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Would an Orthadontist Recommend Metal Braces over Invisalign to Make More Money?

I have had metal braces about ten years ago. I never wore my retainer and now want to have them fixed again I went to the ortho and he suggested metal... READ MORE

Can I Get a Permanent Retainer for the First Six Months and then Switch to a Hawley to Wear at Night?

I don't want to have to have metal showing in my mouth after I get my braces off but i dont want metal still glued on my teeth for a while either so... READ MORE

Will I need tooth stripping or extraction for my outward inclined teeth treatment? (photos)

I am 20,female. I got the conventional metal braces recently only for the uppers now and I'll get lowers too. Do I need tooth stripping or extraction... READ MORE

What is your opinion when it comes to ceramic vs metal braces?

I have a 11 year old who will be getting braces soon. Her teeth aren't horribly crooked but enough where they recommend braces. The Orthodontist went... READ MORE

Should I Trust an Orthodonist Who Recommended Invisalign but Says He Only Uses Braces for Dental Board Cases?

I recently had a consult with an orthodontist who recommended I get Invisalign for my case but could also offer me braces. Somehow we got talking... READ MORE

How long do you think I'll have to wear the braces? Is it true that these don't work as fast/ effective as metal braces? (photo)

How long do you think I'll have to wear the braces for? Is it true that these don't work as fast or effective as metal braces? Also, I have been... READ MORE

Can I switch to clear braces after I just got metal? (photos)

So I just got braces yesterday. I paid 200 dollar more because they gave me the ceramic ones. But they told me they still have to put metal on the... READ MORE

Could I still get metal braces on my teeth if I have had a cavity filled w/ composite filling on my lateral incisor? (photo)

Hi, I was just wondering your views on this. I had this cavity filled about 8 years ago... It's starting to bother me, I'm thinking it needs to be... READ MORE

Will it cost more to get the ceramic ones off & replace w/ metal? Can I get the money back that I spent on the ceramics?(photo)

Top braces are ceramic braces and dont have the wire put on yet until i get a tooth removed. Bottom braces are metal and does have wire. I paid an... READ MORE

Clear or metal retainer?

I'm about to take my braces off,N I think my teeth is not that perfect,I did the top only,I still have one space between my teeth, N I just want to... READ MORE

Metal VS. Ceramic Braces and Tooth Extraction?

I considered all my options (from invisalign to hollywood smile to lingual braces). I finally decided to go with traditional braces but not sure... READ MORE

Could I wear retainers at night only and still get results?

Hi, I just shifted from lingual retainers for almost two years to wearing metal retainers. My dentist told me that after 2yrs. of wearing the lingual,... READ MORE

Why are dentists so reluctant to put clear braces on the bottom arch?

I see people with clear braces but they have metal on the bottom. I heard that that is because the brackets on the bottom might wear away the top... READ MORE

Which retainer is best for lower teeth, metal or clear?

I just finished my treatment for 3 and a half years wearing braces and now i was advised to have clear retainers but for the first week i feel sick... READ MORE

Broken retainer. Should I just get new metal retainers?

I am a little unhappy with how my teeth have moved after braces even though i have worn my retainer every night. My retainers are 7 years old and... READ MORE

Can I change from clear damon braces to the metal ones?

I opted to get the clear braces on my top teeth and they are twice the size of my metal brackets on my lower teeth. It makes kissing and eating more... READ MORE

Does the over protruding of lips caused by a metal brace become normal after the removal of the braces?

I've been wearing a metal brace for a month due to protruding anterior teeth. Till now I've not removed any tooth as the doctor suggested. But after... READ MORE

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