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Dr. Robert Stoner

Dentistry - orthodontics
Indianapolis, IN
39 years experience male

Locations

Robert A. Stoner, DDS, MS, PC

Indianapolis, IN

Address

8902 N. Meridian St., Suite 137, Indianapolis, IN
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

3178464390

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Office

Indianapolis, IN

About

Bio

· Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Indiana University, 1980 · Master of Science degree in orthodontics from the University of Michigan, 1983 · Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics, 1993 · Member of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists · Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Graduate Orthodontics, Indiana University 1997 – 2008 · Adjunct faculty University of Illinois , Department of Graduate Orthodontics · Visiting Professor University of Belgrade (Serbia) Department of Orthodontics · Board of Directors of the Charles H. Tweed Foundation for Orthodontic Education and Research · Examiner for membership of the Charles H. Tweed International Foundation for Orthodontic Education and Research · Instructor for the Tweed Course in Tucson, Arizona · Member Michigan Tweed Study Club · Member and past president of the Indianapolis Chapter of Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity · Member of the AAO, the ADA, and all of their respective components · Speaker at the American Association of Orthodontists in Hawaii 2012 · Lecturer at numerous meetings, study clubs and universities in the United States and abroad, including France, Italy, and Serbia and Romania. · Typodont course in Belgrade Serbia 2011 and 2013 · Private practice in Indianapolis since 1983 Second generation orthodontist in private practice for 30 years. Numerous research projects and publications as well as educating orthodontists in post graduate education from over 100 countries. Lectured at numerous universities in the USA and abroad as well as the annual session of the American Assn. of Orthodontists. Specializing in clinical research and clinical practice. Orthodontic literature and its scientific application to clinical practice is the driving force behind the clinical approach to patient treatment. Inidvidualized treatment planning and appliance control. Braces and technology don't straighten teeth. Orthodontists do.

Specialties
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Dentistry - orthodontics

