Teeth Alignment

Problems with teeth alignment and jaw length discrepancies can result in malocclusion or improper bites. Teeth alignment problems can result from hereditary and environmental factors. Braces are used to straighten crooked teeth.

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I ordered a set of aligners to correct my smile. Will it help?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to make sure my treatment is safe. I ordered aligners, and they came in with how they will change my smile. I want to make sure it is safe for my teeth. I was given a treatment plan, and I would like to show you how it will fix my teeth, but I want to make sure it is safe and c...  Read Full »


Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not advisable to get any changes done by any appliances without the supervision or guidance of a certified orthodontist. Please make sure you are getting your treatment progress monitored. Thank you.   Read Full »

Can teeth be aligned without using the traditional braces method?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a canine milk tooth in the upper set of teeth that did not fall on time. So another canine tooth came behind it. I did not notice it first, and it was not causing any issues. Then the root of the milk tooth started losing its grip, and I had to get it removed. The actual canine ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ranjitha Thiyagarajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most traditional way to correct your smile is the braces that are placing wires around your teeth. But since you are not comfortable with braces, there is another way to correct the smile. It is called invisible braces or clear aligners, which will be invisible, a...  Read Full »

I have an underbite and my lower teeth are crooked. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 18-year-old female. My upper teeth look nice, but I have an underbite and crooked lower teeth. My jaw gets numb from time to time because I do not close my jaw completely, as my gums behind the third molar hits the upper molar teeth. The gums have molded to the size of my upper m...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakshana Devi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.The lingual placement of mandibular teeth have caused the gums irritation and numbness. At your age, you can do orthodontic treatment. Kidnly take an orthopantamogram and verify the condition of teeth. And then go for orthodontic appliances. Orthodontic treatment takes...  Read Full »

Both sides of my teeth do not come in contact with biting. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, About 2.5 years ago I put extreme pressure on my back teeth by mistake, and they are now slightly pushed into my gums. Just a week ago, I noticed my upper right wisdom tooth and the tooth next to it were growing a bit crooked, so I decided to move them back myself gradually. I started get...  Read Full »


Dr. Tinu Thampy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel you have to get a full check up done of your upper and lower jaw. Upper right wisdom tooth erupts between 17 to 25 years. But, if there is no space for it to erupt then they come out crooked. Pain can also result if the wisdom tooth is not erupting in the normal pa...  Read Full »

What happens if braces are placed for protruded teeth without extraction?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old, and I had irregularly arranged teeth and protruded upper teeth. I had braces without extraction. Now, my first premolars and canines flared up. Should I go for extraction and then put on braces again to correct my teeth arrangement? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Disha Kandi Yermal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have gone through your query and attachments (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity).Yes, there is flaring of teeth. This is due to excess tooth material than the available space to pull the teeth into proper alignment. Space can be created by extract...  Read Full »

I noticed recently that one of my middle teeth is out of line. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I just got my braces off a few days ago, and I have been wearing my top retainer faithfully. I got a fixed retainer on the bottom front teeth, but they are only glued on by the two ends, not on each tooth. I noticed recently that one of the middle tooth is out of line from the rest, bu...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you described the lower retainer is fixed to only two teeth, the other teeth are free to move forward or rotate. It is common in such cases that the teeth do tend to move back to their previous positions. I would recommend you make an appointment with the orthodonti...  Read Full »

Is it possible to correct crowded teeth without extraction?

Query: Hello doctor, My son has crowded upper and lower teeth. So, I have been to two orthodontists yesterday, and I got different opinions from both of them. One said we do not need to remove any teeth, however, his upper teeth will come little forward and will not cause much deformation in his face. The...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your state of confusion. I have seen the x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It can be quite difficult to decide. So, I will give you information about both line of orthodontic treatments and the reason behind them. Your son has mild ...  Read Full »

My upper teeth are protruding. Does it require braces again?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been wearing braces on my upper teeth for two years to fix the gap due to the extraction of an extra teeth between my incisors. Now I have noticed that my upper teeth are slightly protruding and I cannot close my mouth. Now, my orthodontist is asking me to get braces on lower tee...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. When treating with braces, it is usually a good practice to put them on both arches, upper and lower despite the apparent need for minor changes or few teeth in one arch. This is because as the teeth are aligned and moved in one arch, their relative position changes with ...  Read Full »

I have milk teeth at 20 years. Will permanent teeth erupt on removing them?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. My milk teeth or primary teeth did not fall still. Those teeth are a little bit shaky now. If I get it removed, will I get new permanent teeth?  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Over-retained milk teeth till the age of 20 years must have caused misalignment and impaction of your permanent teeth.First of all, you should get a panoramic x-ray done to check whether the permanent teeth buds are present under the milk teeth. If yes, then it has to be ...  Read Full »

Does using a removable cross expander help resolve crossbite?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a crossbite problem. I would like to cure it. What should I do? I have read about removable palate expander. Can it be the solution for my problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Geethanjali Sadasivam

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Crossbite can occur in the front teeth as well as back teeth or even sometimes due to variation in the jaw development. Also, the severity of cross bite that is, the number of teeth involved depends on the success of the treatment.Only a removable appliance could not be e...  Read Full »

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