Thursday, April 16, 2009

I want my teeth straightened without braces or invisalign.?

Is this possible, is there any type of surgery or procedure to move teeth into their correct positions, a few of my teeth are slightly awkward but not by much, enough to bother me though. I want perfect teeth.

I want my teeth straightened without braces or invisalign.?
No. You could have someone punch you in the mouth and see how far that moves them, but thats really about your only option other than braces or invisalign.
Reply:Yes, %26quot;instant orthodontics%26quot; AKA %26quot;veneers%26quot; can be used if the crowding isn%26#039;t too severe
Reply:You would have to have braces or invisalign. Surgery is only an option if you just want to remove teeth. They can%26#039;t straighten a tooth out with surgery because it would be too traumatic to the root. You can however get porcelain veneers to replace the crooked teeth. They would shave the teeth down to nubs and put the veneer over it. I think it%26#039;s really expensive though and there can be complications.
Reply:Oral veneers lotsa cash though just ---get braces
Reply:These are your only 2 choices. There is another system that is like invisalign but I haven%26#039;t heard about it for a while Rather than having braces on the outside of the teeth, this appliance sits inside
Reply:well u can get Veeners but they are ex-pen-sive

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Is brushing your teeth too often bad? please help!?

Okay i just got braces about 4 days ago. The ortho said to make sure I brush my teeth after each meal. They gave me 2 b4 and after pictures. one is of a person who didnt clean their teeth well and the other is someone who cleaned them well while they had braces. The one who didnt brush right permanent damage %26amp; it was gross. The other person had beautiful perfect teeth.

I was talking to someone today who said brushing too often is bad bc it can wear away your that true?

Has anyone recently got their braces off?---any damage?

Thank you!

Is brushing your teeth too often bad? please help!?
brushing too much for years and years (like 20 or more) is bad, brushing after every meal and even more when you have on braces is GOOD!

don%26#039;t worry about it for the few years you have on your braces.

also, you DO want to brush your gums and teeth, not just your teeth. a little of the brush on the gums and a little on the teeth. otherwise you will get gingivitis.

however do not SCRUB your gums, just to gentle vibrations.

good luck!
Reply:ur fine. ull b ok. i had braces and brushed twice a day and i survived
Reply:dont brush your gums and u should be fine.
Reply:I don%26#039;t think so- it might be bad on your toothbrush though :)
Reply:You won%26#039;t have any teth left if you brush too much
Reply:well you should always follow what your doctors say but brushing them too much can wear down both your enamel and make your gums irritated.
Reply:Okay as long as you brush correctly. Do not erode your gums. Brush the teeth near the gums carefully.
Reply:there is nothing wrong with brushing your teeth often!

just dont scrub your gums like crazy..if they start beeding then you%26#039;ve got some problems lol
Reply:do brush them as u were told , its important

the person who told u it was bad is also correct however u will be ok as long as u don%26#039;t brush them too hard and use a soft tooth brush
Reply:i dont have braces, but i dont think brushing your teeth will wear away your gums. thats sounds silly. just listen to your doctor, and brush after meals, thats all. GOOD LUCK.
Reply:You can errode your enamel doing it too much, plus you can make your gums recede and that%26#039;s bad b/c if your roots are exposed they will be very sensitive
Reply:Brush throughly and gently. Don%26#039;t damage your gums.

I never had braces, so I can%26#039;t answer that part.
Reply:when i had them i brushed my teeth either once at night or in the morning and night and my teeth came out really nice but overbrushing wont hurt
Reply:Yes. It%26#039;s true.

No. I don%26#039;t really have any damage.

