Top
20
Doctor insights on: Afo Brace

Share
Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
7 doctors shared insights

Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


2

2
Any ideas on where i can buy a metal and leather AFO (ankle foot orthosis brace) ?

Any ideas on where i can buy a metal and leather AFO (ankle foot orthosis brace) ?

DME supplier: There are many DME (durable medical equipment) suppliers in CA. However, I recommend you see a qualified specialist (podiatrist or orthopedist) for evaluation and prescription for the correct brace. They can give you guidance on the best place to have it made and in many cases they can have the brace made for you. ...Read more

3

3
Extensor tendons in foot sublux/snapping over bones. Torn ext. retinaculum no surgeon will replace. Any brace (non AFO) to hold tendons in place?

Extensor tendons in foot sublux/snapping over bones. Torn ext. retinaculum no surgeon will replace. Any brace (non AFO) to hold tendons in place?

Retinaculum: Unfortunately the extensor retinaculum is the housing complex for the tendons. Keep looking for a surgeon to repair. A brace will help short term, but not long term. ...Read more

4

4
What are braces?

What are braces?

Braces Are: Braces can be divided into fixed, metal and clear and removable "appliances". In fact, orthodontic braces are handles that deliver forces to the teeth that cause the teeth to move. There are advantages and disadvantages to both types, but your orthodontist will use the type. or types that he will think would work best for you. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Are braces suggested?

Are braces suggested?

Dental Braces?: Orthodontics is usually an elective proceedure however there are certain pre-existing conditions in which braces may improve the quality of your life. See an orthodontist for a consult if you are uncertain. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
6

6
What is it like to have braces?

What is it like to have braces?

Having Braces: As an adult you are thinking carefully about getting braces. Braces are a worthwhile investment in the health of your mouth and ultimately your whole body! the confidence of a beautiful smile is also a benefit. You will experience some soreness and need to be careful about foods you eat .The vast majority of adults who complete orthodontic treatment are very satisfied with the results. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
What are the advantages to wearing braces?

What are the advantages to wearing braces?

Braces: It depends on the situation and your particular needs but in general: psychosocial benefits including self esteem, periodontal benefits due to greater ease to clean, functional benefits due to a proper bite. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
8

8
What are the contraindications of those transparent braces?

What are the contraindications of those transparent braces?

Depends: Some here have answered in regards to invisalign. They are not braces, at all. Amongst the clear braces you ask about, they can be made of plastic or ceramics. The plastic ones flex too much and have inconsistent reactions to wire forces. The greek word for movement is "plastos" the root of plastic. Ceramic braces are more stiff, but are brittle, break, and can be hard to remove. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
9

9
Can braces help with tmj?

Can braces help with tmj?

Sometimes: Talk to both your general dentist and your orthodontist about your TMJ issues before you start braces. This needs to be part of your treatment plan. If this is not discussed with the orthodontist the braces may make your TMJ pain worse. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
10

10
Will braces affect my TMJ?

Braces/TMJ: The simple answer is yes. One it may make your TMJ/TMD symptoms better, or two it may make them worse. I would suggest you discuss this with your Orthodontist/Dentist, before treatment so you know what to expect. If you have already started treatment, bring this up with your Doctor so you can both follow this closely. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
11

11
How do braces close spaces?

How do braces close spaces?

Gentle pressure: Braces simply apply a gentle pressure to the teeth. The teeth respond by slowly moving in the direction of the pressure. Typically, we can use elastics, rubberbands, or wire springs to apply the pressure. Invisalign uses clear plastic trays for the pressure. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
12

12
Will braces fix an overbite?

Will braces fix an overbite?

Sort of: an Orthodontist is the best qualified Dental Specialist to "fix" an overbite. The orthodontic will have all of the available "medicines" in their armamentarium, including braces and many other treatment modalities. Please see an Orthodontic Specialist for an individualized evaluation of your unique malocclusion. Initial exams are usually complimentary. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
13

13
Can i chew gum with braces on?

You shouldn't: Gum chewing can cause breakage of your braces, resulting in longer treatment time, more appointments to fix broken braces and may compromise your end result. Remember, every action has a consequence, take some time off of certain foods during your orthodontic treatment and then you can eat what ever you want when you are done. Enjoy your beautiful new smile! ...Read more

14

14
Do i need braces if I have tmj?

Do i need braces if I have tmj?

No: You do not necessarily need braces because you have a TMJ problem. If you have a malocclusion it may be part of the treatment but certainly not all TMJ problems require braces. ...Read more

See 5 more doctor answers
15

15
How do braces fix the overbite?

How do braces fix the overbite?

Braces Align Teeth: If your overbite is off because your teeth are in the wrong positions, then braces can move your teeth into the proper positions, resulting in a pleasing smile & proper bite. If, however, your overbite is off because your upper and lower jaws aren't aligned correctly, then braces will have limited success. Bone problems cannot be corrected predictably with braces in adults. In kids often they can. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
16

16
Can braces make a lisp go away?

Typically no: Speech is a "learned behavior" and although structural change (such as with braces) may effect some improvement, it should not be a reason to seek orthodontic treatment. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
Do braces make you lose weight?

Do braces make you lose weight?

No: Reducing caloric input coupled w increasing caloric utilization results in weight loss. When getting used to new braces teeth may be sore, resulting in less calories consumed and very temporary weight loss. Alas this is only temporary. Want to loose weight safely, see a nutritionist. Remake your body as you remake your smile! ...Read more

18

18
Do I need braces for an overjet?

Need vs Want: In many instances, a patient may want orthodontic treatment to enhance their smile. It is a terrific service, as well as a great value. In some instances it is actually needed due to trauma on the other teeth, gums, or jaw joint. It is impossible to say without seeing you. Visit an orthodontist who can discuss your case and propose various options that might be available to you. ...Read more

See 9 more doctor answers
19

19
How well do lingual braces work?

Would not recommend: They have their issues-- can cut your tongue, often impact speech, difficult to treat. We tried these for a while and decided not to treat using them. If you need an invisable solution, would strongly recommend you consider invisalign instead. Or better yet, consider clear brackets. ...Read more

See 5 more doctor answers
20

20
Can I use baking soda on braces?

Braces: Yes. Just remember that baking soda has an abrasive in it so use sparingly and probably not daily/. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer