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Can Elongated Teeth Be Pushed Up into Gums?

My 11 yo has elongated front teeth (also overbite, crossbite & crowding). 1st ortho consult says 2 teeth can be pushed back up.Can they? Do you... READ MORE

Missing Permanent Teeth - Best Option?

My son is 15 and is missing both of his permanent first premolar teeth. My question is...do I pull the baby teeth and move the back teeth forward with... READ MORE

I Cant Afford Extremely Needed Braces, Any Suggestions?

Im 16 and have needed braces since 7th grade, and unlike most teenagers i WISH i had them.My parents could never afford them.When i turned 16 i was so... READ MORE

Black Triangle Between Upper Teeth During Braces? (photo)

My upper two front teeth used to overlap, but not anymore, thanks to braces. But I noticed that a small black triangle had formed instead & is... READ MORE

Braces Before Molars?

Im an 12 but my molars have not come though and i think i need braces. can i have them? READ MORE

How Severe is my Underbite? How Can I Go About Fixing This when I'm a Poor Teenager? (photo)

I'm a 16 year old teenager and my dad can't afford the money to buy braces/fix my jaw so I don't know how I'll be able to get the... READ MORE

How Much Do Braces Cost for Teenagers Compared to Adults?

Is it more difficult to correct the teeth if more time passes? What are common problems that can result if a teenager decides to wait until becoming... READ MORE

Cost of Braces and Time Taken

I am twelve years old,i have gaps between my tooth and an open bite.what might be the cost of my braces and how many years will it take. READ MORE

Can my Underbite Be Fixed with Braces? Should I Wait Until 16? (photo)

I am 15 years old.I have an underbite and my orthodontist says that I should wait one more year until I become 16 when my jaws stop to grow.But many... READ MORE

What Should I Do with my Canine Tooth? It's High Up (photo)

My canine tooth its stuck in there and I don't know what procedure should I do. I'm 13 years old by the way, I had some stuff before but we never... READ MORE

How Do I Fix my Crossbite? (photo)

I have sucked my thumb since i was young and im now 13. I have a very severe crossbite and several molars missing. I dont want to get traditional... READ MORE

Best Option for Me, Braces or Invisalign? (photo)

-Upper and lower teeth are crowded -Upper front teeth bite further forward than they should in relation to the lower front teeth (Increased overjet)... READ MORE

Why Are my Teeth Still Moving So Much After Braces?

I had braces for 3 years from age 11-14. I am now 17. I wore my retainer everyday and every night for year as my orthodontist daid to. I wear it every... READ MORE

Common Complaints by Teenagers about Braces?

What type of soreness should teenagers expect from having braces put on? How intense is the pain with adjustments at appointments? Is there an oral... READ MORE

My Bottom Teeth Are Overlapping? (photo)

I'm 17 and ever since I was young my middle 2 bottom teeth are overlapping. My dentist said that it will grow out, I have got my molars yet. Any... READ MORE

How Do You Fix a Top Bite After Braces? (photo)

Hi, I am currently 16. I have been wearing my braces for about 3 years now and I am hoping to get them off soon. I went from having an over bite with... READ MORE

Will Braces Fix a 4mm Anterior Open Bite?

Hi, I visited my orthodontist recently to be diagnosed with a 4mm openbite. Ive just turned 17, and i have never had any problems with the open bite,... READ MORE

Can You Have Braces Fitted when Missing a Front Tooth?

My 15 year old son is in the middle of orthodontic treatment, he has just finished wearing an appliance to move his lower jaw bone and is ready for... READ MORE

I Have a Cross Bite, a Missing Lateral Incisor Tooth, Crooked Teeth? (photo)

Hi there! I'm 17 and I really need some advice on what treatment I should get for my teeth, how long it will take and how much would I be looking at... READ MORE

My Top Row of Teeth Have Shifted. Can I Ask my Orthodontist for a Permanent Retainer or the Braces Back on for the Top?

I got my braces off 6 months ago, my front four teeth on my top row have moved even though I have a retainer. I feel like my retainer is slowly being... READ MORE

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