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Fabia Younus

Orthodontist

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Fabia Younus
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I wear my retainer, so why are my teeth still shifting?

You may want to see your orthodontist once a year to evaluate the fit of your retainers to see if any adjustments are needed.

What if only one tooth is crooked?

A crooked tooth means there may not be enough room in your jaw to fit all your teeth. In order to align the crooked tooth, all others will have to be moved slightly in order to READ MORE
A crooked tooth means there may not be enough room in your jaw to fit all your teeth. In order to align the crooked tooth, all others will have to be moved slightly in order to create room for it. At the end of your treatment, though, all of your teeth should fit together like a glove :)

Can thumbsucking cause changes in the shape of the teeth?

Studies have not shown to change the "shape of the teeth" but this habit does alter the occlusion to cause an "anterior open bite". This is one of the hardest occlusions to treat READ MORE
Studies have not shown to change the "shape of the teeth" but this habit does alter the occlusion to cause an "anterior open bite". This is one of the hardest occlusions to treat orthodontically. You would want to see an orthodontist who can help her and possibly use some appliances to encourage her to stop this habit as soon as possible.

How is overcrowding of the teeth corrected?

I would highly encourage you to see an orthodontist to see what is going on and to treat a malocclusion early to avoid complications.

My son is 8 years and his permanent teeth are crooked. Is it too early to go to an orthodontist?

The American Association of Orthodontists advocates for parents to bring in their children to see the orthodontist as early as 7 years old. Major problems (including severe crowding) READ MORE
The American Association of Orthodontists advocates for parents to bring in their children to see the orthodontist as early as 7 years old. Major problems (including severe crowding) of teeth can be treated early to avoid future complicated orthodontic treatment and surgery.

Can clenching my teeth cause them to erode?

Clenching and grinding of teeth can result in wear, termed "attrition". In some cases this can lead to severe loss of tooth structure and changes in occlusion. I would highly encourage READ MORE
Clenching and grinding of teeth can result in wear, termed "attrition". In some cases this can lead to severe loss of tooth structure and changes in occlusion. I would highly encourage you to see your dentist regarding this to assess for any other underlying problems.

My son is on his orthodontic treatment and a part of his tooth is now above his gums. Is it normal?

Teeth are constantly moving while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Discuss your concerns with your orthodontist and I am sure he/she will be able to explain it to you in detail. READ MORE
Teeth are constantly moving while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Discuss your concerns with your orthodontist and I am sure he/she will be able to explain it to you in detail.

My daughter’s middle tooth seems to be out of line from the remaining teeth. Can this be corrected with braces?

10 years is the perfect age for your daughter to be seeing an orthodontist. I would highly recommend having her evaluated to see if she could benefit from braces to perfect her READ MORE
10 years is the perfect age for your daughter to be seeing an orthodontist. I would highly recommend having her evaluated to see if she could benefit from braces to perfect her smile even further.

Does having braces hurt?

You won't feel any pain during the procedure, but your teeth and gums will probably be a little sore afterward. The "soreness" can last for up to a week. Most patients comment READ MORE
You won't feel any pain during the procedure, but your teeth and gums will probably be a little sore afterward. The "soreness" can last for up to a week. Most patients comment that it is annoying more than painful.

After five weeks of completing my braces treatment my tooth hurts.

I would highly recommend that you return to your orthodontist to have them evaluate this.

After removing my braces, my cheeks have swollen up. What could be the reason?

I would highly recommend that you return to your orthodontist to have them evaluate this.

I have recently got my braces fixed and they seem to be cutting into the skin of my mouth. What to do?

Teeth move all the time during orthodontic treatment. It is not uncommon for the wire to "slide out". You may have been given some orthodontic "wax" when you got your braces. You READ MORE
Teeth move all the time during orthodontic treatment. It is not uncommon for the wire to "slide out". You may have been given some orthodontic "wax" when you got your braces. You could use that to cover the area that is sharp till you can return to the orthodontist to have them look at it.

How long should one keep their braces to correct the alignment of the bottom teeth?

Orthodontic treatment time varies according to the severity of the malocclusion. Your orthodontist would be able to advise regarding the approximate time you would have to be in READ MORE
Orthodontic treatment time varies according to the severity of the malocclusion. Your orthodontist would be able to advise regarding the approximate time you would have to be in braces.

Can I get braces for my upper teeth only?

While this is possible sometimes, most of the time you would require braces for both the arches (top and bottom). When aligning teeth for esthetics, an orthodontist is also making READ MORE
While this is possible sometimes, most of the time you would require braces for both the arches (top and bottom). When aligning teeth for esthetics, an orthodontist is also making sure you have a healthy and atraumatic occlusion. To make this happen, you would most probably require braces on the upper and lower jaws.

I am diabetic and have to undergo an orthodontic treatment. Will my diabetes affect my healing process?

Well-controlled diabetes is not a contraindication to orthodontic treatment. As long as your orthodontist is satisfied with your HbA1c numbers and you maintain those during treatment, READ MORE
Well-controlled diabetes is not a contraindication to orthodontic treatment. As long as your orthodontist is satisfied with your HbA1c numbers and you maintain those during treatment, along with maintaining good oral hygiene and seeing either a periodontist or general dentist throughout orthodontic treatment, you should be able to undergo the treatment.

Using teeth whitening strips is causing a burning sensation. Is this normal?

Before proceeding with any over the counter whitening treatment, you should consult with your general dentist first to ensure you do not have any pre-existing conditions that could READ MORE
Before proceeding with any over the counter whitening treatment, you should consult with your general dentist first to ensure you do not have any pre-existing conditions that could worsen with this treatment. I would suggest discontinuing the treatment and resume only after consulting your dentist first.

Speech therapy or braces first?

I would recommend seeing an orthodontist to have them evaluate this and to see if aligning your teeth could help with the speech impedement.

My daughter is 4 years old and is used to sucking her thumb. Will it cause her teeth to grow outwards?

I would highly recommend seeing an orthodontist or a pediatric dentist. They have lots of ways (and appliances) that can encourage her to discontinue her habit.

My son's permanent teeth are growing crooked. Should I take him to an orthodontist?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends seeing an orthodontist as early as 7 years old. This helps diagnose and treat certain malocclusions early and avoid complicated READ MORE
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends seeing an orthodontist as early as 7 years old. This helps diagnose and treat certain malocclusions early and avoid complicated orthodontic and surgical treatment later.