Braces for Those with Periodontal Disease: Is It Possible?
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.
But having periodontal disease will not stop you from getting braces as long as your periodontal disease is fully controlled by your dentist or periodontist. This means you are getting regular treatment and cleanings. Once you get clearance from your dentist or periodontist, then you can begin orthodontic treatment.
More Braces Video FAQS?
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
Can I Whiten My Teeth While Wearing Braces?
One of the most common questions people have for orthodontists is whether they can whiten their teeth while wearing braces. The answer is, yes and no. Confused? In this video, Diamond Braces orthodontist Dr. Jacy Papasikos explains!
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 Invisalign Treatment Expand the Dental Arch?
The answer is Yes and No. Invisalign treatment does not have a large amount of potential to expand the dental arch, only by 1 or 2 millimeters. However, it really depends on the amount of constriction. In cases where a large amount of expansion is necessary, it would require surgery.
Can Invisalign Aligners Extrude Teeth?
Invisalign aligners are not the best appliance to use for something like extrusion. In fact, braces are much better when it comes to extrusion, so in most cases, orthodontists will start with metal braces, then move on to Invisalign clear aligners after the extrusion has been completed.
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 Eat Ice Cream With Braces On?
Especially when patients first begin their orthodontic braces treatment, they may be wondering about which foods to eat and which to avoid. In this video, Diamond Braces treatment coordinator Elina Shnayderman lets you know about eating ice cream with braces .
Can Invisalign Treatment Fix High Canines?
Many people are unhappy with the position of their canines. This is a common dental misalignment issue — if the teeth are too crowded coming in, the canines may grow in too high, crowded out by other teeth.
Can Braces Cause Bad Breath?
Nobody likes bad breath, but are your braces to blame? Not exactly.
Can Invisalign Treatment Upright Molars?
The molar is a very broad and large tooth, and Invisalign aligners would have a difficult time making any movement that would not be considered slight. If the case only requires slight movement, it can be attempted with Invisalign treatment. However, for anything more involved, it would be better to start with metal braces and then install Invisalign aligners to complete treatment.
Can My General Dentist Remove My Braces?
Your general dentist is a licensed professional: can they remove your braces? Legally, yes: your general dentist is capable and authorized to remove your braces. In this video, Diamond Braces orthodontist Dr. Arianna Papasikos explains why it’s preferable to see a licensed orthodontist for braces removal.
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