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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience Dentistry
Intermolar distance: If your intermolar distance is less than 48-52mm and you have severe crowding or posterior crossbite, you probably will need to widen your arch to inc ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Braces: Your face does not change. The braces adjust the position of teeth so you can have better occlusion (close bite). Your jaw may change if an oral surge ... Read More
Dr. Shawn Murray
14 years experience Dentistry
Braces: The widening of the face is limited by braces alone. Braces will help straighten teeth but braces cannot change bone width. If you need a wider face t ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Orthodontist: Your best bet is to see a local orthodontist for a consultation. Depending on the amount of overbite (and overjet) orthodontic care can slightly chang ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
At 36: At 36 Orthodontics can do wonders. As you are no longer growing, there may be some limitations, or the additional services of other specialists may b ... Read More
Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience Orthodontics
Possibly: If you have most of your adult teeth and no fixed bridgework or implants, it may be possible. Make an appointment with an Orthodontist (usually free) ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Support: Medical braces support joints, backs, necks, etc. that need extra support. Dental braces are stainless steel or ceramic handles on the teeth allowing ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
37 years experience Dentistry
Dental Braces?: Orthodontics is usually an elective proceedure however there are certain pre-existing conditions in which braces may improve the quality of your life. ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
34 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: There are a few cases of gum disease that could prevent getting braces, as well as some allergies to certain componennts, but basically anyone with t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
How expensive?: How complex is your malocclusion? Is it dental, skeletal, or both? Do you have crowding, spacing, overbite, crossbite, underbite, rotations, missing ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
49 years experience Dentistry
Yes: How and by who is the question. One should go back to the office where the appliances were delivered and ask for their removal. If one has moved to an ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Same way...: Same way two porcupines make love, very carefully. In all seriousness the answer to your question is plastic. The orthodontist uses a partially fill ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Anyone: Anyone w a malocclusion (bad bite) should have a consultation (usually free) with an Orthodontic Specialist. 1st Orthodontic examination should coinc ... Read More

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