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Can a doctor first put braces on one jaw, and after a few weeks on another?

Yes, both options are possible: install both systems at once or with an interval of several weeks. It depends on the imbalance of the teeth on the upper and lower jaw. Sometimes the violation on one of the jaws is much stronger, then the best option is to wear only one system for several weeks or even 2-3 months. In each case, the doctor makes a decision based on the situation of the patient. If you install both systems at once, then they will start working simultaneously. If you install one first, then the adaptation process will be easier.

Why do teeth still stick out after braces?

If we talk about the moment of removal of braces, this is impossible. Treatment ends when both the doctor and the patient are completely satisfied with the result. If the dentition is not aligned, the doctor will continue treatment.


The doctor will explain how the treatment will go. If the teeth do not have enough space before treatment, the doctor must calculate how much space can be expanded. If the teeth are large and the jaw is narrow, then you may need to remove a healthy tooth (in severe cases, a few). But this must be foreseen at the stage of examination, before installing the system. In the case when, after the teeth are aligned, the client does not like their shape (until the bite was corrected, their edges didn’t close properly and were washed asymmetrically), this problem is easily solved. The form can be restored using aesthetic fillings.

Braces Removal

  • Removing braces – only after the result is perfect
  • The key to a good result and its maintenance for many years is the implementation of all recommendations during treatment and at the retention stage, attention to oneself and regular visits to the doctor at least once a year.
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  • There is no one tooth and many fillings installed: is it possible to put braces in this case?
  • Fillings, if they are installed efficiently, are not destroyed and there are no new foci of caries, no problem – braces can be installed on such teeth.
  • As for the lack of a tooth, this in itself is not an obstacle to wearing braces, but can affect the treatment tactics. If the tooth was lost a long time ago, most likely, the space between adjacent teeth was reduced. The doctor during the examination should offer one of two options:
  • To close the gap between the teeth – this is possible if there is not enough molar (6th or 7th) and if as a result there is no asymmetry of the row.
  • To expand the gap between the teeth so that implantation will be carried out after treatment. This is a long process, but the result is much better – a complete restoration of the appearance and functions of all teeth.
  • If the tooth was not lost, but was absent initially, the doctor must find a reason: either the tooth simply did not grow, remaining in the jawbone – this happens if the teeth do not have enough space (most often this happens with fangs); or there was no tooth at all (such a phenomenon is called adentia and most often happens with the upper “deuces”).

Braces Installation

Brace fillings are not a hindrance:

In the first case, wearing braces will prepare the place, and the tooth will most likely begin to grow. You may have to make a small incision in the gum tissue. This is a simple and quick procedure, and the incision heals in a few days. After teething, a bracket will be placed on it and an arc will be brought to its lock. Under the influence of the arc force, the tooth will come out completely and take its place.

Pulling a tooth out of the gums

Something like this is pulling a tooth out of the gums:

In the case of adentia, you can also prepare a place for the tooth, but it will have to be prosthetized after completion of treatment by the implant surgeon.

What to choose for the child: a plate now or braces later?

Removable plates for children are quite popular due to their low cost. But their effectiveness, compared with braces, is low. Why?

  • First, the mechanism of operation of the plate is much simpler and less effective. In simple terms, braces can be “tuned” much finer, literally for each patient, and the strength of their impact is higher. The plate exerts a slight pressure and aligns only minor defects in the arrangement of the teeth.
  • Secondly, fixed systems (braces) work around the clock, and removable ones only when the patient wears them. If adults (they are also sometimes prescribed to wear plates) approach treatment responsibly, children often remove plates, even lose them.
  • A lot of children who wore records at an early age then put on braces anyway.
  • Children aged 9–10 years are in a period of rapid growth. With simple malocclusion, the plate can help due to the fact that the teeth, thanks to the growth of the jawbone, have enough space and make the dentition even easier. It is especially important during this period to pay attention to the child’s posture – stoop or scoliosis can aggravate problems with a bite.
  • But if there are already serious violations, for example, a mesial or open bite, then most likely the orthodontist will recommend contacting him at the age of 12-13 and then already establish the braces .
  • If you still have questions, you can ask them to our orthodontists. Thanks to the extensive experience, our doctors can help both children and adults, even in the most difficult case. Call us  and make an appointment today.

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