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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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What appliances are used to straighten teeth?

What appliances are used to straighten teeth?

In the US: Best option, braces, over 90% improvement. 2nd choice is any of the removable or semi-removable appliances! including clear aligners, with about a 50% or less improvement outcome. Treatment in the hands of a specialist is more successful than in the hands of a generalist. Success has more to do with the training, skill, and experience of the practitioner than in the type of gadget. ...Read more

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Crooked Teeth (Definition)

Teeth that are misaligned and do not follow the general arch pattern b/c ...Read more


Dr. Gregory Johnson
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Is there anyway to correct just one crooked tooth without resorting to orthodontia? Most of my teeth are perfectly straight, expect for one front tooth, which came in crooked for some reason. Is there any way to straighten just one tooth? .

Is there anyway to correct just one crooked tooth without resorting to orthodontia? Most of my teeth are perfectly straight, expect for one front tooth, which came in crooked for some reason. Is there any way to straighten just one tooth? 


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Crooked tooth: If you are taking about trying to move the tooth so that it is straight, the answer is no. It is possible that the tooth could be restored with bonding or a crown to make it look like it is straight. That decision should be made in consultation with your primary care dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. Sal Aragona
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Can someone tell me how they fix straight crooked teeth without braces?

Can someone tell me how they fix straight crooked teeth without braces?

It is effective: Most conditions that require orthodontic treatment can be accomplished with invisalign. The length of treatment depends on the complexity of what needs to be done. Not all general dentists or orthodontists are comfortable with this mode of care so seek one who is experienced and skilled in this area. Pick one with the experience and enthusiasm to get great results without all the risks of braces! ...Read more

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Can tooth contouring be used to fix crooked teeth without braces? I have what i feel like are not very crooked teeth, and would like to know if tooth contouring might be an acceptable alternative to full braces when it comes to getting straight teeth? .

Can tooth contouring be used to fix crooked teeth without braces? I have what i feel like are not very crooked teeth, and would like to know if tooth contouring might be an acceptable alternative to full braces when it comes to getting straight teeth?


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Limited application: Surgery (reshaping a tooth) can be done in cases of minimal tooth malposition. 1. Ask your dentist to do a wax-up of what you will look like after reshaping (there will be a charge). 2. See an orthodontist to learn if correcting your malocclusion would be beneficial esthetically and functionally. Once you have all the facts you can make an informed decision. ...Read more

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Dr. Dell Goodrick
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My braces came on today-my teeth are straight except one crooked tooth.Next visit in 12 weeks- will there be any movement until adjustment- small/big?

My braces came on today-my teeth are straight except one crooked tooth.Next visit in 12 weeks- will there be any movement until adjustment- small/big?

Yes: You will experience movement in tiny increments each time you have adjustments. You will any movement by a bit of soreness. Adjustments for movement must be made slowly so as not to damage the teeth or surrounding bone. Moving them too fast can cause shortened roots. However, there will be some movement occurring right away, although it will be slight. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Gordon
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What should I do to get crooked tooth straight?

What should I do to get crooked tooth straight?

See your dentist: If it is a "simple" or less involved tooth movement, many general dentists perform this type of orthodontic treatment, possible invisalign. If it is a more difficult situation, they may refer you to an orthodontist whom they work closely with. Remember to continue periodic teeth cleaning appointments when undergoing orthodontic treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Dorfman
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What is the definition or description of: crooked teeth?

Misalignment: Teeth that are misaligned and do not follow the general arch pattern b/c of tilting or rotation. ...Read more

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Dr. Shawn Murray
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Does it mean your palate is abnormal if you have crooked teeth?

Does it mean your palate is abnormal if you have crooked teeth?

Crooked teeth: No, not necessarily. There are plenty of people with normal palates yet they have crooked teeth. The palate can be a factor but it's not the only one. Consult with an orthodontist to discuss more. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Is having crooked teeth associated with future health complications? Please confirm with research study papers. Http://bit.Ly/icfbgp

Logic: Here's a slightly different approach to your knowledge quest. This is what a major Insurance company thinks about Orthodontic care. https://www.humana.com/learning-center/health-and-wellbeing/healthy-living/dental-braces Logically, if you put teeth and jaws where they belong, they function better, wear out less, are easier to clean, less expensive to restore, and, by the way, look better. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Can tooth contouring fix crooked teeth? If I have some teeth that are just very slightly crooked, can I fix them with tooth contouring rather than something else? .

Tooth contouring: Tooth contouring is a cosmetic procedure to give the appearance of straighter teeth. Success depends on how crooked your teeth are and what outcome you are seeking. Since it involves removing enamel, it is not reversible. Your dentist can trim models of your teeth to show you what the teeth will look like after they are contoured. ...Read more

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