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What happens if retainers aren’t worn after mouth braces have been removed?

Q: What happens if retainers aren’t worn after mouth braces have been removed? A: The teeth might move. It is advisable to wear your retainer and if you lost it, please have another appliance made a.s.a.p.

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Gums painful and swollen after getting braces

Q: I just got braces Monday October 1, 2012 and they are hurting. What can I do to take the pain away? I have never had braces. My gums are very sensitive. They are swollen too. So please help. A:

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Can one continue with orthodontics despite periodontal disease?

Q: I have been newly diagnosed with periodontal disease. My pockets range from 2 to 4. I am currently in orthodontics; my orthodontist is now very conservative with moving my teeth. I have a severe overjet that causes daily headaches.

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Is periodontal surgery safe for children?

Q: Is periodontal surgery safe for children? A: Absolutely, if they need it. We do laser procedures on kids before braces. We also do what we call frenectomies (removal of excess gums attachments) and some gum removal if the teeth

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Getting Braces after Receding Gum Surgery

Q: How long do you have to wait after getting a receding gum surgery to get braces? A: Depending on the goals of the surgical procedure, the wait time can vary from 4 weeks to 3 months. If a secondary

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