And I believe that you will only wear away at your gums if you brush your gums. If you just brush your teeth and swipe a little bit by your gums then you shouldn%26#039;t have anything to worry about.
Reply:no ull be fine

im getting mine off in two weeks :D looking forward to it but a little scared
Reply:Yes, it is bad for your teeth and can cause gum diease for your gums...
Reply:no thats definitely not tru i had my braces on for 4 years. and i brushed my teeth 3 times a day and sometimes even more. i brushed after every food i ate my teeth turned out perfectly fine and now wear %26amp; tear on my gums :-D
Reply:Normally brushing too much can erode your gums (it happened to me and now my teeth are way longer than they should be and at danger of falling out), but with braces you can%26#039;t really get as close to the gums anyway. And your teeth can get really badly stained if you don%26#039;t brush the right way when you have braces. I still think it%26#039;s quality over quantity though. I wouldn%26#039;t brush more than 3 times a day but make sure you%26#039;re doing it right!
Reply:no it is not true not doing it often enough is bad


Reply:My friend is a dental assistant and she actually told me she%26#039;s had many patients come in that had brushed way too often. Their gums were not in the best shape and were having a hard time healing. Brushing your teeth after meals is great, but she says to be careful, by not brushing your teeth/gums too hard. You%26#039;ll probably be ok with brushing your teeth about 3 times a day, maybe 4.
Reply:brushing ur teeth to much can wear down the gums... i just got my braces off and i only brushed twice a day nd i was fun my teeth just wasnt as white as they were b4.

the site gives u some pointers on brushing and flossing
Reply:Just do what your ortho reccomends. Use a soft toothbrush so you don%26#039;t hurt your gums.
Reply:yes, you can brush too hard, and do damage to your teeth. My mom was a fanatic about brushing her teeth, rinsing and flossing... we were all shocked when she had to have a root canal.

Its caused by long term hard brushing...its not the pressure on the tooth that gets it clean, its the throrough coverage that gets the cra* off.
Reply:I%26#039;m not a dentist but I know that brushing your teeth with rough bristles- the wrong way can damage your gums and cause your gumline to drop. Definitely try to brush your teeth in the morning and the night, and after every meal when your wearing braces. Try to avoid foods that really leave stuff stuck in your gums like corn and apples. Use soft or medium bristles and floss regularly once you get the braces off. I wore braces a long time ago and never suffered any damage. I also wore a retainer and it worked great. Getting braces was well worth the aesthetic and to maintain healthy teeth.
Reply:you cant brush ur teeth too much, ecpecially it braces
Reply:Brushing plenty times is good for you.

Just make sure you aren%26#039;t brushing too hard and make sure you are not brushing the gums.

The gums are not teeth.

But always listen to you%26#039;re orthodontist.
Reply:Brushing your teeth too often, if done properly, will no do you harm, if anything, your teeth will be cleaner. But you have to do it carefully and the right way, with the right soft-bristled toothbrush, making sure you don%26#039;t brush too hard or too rough. I also recommend that you brush with toothpaste that doesn%26#039;t have harsh ingredients. Therabreath toothgel has aloe vera which is nature%26#039;s tissue soother. It is great for the gums and sensitive teeth. It doesn%26#039;t have Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, a harsh detergent found in most toothpastes that can cause canker sores. It also has OXYD-8 which is a powerful oxygenator that effectively attacks and neutralizes the volatile sulfurous compounds that cause bad breath odors and bitter tastes. It goes perfectly with Therabreath Oral Rinse, which is non alcoholic and has oxyd 8 as well. These are very gentle products and great for use if you brush all the time. Get more info at
Reply:brush twice , more important in the nights. After every meal garggle.

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Teeth getting worn down, can not prevent it?

i see people with perfect teeth, but over the years i dont even eat sugar, yet my teeth is getting worn down bit by bit piece by piece.

Teeth getting worn down, can not prevent it?
...a little wear and tear is normal,. the %26quot;perfect%26quot; Hollywood whiter-than-white-smiley-white teeth isn%26#039;t natural, if you clean / floss regularly and visit your dentist regularly then you%26#039;re doing all you can,. relax about this,. or go have the whitening/cap thing done too!?

Reply:You may be clenching or grinding your teeth. You may want to get a nightguard.


Will my teeth look crooked?

I have pretty much close to being perfect teeth they have never been crooked at all...And i was wondering my dentist said i didnt have %26quot;enough%26quot; room for my wisdom teeth and id need them out when i was about 16.

