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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Braces (Overview)

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 big specialty. Good luck!


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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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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Braces (Overview)

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 big specialty. Good luck!


Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
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Braces (Tip)

Braces make beautiful faces for all to see. ...See more

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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

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Are braces for crowded teeth painfull?

Are braces for crowded teeth  painfull?

Minimally: The cleaner and healthier the gums around the teeth, the less pain. Think of how uncomfortable it would be to put a shoe on over a swollen foot. Keep gums healthy during ortho rx to minimize pain. ...Read more

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Braces (Tip)

Follow instructions and when your braces come off, wear your retainers. ...See more

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I can't eat with my painful new braces. How do I get over this?

I can't eat with my painful new braces. How do I get over this?

Time will resolve: Until then 1) 1 advil/motrin/ibuprofen every 4 hrs w food or liquids, 2) 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water 3x/day as a rinse, 3) put orthodontic wax onto "stickers, " 4) dab orabase-b onto sore spots w q-tip, 5) keep mouth immaculately clean, 6) eat soft high-protein diet. Sticking pins into your orthodontist's business card also helps. ...Read more

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Anyone know what the cost of accelerated orthodontics is? Is it as painful as regular braces? More or less painful? Does it have the same results as regular braces? .

Anyone know what the cost of accelerated orthodontics is? Is it as painful as regular braces? More or less painful? Does it have the same results as regular braces?


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The Same: But slightly increased risk due to perforations of gum and bone. To my knowledge no comprehensive studies have been done on whether it is faster than conventional light wire orthodontics. There are several other techniques which also claim to accelerate treatment. All involve a small additional risk and in the end the same result. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane Steiner Dr. Steiner
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Braces (Tip)

Braces now come on different colors-- they are so much more cool than when we were young! ...See more

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Does it hurt to get orthodontics / braces taken off?

Does it hurt to get orthodontics / braces taken off?

Should not: They actually come off usually very easily with the proper instruments. Then the teeth are cleaned of excess cement and polished. It really should not hurt. Then your teeth very smooth and almost slippery because you are used to the rough brackets. Congrats on getting them done. ...Read more

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