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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I am a 16-year-old boy with an edge-to-edge bite. What are my treatment options?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 16-year-old boy, with an edge-to-edge bite. I have consulted with an orthodontist and he suggested monitoring growth until 18 or so, at which point depending on how much worse it has gotten, either braces or surgery followed by braces. Is this my only option?  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. After 12 years you can go for any of the orthodontic treatment but in your case, you may be having impacted third molar in future so if the treatment done at this time it may be deranged till third molars are fully developed. So it is better ...  Read Full »

I am undergoing self-ligating orthodontic treatment in the lower arch. Should I continue the same treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, My left upper and lower wisdom teeth were removed at six and five months. The upper tooth for cheek biting and lower due to pain and infection. I have impacted left first premolar and adjacent baby molar tooth, which was present and was removed four years ago. Initially, I consulted an...  Read Full »

Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am not able to open the pictures you shared. Please try sending them again. Meanwhile, as I have suggested earlier, you can go for braces in both upper and lower or the lower arch alone to correct impacted premolar and then go for clear aligners. The minor height ...  Read Full »

I am concerned about my orthodontic treatment can you give your opinion?

Query: Hello doctor, I am on orthodontic treatment for both upper and lower teeth. My left upper wisdom tooth was extracted seven months ago. As I had my left first premolar impacted, my milk molar was removed. I consulted a dentist and an oral surgeon as I had an extra tooth present adjacent to the right ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The tooth on the lower right side is a permanent first premolar, not a milk tooth. The shape and color of the tooth in the picture and X-ray confirm it (attachment removed to protect patients identity). There is some improvement and I can see some alignment has to t...  Read Full »

I had braces in the past, but my recent scan shows immense bone loss and my teeth will fall off soon. What is the right treatment plan for me?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently did a panorama scan that showed my bones are too weak or non-existent and that my teeth will soon fall off. My teeth are shaking, and one will almost fall off. I had braces in the past. I just wanted to know what options we can take to start a proper treatment plan. I am atta...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest you visit a periodontist and get yourself properly evaluated. I have seen the attached reports (the attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). You may need multiple bone grafts, and we need to find the root cause of y...  Read Full »

My daughter was wearing ortho-braces for the last year; halfway dentist gave her Invisalign, but now the orthodontist asks her to get upper braces again. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter underwent orthodontic treatment with dental braces for the past year. Then during half of the treatment doctor removed the dental braces and gave Invisalign, then continued with another retainer. Then finally, the orthodontist said that she need to go for upper braces again...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanga. K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. The braces may be removed during her active phase. But even the retainers can handle it. You must have skipped your retainers or Invisalign at times so that the teeth under retention have many possible chances to rotate or move. Please visi...  Read Full »

I have been having braces for the past year and they will be removed in the next month, but I am not satisfied with the treatment. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have my braces for the past year. Next month they will be removed. But I am not satisfied much. Can you tell me something that my dentist should do? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I have reviewed your query. If you are not satisfied then you will have to first make a decision whether you are not satisfied with your dentist or you want your treatment plan to be elongated in the same manner under the same dentist. If tr...  Read Full »

I had braces and underwent extraction for two upper teeth, but I am planning to get braces again. Would tooth extraction complicate the treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I had braces a couple of years back, and two extractions were performed on my upper teeth, but I did not maintain the braces for long. However, I am planning to get braces again. Would the extracted tooth make getting braces or aligners complicated?  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I hope you are doing well. Retreating a case may be challenging sometimes and sometimes it does not. As you mentioned, two upper teeth were extracted and spaces were closed. Now, based on the current situation, it will be decided how we can proceed further to achieve ...  Read Full »

I have a protruding tooth in my upper jaw, but I cannot get braces because of supernumerary teeth in my lower jaw. Can I go for aligners?

Query: Hi doctor, I have supernumerary teeth in my lower jaw and unless I get them removed, I will not be able to get braces. However, one tooth in my upper row is protruding and it makes me feel insecure; it also causes me to breathe through my mouth. I want to get Invisalign aligners for my top row first...  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. As per the x-ray attached (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity), you might have a condition known as lower third premolar. In normal situations, every human is supposed to have two premolars on both...  Read Full »

How do I replace a lower second molar after its extraction?

Query: Hello doctor, How do I replace a lower second molar being extracted? They told me the solution was autotransplantation. What should I do? Can braces fix this problem if they extract this second and third molar? Can braces replace this space? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you have lost your second molar tooth. The second molar is the most important tooth for grinding our food. This is good that you have a third molar; with the support of the first and third molar, you can go for a three-unit dental bridge. The second option is a de...  Read Full »

I had braces for eight years and was not given any retainers after my treatment due to implant placement and the bad condition of my bottom teeth. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I had braces for eight years. I was missing the tooth next to my front teeth on both sides. So once my braces were removed, I had implants done. I was not given any retainers. I was told I would not need them due to my implants and because my bottom teeth were bad. My bottom teeth are w...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to Yes, it would have affected your implant, but there is no problem using permanent retainers for the lower teeth if you had given consent. Please upload a picture of your teeth so that I may know if you need an orthodontic appliance or a simple Howley appliance. ...  Read Full »

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