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How late is too late for teeth to fall out?

I took my 14-year-old kid to the dentist for a check-up, and it turns out that her upper baby canines have never fallen out. Uh, now what? [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on Jul 12, 2016 - 31 answers

Not happy with teeth after braces. What should I do?

I had both invisalign and braces because invisalign did not correct all of the problems, especially the 2 upper front teeth so I had to wear braces for about 3 months. I was done with braces about 2 months ago and I've been wearing a set of retainers every night. I've noticed that my teeth tend to shift pretty quickly that it feels tight when I put on my retainer every night. Also, there's a tiny gap between 1 of the front teeth and the retainer. It's almost as if the tooth cannot touch the retainer. Is that normal? This is a picture of how my teeth look currently. They do not look bad but one of the upper front teeth isn't very straight and it bothers me. Those of you who have had experience with braces, what do you think I should do? If I go back to the orthodontist, is it likely that I will be charged? Thank you for your time!
posted by missybitsy on Jun 17, 2014 - 13 answers

Oral surgery and braces or wait-and-see?

I need help deciding whether to opt for oral surgery and braces for my child, or to take a wait-and-see approach. [more inside]
posted by Big Chief Little Pants on Dec 5, 2013 - 19 answers

Should I get teeth extracted, or do I keep them?

My orthodontist wants me to get rid of 4 premolar teeth before giving me braces. Googling tells me this is very common, but is it just an easy fix for them, or really a basic part of the process? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Mar 4, 2013 - 34 answers

Brace yourself!

When you had braces, did your orthodontist want to replace your wires a week before taking your braces off? Or is this a ploy to prolong treatment? [more inside]
posted by Sutekh on Nov 1, 2012 - 15 answers

Insurance for braces

Our 10 yr old needs braces. Should we buy ortho insurance? What kind? Use medical reimbursement plan? Combination of insurance and medical reimbursement? Is AFLAC a good plan to go with? [more inside]
posted by I'm Doing the Dishes on Apr 27, 2012 - 2 answers

Orthodontic fearmongering?

Is my new dentist trying to convince me to get braces unnecessarily? Lots more agonizing inside! [more inside]
posted by easy, lucky, free on Jan 15, 2012 - 14 answers

Finding a new orthodontist for my braces

I left Chicago without finishing up my braces (there really is no way I can go back due to the violence and stalking issues I had back there). I am now looking for a new orthodontist who will finish up my braces or at least remove them in LA. But I heard it's really expensive to get a new orthodontist. How should I go about getting one that I can afford?
posted by kopi on Dec 23, 2011 - 9 answers

getting my teeth right back where they started from...

How do I get my teeth BACK IN LINE?! I miss my straight teeth! [more inside]
posted by lovelygirl on Apr 1, 2011 - 13 answers

Recommendations for an orthodontist in Chicago?

ChicagoFilter: recommendations for an orthodontist in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by fuzzygerdes on Feb 7, 2011 - 1 answer

Help me summon the courage to get my jaw/tooth/bite/TMJ problems sorted out.

Help me summon the courage to get my jaw/tooth/bite/TMJ problems sorted out. More inside, of course. [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Dec 30, 2009 - 16 answers

I need a good orthodontist in Toronto.

Can someone recommend a good orthodontist in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by jmmpangaea on May 29, 2009 - 3 answers

Can you recommend an Invisalign doc in SF/SJ?

I'm thinking about getting Invisalign to help correct my bite. [more inside]
posted by doubtful_guest on Apr 11, 2009 - 9 answers

Orthodontist recommendations in New York City?

Orthodontist recommendations in New York City? [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Sep 20, 2008 - 1 answer

What happens if you go to jail with braces on your teeth?

What happens if you go to jail with braces on your teeth? [more inside]
posted by melodykramer on Mar 16, 2008 - 6 answers

How can I resolve a dispute with my orthodontist?

Do I have any recourse if my orthodontist has been carrying out a bogus treatment plan for the last year? [more inside]
posted by pizzazz on Nov 12, 2007 - 11 answers

Korean office-warming present?

What's a good office-warming present for an office full of Korean people? [more inside]
posted by phaedrus441 on Nov 20, 2006 - 13 answers

Can you recommend a dentist, orthodontist in los angeles or santa monica?

Can anyone recommend a dentist and orthodontist in Los Angeles or Santa Monica? [more inside]
posted by mam on Apr 24, 2006 - 6 answers

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