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Braces Back On

03/18/2010

Question:

i just had my braces removed a week ago but i am unhappy with the results. my openbite is opening back up and one of my 2 front teeth are not aligned with the others. i have been wearing my temporary retainers faithfully. my question is how common is it to ask the orthodontist to put the braces back on after being off for 1 week and are there usually additional charges to do so?

Answer:

I certainly would make my concerns known to the doctor as soon as possible.

The orthodontist wants the best result possible but I do not know what (if any) are the causes. A frank discussion of the options is in order.

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Response by:

Walter C Buchsieb, DDS, MS Walter C Buchsieb, DDS, MS
Professor Emeritus - Clinical, Associate of Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University