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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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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 »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 balanc...  Read Full »

Will the glue used to stick the braces to my molars damage my teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have braces and have had them for about a year. When I first got them on, they put glue on my molars to prevent me from biting my braces. The orthodontists said the bond would eventually disappear, but the glue is still present almost a year later. Is this normal, and will it damage...  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, it is necessary to put glue on molars to avoid biting them, which is called raising the bite. Almost 50% of cases need that. It is done mainly in deep bite cases where upper teeth interfere with the lower braces and might cause breakage of lower braces due to co...  Read Full »

I have redundant 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 »

Can tooth extraction complicate the braces procedure?

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 »

Is it possible to realign my lower jaw with 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 »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 options...  Read Full »

I am unable to close my mouth after having power chains. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old and have been wearing braces for almost two years. I had crooked teeth but did not need any extractions for my treatment. My orthodontist made spaces using springs and brought them out. She gave me a perfect wide smile, and the teeth did not protrude. However, one mon...  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Based on the X-ray attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), your teeth seem to protrude, but your front teeth are alright and do not seem to become lower. Clinical examination will give us a better look and an opportunity to give you the best ...  Read Full »

Please advise me on the best permanent retainer.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been on braces for front teeth alignment for almost an year. It will probably be removed in two months so I would need a permanent retainer. So please let me know the price range for the same, both in private and government hospitals.  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Retainers are a crucial phase of orthodontics treatment. It holds on to all the changes achieved during the treatment till the bone matures enough. Initial one year after active orthodontics treatment is critical. Retainers can be permanent...  Read Full »

My braces are being removed, and I am unhappy. Please 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 »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 also...  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 »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The bracket dislodgement is normal and can happen to any patient. It can be due to the following causes. During bracket placement, the tooth surface is conditioned, and the composite (dental cement) is placed on the bracket base and bonded ...  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 »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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