your braces.