A 35-year-old member asked:
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i need braces but i'm missing both molars on my right top jaw which should hold the band. what would they do?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Not a problem: Orthodontic specialists are trained to, and experienced in, resolving problems like yours. Tads, temporary anchorage devices are just one of many solutions. Ask your family dentist to refer you to an orthodontist for examination and evaluation of your individual problem. It's worth the trip to be fully informed. Good luck.
Answered on Dec 27, 2013

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