Category Archives: Orthodontics

Dentist Insisting I Get Braces

I’m at my wit’s end. I know I’ll never be able to have a perfect smile, but I was hoping for something at least not humiliating. I have crowns on my two front teeth. They’re over 15 years old and … Continue reading

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The Aftermath of Thumb Sucking

Can you help me? I have a teenager who is still sucking her thumb and now her teeth are protruding quite a bit. She’s starting high school soon and I want her to feel beautiful. But, they’re not just an … Continue reading

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Gum Recession During Braces

I had a problem with gum recession during my braces. This created a black triangle at my gums. Is there a solution for this? Dave Dear Dave, Unfortunately, quite a few patients develop this problem with traditional braces. Many patients … Continue reading

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Do Braces Cause Spots on Teeth?

My mom wants me to get braces. I want to get Invisalign. She says I’d have to give her a good reason to pay the extra for Invisalign. My friend Sydney got braces and when they came off her teeth … Continue reading

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DIY Braces

I’ve got a group of girls in my elementary school class who are doing DIY braces with rubber bands. I know this has to be dangerous, but when I told them that they said that “I didn’t know because I’m … Continue reading

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Dentist Told Me to Go to Orthodontist Not Cosmetic Dentist

I have a gap between my teeth I want to fix with cosmetic dentistry. I’d asked my dentist for a referral but he says that’s a waste of money and I should see an orthodontist. I’m too old for a … Continue reading

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Orthodontist Said Fluorosis Means I Can’t Get Braces

I’m very sad. I grew up in Columbia and became a citizen of the United States about ten years ago. I’ve always wanted to straighten my teeth, but needed to get financially stable first. I am and went to my … Continue reading

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Does an Open Bite REALLY Have to be Fixed?

My dentist wants me to get braces. He insists my open bite needs to be fixed. There’s nothing really wrong with my teeth except for that. Is it really necessary to fix it? I suspect it’s either just for cosmetic … Continue reading

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Is It Possible My Tooth Gap Will Close?

I’m seventeen years old. My teeth are completely straight and healthy except for a small gap between my front teeth. I know that I’ve kind of lucked out in the teeth department but the small gap between the two front … Continue reading

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Smile Club or Professional Orthodontics

I’ve been trying to do save up for orthodontics for a long time. I’m getting close, but just read something about Smile Care Club. It’s a lot less expensive than the orthodontics. Is it okay for me to use that … Continue reading

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