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Do Braces Give You A Lisp
Depends: A dentist who has had advanced training in orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders is best equiped to manage these disorders. Orthodontic training alone does not typicaly adequetly train the practitioner to be fully competant in this field of dentistry. ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
See a Pro: See an Orthodontic Specialist for a qualified answer, for the same reasons you would see a brain surgeon rather than a GP to treat your brain lesion. Know that clear aligners may be applicable to resolve your malocclusion, but are only about half as effective as braces. So you may have to decide the level of "cure" you want for yourself. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Lingual braces: Lingual braces may take a longer time to complete the treatment, limited access to care (they require specialized training to install and maintain), more expensive and unpredictable. Talk to your orthodontist about Invisalign. It can be a good alternative to traditional braces or lingual braces with some limitations. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there anything I can buy online for to achieve straighter teeth over time? I cannot afford to see a dentist for braces or retainers.
Unfortunately no: Orthodontic treatment needs to be performed by a licensed dental professional, one who has gone to college and dental school for a minimum of 8 years, more if a specialist. Dental care is not a DIY project. Consider financing your care or saving up for it. It is a worthwhile investment in yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both: You can get retainers at either a gp dentist or an orthodontist. Usually, a retainer is part of the treatment package. If your sitation is minor and then perhaps your gp will make it for you. Otherwise, the specialist (orthodontist) is the way to go. But....In many states...A gp can also do tooth straightening. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
No, but...: Retainers hold teeth where they are. Aligners move teeth, but not as well as braces. Any dentist can do this, but not as well as a specialist who does nothing else. The orthodontist does only orthodontics. In a generalist's office you may be the only orthodontic patient he's seeing this week. And generalists usually charge fees very similar to those being charged by specialists, so no savings. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Least invasive..: Ortho braces and invisalign are the least invasive ways to straighten crooked teeth. Advanced cosmetic dentistry procedure like veneers and crowns can also give the result of 'straight teeth', but it will likely be more expensive than orthodontic braces or invisalign. Consult with a dentist. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Depends on you: Decorative grills are a fad that does not represent health or life-like beauty. In fact it disguises it. However, if that's your thing, and your teeth and gums are healthy, then a removable grill might be best. Ceramic crowns or bridges can be used if there is an indication such as esthetically unattractive, broken, nonvital, or highly filled teeth. ...Read more
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