Dental Correction

Dental correction is necessary to treat misaligned teeth, missing teeth, teeth straightening, and fractured teeth. Orthodontic treatments with metal braces help to straighten teeth and close gaps between teeth. Retainers are used to hold teeth in the new position following orthodontic treatment. Dental implants and dentures help to replace a missing tooth.

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My orthodontist suggested I wear two bands on the left side of the teeth. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am trying to get my braces off, and I am supposed to be wearing two bands only on the left side, straight from top to bottom. I want to know what this is doing. What is my orthodontist trying to fix? What is off about my bite? I was trying to figure out by looking at the pictures on...  Read Full »

Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The elastics or bands given to you from the upper to lower arch usually help in settling the bite bringing both sets in better occlusion. To know why in detail, I will need to see the pictures of your teeth with elastics on them. Also, the upper midline is ideally su...  Read Full »

My dentist created gap between my incisors for orthodontic treatment. Will it relapse in future?

Query: Hello doctor, My dentist created a 1.5 mm gap between my central maxillary incisors by IPR. I did not have any space between those teeth before. Will it damage my teeth? Will the gap come back in the future? Was it okay to remove that much healthy enamel between two teeth? I started clear aligner tr...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and attached the image (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I want to assure you that we follow an essential process to create a gap between teeth (necessary) to create space for aligning teeth in a uniform arch. The gap ...  Read Full »

Is the root proximity caused due to braces a serious issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I am scheduled to get my braces removed next week, and I noticed that the tooth between my right canine and incisor is crooked. I spoke to my orthodontist, he said that the tooth was worn and moving it would cause the roots to touch, and if it bothers me, he could try and move it bu...  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Without pictures, it is quite challenging to assess your situation thoroughly. Based on the details provided, if root proximity occurs on correction, it is better not to correct it. Bone health is more important than looks. If root proximity occurs, it could lead to ro...  Read Full »

After wearing dental veneers, I have lisping. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently got six porcelain veneers across my top front teeth, and now I have a lot of difficulty in my speech. I have a slurring sound while saying 's' and 't' in particular. I always had a bit of a lisp, but now it is so much worse that I am embarrassed to talk at all because I sound ...  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you have a lisping problem, then it can be due to the thick edges of the veneers, and also you need proper training to speak properly. It takes some time for the muscles of lips, cheeks, and tongue to coordinate with the veneers and adjust accordingly so that you ca...  Read Full »

Kindly explain the benefits of breathing through the nose and mouth.

Query: Hi doctor, Please explain the benefits of breathing through the mouth and breathing through the nose. Is one better for the body than the other? Does it depend on activity that is, exercise?  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Nose is considered as the primary organ for breathing. It warms, cleans and humidifies the inspired air and cools and removes water from the expired. It also adds quality to the speech production. During exercise, the function of the nose is bypassed. It is important for ...  Read Full »

Are elastics compulsory to correct overbite?

Query: Hi doctor, I was informed by my dentist that I have a problem with my bite and I use elastics along with my braces. I feel it uncomfortable. I force my teeth to stay how they really are. I have no problem with my jaw and I am very unhappy about the way I look with elastics. My teeth do not fit toget...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you are happy with your current bite, then you can definitely tell your dentist to keep your bite as it is and that you do not want elastics. He will modify his treatment plan accordingly and will stop when the teeth are stabilized properly. But, if there is some occlu...  Read Full »

My upper molar area is close to the sinus. Kindly give your opinion on my X-ray.

Query: Hello doctor, I have an X-ray. I like an ENT to give me their opinion. My dentist thinks that my upper molar area that is close to the sinus may have an issue based on how the x-ray looks.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There does appear to be a radiolucent shadow in that upper molar area. But we need to correlate the findings with your symptoms. What are your symptoms?  Read Full »

How can dental midline deviation be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female, and I have an issue with my upper teeth. I lost the right canine tooth when I was young, which made my upper front teeth to move to the side. And my front two teeth are a little big. I consulted a local dentist, who said the solution is to take out one normal tooth, that...  Read Full »

Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Without any clinical pictures, it is hard to comment on the situation. However, I will give you some basic facts. When a tooth is lost or removed on one side, the rest of the teeth tend to move in that space. Thus shifting the midline to one side. To correct this, there ...  Read Full »

Please explain the treatment options available for teeth grinding and underbite.

Query: Hi doctor, What is the best mouth guard used for teeth grinding? What is the cheapest way available to treat underbite?  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Teeth grinding affects dental health. It is a cause of attrition. If stress is the cause for grinding the teeth, then do regular exercise, yoga, and meditation. Avoid drinks that contain caffeine. Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking, if you have the habit. Take a suffici...  Read Full »

Should I need to remove my lower left wisdom tooth after extracting upper left wisdom tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. I had cheek biting on the left side, and I removed my left upper wisdom tooth before three months. I have a white line and patch adjacent to the lower left wisdom tooth. I also have some white dots over the cheek. I had some sensitivity issue in the left lower wi...  Read Full »

Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you have sensitivity on your wisdom tooth, you should re-evaluate the filling. However, if it is not severe and increasing in nature, please wait for sometime, and it can subside on its own. The presence of wisdom tooth will not interfere with the braces treatment. ...  Read Full »

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