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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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