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can you get braces if you don t need them

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice : I'm not sure what you are asking. Do you feel you need braces.
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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: But why would you do that? Why would any dentist allow it?
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A female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Dental School: Go to the nearest Dental School and try to get into their post doctoral Orthodontic treatment program as a patient. You will have to go through the re ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Conroy
27 years experience General Practice
Retainers required : Supervised retention following orthodontic treatment is almost always required and a part of your treatment plan. At least for a period of time foll ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Noorda
24 years experience Dentistry
Don't get one: Don't get a tongue ring--regardless of whether you have braces or not. They increase your chances of breaking a tooth, getting a tongue infection, and ... 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 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 member asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: You will have to pay for them however.

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