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what exactly is "vertical occlusions" and "no 2 malocclusions"?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Malocclusion: Malocclusion, bad bite, may be due to dental and/or skeletal malrelationships in all 3 planes of space, transverse (side to side), sagittal (front to back--Class II falls into this category, and vertical (top to bottom, as in open bite or deep overbite). See a specialist Orthodontist (initial exam usually free) for a discussion of your problems ad a description of possible treatment options.
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 29 years experience
VDO, malocclusion: VDO--- Vertical dimension of occlusion , refers to the superior-inferior relationship of the maxilla(upper arch) to the mandible(lower arch) , when the teeth come together. ClassII malocclusion is an orthodontic terminology used to describe the type of occlusion(bite) a patient presents with. It usually involves an overjet of upper incisors, deep overbite, deficient lower arch, and so on

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Can braces not fix some kinds of malocclusion?

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Sure.: For example, this: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/pierre_robin_syndrome usually needs surgery to correct.
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What increases my risk for malocclusion after braces?

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Lose retainer: Once orthodontic treatment has been completed, your teeth should be aligned properly. Your orthodontist or general dentist will have discussed with you various retention options (fixed vs. Removable). When a patient ask how long will they need to wear their retainers? I tell them as long as they'd like their teeth to stay straight. So not wearing your retainer & trauma will increase your risk.
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Is chronic obstruction airways disease a progressive illness?

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Yes: Medical treatment can slow the progression of the disease and improve symptoms, but if you are a smoker and have copd, stop smoking now, it's the best thing you can do!
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What is a chronic airways obstruction?

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Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 39 years experience
2 types: Maybe more but one is chronic obstructive that you see in emphysema (COPD) and another type is rare but is where a physical obstruction such as a tumor is blocking the airway. Most chronic obstr is due to genetic or smoking related or other environmental factors that break down good lung tissue and replace it with scar tissue.
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Best way to diagnose malocclusion?

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Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Dentist: See your dentist for this diagnosis or an orthodontist. Are you having other symptoms like excessive tooth wear or TMJ pain? Good questions to ask and have answered.
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Yes, a dentist with extra years specialty training and certification in orthodontics.
Sep 9, 2013
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 51 years experience
Why are you asking? Do you have pain and difficulty chewing? Are you dissatisfied with your appearance? If you tell us more, we can make more specific recommendations.
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