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 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
My brackets got dislodged with the cement at the base of the bracket. Why?
Query: Hi doctor,My brackets got dislodged, and it had come out with the cement. Is it my fault or the dentist's fault? Kindly suggest. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The bracket dislodgement is normal and can happen to any patient. It can be due to the following causes: 1. During bracket placement, the tooth surface is conditioned, and the composite (dental cement) is placed on the bracket base and b... Read Full »
My daughter has an overbite and protruding chin. Can this be corrected with braces?
Query: Hi doctor,My daughter is 14 years old and is concerned about her protruding chin. She also has an overbite. Can braces treatment help in solving this issue? Kindly give your suggestions. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Orthodontic treatment is not just about the teeth and their alignment but also dentofacial corrections. The assistance of other methods, along with braces is required to correct her face and teeth alignment. I suggest you share the following p... Read Full »
I am in the middle of my orthodontic treatment. Can I drink soda with braces?
Query: Hello doctor,I have braces and am in the middle of my orthodontic treatment. Can I drink soda with braces? Is there any way to drink soda without damaging my teeth?Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no strict restriction on consuming soda with braces, but certainly, you can avoid it if possible. Not for orthodontic reasons but for your teeth' health. You are advised to take extra care of the oral cavity during orthodontic treatment for obvious reasons,... Read Full »
My previous orthodontic treatment caused my lower jaw to be pushed too far. Is it possible to realign it with the help of braces or Invisalign?
Query: Hello doctor, I had braces as a child, which has resulted in perfectly straight teeth with no overbite, yet I think it has pushed my jaw too far. Is this something that can be fixed with orthodontic work? Is it possible to gradually move my jaw back to its original location while not creating an und... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Sorry to hear about the sleep apnea issues. How frequently do you experience sleep apnea issues, and how long do they sustain in the episode? Yes, the lower jaw (mandible) can be brought forward as one of the optio... Read Full »
Why did my retainers develop a black-mold like discoloration?
Query: Hello doctor, I underwent braces treatment two years back. Permanent retainers were fixed on my upper and lower teeth. I just found a black mold-like discoloration on my removable retainers. Can it be saved? Or should it be replaced immediately? Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern.The main purpose of retainers is to hold the tooth in position after the completion of the braces treatment. The jaw bone is immature after orthodontic treatment, and it takes approximately one year for the bone to mature and hold the teeth. Hence,... Read Full »
I am not satisfied with the temporary crown in my peg lateral. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old and have had braces for nearly two years. My left lateral is a peg lateral, and since the beginning of my braces journey, my orthodontist has told me that we are making space next to the peg lateral to build it out with composite bonding. Today I got my braces off a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Sorry to hear about the rough experience and mental stress you had to go through and are currently facing due to unexpected and poor esthetics regarding peg lateral incisor management. Peg laterals are the lateral incis... Read Full »
My orthodontist wants to remove my braces, but I still have a deep bite and am unsatisfied with my smile. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor,My orthodontist wants to remove my braces, but I am still unsatisfied with my smile. I still feel that I have a deep bite because I still hit my bottom braces every time I bite. All the treatments I had were just plain braces, no elastics, no powertrains, no coils, etc. What should I do... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Deep bite is a condition wherein the upper teeth cover the lower teeth more than the normal (more than 40 percent of the lower teeth height) or sometimes even cover the whole lower teeth. Along with this, you should als... Read Full »
My lower first and second molar is missing. How can I get braces?
Query: Hi doctor, My first and second molar is missing from the lower side. How can I get braces? Please help me. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Several factors must be considered before proceeding with the discussion of your query. Molars are important teeth not only for orthodontics but also for mastication (chewing), the face's width, and the jaw bone's bala... Read Full »