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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?

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....

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 do I whiten my teeth once my braces come off?

My braces come off next week, but I can already tell (where the braces don't cover my teeth) that my teeth have yellowed in color. What's the best way to whiten my teeth once...

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.

How are overbites treated?

I've had an overbite since I was a child, and I was always told that I would grow into it. But now that I'm an adult, I want to have this fixed. How can I get this treated?

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?

The spaces between my teeth is increasing. What could be causing it?

All of a sudden I have been noticing increasing gaps between my teeth. Can you suggest what could be the reason for the same?

What are invisible braces? Are they very expensive?

I recently read about invisible braces. Exactly what are they and are they very expensive?

Is it possible for my braces to become loose?

My braces don't feel as tight as they were before. Is it possible to loosen them? What should I do?

I need a bite alignment procedure. What is this?

My dentist and oral surgeon say I need a bite alignment procedure. What exactly happens during this procedure? Also, how long after the procedure will be my bite be improved?...

How are crossbites treated?

I have a problem with crossbites, and it's really bothering me. How is this usually treated? And if I don't get it treated, could I experience any complications?

Can my braces ever rust?

Braces are made of steel and I am wondering if they can ever start rusting?

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