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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
37 years experience in 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
34 years experience in 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: In most instances. See an orthodontist for a consultation.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: This type of braces can definitely repair an underbite. Good luck to you.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
25 years experience in Radiology
Need more info: Depends on many many factors.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Possibly: Your best bet is to consult with a local orthodontist who can actually evaluate your specific condition. Not all malocclusions are the same.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: That is what orthodontic appliances are for. It really depends on the severity of the malocclusion as to what treatment should be rendered, that's why ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience in Dentistry
Great Question: Invisalign does not move teeth through bone it only tips teeth and can sometimes rotate teeth. Braces move teeth through bone and are a better choice.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience in Dentistry
Depends: On the particular case. However the pain is minimal-one dose of Motrin maybe.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Time will resolve: Until then 1) 1 advil/motrin/ibuprofen every 4 hrs w food or liquids, 2) 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water 3x/day as a rinse, 3) put orthodontic wax onto ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience in Dentistry
Depends on age: In a growing individual often a removable devise called a bionator can be used in correcting an overbite. Other methods include class ii mechanics, he ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ayoub
17 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Not really: Damon braces is a system that is used by some orthodontis it is definitely good but there are many factors that affect teeth movement the system is ... Read More
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Dr. Harry Aronowitz
43 years experience in Orthodontics
Accelerated : Accelerated orthodontics usually requires two doctors. The orthodontic part is not much different than standard orthodontics and should cost the same. ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Guarna
34 years experience in Dentistry
Depends: If traditional brackets were used, they are removed with forceps that snap under the bracket breaking the bond...It can feel very odd and may even fee ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Nope: Retainer's retain, they don't correct. If you have an underbite, chances are you have both dental and skeletal (jaw) malrelationships, and removable ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
34 years experience in Dentistry
Typically no: Typically no but not all patients are candidates for lingual braces. An alternative is six months smiles which uses clear brackets and a tooth color w ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Ritz
45 years experience in Dentistry
Various ones do: Various orthodontic appliances use the application of force through with headgear to manage the growth of the facial skeleton during tooth movement. T ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience in Prosthodontics
Depends: Every treatment need and protocol is different . The type and amount of movement is critical. Most people will agree that invisalign is more sensitive ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience in Dentistry
No: Removing wisdom teeth alone will not allow your teeth to straighten out on their own. However, if you have them removed then have orthodontic treatmen ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derik Alexanians
17 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Types of Braces: There should be no difference in outcome in your choice of braces.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience in Prosthodontics
Yes: Simple answer -- yes . Good Luck.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Some do: Jaw growth and teeth allignment is what they know. My understanding is that selective removal of some teeth can reduce alignment issues if done early ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
50 years experience in Dentistry
Exam: You need to present yourself for an examination to explore & understand all of your options.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Not really: Retainers retain, they hold teeth where they are. There are removable orthodontic devices that have some limited tooth movement capabilities, but the ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
About $4,500 -$5,500: Of course, fees vary depending on geography and complexity. However the average fee, for an average two year case, is between $4, 500 and $5, 500.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hoffman
29 years experience in Orthodontics
Using a Plier: An orthodontist normally will remove a metal "spacer" or seperator with a specific type of plier (howe plier).
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