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what kind of braces i may have to get for my teeth?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Orthodontic consult: There are many types of braces and techniques. It's more important to find the best orthodontist you can and let him\her discuss your options with you. It's good to be informed so ask all the questions you want once you find the right orthodontist.
Answered on May 31, 2017
Dr. Felicia Mata
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
If it is Minor: Crowding, you can just have a removable appliance. If it is moderate to severe, you need a comprehensive work-up to determine what kind of treatment approach, material, device, ..Are needed and how long.
Answered on Jul 19, 2013
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
9 years experience Orthodontics
Many to choose from: From orthodontic point of view, orthodontic appliances are plenty. but from patient's experience, we can categorize them into the following: 1- Metal braces (ur regular braces and wires) 2- Clear braces (same stuff, in clear color) 3- lingual braces (these are bonded behind ur teeth hence invisible 4- aligner systems (Invisalign, clearcorrect,...) which one is best for u? ask ur orthodontist
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Braces: Type of Orthodontic appliance is based on the patient's malocclusion. Malocclusions are like snowflakes, no two are exactly alike. While some general Dentist's do tooth movement with a limited armamentarium, a specialist Orthodontist is trained in providing you with the widest solution choices. See an Orthodontist for an initial (usually free) examination, a fact-finding session for you.
Answered on Jun 8, 2017
Dr. Hilary Baskin
27 years experience Orthodontics
Choices: There are a number of different kinds of braces. Even when it comes to metal, there are self-ligating (no colored ties) and non self-ligating (colored ties). There are also clear brackets, invisalign (and competitors), custom aligners (like invisalign but made by the doc) and lingual braces (not advised, however). What u use depends on your case (ask the doc ur options), cost and what you want
Answered on Jun 5, 2017

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