I am currently wearing elastics - how long till I get my braces off?

Answer It is really hard for your orthodontist or anyone to say when you might be done. Make sure you ask him or his assistant about the extractions to make sure you don't need them. Talk to his assistant... Read More »

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How long till I get my braces off?

the most obvious sign when they only have around a month left is they will bend the arch wire with the pliers. this is to close any gaps once everything is aligned. Just be really good with your el... Read More »

After wearing braces a long time ago is it possible for your teeth to start misaligning and if misalignment is not severe is there any way to revert it without braces or surgery?

Answer Yes. The way you chew, wisdom teeth growing in (or being taken out), etc. can cause them to slowly move. You could get a retainer to wear at night to slow the movement.

What will elastics do with braces?

The elastics help your bite to become correct and finish off straightening your teeth. I wore them on and off over my 3 years and nine months of braces (I had really crooked teeth). Some people wea... Read More »

What are elastics for braces ?

They're rubber bands. They are placed on your top brackets then it's stretch down to one of your bottom brackets. No they don't hurt :P maybe your dentist will give you color ones! And if not that'... Read More »