Yes, if you don't, then your teeth may begin to move into undesired positions.
Please call the office as soon as possible.
If it is sticking out the back of the tube too far, you can push on it with a pencil eraser and it may slide back into the tube. You can also cut it with a fingernail clipper or call the office and we will schedule an appointment for you.
You can place it above the little tube on the molar or tuck it under the tube. If is it making the tissue around your tooth sore, please call the office.
If it is not bothering you, you can wait until your next appointment. If it is causing a problem, please call the office to schedule an appointment.
If it's not bothering you, you can wait until your next scheduled appointment. If it is causing a problem call the office and we can schedule an appointment for you.
Yes, we treat many people who are missing teeth. In some cases we can close the spaces and in other cases we will move the teeth so that an esthetic prosthetic replacement can be used to replace the missing tooth or teeth.
Yes, you are not limited in what you can play. If you play a brass instrument, you can use the plastic strips that we use for many of the sports to protect your lips.
Hockey and football require full mouthguards. If you use the boil and mold type, do not suck in on them when you fit them to your mouth; heat them up and let them set in your mouth. For basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball, softball, and teens we have plastic...
It does not hurt at all to have braces put on your teeth. You may experience some soreness the first few days you have them on because your teeth are starting to move. If they are sore, treat it like a headache with ibuprofin, tylenol, or aspirin.