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Do Rubber Bands or Chains on Braces Actually Work?

I am a Class III, 20 year old, with an edge to edge bite. My upper jaw falls .05mm ahead of my lower jaw. (overjet?) My question is how effective is... READ MORE

Can Lower Braces Fix 3 Slightly Shifted Teeth Without Messing Up my Bite Too Bad?

Top teeth are straight. fixed retainer on bottom. two of my lower front teeth shifted out a little. I went to my ortho and he said top teeth look... READ MORE

What Happens Once Jaw Bone / Teeth have Shifted? (photo)

Where do I start? I used to have a perfect smile and in the past couple years I’ve noticed its changed and looks completely different. My gums... READ MORE

Should All Teeth Touch While Biting Down?

When biting down, what teeth should be touching ? because only my back molars touch ever since i had braces ... when before all my teeth use to touch... READ MORE

Can Occlusal Adjustment Really Fix my Bite Problems or Do I Need Orthodontic Work?

I had braces when I was young, but my retainer didn't fit after a while, so I stopped wearing it. Then I had four pregnancies and realized that my... READ MORE

Problems After Orthodontic Treatment

I had my braces removed in May. My orthodontist left me with a horrible bite where my front teeth are hitting and my back teeth are not touching.... READ MORE

How Can Braces Correct a Bad Bite With No Overjet?

My daughter is in college and has a problem with her bite. Her front teeth hit directly over her lower teeth when she bites down, and she has no... READ MORE

Possible to Alter Class 2 Bite to Class One W/o Surgery?

Hi,I have a moderate Class2,deep bite& moderate overjet.From profile my teeth slope outward a bit. I hate my Class 2 since it protrudes my... READ MORE

What Is The Best Treatment for Cross-bite Correction with No Canines When You Also Have TMJ? (photo)

Hi, I'm 37 and had my canines surgically removed as a teenager. I then wore braces for 4 years. Now, my bite is becoming increasing crooked. I also... READ MORE

Advice on Proper Treatment for Open Bite?

I am a 25-year old male who's life has been greatly affected by an anterior open bite. I had no idea how complex a problem this is when I recently... READ MORE

Do I Need Braces For Small Teeth and Bite? When Should Excess Gum Tissue Be Addressed? (photo)

My teeth are small. & I've noticed that my bite doesn't seem that big either. I have a narrow bite. So I was wondering do I need braces to... READ MORE

Why Do my Braces Brackets Keep Hitting Each Other?

I just got braces and, my back molars can't touch on either the left or right side. I can't close my bite because the brackets keep hitting each other... READ MORE

Bad Bite & Smile After Braces. Options?

I just finish two years of braces and i have been wearing my hawley retainers 24/7 for 6 months, but I'm feeling discomfort with my bite. it feels... READ MORE

I Have a Dentist Who Wants to Grind Down my Teeth to Correct my Bite. Is Grinding Necessary?

I am 54, have all of my natural teeth with problems. We are working on a treatment plan for caries and a bite issue for which the consensus agreed... READ MORE

Is It Worth It for Me to Get Braces for a Bite Issue (Not Cosmetic)?

I'm 25. My teeth look good & straight and cosmetically it doesn't look like I have a problem. But if you look closely my top and bottom... READ MORE

What Key Factors and Benefits Are Considered when Choosing Between Metal Braces and Surgical Alternatives?

What would be the most reliable option for having a healthy bite and reduce the risk of further problems later? When is surgery needed? READ MORE

What Are the Effects of a Buccal Occlusion?

I've been to my orthodontists, and for a year I have been told that my braces will be coming off (out of over three years of treatment). My file... READ MORE

Concern About Cosmetic or to Correct Bite. What is the Difference?

When I visit my orthodontist the first time, he asked what is my main concern, cosmetic or to correct my bite. I would like to know what is the... READ MORE

Can my Bite Be Fixed with Rubber Bands and Not Surgery? (photo)

I have been in braces for almost 4 years. I switched mid way to new orthodontist. The first orthodontist said they could fix my bite with rubber bands... READ MORE

Is It Normal for Retainers to Make Your Bite Feel Different? Will I Need Braces Again? (photo)

My braces were taken off about two years ago, and I wore my retainer all the time. The problem was whenever I took off my retainer to eat, my bite... READ MORE

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