Dental Braces

Dental braces are fixed orthodontic appliances used to align or straighten crooked teeth. There are many types of braces, such as conventional metal wired braces, lingual braces, titanium braces, ceramic braces, and aligners.

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Will dental braces cause more pain if molars are extracted instead of premolars?

Query: Hello doctor, My upper premolar on the right is not crowned after RCT. There is no first molar, and the second molar is neither crowned yet. There is a space between the lower first molar and second molar teeth where the food particles are getting stuck. So I want to know whether all the decayed f...  Read Full »

Dr. Disha Kandi Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist, Naturopathy Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query. I can understand your concern. Let me tell you, as per the ideal case or situation when one has to decide orthodontic extraction, then premolars are considered. There is a reason behind this. As molars are pillars in our dentition ...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to evaluate the condition of bone and gingiva before going for aligners?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 35 years old. I have deviated nasal septum due to which I have mouth breathing, which causes protruding teeth. My bite is fine. Just the front four to five teeth are protruding. I am considering going for clear aligners but want to check on the following. Do aligners cause any br...  Read Full »

Dr. Disha Kandi Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist, Naturopathy Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Teeth and soft tissue gingiva looks healthy and fine. There is minor posterior crowding in the lower arch. Minor proclination of anterior teeth. There are mild plaque and ca...  Read Full »

Will palatal expansion help to achieve proper occlusion?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a TMJ problem. My jaw cramps and can be painful while opening. I have had braces for two years to fix my crossbite. My lower right canine was over my upper right canine. That was fixed, but my bite is still uneven. When I bite down, my upper right canine makes contact with my l...  Read Full »

Dr. Disha Kandi Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist, Naturopathy Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can see braces on the upper anterior teeth only. There are no braces on the posterior teeth in the upper arch. I want to know about the reason why braces are not there on t...  Read Full »

Is it possible to accommodate dental braces in regions with severe bone loss?

Query: Hello, Most of my teeth was grafted on bottom. A surgery was done because the gums was not thick enough for braces and I had severe gum recession. i would really like to know how much bone is needed to be able to wear braces and if bone loss is severe what are the options to restore it and get any ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shamaz Mohamed


Answer: Hi, I understand your need for orthodontic treatment, I.e. using braces. For undergoing braces first criteria is not to have any underlying gum disease. Gum disease like periodontitis cause bone loss significantly and hence need to be prevented by undergoing gum treatment which also includes gum ...  Read Full »

Should I get my teeth extracted and get braces?

Query: Hello, I have went to the dentist to check on my tooth that is really small. They said that this tooth which is one of my front teeth doesnt seem to have any main tooth inside and thus will fall out on its own. This tooth has messed up my other teeth and now my dentist has told me that they are goin...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi


Answer: hello dear, thank you very much for choosing me for your query.yes you have one tooth with crown only which is causing malalignment of teeth.So I suggest you to get it extracted as soon as possible. but your age is only 16 years and you can wait for 2-4 years for orthodontic treatment.yes definitely...  Read Full »

Will the stability of braces get affected if I did not brush before treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I am not really sick or anything, I just have a quick question. I put on my braces early this morning, but I did not have time to brush my teeth prior to putting them on. The orthodontist did place some chemicals on my teeth and washed it with water before putting the braces on. I am ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Narendeepak


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read through your concerns. Brushing your teeth will definitely improve your oral hygiene and reduces the food accumulation and plaque formation in later stages. If you are not comfortable brushing with braces on, I would advice you to opt for piksters or flo...  Read Full »

My family member have been advised for the removal of teeth and then the braces to be fixed for alignment. Kindly give a second opinion.

Query: Hello doctor,My family member has been advised for the removal of teeth and then the braces to be fixed for alignment. Kindly give a second opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, this is right. Alignment of teeth can be corrected only if we remove a few teeth which are not going to be needed in the future too to give space for teeth to shift themselves and align.  Read Full »

Can my slightly rotated tooth be corrected using elastics?

Query: Hi doctor, I had orthodontic treatment and was wearing braces for two years. I am not happy with the treatment because I can see the one front tooth is slightly longer than the other one, as well as rotated. My orthodontist says that she does not see it. She says that when looking from the inside, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Disha Kandi Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist, Naturopathy Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and through your doubt. In your images, it appears to me as minor variation or difference in the position of two front teeth, but I cannot be sure without a clinical examination. It looks suc...  Read Full »

Please give your opinion on my teeth alignment.

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached my crossbite image. I would like to know about the treatment or brace that is suitable for me. What is your opinion about alignment? Can Invisible alignment treatment correct my problem? Please explain.  Read Full »

Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have one upper anterior tooth in crossbite with the lower anterior tooth (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There seems to be sufficient space to bring the tooth in line with the other teeth. To do so, we must disocclude or raise your bite. This will al...  Read Full »

Why is the root canal treatment necessary for a broken tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to get braces and a cap for my broken tooth. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Pallavi Srivastava

Dentist, Maxillofacial Prosthodontist, Oral Implantologist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First, you go for root canal treatment and cap (crown) for your broken teeth and then go for orthodontic wires, and brackets (braces) for your all the teeth as the alingment of your teeth are not proper. So for alinging them properly, you need to go for braces it will...  Read Full »

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