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A 18-year-old female asked:

how long does a person usually have to wear braces for?

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Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Dental braces: The length of time that you will need to wear your braces will depend on the type of braces used and the severity of your dental malalignment. Generally speaking, 1- 3, years is very common. b sure to talk to your dental provider as they can give you the best answers based on your condition and treatment

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Will wearing a brace help with my carpal tunnel syndrome?

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Yes: Wearing a wrist brace at night may help, especially if your symptoms are mild and haven't been going on for a long time.
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What should I look for when choosing a joint brace to use while playing sports?

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Dr. Scott Hacker
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Comfort: Selecting a simple sport brace provides added comfort, awareness and reassurance with performance. Braces that truly stabilize a joint can be restrictive and don't guarantee avoidance of injury. In the absence of an injury or chronic condition, i'd find one that was comfortable and keeps me aware of the joint to help avoid injury and maximize performance.
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A 27-year-old member asked:

Does wearing a brace ruin your joints after a long time?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Depends on the joint: It depends on the joint and the reason the brace is being worn. The danger is that the muscles supporting the joint will become weak and stiff, so the joint does not have the support it needs.
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Can braces not fix some kinds of malocclusion?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Sure.: For example, this: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/pierre_robin_syndrome usually needs surgery to correct.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What is it like for adult to get braces?

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Dr. BHARAT RAKSHAK
Dentistry 38 years experience
Mostly comfortable: Most of our adult patients are extremely comfortable with braces. Depanding upon what kind of mechanics used, metal, ceramic braces or clear aligners like the invisalign , discomfort might range from none to little. Request your orthodontist to not go full strength or full force right away and build an "ntroductory period of getting used to basics" first stage.

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