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braces-please help i'm terrified? what should i do?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Safe ; easy: Sit down with a qualified orthodontic specialist ( someone who does nothing but orthodontic treatment) and ask questions. Take a written list with you and don't be afraid to ask. The only dumb question is the one that doesn't get asked. Braces are safe, effective, and eminently survivable. No one has ever died from braces, but few people have almost died from their orthodontist's bad jokes.
Answered on Dec 4, 2013

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