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Are orthodontists wealthy?

Are orthodontists wealthy?

Not really: I guess that all depends upon what your definition of wealthy is. Most orthodontists make a good living, but they wouldn't be considered wealthy. However, some orthodontist do make a great deal of money. There are many factors which determine what the orthodontist makes. I would place orthodontists in the upper middle class as far as yearly salary goes. ...Read more

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Are there any really cheap orthodontists?

Are there any really cheap orthodontists?

Not really: You can seek orthodontic treatment at your local dental school. Usually teaching institution provide this type of care at a reduced fee. Be careful by choosing treatment because its cheaper. Proper training and qualified professional should be your main criteria for choosing your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of orthodontists?

Officially 1 kind: An Orthodontist is a Dentist who has completed at least 5, 000 hours of additional training, beyond Dental School, in an approved residency program, in all phases of Orthodontic Care, who has passed all the requisite tests, and who limits his/her practice to just the Specialty of Orthodontics. There are many non-Orthodontists who provide Orthodontic Care, but not with the same level of expertise. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if all orthodontists work the same way?

Can you tell me if all orthodontists work the same way?

Not all the same: Orthodontics is as much of an art, as it is a science. Just as different painters can use different techniques to produce beautiful paintings, different orthodontists can use different techniques to produce beutiful smiles. It is not that one way is right or wrong. It is a matter of different training and preference. ...Read more

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Functional orthodontists or traditional orthodontists, what to do?

Functional orthodontists or traditional orthodontists, what to do?

That depends: That depends on the problem that needs to be corrected. If the problem is a growth issue then functional orthodontics may help. If it is a tooth position problem then traditional orthodontics is needed. Some malocclusions may even require a combined approach. Functional appliances require more patient cooperation then traditional braces and may not be suitable for some children. ...Read more

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Can you explain how do orthodontists put brackets back on? What's the process?

Can you explain how do orthodontists put brackets back on? What's the process?

Bonding process: Brackets are made of metal or ceramic, and need to be bonded to the tooth. This requires stripping off organic matters from the tooth. To achieve this, a surface of the tooth is cleaned with an acidic cleansing gel. If your tooth is covered with ceramic crown, a different kind of bonding is used. An adhesive bonding liquid is applied, ; light-cured to activate the bonding. ...Read more

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Do all orthodontists that provide the damon system provide the clear ones as well?

Depends on the ortho: Each provider chooses the techniques that are appropriate for each individual patient and will also use the technique (s) that the individual dentist is most familiar and comfortable using. There are many techniques available these days. They range from fixed metal or clear attachments and wires, and clear removable aligners. Each technique has it's pros and cons and must be tailored to your needs. ...Read more

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What will orthodontist do?

What will orthodontist do?

Treat Malocclusion: Orthodontists treat jaw malocclusions caused by either tooth misalignment or disproportional skeletal relationships. They often use 'braces' or appliances to make corrections. ...Read more

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What to do to properly clean my orthodontist retainers?

What to do to properly clean my orthodontist retainers?

Excellent question: Rinse them off after every meal/snack. Gently brush them 2x/day w toothbrush and, if you prefer, soap...it will rinse off...top and bottom, metal and plastic. Don't use toothpaste as it will dull plastic. Use Denture Cleaning Tablets daily, follow the package directions. NEVER heat or boil your retainers...the heat will warp the plastic. Remember, retainers only work when they are worn. ...Read more

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My orthodontist is not fixing overbite? I'm am adult. Why?

My orthodontist is not fixing overbite? I'm am adult. Why?

May be best for you: Your orthodontist may have determined that either correction of your overbite would require jaw surgery (and the risk/benefit ratio is not favorable), or that extraction of teeth to address the overbite problem might be detrimental to your facial profile and/or jaw joint and dental health. Your orthodontist is in the best position to answer your question based upon your records. Ask him/her. ...Read more

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Could an orthodontist cancel your treatment?

Could an orthodontist cancel your treatment?

Cancel Ortho Tx?: The answer is "maybe". Cooperation is key to successful orthodontic treatment. If you, the patient, do not brush well (poor oral hygiene), eat things you should not (excessive breakage), or do things that could be detrimental to your overall oral health, he/she may determine its best not to move forward. Also, non-payment is a reason to cease seeing you as a patient. ...Read more

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Who should definitly need orthodontist braces?

Braces: Difficult to answer. Let me better phrase it this way. Almost everyone can benefit in one way or another from orthodontics. However braces do remain to be an elective procedure because people can live with bad bites and crooked teeth. ...Read more

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Could a dental assistant work for an orthodontist?

Yes: Most orthodontist have dental assistants working in their office. They will need to be trained in certain orthodontic procedures. ...Read more

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Differences between an orthodontist and a periodontist?

Differences between an orthodontist and a periodontist?

