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Are back braces good for 'hunch backs' ?

Are back braces good for 'hunch backs' ?

Maybe: All depend on your age and if you are refering to a codition call dorsal kyphosis.You need to see an spine specialist and if he feels the codition needs bracing certanly a brace for the proper indication works ver well. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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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Back braces are coming out. What should I do?

Back braces are coming out. What should I do?

See yr orthodontist: If you eat hard, crunchy or sticky types of food, the brackets can loosen and come out. Your dentist/orthodontist has all the tools and expertise to make the fix. ...Read more

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Do back braces and weight lifting belts work?

Do back braces and weight lifting belts work?

No: Several studies have shown that back braces do not reduce work place injuries. However, there is evidence to show that back braces can help maintian a proper lifting posture, and therefore some workers choose to use a back brace. Wearing a back brace has not been shown to be harmful, and therefore if it provides a "feel good" effect then by all means wear it. ...Read more

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Do back braces work for sports injuries?

Do back braces work for sports injuries?

Not always: Usually it's better to stay loose when you have a back injury and not restrict movement with a brace. ...Read more

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Are back braces effective for correcting bad posture?

Are back braces effective for correcting bad posture?

Not long term: There are a variety of braces that can be worn to "improve" posture problems; from fairly flexible to quite rigid. The problem is that they result in atrophy and stiffness which can ultimately worsen the problem. Strengthening of the core and postural exercises is much better. One should also get an exam and X-ray to make sure there is not an underlying spinal deformity. ...Read more

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The wire has come out of my back braces bracket and i don't have time to go to the orthodontist, what should I do?

The wire has come out of my back braces bracket and i don't have time to go to the orthodontist, what should I do?

Cut the wire: with wire cutter or nail clipper close to the back of the brace. As you are cutting the wire, place your finger on the wire you are cutting off so that it doesn’t fly off towards the back of the mouth. If the wire is not poking you and you are not in any pain, just call your orthodontist to schedule an appointment for repair at your convenience. ...Read more

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The wire at the back of my braces has come out, is it possible to put it back without the ortho?

Bad idea: If you put it into a wrong spot, or if you distort the wire, you will lengthen your time in treatment. Call your orthodontic specialist or dentist, whoever placed your appliances, for the correct repair. ...Read more

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I had a surgery done back in march of 2014 and I lost 45 pounds then I got braces and I cant seem to gain weight.

I had a surgery done back in march of 2014 and I lost 45 pounds then I got braces and I cant seem to gain weight.

Increase calories: and protein by drinking protein shakes made with protein powder and frozen fruit. Adding 350 extra calories per day should cause you to gain 3 lbs per mo. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Will braces removal change face shape?ever since I got braces 2 yrs ago by face looks bigger ;they my wisdoms come in.will it go back 2 normal

Yes: I noticed this when my daughter got her braces., The lips are extended outward and her mouth and lips did look larger and swollen. This resolved the day she had the braces removed some 2 years later. Anecdotal I know but I saw it myself. ...Read more

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What to do if i just got braces. Will i be able to get back to my regular way of eating?

What to do if i just got braces. Will i be able to get back to my regular way of eating?

Yes and no: Yes, but with some slight changes. Stay away from the hard and crunchy foods that may damage your braces. Also, cutting food up into smaller than usual will help prevent damage to the braces, speeding up your treatment. ...Read more