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 had braces and underwent extraction for two upper teeth, but I am planning to get braces again. Would tooth extraction complicate the treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I had braces a couple of years back, and two extractions were performed on my upper teeth, but I did not maintain the braces for long. However, I am planning to get braces again. Would the extracted tooth make getting braces or aligners complicated?  Read Full »


Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are doing well. Retreating a case may be challenging sometimes and sometimes it does not. As you mentioned, two upper teeth were extracted and spaces were closed. Now, based on the current situation, it will be decided how we can proceed further to achieve ...  Read Full »

I am in the last month of my orthodontic treatment. How do I cross-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 icliniq.com. 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 feel my bite is off after removing my retainers, and my upper front incisors are not completely straight. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 and have recently completed Invisalign in person with a trained orthodontist and have been wearing my retainer for just under a week. I have two problems which are concerning me: 1) They are fine to wear for long periods of time, but when I remove them, my bite feels off. I ca...  Read Full »


Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are doing well. Before I answer your queries, I would like to know a few things. 1) When was the scan for retainers done? During the last aligner set or after the last set protocol was over? 2) Did you keep wearing the last aligners till your retainers were ...  Read Full »

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 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 j...  Read Full »

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