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If part of my braces fall off, is it an emergency?

I'm 19, and a part of my braces fell off. Is this considered an emergency? Do I need to go to my orthodontist immediately to get this fixed?

Why are my teeth so sensitive after my braces were taken off?

I'm a 25 year old. My teeth are more sensitive than before I had braces put on. Why are my teeth so sensitive after my braces were taken off? I had them taken off 2 weeks ago....

How long can I go with a cracked tooth if I have no pain?

I cracked one of my molars, but it's not really bothering me. I have zero pain. If I don't feel any pain, do you think I should hold off on getting it treated?

Is tooth extraction necessary for crowded teeth?

I'm 24 years old, and my teeth are crowded. How can I fix my teeth? Is tooth extraction necessary for crowded teeth?

Do I have to floss my dentures?

My dentures actually smell, and I feel like I take them out regularly. What can I do to prevent this? Should I be flossing them?

What will my dental follow up be like after getting my braces removed?

I got braces at 25 and now I'm finally getting them off. Are there things they'll look for at my follow up appointment after they're gone?

What is a dental bridge?

I'm a 35 year old man and my dentist suggested we replace some of the gaps in my teeth with a dental bridge. What are the benefits of dental bridges, and what exactly are they...

How long do I need to wear my retainer for?

My dentist promises that I wouldn't need my retainer forever (honestly, I hate wearing it). But he didn't give me an idea of how long I would need to wear my retainer for. How...

Do your teeth hurt after you get the braces off?

I'm finally at the end of my braces treatment, and I'm getting them taken off next week. I'm really excited about it and can't wait to see what my teeth look like without the...

Invisalign, dental bonding, and gum grafts?

I am about to begin my invisalign treatment in one week. However, I was told today that I need gum graft surgery for receding gums and dental bonding for highly sensitive teeth....

How long do you need to wear braces?

My dentist originally said that I would only need to wear my braces for year. But now it's past a year, and there's no sign of them coming off any time soon. How long do adults...

What can I do to help my child understand why they need braces?

In her last dental appointment, it was mentioned that my daughter is going to need braces soon. She's already self-conscious about her teeth, so you can imagine her reaction....

Should my child be wearing their headgear every night?

My child's jaw isn't properly aligned, so now he needs to wear a headpiece to help correct it. I wasn't told, however, how often he should be wearing his headgear as his father...

What are the rubber bands on braces for?

My son needs to have braces soon, and I've never really paid attention to how they looked or what they included until his dentist mentioned it to us. I was just wondering, what...

How often should my daughter get her braces tightened?

My daughter recently had braces put in. How often should they be tightened?

Can I have orthodontic advice for class 3 malocclusion?

My daughter is 13 and despite menses for over a year, is still apparently growing in height. She was diagnosed as a class 3 over a year ago by her orthodontist who advised to...

How long does an adult typically have to wear braces?

I am 31 years old and planning to get braces for aligning my teeth. How long does an adult typically have to wear braces once they are placed in?

What are transparent braces?

My daughter needs to have braces to help align her teeth. I've heard of transparent braces for those who feel uncomfortable with metal braces. What are transparent braces? Do...

How long does it take for the teeth to get alligned with braces?

How long does It usually take for the teeth to get aligned with braces? I need to have them, but I'm an adult and I don't want to have braces for a long period of time.

The food gets stuck often in my braces. What is the best way to keep them clean?

I have noticed that the food gets stuck in between my braces very often. What is the best way for me to keep them clean?

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