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Dr. Elizabeth Robles

Orthodontics
GERMANTOWN, MD
27 years experience female

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Orthodontics

Languages spoken

English

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Robles
27 years experience
Orthodontic spacers: Orthodontic spacers should only be between the teeth for a short period of time. If they happen to get into and below the gumline, best to see your o... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Robles
27 years experience
Overbite: Usually an overbite can be caused by a variety of reasons, either by teeth or a combination of teeth and mismatched jaws and/or a combination of the a... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Robles
27 years experience
Overbite stages: There really is no 'set' stage or one way for an overbite to develop, as it can either develop by a finger/thumb or tongue habit, and/or mismatched up... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Robles
27 years experience
Depends: Depending on the underbite, whether it be 'teeth only' underbite or a combination of teeth and jaw differences, as well as patient's soft tissue profi... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Robles
27 years experience
Pendex: It is an appliance that consists of two movements, expansion (widening) and distalization (moving back teeth further back). It is generally an applia... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Robles
27 years experience
Wax to protect mouth: That depends - if one plays sports, usually there is a mouthguard that could be used to mold around the braces. There are also two kinds of orthodont... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Robles
27 years experience
Jaw widening at 20 : Thanks in advances in technology, there are many ways to widen one's jaw non-surgically, either with non-friction self-ligating braces and/or combined... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Robles
27 years experience
TMJ: Sometimes if one has pain associated with 'clicking' of the joints or just 'clicking', best to have your bite evaluated by an orthodontist.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Robles
27 years experience
Underbite surgery: An underbite surgery can improve the relationship between your upper and lower teeth thus allowing you to better chew if you had challenges to begin w... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Robles
27 years experience
Underbite: An underbite can be a combination of underlying causes. The typical underbite is usually caused by the lower jaw growing at a faster forward rate tha... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Robles
27 years experience
Wisdom teeth: Wisdom teeth that are in a poor position, erupted or not, or literally have no room to come in eventually will need to be removed by an oral surgeon. ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Robles
27 years experience
It is possible.: It is possible - depending on how the bottom teeth are aligned towards the top and many other factors play into this. The orthodontist has to evaluat... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Robles
27 years experience
Tongue swelling: Any swelling would be a reaction - best to see the doctor who prescribed your medication.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Robles
27 years experience
Front incisor malocc: Your son would best be helped by an evaluation from an orthodontist. A front tooth that is crooked as well as a malocclusion could be an underlying p... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Robles
27 years experience
TMJ: Tmj or temporomandibular joint is the actual area of the jaw joint in front of the ear - the dental professional that usually can help determine the c... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Robles
27 years experience
Ortho appliance: That cannot be prevented - but what you can do is to make sure your tongue is as comfortable as possible. One way is to use silicone wax to cover any... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Robles
27 years experience
Electric toothbrush: Any toothbrush will work if used properly, even a manual non-electric toothbrush.

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Apr 6, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Robles is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Robles is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University, College of Dentistry
Graduated 1995MD

Awards

Top Orthodontist, Second Place, Maryland - Winter
2013
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