Getting your braces tightened can cause pain and soreness for a few days. The discomfort shouldn’t be as bad as when you first got your braces on. After…

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The biggest risk of leaving braces on for years is the damage caused by dental plaque. Unless a patient is especially meticulous with their oral hygiene, eventually, their…

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The glue goes on to your teeth clear. … It’s not very noticeable, but you may find that, over time, the glue starts to discolor or turn slightly…

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If charged individually, or if you have moved and are getting your braces taken off by another doctor, the cost of having braces removed will typically be around…

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So certainly braces will work for an 18-year-old. … There are so many different forms of orthodontic treatment available to you – from metal braces to Invisalign –…

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Orthodontic expanders do pretty much what the name suggests. They expand, or widen, your child’s jaw or palate, making room for all their adult teeth to grow in…

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Typically, 1-3 weeks. Some patients need longer, but not usually longer than 6 months. Sometimes the bones in your mouth just take longer to adjust and need time…

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The spacers are taken out before your braces are put on. The braces don’t hurt like the spacers; in fact, when the spacers are removed, it feels so…

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Spacers are usually painful, although pain relievers can alleviate the pain if needed. Depending on the placement of the patient’s teeth, spacers may not hurt when first applied,…

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It is ideal for spacers to stay in for at least three days and up to one week prior to band placement. This ensures that there is adequate…

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