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Are braces considered a cosmetic?

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Dr. Ajay Dhankhar answered

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There are many indications to have orthodontic braces. Esthetic appearance is only one of them.

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Dr. David Schleimer answered

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Depending on how you view yourself in braces, they can be of no concern, mildly irritating cosmetically or you can hate the look of them. The end result is what matters, and as to that: they create an incredibly cosmetic positive change. A beautiful smile is really something special, and not just a small cosmetic change. It can light up a room!

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

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Orthodontic treatment can be cosmetic, medical, functional, structural and all of the above. The main goals of orthodontic treatment is a beautiful smile, good bite and improved airway. Today, people of any age can benefit from orthodontic treatment. Ask your orthodontist for more information.

Answered Oct 31, 2014

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