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Different color eyes genetic?

Different color eyes genetic?

Yes: The color of the iris is a pattern defined by a number of genes and it is the combination of these that leads to the color we see in the iris. The inheritance is not simple however, and prediction of color other than the browns, is tricky and unreliable. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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Would ceramic braces change my appearance?

Would ceramic braces change my appearance?

Yes: Both ceramic and metal braces are noticeable, the ceramic less so. Braces move your lips forward about a tenth of an inch until they are removed. As your teeth/jaws are aligned, your smile will broaden become more symmetric, and more pleasing. It's worth it. ...Read more

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Would ceramic/clear braces change my appearance?

Would ceramic/clear braces change my appearance?

Of course: Any type of braces will change your appearance. Therefore, ceramic braces will definitely improve your appearance and function. You will be thrilled with the results. ...Read more

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Do different color eyes alter a persons perception?

Do different color eyes alter a persons perception?

No! See Eye MD now.: Different color eyes usually genetic but can be a sign of inflammatory eye disease. See your eye md right away. ...Read more

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Question about refractive errors; can you change the eyeball shape like braces move teeth?

Question about refractive errors; can you change the eyeball shape like braces move teeth?

???: What an unusual question. Not a stupid question at all, but one that i think both ophthalmologists and orthodontists alike will be stumped by. Surgical reshaping of the eye is done to correct visual pathology and orthodontics corrects dental arch pathology, other than that, I am unable to help you with an intelligible answer! ...Read more

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Looking to get ceramic braces. Is there any less noticeable version of ceramic braces?Is there a certain color or company that produces less noticable

Looking to get ceramic braces. Is there any less noticeable version of ceramic braces?Is there a certain color or company that produces less noticable

Diagnosis first: A brace just is a vehicle to attach the wire to the tooth. The most important step is to figure out what needs to be accomplished and why. You need to first feel comfortable with the plan that is in place for you. After this, your orthodontist can provide you with options that will achieve these movements. There are a number of braces types available, but the diagnosis is the critical part. ...Read more

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Are whitening products more effective on teeth with certain stain colors?

Are whitening products more effective on teeth with certain stain colors?

Simple solution: See a dentist for professional teeth whitening without laser, followed by home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. You will be surprise regardless of the stain colors. You can use over the counter products, however, they are not so effective. Note: there is no evidence based dentistry or scientific research to support that any "laser" have an effect on teeth whitening. ...Read more

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My dentist wore different colored gloves for different procedures, is this normal practice?

Glove color: Gloves come in different colors both with the same brand and with different brands. Color alone signifies nothing. May represent different brand, size, type. Dentist could even have been trying out a new brand. ...Read more

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Which looks more natural: ceramic braces or metal braces?

Which looks more natural: ceramic braces or metal braces?

Ortho outcome: The most important question to ask yourself, is what am I trying to accomplish and what is the best way to achieve that goal? Hopefully you want the best aesthetic look and the healthiest teeth and gums. Therefore find the best Orthodontist you can and discuss how best to achieve your goals. Each system has pros and cons. See what is best for you. ...Read more

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How are cosmetic dentistry and orthodontic different?

How are cosmetic dentistry and orthodontic different?

Huge difference: While both doctors aim to improve the appearance of your teeth, the orthodontist will do it by moving your teeth while the cosmetic dentist will alter your teeth while leaving them where they are. ...Read more

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What color are amalgam fillings?

What color are amalgam fillings?

Amalgam: Amalgam a fillings are silver in color. Sometimes if they become tarnished they may look black. There are other options available that are tooth colored such as composite material or porcelain. ...Read more

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How many different scoliosis braces are on the market?

How many different scoliosis braces are on the market?

Custom: Most are custom made indvidualized fit and correction choices are endless the two gemeral types are 23hour custom or night time only braces. ...Read more

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My two front teeth are completely different shapes. Is that hereditary?

My two front teeth are completely different shapes. Is that hereditary?

Most likley but: Could be in part due to history of trauma or systemic illness during tooth development about 2-3 years before it comes in. You have options to try to match them that are cosmetic treatments, but only if you want the change. See your dentist for care. ...Read more

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Do different sports require different types of ankle braces?

Do different sports require different types of ankle braces?

No: There is ongoing controversy as to whether taping or bracing is more effective. The arguments are that taping is custom and better fitting but stretches out rapidly. Braces are generic but can be easily adjusted a d tightened as needed. If you have access to a professional trainer i recommend tape. If not, bracing is more reliable. ...Read more

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What are the differences between crowns, full veneer crowns and jacket crowns?

What are the differences between crowns, full veneer crowns and jacket crowns?

Crowns: In all cases, a crown covers the entire tooth. The difference may be in the types of material used and the amount of tooth structure removed. Some crowns are porcelain bonded to metal/gold. Some crowns are all porcelain or Zirconia. For more information, talk to your dentist. ...Read more

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Does Invisilign move teeth slower than traditional braces?

Does Invisilign move teeth slower than traditional braces?

About the same: Treatment typically ranges from 12 - 36 months. The treatment time can be affected by rate of growth, severity of the correction necessary and patient compliance. ...Read more

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What are some ways to change stained teeth to match the color of the rest of my teeth?

What are some ways to change stained teeth to match the color of the rest of my teeth?

Cosmetic dentistry: Veneers, or other cosmetic bonding techniques, seem like the best option. Visit a dentist in your area. After evaluating your entire dentition, they will be able to provide you with the best treatment. ...Read more

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How do porcelain veneers and lava veneers differ?

How do porcelain veneers and lava veneers differ?

A Name Brand: Porcelain is to lava as Aspirin is to bayer (aspirin). It is a specific brand of porcelain (with a specific chemistry using zirconia vs feldspathic porcelain) used to create lifelike veneers, crowns and bridgework. This picture is a lava restoration. ...Read more

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What are the differences between lingual braces and regular front braces?

What are  the differences between lingual braces and regular front braces?

They look different!: Obviously, if we were to put brackets on lingual surfaces of teeth, instead of usual front side of teeth, they would not be visible to others. Lingual approach is mostly for esthetics, where one does not want to show others that he/she is going through orthodontic treatment. They are both designed to achieve proper alignment of teeth. Should consider invisalign if you are concerned with showing. ...Read more

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