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Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
Dentistry
50 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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Can You Get Braces If You Have Bridge In Your Front Teeth?

Can You Get Braces If You Have Bridge In Your Front Teeth?

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.

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Dr. Stuart Hoffman Dr. Hoffman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
26 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
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Is it best to get braces before a bridge?

Is it best to get braces before a bridge?

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.

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Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
Dentistry
50 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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If you have fixed bridge, you can get braces?

If you have fixed bridge, you can get braces?

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.

Dr. Larry Gottlieb Dr. Gottlieb
Dentistry
37 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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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?

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.

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Dr. Donald Yoo Dr. Yoo
Surgery - Plastics
11 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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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?

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?

Straighten nose: Your braces are unlikely to have any effect on the deviation of your nose. Besides rhinoplasty, there are no permanent, predictable ways to straighten your nose.

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Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
Dentistry
50 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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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?

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.

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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If I have drop foot and flat feet will I get orthotic insoles or orthotic braces?

If I have drop foot and flat feet will I get orthotic insoles or orthotic braces?

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.

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Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
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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?

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.

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Dr. Elvira Callahan Dr. Callahan
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
24 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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Dr. Steven Sheskier Dr. Sheskier
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
35 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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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?

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?

Yes plus: 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.

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Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
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Can you still have braces even if you have a bridge?

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.

Dr. Gary Brigham Dr. Brigham
Dentistry - Orthodontics
47 years in practice
Case School of Dental Medicine of the Case Western Reserve University
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Can I wear braces while already have a bridge?

Yes: It is possible to undergo orthodontic treatment, with either braces or invisalign, when a bridge is placed and the patient does not want it replaced. However, leaving the bridge intact may limit some of the orthodontic treatment goals.

Dr. William Dabney Dr. Dabney
Dentistry - Orthodontics
37 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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Can I wear braces with fixed bridge?

Braces and bridgewor: Yes. Although your orthodontist may have trouble keeping the braces attached as it is challenging to keep braces glud to metal and/or porcelain.

Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
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Hi is it possible to put braces if I have fixed bridge and missing molars?

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.

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Dr. Thomas Inwood Dr. Inwood
Podiatry
31 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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What to do if I have very high arches on my feet, and for a week one footto wear one of them foot braces?

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.

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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Dr. Robert Hadfield Dr. Hadfield
Podiatry
9 years in practice
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
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Please advise what is the kind of plastic pt therapists use to make their hand/foot braces?

Please advise what is the kind of plastic pt therapists use to make their hand/foot braces?

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.

Dr. John Thaler Dr. Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
37 years in practice
University of Health Sciences Lahore, Lahore Medical and Dental College
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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?

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.

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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

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.

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Dr. James Dukelow Dr. Dukelow
Podiatry
27 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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What brace for drop foot do you recommend?

What brace for drop foot do you recommend?

An AFO: The Ankle Foot Orthotic simply stabilizes the foot and ankle and hands control over to the knee. This allows more control on heel strike. Some people prefer the Arizona Boot.