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Is there any corrective treatment for my mishaps with dental braces?

Is there any corrective treatment for my mishaps with dental braces?

Yes: Orthodontics is usually a smooth ride to a glorious smile; but even the best doctors run into trouble from time to time. Their colleagues in periodontics, restorative dentistry and maxillo-facial surgery can come to the team to help with any corrective measures that are needed to obtain the most ideal of results. It may not be a mishap, but an unforeseen complication that arises. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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How willa dental implant work with braces?

How willa dental implant work with braces?

Must plan ahead!: If you are in need of dental implant treatment and orthodontics, you must plan ahead. Typically, orthodontics is nearly completed prior to implant placement as the implant cannot be moved orthodontically. Once you get to the last few months or in the "detailing" phase, you can usually have your implant placed so that your treatment is completed at about the same time as your orthodontics. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long after I have gotten my dental braces will i see a difference in straighter teeth?

Quite soon: I would say, "quite soon", as the exact number of months or weeks will be impossible to give without knowing your pre-braces condition and your idea of "straighter". With that being said, you will notice a nice change within 3-6 months in most cases. Ask your orthodontist/dentist how your teeth will be moved: if back teeth need to move a lot first, you may not see much difference for a while. ...Read more

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Getting Straight Teeth (Tip)

Getting Straight Teeth

Myth: braces are only for kids. With life expectancy of 90+, straight teeth are easier to clean! ...See more

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Are dental braces used at the same time as a class 2 jaw correction device?

Are dental braces used at the same time as a class 2 jaw correction device?

Maybe, too much: Both treatments could be used at the same time, but might be overwhelming to have the entire oral environment under physical stress and 'load forces' continuously. Probably quite uncomfortable also. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain, is power chain (dental braces) can help to push the crowded teeth forward?

Docs can you explain, is power chain (dental braces) can help to push the crowded teeth forward?

Are you confused?: Power chain is not the same as braces, but is used with braces to close spaces and consolidate teeth. Braces including the wires used to move teeth can move the teeth forward to alleviate crowding in certain cases. A qualified orthodontist is in the best position to answer your question and clear up any possible confusion. ...Read more

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Getting Straight Teeth (Tip)

Getting Straight Teeth

Myth: braces and orthodontics cannot be done for adults. ...See more

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What are some instances when dental braces are the only option, as opposed to bonding or veneers?

What are some instances when dental braces are the only option, as opposed to bonding or veneers?

Many: Moderate to severe crowding or spacing, excessive vertical overbite or horizontal overjet, skeletal imbalance, and many other situations. See a fully qualified Orthodontist for initial examination (usually free) to discuss what Orthodontics can do for you. Often Orthodontist and Restorative Dentist work hand in hand to provide you with best possible care. Seek quality, not shortcuts. ...Read more

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