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How often during the day do you wear a counterforce brace for tennis elbow? And how many weeks should you wear it for?

How often during the day do you wear a counterforce brace for tennis elbow?  And how many weeks should you wear it for?

Wrist splint: I find that a wrist splint actually works better than a counterforce brace for tennis elbow. The exception is when playing sports such as golf or tennis. A wrist splint works by reducing wrist extension and thus, tension on the common extensor tendon. Try wearing it for most of the day for 10-14 days for acute tennis elbow and then when doing exacerbating activities. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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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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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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Can anyone get braces?

Braces: There can be some limitations to who can get braces but most people who want a better smile. The limitations are based on health of the gums and bone as well as some types of medications. ...Read more

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What is a swash brace?

What is a swash brace?

Helps with balance: It stands for standing, walking and sitting hip orthosis. It can be used with cerebral palsy patients to help stretch the hip adductor muscles, improve sitting and standing posture and decrease scissoring of the legs during gait. ...Read more

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Why do adults get braces?

Why do adults get braces?

Different reasons: Some adults seek orthodontic treatment for purely cosmetic reasons to correct unsightly crowding or an uneven smile line. Others seek treatment for functional reasons associated with an uneven bite, destructive wear patterns, and difficulty chewing. Patients with jaw joint problems or facial pain when chewing may also seek an orthodontist for relief. ...Read more

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How expensive are braces?

How expensive are braces?

Average Cost 3k-6k: Many orthodontists in USA offer an initial complimentary consultation. This allows you to find out what type of treatment for your individual situation is recommended and get all your questions (time, money, etc) answered. Best of luck!. ...Read more

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Can I get braces removed?

Can I get braces removed?

Yes: How and by who is the question. One should go back to the office where the appliances were delivered and ask for their removal. If one has moved to another provider, he or she should be able to remove them correctly. You should have a trained orthodontist remove them so as not to damage the teeth. ...Read more

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How do they put braces on?

Same way...: Same way two porcupines make love, very carefully. In all seriousness the answer to your question is plastic. The orthodontist uses a partially filled resin bonding material between the back of the "brace" and the tooth surface. It's actually a second cousin to the material used to hold the heat shield tiles onto the space shuttle. ...Read more