Orthodontics

Languages spoken

Russian

Doctor Q&A

121 Answers
97 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Depends: If it is made in the doctors office usually 1 - 3 days. It it is sent to a commercial lab it is usually a week or more.
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
No: After 30 years of practice I am not an advocate of invisalign. The results are less than ideal and long term stability is not there. I do not use in... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
No: Invisalign, as enticing as it it seems, will never be able to position the roots of the teeth in an ideal position if they begin out of place. That s... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
No: If there is a problem with the tooth coming out then they are removed. It is not unusual for the permanent teeth to be delayed until age 14 or even 1... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Yes: However, if the pain is significant you may have a "dry socket". This is easily treated by packing the socket with a eugenol dressing. Usually it fe... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Cause for relapse: Expansion of the width between the lower canines and altering the original arch form have been proven to be unstable. Seek retreatment from an orthod... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Yes: As long as you are no longer chewing tobacco. However, there are probably many orthodontists who will.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Maybe: If only your back teeth touch when closing then they will be receiving too much of the load during chewing and clenching. Eventually, those teeth may... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Most: A better question is which orthodontists use headgears. Headgears are used to supply anchorage and control growth as well as move teeth. They are pr... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Depends: The degree of skeletal dysplasia (mismatch between the top and bottom jaw) is the determinant of the need for surgery. The skill of the orthodontist ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Yes, but....: I have seen many fractured teeth from tongue piercing. In addition I have seen many loose the bone over the roots of teeth from lip piercing.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Absolutely: Orthodontics can not only make your smile as good as the movie stars, but make it more likely you will pay attention to your teeth with routine cleani... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Brush: Brush and floss at least twice a day to prevent white spots and cavities. Avoid soda pop!
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Make: Make sure your orthodontist is not trying to put 12 cars (teeth) in 10 parking spaces (bone). Teeth may relapse.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Robots?: Sequential tooth movement is the most precise and efficient method to move teeth. The best way to do that is with a hand bent archwire that is adjust... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Depends: If it is due to the teeth slanting down on one side the answer is yes (with a good orthodontist). If it is due to the muscles and soft tissue slantin... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Depends on diagnosis: The correct diagnosis is essential. Orthodontics does not solve TMJ problems. However, splint treatment can control it. Often the bite changes duri... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
No: If you are having sedation, no. If you are only having local anesthetic, you can eat.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Relapse is common: Relapse of orthodontics is often the result of changing the original shape of the dental arch, expanding the distance between the lower canine teeth (... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Closing or opening: If the upper jaw is moved up or down in the back then the lower teeth will close to meet them. Since the lower jaw joint is in front of the ear, the ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Disc displacment: You probably have an anteriorly displaced disc. Splint therapy, moist heat, and range of motion exercises are all equally needed. One without the ot... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Perhaps: A week seems a bit long, but some individuals are a bit more sensitive. It is possible that he might have a food trap or some other problem. See you... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
See an orthodontist: Relapse is the result of expanding the distance between the canine teeth and altering the original arch form. For long term stability, these need to ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
There: Myth: there is no difference between braces. Fact: braces don't straighten teeth, orthodontists do.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Jaw came forward: When the jaw is pushed back in the joint from chronic clenching, eventually the teeth adapt to this position and it is forced to function there. When... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
NO: Never start orthodontics until all cavities and gum disease is treated. It should also not be instituted unless oral hygiene is acceptable.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
NO: The upper jaw has a growth suture which usually closes around 20 yrs. Old. This suture can be widened and new bone will grow in. There is no suture ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Depends: Long term stability depends on the original diagnosis and treatment plan. The literature is clear that widening the distance between the lower canin... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
See an ortho: Make sure you see an orthodontist who is board certified by the american board of orthodontics. They will be able to tell you the best approach.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Malocclusion is why: Malocclusion is latin for "bad bite". If the teeth do not fit together ideally and they are not lined up correctly, then that is call a malocclusion.... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Depends on case: The position of the front teeth and the steepness of the lower jaw determines the lip position. In order to achieve ideal facial balance, long term s... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
See an orthodontist: Long term, the literature shows that those who get treatment have the same outcome as those that do not. That said, a full coverage hard occlusal spl... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Clenching teeth: Most jaw pain (tmd) is the result of macrotrauma (injury) or microtrauma (chronic clenching usally in sleep). If it is worse in the morning it us pro... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
See an orthodontist: No one can answer that question without a complete examination including a panoramic radiograph and cephalometric radiograph. Even then there will be... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Increases arch width: A removable device to widen the arch with a continuous force spring developed by walter coffin in the late 1880's. The problem with all expanders is ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Probably not: But it would prevent damage from grinding. Talk to your dentist if you are clenching. A custom made full coverage splint is best. Partial coverage ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
90%: Wisdom teeth are teeth. They usually need to be pulled as when there is crowding in the back and no room for them, leaving them can be a big problem,... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Facial balance: The face is affected by orthodontics. A study by bowman and johnston published in the angle orthodontists in 2000 and awarded the best article of th... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Maybe: Some orthodontists put the braces as close to the "gums" as possible to have the force of the braces as close to the center of resistance as possible.... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
A lot: In virtually all cases facial balance can be enhanced or maintained if already in balance. Periodontal health can often be restored. Esthetics will ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Scar tissue : If your disc is dislocated and fused to the bone above, scar tissue will form to act as a false disc so bone does not rub on bone. You may be hearing... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Yes: There is no relationship between alcohol and tooth movement that I am aware of.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Silicone: Silicone sold for orthodontics is better than wax, but more expensive. Sugarless gum will work in a pinch as will a piece of cotton.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
No: Orthodontists are required to maintain a biologically safe environment.
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Perhaps: Your daughter's desires at this point are irrelevant. You are the parent. If you can afford it, i strongly recommend it. However if not, she can al... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
See an orthodontists: Missing teeth are like dominoes. They tip into the extraction space and the one above will erupt into the space below. Correcting this usually requi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
See an orthodontist: A board certified orthodontist is trained to do only orthodontics. After 30 years of practice, I have found some of the easy cases turn out to be ver... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Probably not: Unless some semen seeped from your anus to your vagina.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
NO RELATIONSHIP: According to the Cochrane Collaberation of Meta-analysis it is clear that premolar extraction does NOT have any causative effect on TMD, nor does dist... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 39 years experience
Clenching: Chronic clenching and overloading the joints is the primary cause of TMD. Get rid of stress or protect your joints during clenching with a properly c... Read More

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Dr. David Schleimer
Feb 5, 2013
Dr. Stoner speaks with experience and authority. He understands the anatomical limitations of growth and development. I believe his answers to be exceedingly worth reading, and showcase his depth of k...Read More
Feb 17, 2013
Dr. Stoner is one of the most avid, dedicated, thoughtful, and detailed orthodontists that I have ever met.
Apr 19, 2013
Dr. Stoner is an extremely knowledgeable, dedicated and caring Orthodontist.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Graduated 1983MD

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University School of Medicine, IN
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

University of Michigan HEALTH SYSTEM

Awards

Rackham Fellowship at U. of Michigan 1982-3
Top Orthodontist, First Place, Indiana - Winter
2013
Top Orthodontist, First Place, Indiana - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Association of Orthodontics, American Board of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, Univerisity of Illinois, Indiana University, Charles H. Tweed Foundation for Orthodontic Reesearch and Education,

Publications

Third Order Control
Facial Balance and the high angle patient
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