I had braces from the end of middle school to the middle of my high school years. I lost my retainer about 2 years later and just never got a new one because my teeth never moved or changed. I just turned 22 and noticed my gap in my 2 front teeth is coming back, so I went back to my orthodontist, he told me that my gap is returning and my teeth are starting to go inward and he suggested either Invisalign or a standard retainer. I am not sure which one is best, do you have any advice?
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I’m 17 and have had braces before for my front right tooth. I then was given a retainer to wear, but unfortunately I had a chip in my front right tooth and had to get this filled at my dentist. This meant my retainer wouldn’t fit. It’s been too long and I am very self conscious of my teeth and wondered if it was free for me to have them again, seeing as I’m under the age of 18, or if not, how much would the process of me getting braces again cost?
My 17 year old daughter had her braces off and a metal bar put behind the bottom teeth. Soon after, she started to develop grey vertical lines one the teeth with the bar behind it. The colouring came off during teeth cleaning but appeared within a few weeks in the same areas. It is now spreading to the teeth, touching those teeth above. The colouring is the same colour as the silver bar behind her teeth. She had lots of issues with the metal braces, in that her mouth broke out with sores quite a lot while having braces, which the orthodontist said was a sensitivity to the metal. Could the grey/silver vertical stripes be caused by the metal bar? What do we need to do to keep this from coming back?
Good day. I am 26 years old and have a 2 mm midline diastema. Can a spring aligner (removable appliance) be used to close it? I was going to get braces but a dentist I met at the clinic suggested the spring aligner option and I have been researching it since.
They suggested it because they didn’t understand why I wanted braces (all my other teeth are well aligned etc.). When I told them I wanted to close my gap they suggested it.
N.B. I have tried doing a bonding trial, however it made my teeth look bold and unnatural and the Inman Aligner is not done by any dentist where I’m from.
Hello. I was offered braces at the age of 13 and went through the whole process of getting them. When it came to the final appointment, I was about to get them but refused to, because I was scared that my bullies would bully me more. But I am now 17 years old and have regretted it ever since. I have been to the dentist and apparently I’m on a waiting list but I’ve been there for almost a year and one lady said that she thinks I won’t get them. But my teeth are moving, I used to have a huge gap but it closed, however one front tooth is now moving behind the other and I’m very insecure when I talk or smile and when anyone is standing on the right side of me to see it. Is it a possibility that I’ll be able to get them, or is it a waste of time?
My daughter aged 13 was just diagnosed with Bell’s palsy. She has braces and has a scheduled appointment to have two teeth extracted to make room for more. I am wondering if she should continue with the appointment and the extractions due to the Bell’s? Will extracting teeth make her Bell’s worse? Please help if you can. Sincerely a very worried mom. She has had a rough time as it is and I don’t want to make it worse for her, but I also don’t want to prolong the years of the braces that she has to wear. Your help or insight would be greatly appreciated.
I have gap in my front teeth and I want to bridge the gap. Can you please help me out with the procedure?
I have searched though the internet and came to know about applying the braces, but it will take so much time and I don’t want to spend time on this. So can you please help me out in this regard?
It would be really great if I could get some help and various solutions so that I can smile happily.
Hi, I had two teeth extracted and my front teeth pushed back when I was a teenager. I’m 38 now and the treatment was to correct an overbite that I had. However, unfortunately my teeth have been pushed too far back in my mouth and now they are hardly visible when I smile. Its affecting my self confidence. My question is, is it possible to reverse this and bring the teeth forward, either with braces or an expander? Thanks.
Hello, I had braces from the age of 15 until 17, having them taken off at the end of 2012. The results were very good and my teeth were very straight. I wore my retainer and complied for the first year or so and then lost my retainer accidentally. My two lateral incisors started to move back slightly, more on the left side than on the right. I then found my retainer and tried to wear it again to try to move them back in line but the retainers no longer fit. The retainers are gone again and I cannot find them anywhere. I know it is too late to get a replacement seeing as I got my braces taken off nearly 3 years ago. I would like to realign the two incisors as the rest of my teeth are still straight. I can’t imagine I would need any complicated treatment but wanted some advice on what would be the best option. Would veneers be the best or an invisible brace? Or a removable plate? Thank you.
Dear Sir. My teeth are coming forward and they hit my lower lip and makes marks on it. Because of this my lips are also coming outward. It also creates a problem with speaking as my voice do not get clear and I feel problems when speaking continuously. I also feel odd whenever I speak. When I laugh my teeth come out, which makes me feel bad. I asked the dentist, he told me it could cost nearly £25000 and will take 1 year or more. Do you have any suggestions as to what I can do?