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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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 »

How long do I need dental braces after straightening of teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, Because of the lockdown, I have not been able to go for my monthly braces checkup since March. Since my orthodontist comes from another city, because of the strict lockdown measures there, he cannot come to his office in my town. I have just three rubber bands left on my teeth now, th...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can totally understand the current situation of yours and it is quite tough to manage my own clinic in other state. I am managing it any how these days but cannot continue very long. Since you have a shortage of bands, that is a problem but as you know if you cou...  Read Full »

Which is better to correct space between teeth, Invisalign or retainer?

Query: Hi doctor, I got braces off five years ago and hardly wore my retainer. I have a permanent retainer on two of my front teeth. Now, I have horrible overjet, spacing between canines and two front teeth and crowding on the bottom. Will I need braces? Or can I get Invisalign or even a better retainer? T...  Read Full »

Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There seems to have been a significant relapse of orthodontic treatment in the post treatment phase, which is not possible to solve though retainers alone (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Retainers are passive and cannot provide much of tooth movement by ...  Read Full »

Can fixed retainers be worn during scaling and root planing treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I have just been told that I have gum disease and 3 mm to 6 mm pockets. And, my wisdom teeth have 8 mm pocket. I have braces on now and I am due to have them off next month. I need to get scaling and root planing treatment to treat my gum problems. Can I still wear a fixed retainer? I r...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, you can wear your fixed retainer without any problem. Also, you have to make sure that you use your removable retainer also for the next two to three years without any break. When you have periodontal problems, there is a high chance of spaces opening up between teet...  Read Full »

What should I do when my dental brackets get loose often?

Query: Hello doctor, Is it normal for a dental bracket to get loose? It always happens on the same teeth. I always have 3-5 loose brackets. At certain times some of the brackets were already loosened before I get home from the dentist.  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is common for a bracket to get loose in some particular tooth such first molars as they are the main tooth to hold the wire in the arch but occasionally and not so frequent. But as you are saying that you get 3-5 brackets loose or got loose even in such a short...  Read Full »

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