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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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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Is it possible to correct misaligned teeth by wearing invisible aligners?

Query: Hi. I had braces when I was 20. It's been 4 years since i removed the braces. The problems with my teeth now are 1. I didn't worn my retainers for six months(I've used it only for a month) My bad! 2. During my treatment my dentist puts the elastic band in one side of my upper teeth for two month. T...  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, I understand your concern. Relapse (misaligned and protruded teeth) can be corrected by wearing braces again. However, invisible aligners are ideal for minor corrections only. Since your previous retainers fit you now, the relapse should be minor and can be corrected by wearing invisible ali...  Read Full »

Can I do anything to help treatment with braces progress faster?

Query: Hello! I am almost 19 years old and have had braces for nearly a year. (It was a late start, but I have a collagen deficiency and so I didn't have a problem with the expander or with the rearrangement.) Unfortunately for me, I have a bit of an overbite (I'd estimate it to be just shy of a centim...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to ICLINIQ This is your Dentist. I went through your query, as a Specialit I would like to help you in everyway possible. As you have a collagen deficiency issue although that fascilitates easy realignment of the teeth in arch but also there is lack of strength and they might rel...  Read Full »

What to do about gaps between teeth due to not wearing retainers?

Query: Hello, Actually I have had my braces for 2.5years and just before lockdown happened I got my braces removed but due to lockdown I was unable to take my retentions from the clinic as it was closed. Now in these phase of 2months there have been some gap between my teeth, so I just wanted to know if a...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to ICLINIQ. This is your Dentist - I went through your query , and very sorry to learn about the issue . As a Specialist , I would recommend you to get the retainer as soon as possible. As it will be correcting the gaps you are facing right now. As its an orthodontic correction not...  Read Full »

Can you get braces if you have baby teeth?

Query: im a 14 year old child . My concern is that i only have 24 set of teeth , 1 is growing at the back but i only have 13 baby teeth and 11 are permanent teeth . To be add on , i have doubling rows since three years back, and have gotten it out last year but it is still hasnt come back to its place bec...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to ICLINIQ This is your Dentist - First of all you will be needing an OPG, its a full mouth view xray , extraction of the decidious teeths as found in the Xray will be done. Now its turn to see where those impacted permanent tooths are present . Hopefully they will errupt a bit l...  Read Full »

Will a general dentist be able to replace braces and do filling?

Query: Hi doctor, I have fillings on the buccal surface of some of my upper incisors and regular metal braces attached currently. I believe when I chewed some crackers one of my fillings got loosened. I can feel pain and sensation from exposure to water. However, as my braces are still attached I cannot tr...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Menon

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have to visit your orthodontist first. The filling has to be replaced soon and it should not be delayed. It might be possible for the orthodontist himself to fill the cavity without removing the braces. If not, then he can remove them and put a new archwire. General d...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to extract four teeth before orthodontic treatment?

Query: Good morning My daughter (12 years) has high canines. The Orthodontist advised to extract 4 teeth before we start the treatment. I would like a second opinion to know if it is really necessary and if necessary which teeth bcs I read that the opinion differ to which teeth to extract especially in gi...  Read Full »


Dr. Disha Kandi Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist, Naturopathy Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq, I have gone through your attachment and query, and I appreciate your efforts of taking images. After reviewing X ray image of lateral cephalogram, there is proclination of upper and lower anteriors, highly placed canines and yes moreover there is crowding of upper and low...  Read Full »

Why have I developed crossbite after ortho treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had braces before two years. During that time, I had a jaw expander for my upper teeth as they were too crowded. I was wondering if my dentist is giving me false information because she is scared as she will ruin my teeth. From my picture¬†the lip piercing side is my left side and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. By looking at the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems that the tooth is slightly tilted. It is definitely due to the pulling force of the elastics to close the spaces and bring the teeth into alignment. The slight inward tilt is normal in the...  Read Full »

Why do I feel that both sides of my teeth do not contact properly after wearing retainers?

Query: hi can u please help me ? I recently got my braces off and got my retainer about a week later I started realizing that my bite was a bit weird before I got my retainer which is the waiting time for my retainer I realized that when i bite both sides of my teeth do not come in contact at the same time...  Read Full »


Dr. Disha Kandi Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist, Naturopathy Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.Com, As per your description you having improper occlusal contacts. I want to ask about how is the fit of your retainer? is it fitting properly? In most of the cases it is just the feeling of patients that they feel some different contacts during biting. It will get co...  Read Full »

How to fix gap in bottom teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have braces on at the moment and my orthodontist says I can get them off in four to five months. I think it looks okay for the most part but the thing that bothers me is this small gap in the bottom half of my front teeth. I have asked my orthodontist about this and she said that it...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your orthodontist is correct. The gaps at the bottom of the teeth are due to the shape of the teeth. Although very minor in your case, there are cases with much more apparent gaps. The treatment for this is to get reshaping of your teeth done or by gettin...  Read Full »

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