Different specialtie: Orthodontists are trained 2-3 years after getting their dental degrees. They deal with malocclusions, straightening teeth, etc.
Periodontist s are dentists that also HAV 2-3 years of extra training and their domain is treating diseases of the gums and underlying bone. Many are also experts at placing implants. ...Read more

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How to become a dentist / orthodontist?

How to become a dentist / orthodontist?

Do well in school.: Top 25% in high school to get into a good 4 year college. Take all the pre-dental requirements. Graduate college in top 5-7% of your class. Dental School is then another 4 years of full-time study. Graduate in top 1-3% of Dental School class to be considered for a 2-5 year full time Orthodontic Residency. Pass all the appropriate tests, board, and licensing exams. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are orthodontics?

Orthodontics: Is the branch of dentistry that use a variety of techniques to help patients straighten teeth and improve their appearance and function. ...Read more

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How much can be done in orthodontics?

How much can be done in orthodontics?

Plenty!: There are limits, however beautiful and healthy smiles can be created with orthodontics at any age. ...Read more

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How much can be done with orthodontics?

How much can be done with orthodontics?

Amazing Smiles: Orthodontics can give you the beautiful smile you deserve. There are so many amazing things that can be done with braces. Check out my tv interview at www. Thewellnoushour. Com and search for me dr. Shawn murray. ...Read more

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What will orthodontists do about crossbites?

What will orthodontists do about crossbites?

Correct them: If cross bite is dental in origin (teeth out of position) they align teeth. If, however, there's a transverse (side-to-side) jaw mal-relationship, the jaws have to be made to match each other before the teeth can be properly aligned. Rx depends on source of the problem, severity, growth, and many other factors. Ask your dentist to refer you to an orthodontic specialist for exam and rx choices. ...Read more

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What to expect for first orthodontist appointment?

Look ; talk: At the initial examination most orthodontic specialists will do an initial screening examination, may take a panoramic x-ray, and will discuss initial findings with you. If orthodontic treatment is indicated time for a full orthodontic diagnostic panel of models, additional x-rays, photographs, complete intra-oral and extra-oral examination, and any other necessary tests, will be scheduled. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: orthodontics?

Specialist dental: An orthodontist is a dentist who has had additional years of schooling in the discipline of facial and oral structures. They use braces and appliances to align the jaws and teeth for proper form and function. Straighter teeth not only look good, but also allow better oral hygiene, less periodontal disease and easier cleaning. ...Read more

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What can I do to know if my orthodontist is really good?

Ask: Seek treatment by a qualified Orthodontic Specialist. Ask the Orthodontist for his/her CV. Ask your a Dentist for his/her opinion...your Dentist is in the best position to evaluate the Orthodontist's body of work and technical competence. Reviews on computer or word-of-mouth recommendations have more to do with social interaction than the quality of the treatment provided, but is important. ...Read more

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Difference between traditional vs functional orthodontics?

Difference between traditional vs functional orthodontics?

Traditional better: Functional appliances do work, they work for the most part in a different way than most practitioners think however. By positioning the lower jaw forward it causes muscular forces to reduce the forward growth of the upper jaw, called the headgear effect. Regular orthodontics is more precise and is based on real, repeatable science. Often functionals are used by non-orthodontists. ...Read more

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To do something extra or different to work in orthodontics?

To do something extra or different to work in orthodontics?

As an orthodontist?: The other advisors have provided excellent advise; however, if you are asking what is required to a dental specialist, orthodontist, then the answer is completion of dental school followed by a 2-3 year accredited residency training. Limiting one's practice to a speciality may also require specific licensing in the state where you practice as well. ...Read more

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What is recommended to help to find a functional orthodontist?

No such "thing": As another doctor said, any good orthodontist uses functional appliances as a tool in their tool belt, but someone who claims this is all they do is a snake oil salesman plain and simple. See a board certified orthodontist and discuss all your options. ...Read more

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What are good ways I can find a functional orthodontist in my area?

No definition: There is no official definition of functional orthodontist. Anyone can purport to be a functional orthodontist...But when the rubber hits the road, I would question its veracity. ...Read more

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What to if I am having trouble finding a functional orthodontist.?

What to if I am having trouble finding a functional orthodontist.?

See an orthodontist: If they say they are a "functional orthodontist" it likely means they are not an orthodontist at all. See a board certified orthodontist and discuss the pros and cons of using a functional appliance for your child (i assume its for a child as functional orthodontics do not work on adults) vs traditional braces-- they are trained in both. ...Read more

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What are the general course requirements for majoring in orthodontics?

What are the general course requirements for majoring in orthodontics?

Science and biology: The general requirements are four years of college, four years of dental school, and then several years in an orthodontic residency. It amounts to years of chemistry, biology, physiology, and general science. ...Read more

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Why does my orthodontist have me wearing bands in the shape of a square?

Square elastics: Elastics are often placed in a square configuration to help "settle" the upper and lower teeth (close the bite). The same configuration can be used to lengthen a group of teeth to get a nicer smile. If there are spaces the elastic may have been placed to close them ...Read more