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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Are my teeth supposed to hurt when I bite down?

I just got my braces yesterdays and when I bite down from my top teeth to my bottom teeth it hurts. Is that normal? 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

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

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

My Orthodontist wants to grind my teeth down to make my bite fit after Braces. Why didn't wearing Braces fix my bite?

That cost $7G. just finished up with braces about 5 months ago. My bite is worse now then when I started - the right side of my bite makes 100%... 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

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

I got braces again for the second time, how long do I need them for? (photos)

I got braces for 3 years, and they got off when i was 15, for reverse bite. I'm 16 now, and i had to get them again because my upper canines were very... 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

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

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

Can my orthodontist file down the glue on a permanent retainer on the back of the top four front teeth?

I just got my braces off today. My orthodontist put a fixed (permanent) retainer on the back of my four front top teeth. Everytime I go to bite down... READ MORE

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