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  • Can Braces cause severe headaches and sore throats?

    My 13 year old granddaughter has braces, and everytime she goes to the orthodonist for tightening or adding rubberbands she experiences extreme headaches and now she has a severe soar throat. Is this common?

  • Why is my jaw popping and locking?

    It has been a day since my orthodontist has had me put my rubber bands in a box shape from canine to canine and moller to moller on each side. Is it normal for my jaw to either lock or pop when I chew and/or move my jaw around? I am scared to eat...

  • How many hours a day should I be wearing my hawley retainer?

    Hi! I am a thirteen year old female and I just got my braces off after having them for 19 months. I received a standard hawley retainer for my top and bottom teeth. My problem is, I have a TERRIBLE lisp with it, but my orthodontist told me I had...

  • Can i have just braces,teeth removed or will i need an operation?Thanks.

    Hi any information will be very much appreciated. I went to the dentist years ago for a brace but they sent me to an orthodontist who told me I would need a brace for a year then an operation on my jaw then a brace for another year or two. This...

  • The wire in my braces is turned.

    I got my wires adjusted a couple weeks ago. A few nights ago I felt something make a "pop" sound in my mouth. I was afraid i had broken my wire, so I started checking to make sure everything was okay. When I tried to close my mouth, my teeth...

  • Adult molar extracted, no money to go back to dentist that performed it and need any advice.

    I had a large cavity on an adult #15 molar, with most of the top broken off. Three weeks ago it sent a stinging/tingling pain up to my brain and made me feel cold from the inside out. Couldn't get to a dentist yet so I went to the ER and they...

  • Could early braces removal be for docs convenience?

    My son got braces about a year ago. About 4 months ago, his ortho announced she was retiring and would be finishing up the handful of patients she was seeing first, working out of another dentists office once a week. Last appointment she said that...

  • What are these bumps on my bottom lip??

    I have 1-2 bumps in each corner of my bottom lip. They are small and painless. I only noticed them when I was looking very closely in the mirror. They are color of my lip but it looks like if I squeezed they would pop like a pimple. What are these...

  • Braces and extractions of premolars

    Hey okay so I'm thinking about getting braces but here's the problem.... Okay so on my upper teeth I only have 2 premolars instead of 4 ... The problem is that the 2 that I have are baby teeth and also on my upper teeth on the front where my...

  • What is a dental term meaning

    My mother just died recently (aged 96) and wanted to have on her headstone that she had all her own teeth. The only tasteful way to do this is through vocabulary. Please help. Thank you

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