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Can thumbsucking cause changes in the shape of the teeth?

My daughter is 6 years old and still sucks her thumb. I am worried that this habit will cause her teeth shape to change. Can this happen?

How is overcrowding of the teeth corrected?

I have had braces twice when I was little, mostly to correct overcrowding at my bottom front teeth. Now, I can feel it happening again. There is a lot of pressure. But I don't...

How long does it take for teeth to set with retainers?

I am planning to get retainers for upkeep after my braces. Do I really have to wear them forever? How long do I have to wear them?

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

My son is 8 years old and his permanent teeth are now erupting. They are coming in crooked and not aligned properly. The dentist who saw him said I should wait it out and that...

Can clenching my teeth cause them to erode?

I have a habit of clenching my teeth, and now I'm noticing a slight change in my teeth structure. Could it be because of my habit? Can clenching cause the teeth to erode?

My daughter is 13 years old and has a bite problem. What will be the course of treatment?

My daughter is 13 years old and has a bite problem, where her lower jaw is ahead of the upper jaw. What will be the course of treatment?

Is there a better way to get the perfect smile other than getting braces?

I am 23 years old. I had been on braces at the age of 14, followed by retainers. I even had to extract 4 of my teeth because the doctor said that my jaw was small but my jawline...

My 9 year old son is getting his permanent teeth, but they are not in order. What should I do?

My son is 9 years old and has just started getting his permanent teeth, which do not seem to be coming in order and already look to be crooked. What can be done to correct this?...

What are the factors to identify a bite correctness problem?

How can someone identify that they have a bite correctness problem? Are there any signs or symptoms to identify?

My son's permanent teeth are growing crooked. What should I do?

My son is 8 years old and his back teeth are growing in a crooked shape. These are his permanent teeth so I am worried. Is this common? Are they likely to straighten out?

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

My son's permanent teeth are now coming. However, they are not growing in line and seem crooked. Should I take him to an orthodontist? Or will the dentist be able to tell?

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

I know thumb sucking in children can cause unstructured teeth. My daughter is currently 4 years old and we are trying hard to get her off thumb sucking. Will her permanent teeth...

Speech therapy or braces first?

My teeth seem to be aligned incorrectly. According to my doctor this is causing my speech problem. Should I get braces first or try speech therapy first? I am fine with how...

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

I just got my braces off after two years. I often use teeth whitening strips, which is now leaving me with a sharp burning sensation. Is this normal?

What are zirconia braces?

I have decided to go ahead with the option of getting braces to correct the misalignment of my teeth. My dentist has recommended zirconia braces for the procedure. What are zirconia...

I am due for an extraction tomorrow and I am worried. Please help.

I need to get braces for my upper front two teeth. However before proceeding with the treatment, my dentist has suggested that I should have my upper premolars extracted. I am...

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

I am 39 year old man and I need to go in for an orthodontic treatment. I am also a diabetes patient. Will my recovery process become slow because of my diabetes?

Can I get braces for my upper teeth only?

I require braces to correct the alignment in my upper teeth. My bottom row teeth are fine. Will I require braces for both the rows or only the upper row should work?

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

I am a 17 year old girl and I want to correct the alignment of my bottom teeth row. I have been recommended braces for the same. How long would it take for the braces to correct...

My son is 3 years old and is still on the bottle. Will it have an impact on the shape of his teeth?

My son is 3 years old and despite all my trying he is unable to leave the bottle. Will it have an impact on his teeth?

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