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 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


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 »

Will deep bite affect lower and upper jaw development?

Query: I am 23 years old male. I used to have normal dental bite,but, somehow i am having deep bite.( maybe, due to excessive grinding or weak gum) . I want some answers regarding deep bite. 1 ) Will deep bite affect my facial development? like lower and upper jaw development.. 2) Is having deep bite m...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello , Welcome to ICLINIQ This is your Dentist - I went through your query . Am very sorry for your inconvenience . As a Specialist am here to help you. Sir ,Deep bite is a malocclution in which the upper front teeth excessively overlap the bottom front teeth . Deep bite may impact the facial...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to wear retainers the entire day?

Query: I have finished wearing my braces and now I'm wearing my retainer. It has been maybe a year or 2 since I started wearing them. And my orthodontist told me to wear my retainer once every 2 days. What do I do if I feel like the retainer is tighter than usual? Do I need to wear full 24/7 for a couple o...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to ICLINIQ This is your Dentist - I went through your query, am very soory for your inconvenience . As a Specialist am here to help you. Tight retainers means your tooth is shifting or may be you have recently got yhe retainer activated by your Dentist. If the first option is wha...  Read Full »

Which is better to correct space between teeth, Invisalign or retainer?

Query: Hi doctor, I got braces off five years ago and hardly wore my retainer. I have a permanent retainer on two of my front teeth. Now, I have horrible overjet, spacing between canines and two front teeth and crowding on the bottom. Will I need braces? Or can I get Invisalign or even a better retainer? T...  Read Full »

Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There seems to have been a significant relapse of orthodontic treatment in the post treatment phase, which is not possible to solve though retainers alone (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Retainers are passive and cannot provide much of tooth movement by ...  Read Full »

How can overbite be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I have currently researched the issue and symptoms of overbites in humans. I do think I fit in that category and was wondering if to correct this problem I would need jaw surgery. I have had braces for 3 years and have seen results but not to my preference. That treatment is over and...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. As a specialist I would like to help you. Overbite is also known as deep bite. Upper jaw covers the lower jaw. Mostly due to proclined upper jaw. Normal orthodontic treatment solves the problem. But if the lower jaw is shorter (identified ...  Read Full »

Will my facial asymmetry get corrected if I treat my protruding front teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17-year-male. My upper teeth are fowarded jet than lower teeth although my face looks normal. Only when I smile it looks weird because of my teeth, also my side profile looks straight from the top of head to the upper lip and from the upper lip to chin the it gets bend almost l...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As I went through your query, I understood you have a proclined upper anterior tooth leading to overjet. Also, malocclusion leading to different shapes of the lower jaw when seen sideways. You need an orthodontic treatment to correct all these issues. We need to c...  Read Full »

How to correct edge to edge contact in front tooth and hairline crack in tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have my upper and lower jaw front end teeth with edge to edge contact. And I have my lower front teeth with hairline crack and I am getting sensitivity and little pain. Is it possible to keep a clip at this position? What will be the procedure and my lower premolars are bending towa...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need an orthodontic treatment to correct the edge to edge bite. The treatment may continue up to a year or more. The fractured tooth if reaches the pulp chamber it might need an extraction, and if not it will need root canal procedure. The extent of fracture wil...  Read Full »

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