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Expander or Retainer with Springs to Fix Underbite?

My 10 year old daughter has an underbite one orthodontist wants to use an expander to correct another states can be corrected with just a retainer... READ MORE

Can You Eat with the Retainer That is Given to Replace Missing Teeth During the Dental Implant Process?

The retainer is clear with the missing teeth included to fill in the gaps. Can you eat with it? If you drink red wine, will you see it in the retainer? READ MORE

How much do spring retainers cost? (photo)

So I had Braces forgot taken off in 2009. I had a fixed retainer cement on my top teeth due to previously having a large gap. my dentist wants to file... READ MORE

Space in Between Top and Bottom Front Teeth. Hawley Retainers or Veneers? (photo)

I am 25 years old and had braces as a kid to straighten my teeth. AFter my braces were removed they put permanent retainers top and bottom. I saw an... READ MORE

Somnowell Retainers Recommended?

I will be getting retainers and have done some research. New to the market is Somnowell retainers. I would be interested in these because I do not... READ MORE

Wire or Clear Retainer for Tongue Thrust After Braces Are Off?

I had braces many years ago, and have worn my wire retainer faithfully every night b/c I have tongue thrust. Last week, my wire retainer broke and... READ MORE

Cosmetic Work with Bonded Lingual Retainer? (photo)

I have a bonded retainer on my upper and lower incisors. If I want to lengthen my lateral incisors with veneers or bonding does that retainer need to... READ MORE

Can I straighten my teeth without braces? Spring retainer, Invisalign? how long will it take? (Photo)

I have had braces before and I failed to wear my retainer so it is dental relapse. I was wondering how long I just want to have overall straight teeth... READ MORE

Will a Retainer Get my Teeth Back to the Way They Were After Braces?

2 years ago igot my braces off nd iwore my retainer for only 2 weeks since then ionly wear it at night once a month, ifeal like my teeth have moved... READ MORE

What are my options if I am unhappy with the size of my 4 front teeth? (Photo)

IMO they are too large in size. I would like to *significantly* make them smaller both in length and width. I have had braces in the past when I was a... READ MORE

How long will I need braces? (Photo)

I already had braces once so my teeth are straight; however I have a small gap between my two front teeth. It's only one millimeter wide, but my... READ MORE

Can positioners after braces correct relapse?

After I got my braces taken off, I was given a positioner. Unfortunately, I often forgot to use it or I was lazy. So now, three of my bottom teeth... READ MORE

Dentist Shaved off Too Much Tooth to Prepare for a Spring Retainer

I got spring retainers to move my teeth and the dentist shaved off too much of my lateral incisor #26. Even with the tooth in the correct position... READ MORE

Could Night Guard Be Causing Irritation in Cheeks and Lips?

Have some irritation in my cheeks and the inside of my lip -- could my night guard be causing this? I've worn this guard for some time but it seems to... READ MORE

I Am 23 Years Old Can Putting a Retainer Now Push Back my Teeth After Having Removed an Anchor Tooth( Top Teeth)?

I removed one of my back teeth yesterday because needed to be removed. I have been told that now I must go and get a bridge to fill in the broken... READ MORE

What can I do about overlapping teeth and feeling pressure on them? (Photo)

My wisdoms are about in, i think its causing my 2 front to overlap even more. No pain, But i do feel alot of pressure on my overlapping teeth. I want... READ MORE

Is it normal for braces to cause your teeth to flare? (Photo)

I just got my Damon braces removed yesterday and are having concerns with the results! I wore them for 18 months and now my top and bottom teeth flare... READ MORE

Could I use a retainer to fix my smile?

I'm 17 and I have a nice pair of teeth but the issue is , I have a slight over bite which makes me bite my jaw due to the alingment of my jaw. I was... READ MORE

After orthodontics and filling remaining gaps, how would you safely do retainers to avoid teeth moving?

Hi, I'll wear braces for 9 months (up an down) . My lower teeth are too large and my upper ones aren't large inoff. To correct my lower croocked... READ MORE

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