Can I Wear Retainers Rather Than Braces?
The answer is YES and NO.
In instances of very minor tooth movement, retainers can be worn to close small gaps. However, in cases where there is more extreme crowding or other presenting orthodontic conditions, braces are a better option for alignment. Therefore, while retainers can fix small problems, the majority of people would need braces to achieve ideal alignment.
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Can I Get an Implant With Braces?
The answer is yes, you can. Some patients that come to us are missing teeth or have lost some teeth with space in their mouths. Sometimes with braces
How Can I Brush My Teeth With Braces?
The most important thing aspect to keep in mind when brushing with braces is to spend enough time doing it — a minimum of 2 minutes two to three time
Can I Have Braces While Pregnant?
The answer is yes, it’s ok. However, there are a few things to watch out for. While pregnant, your gums can get even more inflamed than usual due
Why Do I Need Retainers After Braces?
Yes, you need to wear retainers after removing braces. Without retainers, your teeth will start moving back to an incorrect position. v
Can You Wear Braces with Crowns?
Some patients come into the Diamond Braces office wanting orthodontic care but are worried about whether braces work with their dental crowns. Diamon
Can I Get Braces With a Missing Tooth?
Missing a tooth? It’s a normal condition! You can still get braces – in this video, Diamond Braces orthodontist Dr. Jason Berk explains more.
Can I Join the Military If I Have Braces?
Are you interested in straightening your teeth before enlisting in the military? Here’s what you need to know! In this video, Diamond Braces Treatment Coordinator Elayna Shaynsbgerner explains what you need to know about orthodontic care and military service.
Can Braces Cause Bad Breath?
Nobody likes bad breath, but are your braces to blame? Not exactly.
Can I Make Fake Braces at Home?
No, you cannot make fake braces at home. You might be surprised, but this is a fairly common question in orthodontist offices. People often ask about making fake braces, either for a Halloween costume or a photoshoot, or they actually want to try to straighten their teeth without going to the orthodontist’s office.
How Visible Are Ceramic Braces?
Ceramic braces are a less conspicuous treatment option when compared to metal braces. You can see metal braces on teeth just as you can see on the mo
Can Someone With Periodontal Disease Get Braces?
Many adult orthodontic patients will have some form of periodontal disease. That simply means that the teeth are not anchored to the bone as strong as one would like them to be.