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I am 18 years old. I got a tr for anterior open bite due to crowding in anterior teeth. If I go for braces, will I be able to get adequate results within 42 days?

I am 18 years old.
I got a tr for anterior open bite due to crowding in anterior teeth. If I go for braces, will I be...
Hi lybrate-user, treating anything in the body does take it natural due course of tym. Correcting ant. Open bite in 42 days can't be accomplished. Bare minimum it will take 1 year wid orthodontic treatment.
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My son has teeth in over crowded resulting zigzag shaped, he is about 26 years old, Please suggest.

My son has teeth in over crowded resulting zigzag shaped, he is about 26 years old, Please suggest.
Hi Lybrate user. Your query regarding over crowded teeth can be corrected by orthodontic treatment, straightening by giving force by wires. Dentist can guide you abt the orthodontist. Or can consult me. Thanks.
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Why the extra teeth in mouth? I have three extra teeth two in upper and one in lower teeth.

Why the extra teeth in mouth? I have three extra teeth two in upper and one in lower teeth.
How do you know that. Did a qualified dentist told you that or its just your own observation. However if it's true, it's just a anomaly, nothing to worry about.
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Hello, I am 22 years old girl. I have over crowded teeth and they're heavily crooked. Can they be corrected without extraction? I lack confidence while speaking and smiling. Please help.

Hello, I am 22 years old girl. I have over crowded teeth and they're heavily crooked. Can they be corrected without e...
It can be corrected by smile designing procedure. will not take tat long duration. Your problem is solvable.
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Hi, I am 22 years old and having braces for 2 weeks as I am having crowded teeth. How much time it will take to straightened my teeth?

Hi, I am 22 years old and having braces for 2 weeks as I am having crowded teeth. How much time it will take to strai...
There is a minimum timing of 18 to 20 months. Do not worry at all bout it. It is a time taken procedure.
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Hi, I am 22 years old.I am having crowded teeth and now I am on braces for 1 week . How much time it will take to my teeth to get straightened?

Hi, I am 22 years old.I am having crowded teeth and now I am on braces for 1 week . How much time it will take to my ...
Your orthodontist can tell better about the duration as he/ she knows the best about your problem. Otherwise, on an average treatment takes about 1-1.5 years to complete and 6 months with retainers.
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I am 19 years old. I have crowded teeth in the front and narrow jaw. My molars and premolars are in type 1.Canine and incisors are type 2. I don't wanna have extraction. I don't have open Bite and my lips are normal. My incisors are rotated a little. Suggest me a treatment like lingual braces with its total cost.

I am 19 years old.
I have crowded teeth in the front and narrow jaw.
My molars and premolars are in type 1.Canine and...
With lil proclination of front teeth and distalization little bit crowding can be treated, but it depends upon case to case, so with out clinical evaluation hard to make any decision.
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Paediatric Care a Concern

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

 Tooth decay in infants and toddlers is often referred to as Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, or Early Childhood Caries. Children need strong, healthy teeth to chew their food, speak and have a good-looking smile. Their first teeth also help make sure their adult teeth come in correctly. It’s important to start infants off with good oral care to help protect their teeth for decades to come.

You can help prevent your baby from getting cavities or developing what is called Baby Bottle Tooth Decay or Early Childhood Caries, by beginning an oral hygiene routine within the first few days after birth. Start by cleaning your baby’s mouth by wiping the gums with a clean gauze pad. This helps removes plaque that can harm erupting teeth. When your child's teeth begin to come in, brush them gently with a child's size toothbrush and a small amount of fluoride toothpaste, about the size of a grain of rice. For bottle feedings, place only formula, milk or breast milk inside and avoid using sugary beverages such as juice or soda. Infants should finish their bedtime and naptime bottle before going to bed.

Dental Emergencies

Accidents can happen anywhere, anytime. Knowing how to handle a dental emergency can mean the difference between saving and losing your child’s permanent tooth. For all dental emergencies, it’s important to take your child to the dentist or an emergency room as soon as possible.

Here are some tips if your child experiences a common dental emergency:

  • For a knocked-out tooth, keep it moist at all times. If you can, try placing the tooth back in the socket without touching the root. If that’s not possible, place it in between your child’s cheek and gum, or in milk. Call your dentist right away.
  • For a cracked tooth, immediately rinse the mouth with warm water to clean the area. Put cold compresses on the face to keep any swelling down.
  • If your child bites his tongue or lip, clean the area gently and apply a cold compress.
  • For toothaches, rinse the mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss to remove any food caught between the teeth. Do not put aspirin on the aching tooth or gum tissues.
  • For objects stuck in the mouth, try to gently remove with floss but do not try to remove it with sharp or pointed instruments.

Thumbsucking

Sucking is a natural reflex and infants and young children may suck on thumbs, fingers, pacifiers and other objects. It may help them relax or make them feel safe or happy. Most children stop sucking by age 4. If your child continues to thumb suck that after the permanent teeth have come in, it can cause problems with tooth alignment and your child’s bite. The frequency, duration and intensity of a habit will determine whether or not dental problems may result. Children who rest their thumbs passively in their mouths are less likely to have difficulty than those who vigorously suck their thumbs. If you are worried about your child’s sucking habits, talk to your dentist or consult your child's pediatrician.

Space Maintainers

Space maintainers help “hold space” for permanent teeth. Your child may need one if he or she loses a baby tooth prematurely, before the permanent tooth is ready to erupt. If a primary tooth is lost too early, adult teeth can erupt into the empty space instead of where they should be. When more adult teeth are ready to come into the mouth, there may not be enough room for them because of the lost space. To prevent this from happening, the dentist may recommend a space maintainer to hold open the space left by the missing tooth.

Sealants

Sealants are a fast and easy way of protecting your child’s teeth that act as barriers to cavity-prone areas. They are usually applied to the chewing surfaces of back teeth and sometimes used to cover deep pits and grooves. Sealing a tooth is fast and there is virtually no discomfort. As long as the sealant remains intact, the tooth surface will be protected from decay. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing but may have to be reapplied if needed. Both primary and permanent teeth can benefit from sealants. Ask your dentist if sealants will help your child.

Mouthguards

Mouthguards can help protect your child from a dental emergency. They should be worn whenever your child is participating in sports and recreational activities. Mouthguards cushion blows that would otherwise cause broken teeth, injuries to the lips and face and sometimes even jaw fractures. If your child participates in such pastimes, ask your dentist about custom-fitted mouth protectors.

Malocclusion

Malocclusion, or bad bite, is a condition in which the teeth are crowded, crooked or out of alignment, or the jaws don’t meet properly. This may become particularly noticeable between the ages of 6 and 12, when a child’s permanent teeth are coming in. If not treated early, a bad bite can make it difficult to keep teeth and gums clean where teeth are crooked or crowded, increasing the risk for cavities and gum disease.

Bad bites can also:

  • Affect proper development of the jaws.
  • Make the protruding teeth at risk for chips and fractures.
  • Affect eating and speaking.
  • Make some teeth more likely to wear abnormally or faster than those that are properly aligned.

Anesthesia and Sedation

Your dentist might recommend that your child be administered anesthesia or sedation to relax them in order to safely complete some dental procedure.    

  • CONCLUSION : When your child’s first tooth appears, talk to your dentist about scheduling the first dental visit. Treat the first dental visit as you would a well-baby checkup with the child’s physician. Remember: starting early is the key to a lifetime of good dental health. Encourage healthy eating habits.
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