Ok so this is my question

Will my teeth shift to the point of looking bad on the top and bottom?

((I asked this awhile back but i dont think i was clear enough so i%26#039;m asking again..=D))

Will my teeth look crooked?
It might or it might not happen...depends on how big your jaw is..and the ratio between your jaw size to that of your teeth..if your dentist says you will have to have the wisdom teeth out,you probably will have to do so coz they will get impacted-they will not come out fully coz they do not have enough space to-which can lead to a whole lot of other dental to the rest of your teeth getting crooked..there is a small possibility of them getting misaligned when the wisdom teeth erupt..
Reply:Yes, when the come in they can oush your other teeth out of position and you will have a jacked up grill.
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My front two teeth angle out a little....will they fix themselves if i get my wisdom teeth pulled?

I dont have perfect teeth, and It is really embarrasing. I am almost 18, and havent had braces. I am getting my wisdom teeth pulled, and I wanted to know if my other teeth will spread out so my fronts arent so crowded.

My front two teeth angle out a little....will they fix themselves if i get my wisdom teeth pulled?
No, your teeth won%26#039;t move back by themselves once your wisdom teeth are extracted. You%26#039;ll probably need braces to get your teeth straightened. After your extractions are completed, get an orthodontic consult to see about getting your teeth straightened.
Reply:I%26#039;m a dentist.

In short, no, they will not fix themselves should your wisdom teeth be removed.

I%26#039;ll spare you the explanation.....


Gap in front teeth?

I%26#039;m 16 y/o never had braces and always had perfect teeth. Just recently a small gap has come between my two front teeth. I haven%26#039;t got any wisdom teeth yet ( I don%26#039;t think) Will this gap close and is it a good thing to have extra room when wisdom teeth come in? Thanks for all the help!!!

Gap in front teeth?
you can get bondings to fill the gap(white color fillings) or when you get older they can give you crowns that fill the gap...but if your wisdom teeth come in it mat shift your teeth and shift the gap together...go to your dentist and ask him his opinion as can hurt..just asking...good luck..
Reply:i dont think it will close
Reply:It probably will not close up without braces or a retainer.
Reply:most likely the gap will not close since u%26#039;ve already got all of your permanant teeth, that gap has nothing to do with your wisdom teeth, i think(i m a registered dental assistant), see a dentist if u think the gap really bothers u, u have several options, if it%26#039;s my mouth, i would do braces out of all options!
Reply:That%26#039;s a question for your dentist, you should see one at least twice a year.
Reply:I had a pretty big gap when I was a teenager, but slowly, it%26#039;s been growing together. My center teeth just started touching last year when - BAM, my 3-year hits my mouth with his head while jumping in a pool. His head was fine, but it moved one of my teeth back and I had to have it filed so I could close my teeth.

I was told when I was 22 that braces would not have helped, but bonding could be an option.



Reply:Ask your dentist about porcelain veneers. They will close the gap.

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How much of a factor is straight teeth in attraction?

Can you be attractive but have crooked/chipped teeth? I have a bit of an underbite, and my wisdom teeth have made my top row crooked in the front. Additionally, I%26#039;ve had a chipped tooth in the front that was never a big deal before, but now that that particular tooth is pushed out a bit, I%26#039;m more conscious of my smile. I haven%26#039;t had the money to go to an orthodontist yet (but I%26#039;m working on it). I%26#039;ve had plenty of girlfriends, and I have been told that I am a pretty attractive guy... but I can%26#039;t seem to get over the teeth thing.

I look around at all my friends, and they all have very straight, white teeth. I feel like this is the only thing keeping me from truly attracting the women I want to attract, despite all the rest (personality, eyes, whatever other superficial factors play a part in attracting someone). I feel like this is a huge part in that, especially in our American society where perfect teeth seems to be a norm...

