Adult (mid 40's) Had Braces for 22 Months, Now Have Loose Teeth - West Palm Beach, FL

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My teeth were not noticeably messed up. Everyone...

My teeth were not noticeably messed up. Everyone asked why I was even getting braces. My bottom teeth were the problem as they were "tipping" inward due to lack of space. I also had one on the bottom front that was getting crowded out. So I was told I would end up losing many teeth if I did not have braces to straighten them out and then jaw surgery and then continue with braces for another 7 months after the surgery. My teeth look a little better but no one besides me sees the difference. The reason I regret getting braces and of course the jaw surgery (see my other review) is that my front top and bottom teeth have lost significant roots because of the braces being moved too fast. I have "root blunting" so my teeth are LOOSE now! I've had to have a permanent retainer put in on the bottom and have to wear a retainer at night on the top for the rest of my life. I can take my finger and move my front and bottom teeth back and forth. I underwent all of this to prevent losing teeth and now here I am with a worse scenario. I'm very disappointed and wish i could go back in time. My braces have been off for 6 months now and I thought they would feel tighter but they are still quite loose.

Severe root loss from braces

Braces have been off for 9 months. Teeth continue to be lose. Only the important ones like the front 4 on both the top and the bottom. I went to dentist for routine X-rays and was sickened by the amount of "root blunting" that only happens from orthodontic braces moving the teeth too quickly. I'm hoping someday they develop a way to add to the roots.
Palm Beach Orthodontist

He moved teeth too quickly causing root loss and was painful in his adjustments.

2 out of 5 stars Overall rating
2 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
1 out of 5 stars Wait times
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