Bite plate orthodontics - Doctor answers
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 ...Read more
My clear plastic retainer is on verge of breaking and I won't be seeing my orthodontist in one week. Anything I can do?
Yes, you can:
Occasionally, a piece of clear plastic will chip or break. As long as the retainer is still wearable, you can
continue to wear it until your orthodontist can check it for you. If there is a sharp edge, you can use a nail file to smooth it off. See your orthodontist ASAP. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my clear plastic retainer is on verge of breaking and I won't be seeing my orthodontist in one week?
Orthodontist made a retainer nti. Will this straighten teeth, or ruin front teeth. Made of plastic. Plastic feels too hard, retainer makes teeth hurt?
NTI not a retainer: An nti appliance is normally used in patients with symptoms of tmd, and by virtue of it preventing back tooth contact, can shut down facial muscle activity that is causing pain in many instances. It is not a long term appliance as it can lead to uncontrolled back tooth eruption that can create other problems. Ask your dental professional for clarification of its purpose in your case. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
What exactly makes accelerated orthodontics "accelerated"? I've done a bit of reading on accelerated orthodontics, but from what I can tell much of it involves tooth extractions and some sort of surgical procedure. Is there some way in which the actual br
Tooth bone surgery: A radical and more expensive method but effective to shorten the initial stage of orthodontic treatment. This can reduce treatment time by a few months to perhaps one year. The protocol does not facilitate bite correction which can take much time, although exceptional, some bite correction can be done with initial stage of treatment. Insist risks are thoroughly explained for concent. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Does invisalign work better for teeth that are already a little bit loose? I have some front teeth that are a bit loose. And since I know that with orthodontics treatment the teeth will be moved around anyway, I was wondering if maybe this would make me a
Needing expert help. I have TMJ and the plastic jig is not working anymore, what is the next step to fix my bad bite?
Diagnosis first: "tmj" or "tmj dysfunction" itself is not a diagnosis that would help you. It is important why you are having troubles in tmj. Data collection about what is happening in your mouth, head, neck, and even overall health should be investigated, as many things can cause TMJ problems. Next, why you are experiencing the problems, which is the diagnosis, is to be found. Only then, you'll see what helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi, just checking how dangerous can it be if myself + 3 people might have eaten a bit of melted plastic with our meal?
I'm baking a cake, I put a microwavable plastic among the cakes, just to seperate it, but it melted, just a bit, can I still eat the cake?
Don't eat the cake.: Wouldn't eat that cake.Get a more detailed answer ›
Burnt a plastic cup I'm the kitchen for about about 10 seconds on accident. How bad could the smell be for me. No smoke just melted a tad bit?
Burning plastic does: Release toxic fumes but you would need a significant exposure for there to be any short or long term damage. If your breathing is ok and you have no discomfort, u r ok. ...Read more
I might have accidentally eaten plastic on hotdogs. I ate around 4 pieces the size of a marble maybe a bit bigger. Should I be worried?
Well: Generally not recommended to eat the plastic around hotdogs. If it is not sharp usually this will pass without harm. For diagnosis and treatment see a primary care doctor ...Read more
Hi, my sister cooked food for us suddenly I saw the plastic had a bite of a rat and I think it was contaminated please help thanks?
Unlikely: The plastic obviously surrounded some food but it seems as if the rat did not get to the food. Most rats in this country do not carry disease and if they do, it usually requires a direct bite to your body from the rat. The cooking provides an additional level of protection. So you are most certainly fine and only need to seek help if you get sick after several days. ...Read more
I didn't know heating up food in plastic was super bad for you and I used C2 plastic. Will I be ok? I only had 2-3 bites of the food
You should be ok.: But in general would not microwave food in plastic. ...Read more
While eating with a plastic fork, I accidently bit off one of the sharp ends and swallowed it. Very small. Only like 3mm but it's sharp. Is this ok?
18w preg. & cooked pasta earlier, put pasta in plastic strainer & then back in the pot, strainer melted quite a bit, still ate pasta, did I hurt baby?
No: We live in a toxic world, so eating a meal out of a heat-deformed plastic container (such as microwaving a container of food) does not add a noticeable amount of toxins to the amount of toxins we experience on a normal daily basis. That being said, still try to avoid getting extra toxins. ...Read more
Ok so my 13 year old brother was shooting around a plastic "Aquafina" cap and it just so happens that it landed on a hot lightbulb he inhaled it a bit?
I accidentally swallowed a small piece of plastic (the end of a pen bit but not the nib) I swallowed it and can breathe fine but can feel it (no pain)?
Do not worry: If you swallowed it, not inhaled it, there is no reason to worry. It will come out of the other end on its own. ...Read more
I wouldn't: Kids swallow all sorts of debris at various times and if it makes it into the stomach, it will pass without problems. ...Read more
I am affraid that with the heat my plastic container for the microwave melted and I have eaten a little bit of plastic...Possible harm and consequence
Do not worry:
You will not suffer any damage or harm from what you described.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
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