How much of a factor is straight teeth in attraction?
Straight teeth is not the only thing women like. There are lots of qualities women look for. If you are generally well-kept in your appearance and grooming, tooth crowding is not that big a deal. Straight teeth are nice and if you find yourself in the position to get them straightened go for it. But don%26#039;t discount yourself on your teeth only. They are only part of the bigger picture. And please smile like you mean it. Covering up your mouth looks like you have something to hide. There%26#039;s nothing more attractive than a genuine smile.
Reply:funny teeth feel better when she gives oral sex can be quite a difference maker with some people. Go find a good dentist and get it fixed...
Reply:I%26#039;ve surely never had a problem with guys with crooked teeth, i%26#039;d surely rather crooked teeth than no teeth- or even worse- BAD BREATH!
Reply:It really depends on the person. For some people, perfect teeth are part of their attraction to a person, for others it doesn%26#039;t matter. The thing is, if you are uncomfortable with your teeth then you should fix them - if you are okay with them then find someone who is attracted to you the way you are.
Reply:I have crooked teeth also but it doesn%26#039;t seem to bother any boys in my school
Reply:You just answered your own question. Teeth matter on an unconscious level and you can prove it to yourself.

Until you get your teeth fixed, you won%26#039;t know what you are missing. Just look at your past track record on who you%26#039;ve been attracting before and then after.

Unconsciously, human beings determine someones overall health for future generations.

So, you do what you feel you need to do.
Reply:i have had not-so-beautiful teeth i am one who looks at teeth a lot. most girls probably wouldnt care. if u have had girlfriends, they must not have cared. but save up ur money and u can get it fixed later on. dont worry about something u cant obtain now. if it makes u feel self concious then fix it. teeth dotn make that much of a difference, people are proabbly used to u the way u r :)
Reply:Relax! If you think its a complex, then I%26#039;ll be! If you are an attractive person with charm, then you shoul;dn%26#039;t worry a lot about your teeth. If a girl really likes you she could %26quot;pass over%26quot; your teeth. Still the best is to go o %26quot;repair%26quot; them, but if you have no money (yet), then you could at least buy some whitening stuff for you teeth, it%26#039;ll make them look nicer, this still you can afford to make them straight and how you would like. Oh, there are some girls who are crazy about white-perfect-straight teeth, but remember90% of the girls would like to have a nice, attractive, charming guy with dredful teeth than an ugly, humorless, antypatic guy with brilliant super-star teeth!
Reply:This is your self image of yourself and not necessarily what others feel. As long as you feel self conscious about yourself, you will project that image to others. It%26#039;s not your teeth that is holding you back it is your self perception. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, if you have a beautiful soul you are beautiful. If it bothers you that much you might want to get them fixed. I have crooked teeth and I want them just the way they are. If I ever get murdered and they are looking for my body they will be able to identify me without a problem. They make me unique. They make me me.
Reply:i never really used to notice a smile for the teeth so much until mine started getting noticed..and now.. i love a good smile, but a good smile does not necessarily mean perfectly straight/white teeth..

i can be with someone with not perfect teeth, but if it is so jacked up that it makes me want to puke at the thought of coming near it.. i think cricked teeth is one thing, but really nasty stained teeth is another thing. it%26#039;s automatically associated with bad hygeine..and now that there are umpteen million kinds of whitening cream out there it%26#039;s like %26quot;dude use it%26quot; when you see someone with NASTY yellow stains.. yeah, it bothers me..and i think it%26#039;s also how it sits on a person.

i was with a guy who had some teeth that were really jacked up on the top..but for some reason it worked for him.. and i liked it..i think mostly b/c it didnt%26#039; bother him

so basicaly what i%26#039; saying.. is have confidence. don%26#039;t be afraid to smile!! the confidence will win you over..
Reply:sorry to say but alot of people judge you based on your smile, girls,jobs,etc... it%26#039;s hard to seem appealing to other people with a bad smile. I am a dental assistant though and they have these things that look like a full set of teeth that you just place over your real teeth and there you have a hollywood smile very inexpensive.
Reply:I really depends on how you smile and what really shows when you do. I think the most important thing is that they are clean and white. It is much easier to look over the crookedness if all else is kept up. Having said that, if they are way jacked up, then I would start saving.
Reply:well good teeth is a definite plus.

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