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Can You Get Braces If You Have A Bridge
Ortho with bridge: Generally speaking, permanent bridges cannot be moved with Orthodontic treatment, but the other teeth can be. However, each case is different and this requires a one on one personal consultation with an Orthodontist to determine what can and cannot be done and what your overall treatment options are. ...Read more
Bridge before braces: MPaul. Always have the orthodontic specialist communicate with the restoring dentist prior to making that decision. I work with many restorative dentists and protocol is to work up a comprehensive treatment plan that includes timing of bridge placement. In many instances, the bridge is placed AFTER orthodontic treatment. ...Read more
For other teeth: Orthodontics cannot move teeth that are part of a fixed bridge. The other teeth can be moved orthodontically. You should discuss your particular situation with both a general dentist and an orthodontist in order to come up with the best treatment plan for your situation. Orthodontics may be just one of the methods used in order to attain the best looking and healthiest bite and smile. ...Read more
Should I get a root canal or just extract and get a bridge? Is it worth it to get all these root canal and then braces?
Implant Replacement: There are times when extracting the tooth and replacing it with an implant supported crown may be the better choice. You are not preparing the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth for a fixed bridge. Therefore it is conservative in that you are only dealing with the one area. It may be about the same cost as a root canal, post and crown. ...Read more
Okay so I don't know how long my nose was crooked, but is it possible to fix it without rhinoplasty? And it seems to get better thanks to my braces?
I have missing teeth in front that I think are the canines. Also the front tooth is half broken & I have lots of gaps in my teeth. I'm only 18, should I get braces or a bridge?
Consult in order: We can't give you a simple answer with this type of forum. You have multiple dental problems and this requires you to see a dentist for a consultation. First, you will need a complete and thorough exam and x-rays. Your basic dentistry, namely repairing all your decayed teeth and getting your gums healthy would be step #2. Then your dentist can discuss your treatment options with you. ...Read more
Brace: An orthotic won't help with a foot drop as it is a device that runs under the foot. The brace part extends up the leg and hence can help lift up the foot as the leg extends forward. ...Read more
Need a tooth extracted due to impaction. Teeth are rather crooked. Can I get an implant or bridge instead of braces? Can a spacer hold the spot temp?
Consider both: Not seeing your problem, can't give definitive answer. Best to consult with your restorative dentist and an orthodontic specialist. Learn about all the options available to you, then pick the one that will give you the best bang for your buck. Good luck. ...Read more
Broke my foot a year ago, referred to therapy, didn't get it, now my foot locks up and hurts a lot. Can I use my old brace to help with the pain?
Yes: Yes you can use your old brace but this may not be enough ...Read more
I have pain in my ankle because I roll my foot when I walk to avoid bunion pain. Should I wear an ankle brace until I get orthotics?
Bunion pain has several sources:
1. Rubbing directly against the shoe (get wider or softer shoe leather).
2. Arthritis in the joint (hallux rigidus) treated with stiff soled shoes with a rocker can be helped by orthotic injections, surgery
the rolling of the ankle multiple times may have stretched out your ankle ligaments and require a brace/physical therapy. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Depending on your malocclusion and how your qualified orthodontic specialist has to arrange teeth and jaws for best function, esthetics, and stability, bridge may have to be sectioned to allow tooth movement and remade after teeth are straightened. Ask your orthodontist to consult with your restorative dentist to achieve the best result for you. ...Read more
Complicated: A fixed bridge will not move with braces. Missing teeth create interesting treatment-planning considerations. Know that a qualified orthodontic specialist is trained in, and experienced in, treating problems just like yours. Ask your family dentist to refer you to an the orthodontic specialist that he thinks works best resolving problems such as yours. ...Read more
What to do if I have very high arches on my feet, and for a week one footto wear one of them foot braces?
Braces: I'm not sure of the problem the question relates to. What would one week accomplish? See your podiatrist for an evaluation and x rays and you will get the help you need. ...Read more
Can damaged canine teeth be removed and later be replaced with bridge after wearing braces for other crooked teeth?
There are a few: Depending on the needs of the individual patient, there are several materials that can be used. Polypropylene (plastic) is commonly used. Graphite is another popular material. Others are made from various metals including titanium. ...Read more
Very soft teeth, had braces, most top teeth broken perm bridge fell out. Not high on dentures, how good are 4 in 1 implants vs individual type?
Excellent: They provide excellent health, function, and aesthetics, especially if you opt for individual ceramic crowns bonded to the milled titanium framework. If you have sufficient bone in the back area you may have 6 implants and 14 teeth instead of 12. Costs a bit more. You can see more at By Design Dental Implant Center and other internet sites. Good luck. ...Read more
What type of foot doctor do I go to bring my daughter and son, whose feet are really flatfooted and I'm concern that it may cause severe abnormalities later on when they grow up. I went to some orthotics companies who prescribed them braces/insoles which
Review with your DR: Flat foot appearance in kids is common and may never bring symptoms in their lifetime. The transition through the teen years will give them a larger frame and muscle mass, requiring them to carry a relatively larger mass on their feet. At this point, symptoms may become evident & show the need for orthotics. I have seen little benefit over several decades in pretreating. ...Read more
What could help someone with a crooked foot who runs funny? Would a brace help? Do I need surgery?
I have flat foot and an ankle that hurts all the time due to an injury a long time ago but never heals properly. Should I use a brace? And what type?
AFO from DPM: Please see a reputable doctor of podiatric medicine (d.P.M.). ...Read more
Take it off: If cirulation is impaired take off the bandage or brace and talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Please let me know if there is a some kind of brace for navicular or medial cuneiform (foot bone)?
Will wearing a foot brace help heal midfoot ligament tear faster or is that more appropriate for a ankle tear?
Rest, time, PT, Rx: Midfoot ligament tear will heal with rest and minimal immobilization. Ultrasound therapy is helpful. Injecting platelet rich plasma may help. An NSID is ok if you are able to tolerate the drug. I like the idea of your wearing a brace - it serves as a reminder to rest the foot. ...Read more
(r) patella fx 11/27/13. Tx brace & pt to start 12/17/13. Edema to foot, toes. Os aware, not concerned. Should I be?
Clot = silent killer: Swelling can be commonly seen after injuries. This can be from unrelated medical causes or generally due to poor circulation, inflammation at the injury site or constriction from a brace or cast. However, sometimes you can get a clot in your leg after an injury that can cause swelling in the injured or uninjured extremity, go to er to rule out a clot. This can be serious and even fatal. ...Read more
Depends: Some of the ankle braces are adjustable if it is that is one way, check to see if the size is proper. I don't know if it is directly on your skin if it is try putting your sock on first, you can try padding it as well with something like adhesive moleskin. Lastly, if all else fails get a different brand brace. ...Read more
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