Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment is done to align teeth that are crooked or improperly positioned. They are used to close gaps between teeth, straighten crooked teeth, improve biting or chewing, prevent excessive tooth wear, and correct improper bite. The appliances used for orthodontic treatment are either removable or fixed.

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Is it good to undergo orthodontic treatment at the age of 18?

Query: Hi doctor,I started using braces from 13 years and wore them for two years. Now, I am 18 years old and I have lost my lower teeth retainer. I am trying to get a new one. I feel like I have a mild overbite and it makes my mouth look weird. I have a developed an asymmetrical face and my jaw has lifted...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the picture, (attachment removed to protect patient identity) there is some asymmetry but it is not so prominent to be easily noted. If you are thinking to wear braces for facial asymmetry, then I do not recommend you. Your age is not so late for using braces. Bu...  Read Full »

Will dental braces cause more pain if molars are extracted instead of premolars?

Query: Hello doctor, My upper premolar on the right is not crowned after RCT. There is no first molar, and the second molar is neither crowned yet. There is a space between the lower first molar and second molar teeth where the food particles are getting stuck. So I want to know whether all the decayed f...  Read Full »


Dr. Disha Kandi Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist, Naturopathy Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. I can understand your concern. Let me tell you, as per the ideal case or situation when one has to decide orthodontic extraction, then premolars are considered. There is a reason behind this. As molars are pillars in our dentition ...  Read Full »

What to do when milk tooth disturbs the growth of adult tooth?

Query: I have a kid tooth that never fell out and the adult tooth grew through my gum and the kid tooth is loose and has pain but what should I do  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello Welcome to ICLINIQ Generally I deal with many of these cases day to day actually you should be made aware of it by your local Dentist and should have pulled it out by within its shedding time . That would give a clear pathe for the permanent tooth which donot happen . Now u should ge...  Read Full »

Why are the gums lose around my teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. It feels like my front six teeth are clicking. I saw a bit of blood whilst brushing my teeth, so flossed more rigorous than usual and now I feel like they are moving. My gums look healthy and I swilled with salt water as it is supposed to be good for healing. 7 years ag...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should keep using salt water gargle as much as possible. Some mobility is common for a person who had braces in the past. Do not floss too much or too deep. Wisdom tooth eruption causes mobility all over the teeth due to its constant pushing forward. Do not¬†worry too...  Read Full »

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

Dentist

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 »

I have gaps between teeth after braces. Please help.

Query: Hello, About 5 years ago I had wire braces for my teeth. And to have the braces on, I had 4 teeth extracted because my teeth were overcrowded. As far as I know, a lot of orthodontists take out premolars to create space. But for some reason my orthodontist took out 2 premolars, 1 molar on my bottom l...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sometimes orthodontists do extract molars if there is very severe crowding of the teeth. In your case, as you said there was severe crowding. Now you have space present where the molars where previously present and hence you are unable to chew properly. Is your second mol...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options to close the gap between the upper front teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am getting married in six months and looking to go for an orthodontic brace treatment for teeth gap. Can I start it here and continue this treatment under another doctor's supervision in a new country if it takes longer?  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly upload an image of the gap that you need to get corrected. There are a few possibilities that will solve your issue in a week. Orthodontic treatment might need more than six months approximately to a year, but everthing depends upon the space in between. S...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

What could be the painful nodule between canine and premolar while having braces?

Query: Hello doctor, I got braces last year as there were spaces between my teeth. For the last 10 days, I noticed a nodule coming out behind the braces between canine and premolar on the left side of the mandible. It is painful only while brushing when the bristles rub against it. Before this, around 1...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. See, as per your details, it seems to be gingival polyp due to irritation from braces. But you are saying it is turning pale so it can be lipoma also. I request you to please send a good clinical picture and tell me some more details regarding the nodule to confirm...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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