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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Ask Benefits person: The person in charge of insurance benefits at the insurance company or at the employer will know the answer to questions about which procedure is cove ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Both: When teeth and jaws are well aligned they function better, aiding digestion, are easier to care for, prevent excessive wear, protect the jaw joints, e ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Fritz
42 years experience in Dentistry
Functional ortho: Functional orthodontics is the use of functional appliances as part of your treatment. These cause expansion and/or repositioning of the jaws to elimi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Question too broad: Tooth extraction is done in about 30% of orthodontic patients when the amount of tooth material exceeds the amount of bone to support the teeth. Orth ... 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Not by itself: Normal vertical overbite is approximately 25%. The deeper overbite becomes, the greater the risk of lower incisor crowding and/or interference in nor ... 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Krendl
16 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: Dental bonding is an effective way to repair decayed or chipped teeth. Also, if a person has small spaces that they want closed, many times bonding i ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience in Prosthodontics
Yes: Simple answer -- yes . Good Luck.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Gilson
40 years experience in Neurology
Dental extractions: The superior or inferior alveolar nerves can be affected from small amounts of peri-operative bleeding or irritation of nerve root involved by the roo ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
It might: if it's a regular Medicaid and if the procedure is medically need it. The best way to find pot is to call Medicaid directly and ask your dentist ... Read More
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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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
19 years experience in Dentistry
Tooth Mousse: Many toothpastes can have minor effects on teeth whitening. Ultimately, the results are minimal and cannot compare to bleaching or laser whitening.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Sometimes: Wheter or not the correction of your overbite can be treated with or without braces depends on the severity of your overbite, the diagnostic skills, e ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience in Dentistry
Poor prognosis: A periodontist would only remove teeth that were hopeless and not saveable.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Some people do not have room in their mouth for all their teeth.. And extractions are done to make sure there is enough room for teeth to move into pr ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience in Dentistry
Crowns: In all cases, a crown covers the entire tooth. The difference may be in the types of material used and the amount of tooth structure removed. Some cro ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Dental Sealants: Dental sealants are flowable resins (similar to composite fillings) that are used to cover defective pits and fissures on teeth to make them less like ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
24 years experience in Dentistry
Not recommended: The plastic of some orthodontic retainers will be "softened" by bleaching agents. I wouldn't recommend it.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Yup: You won't feel a thing and you won't remember anything.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: The more crowded teeth are, the more overlapping of teeth. They continue to cross over at increasingly lower position, away from the top of the teeth. ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Santiago Roldan
19 years experience in Dentistry
Depends...: Prices in dentistry vary according to several situations. The place, state city, region ect. The specialty of the professional. The complexity of the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
18 years experience in Prosthodontics
Depends on gap size: Depending on how large the 'gap' is between your front teeth, you may be able to have veneers placed or full coverage crowns. However, an esthetic wor ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience in General Practice
Usually no. : The sealants are in the grooves of the teeth. If someone grinds their teeth they are usually not grinding the grooves of the teeth. If they are grindi ... Read More

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