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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

Are Removable Palate Expanders As Effective As Fixed Ones?

My dentist is going to give me a removable palate expander. He says its basically brand new technology, it is clear, and has only been out for around... READ MORE

Will Braces without extractions be effective for protruding teeth? (photo)

Hi.. i got my braces last december 2013.. i have a portruded teeth and i want to correct it.. the ortho did not extract any teeth.. i am curious if it... READ MORE

Can a Spring Aligner/Retainer Be Used to Straighten my 4 Upper Front Teeth? (photo)

I have never had braces- my teeth are fairly straight with some crowding on the top. Can a spring aligner (like Inman) be used to "push/tip" them into... READ MORE

I Have a Weak Chin but Also Very Bad Teeth. Do You Think Braces Could Fix my Look a Lot? (photo)

I'm 24 male. I have a really weak chin and was wondering if bracers could fix my weak chin at all. When I smile my chin looks perfectly fine but when... READ MORE

Retroclined Upper Central Incisors Affecting Face Profile? (photo)

Here is my previous post which may help explain things: 'http://www.realself... READ MORE

Open Bite - Jaw Surgery or Braces?

Im a 22 Year old female and have had open bite all my life. Im not sure what has caused it but I really want to sort it out as its really affecting my... READ MORE

Are Braces on the Upper Six Front Tooth Effective?

My problem was my two front tooth only for they are slightly slanting inwards which do not look good on photos esp on side and upper views..my dentist... READ MORE

How to Correct Midline? I Am Missing My Left Lateral Incisor.

I am missing my left lateral incisor, had it removed when I was little. My front teeth shifted about 3mm to the left, I have also noticed my upper lip... READ MORE

Will my Retainer Still Work if Broken Without Missing Pieces?

My retainer cracked in half while I was cleaning it. There is no pieces missing and when I put them on it locked together while I still felt the... READ MORE

Will Braces Fix My Problem? (photo)

Hello! Firstly, unfortunately yeah.. these may be the worst teeth you have ever seen. Is there a way to fix them? I visit my dentist every 15 days,... READ MORE

Is It Possible to Have Mandible Advancement Surgery (BSSO) with Just Lower Braces?

Had braces as an early teen to align teeth&correct bite.I have always had/hated my weak chin(underdevloped mandible). Considering chin implant but... READ MORE

Forsus Springs Vs Rubber Bands for Class II Correction? (photos)

Which one is more effective and or better? Also why is it that orthodontist's prefer to use rubber bands to correct overbites rather than appliance... READ MORE

Veneers to Fix Teeth or Braces? (photo)

Can Veenering Fix my Outwards and Rotated Lateral Incisor?I Consulted Few Doctors,some Say It Can N Other Recommend Braces.Help! READ MORE

Can Braces Fix my Jaw Line? (photo)

My lower right side jaw leans or (overlaps) to the left side more causing my lower right teeth to look a little over bitten can braces push my jaw out... 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

Will a Retainer Fix the Gap in My Teeth?

My teeth are rather strait. But my top two front teeth have a gap in them. Well it is not all the way from top to bottom of my front teeth just the... READ MORE

Will my Lips Change After Braces?

I have a major overbite and my bottom teeth are crooked. Because of that my lower lip is really really large (it looks swollen all the time) and it... READ MORE

I Need Braces to Fix my Uneven Bite but I Have Tmj. Will This Improve my Tmj or Make It Worse? (photo)

For the past few weeks i have had jaw pain,ear aches and headaches and my face has looked deformed/changed shape. I had 3 abscessed teeth which are... READ MORE

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