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I Have a Crossbite(right Side Upper Teeth) and Tmj. Are Braces the Best Fix for Me?

I am 34 and just got braces put on a month ago. I went to the dentist a day ago and he was not sure braces were the best option for my issues. He was... READ MORE

Palatal Expander vs. Extraction Of Upper Bicuspids In A 19 Year Old Female? (Photos)

I have seen 4 orthodontists (first ortho I have ruled out, 3 left now) who each gave me different opinions: - 3/4 mostly said 2 upper pre-molars to... READ MORE

I wore braces for 19 months out of an estimated 24 with no improvement. Expander & elastics worked. Is this normal?

The first year my ortho didnt changed wires…Forget to do things like tightening, put ligatures on, even take off brackets and forget to put it back o... READ MORE

Why Wont my Orthodontist Place an Expander? (photo)

My teeth have alwz been straight but i had braces placed 6 yrs ago due to undrbite.i nvr had a retainer made when my braces were taken off.Now i hav... READ MORE

Braces Being Put Back on?

My girls braces were remved 6 mnths ago noticed that 1 tooth shifted and they were unable to fix with adjust retainer. She wore her's all the tim so... READ MORE

Should I extract teeth while wearing Braces?

I went to the ortho, he said that I would have to extract 4 premolar teeth ( 2 top and 2 bottom ). He also said that when I remove the braces later, I... READ MORE

Should I Use an Expander for my Case? Crossbite and Diastema. (photo)

I know i'd be needing braces, upper and lower perhaps? is there & how much braces placed inside/back of the teeth, can it apply on my case? how... READ MORE

Can braces fix jaws and long face?

Hi. I have long face and I have braces right now. I'm wondering, do I still need expander for my jaws to be fixed? The other dentist I asked said I... READ MORE

Is This Acceptable Result of Treatment: 3/4 of the Teeth Fit Perfectly with Each Other but the Ones Were the Open Bite Was Dont?

My son had class III malocclusion, under bite, and posterior open bite. He had an expander and ceramic braces. At the end there is a mild midline... READ MORE

Is my palatal expander causing me to have nerve damage as I now have pain when I bite whereas I didn't before?

36 year old female. Non surgical palatal expander put in 4 weeks ago. Tried biting softer foods, but there's pain now where there wasn't before.... READ MORE

Pain from hawley retainer?

My son was diagnosed with underbite and ortho prescribed us expander for upper jaw for 6 months with facial mask and hawley retainer at the bottom for... READ MORE

Can i straighten out my teeth with braces without getting 4 teeth extracted ? Will I have protruded teeth? (photo)

I was told that i had two options according to orthodontist: 1) Braces in conjunction with the extraction of 4 teeth to relive the crowding and soften... READ MORE

Is it ok to use jaw expander at age 22?

My doctor offer me to use jaw expander. I am 22 years old and have Unilateral Cross bite. READ MORE

Will I need anything before braces? (Photo)

Will I need anything before I get braces like spacers or expanders. READ MORE

jaw expansion, surgery or non surgical expanders? (Photo)

I'm 30 years old and only just been told I need my jAw expanded upper and lower.whAts the best way of doing this? They want to use an expander for 6... READ MORE

Are palatal expanders effective for treating an adult underbite?

I consulted with three orthodontists to fix my underbite (not too severe). One Dr. suggested using a palatal expander + one tooth extraction + braces... READ MORE

Which is the best solution for my daughter's case? Expand, headgear, TAD, or extract? Pros and cons of each treatment? (Photo)

My daughter is 11. The 1st orthodontist: expand both jaws. The 2nd:headgear. The 3rd: use TAD to move the upper molars back. The 4th: remove 4 teeth.... READ MORE

Bringing down canine tooth from gums after wearing braces? (Photo)

I wore braces for a little over 2 years when I was 12 to 14, I had a mouth expander and then used brackets and rubber bands with my braces. This... READ MORE

How long does it take to close a gap? (photo)

I've had my braces for 2 and a half years and i just had this huge expander in my mouth, my orthodontist promised id have them off by high school but... READ MORE

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