My problem is that , I want to treat my teeth with braces because there is a big space that was supposed to be for the upcoming new tooth.. unfortunately that tooth still doesn't emerge. And now I have a problem because I'm afraid that I can't wear braces because I still have my tooth inside my gums?? i don't know the term but i hope you get what i wanna say.. Well that space is now too narrow ..I'm worried about the tooth that is about to emerge.. I still wanna wear braces for my other teeth.. Can I? any advice ?

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  • dr ritz

    dr ritz 01 - February - 2012, at 23:20 PM

  • Jan, If wisdom teeth are impacted that is there is not enough space for wisdom teeth to erupt, then they can cause pain and swelling and can also lead to crowding of front teeth. Wisdom teeth can interfere with braces treatment so they can be pulled out before braces treatment. If wisdom teeth are impacted, then surgical tooth extraction is done for impacted wisdom teeth. If an adult tooth is impacted, then eruption incision or orthodontic pull is required to bring the adult tooth down. You can get dental braces for teeth straightening. You can visit an orthodontist who is specialist in teeth straightening for evaluation and treatment.

  • Jan Marini Tobias

    Jan Marini Tobias 01 - February - 2012, at 05:52 AM

  • Thank you very mucH for your kind response Dr. Ritz, so eventhough i still have a tooth inside my gums ,i can still wera braces? and another thing.. my wisdom teeth on both sides are starting to emerge ..i guess that's the reason why my lower teeth misalignment occurs. I consulted a dentist and she said that those teeth must be pulled..for the brace to be effective... she said that I will undergo operation in pullng those wisdom teeth out. do you think it is really possible for my teeth to be straightened with braces with regards of those teeth that are not emerging? the adult tooth that you were saying ,..I an barely see it on my gums whenever I look in the mirror ..I can see the tooth and it's color.

  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 18 - January - 2012, at 02:11 AM

  • Your adult teeth must be impacted because of which they must have not emerged. In case of impacted adult teeth, eruption incision or orthodontic pull is required for adult teeth to erupt. If your one tooth is impacted and your other teeth are misaligned, then you can get dental braces to straighten the teeth. You can be given metallic, ceramic or lingual dental braces to align the teeth. Ceramic dental braces are more esthetic than metallic dental braces and are not that visible from a distance. Lingual dental braces are given at back portion of teeth. If you don’t want to have metallic teeth, then you can even opt for invisaligns to straighten the teeth. Invisaligns are clear, removable aligners. Duration of treatment of dental braces or invisaligns is 18-24 months. If misalignment is small, then cosmetic procedures like dental lumineers, veneers or crowns can be given to the patient which are faster as compared to dental braces. You can visit an orthodontist for treatment. For more info on how do dental braces work, refer to…..

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