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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 co...  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

I am concerned about the removal of a front tooth of my daughter as advised by the orthodontist for teeth straightening. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,My orthodontist advised the removal of the front lower teeth to segregate the alignment. I would like to send you the photographs. Kindly suggest if it is necessary.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Removing one tooth from the lower arch according to the orthodontist may correct the problem. But, it can only get worse. The patient has a condition called class II division 2 malocclusion where her upper front teeth are inclined toward...  Read Full »

I do not wear my twin block appliance during meals. How long should I wear it?

Query: Hello doctor,How much longer will I need to wear a twin block appliance if I do not wear it only while eating meals compared to wearing it the whole day? I do not engage in contact sports or swimming, but I brush my teeth at least three times a day.Thank you  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to blocks are removable appliances used to correct the position of the lower jaw. They maintain the jaw in a forward position, forcing the muscles to stretch and adapt to the new alignment. For faster muscle adaptation, it is important to wear the appliance consistentl...  Read Full »

How do I check if my teeth are correctly aligned?

Query: Hello doctor, I am in the last month of my orthodontic treatment and wanted to check if my teeth are properly aligned before removing the braces. I am not satisfied with the treatment and wanted to check my tooth alignment. How do I cross-check if my teeth are correctly aligned?  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to An important assessment to check the alignment of the teeth is self-assessment. You should check yourself in the mirror and see the various features, such as how your teeth look and how your smile looks now, and compare them with how they used to look before the trea...  Read Full »

I have had braces for over five years, which seem to damage my teeth. How to fix it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had braces for over five years, which seem to be damaging my teeth. I want to know my current condition and how to fix it. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Based on the current stage photo (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), you have canted occlusion, meaning one side of the teeth is at a different horizontal level than the other side of the same ja...  Read Full »

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