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I have an appointment tomorrow but one of my wire braces came off, is it ok to sleep in this case?

I have an appointment tomorrow but one of my wire braces came off, is it ok to sleep in this case?

YES, fine: Assuming there are not parts in your mouth still floating around that you could swallow, you will be fine to sleep and then see the Dr, . in the AM. Good luck.

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Does getting braces mean you have to change your sleeping position?

Does getting braces mean you have to change your sleeping position?

Braces and sleep: In general no. Sometimes face/mough/jaw can be sore at times which may be a factor in position you sleep.

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Could I sleep with dental wax on my braces?

Could I sleep with dental wax on my braces?

Sure: Yes you can sleep with wax covering your braces, just make sure it is secure and clean. Good luck.

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How would I convince my dentist that I need braces now that my teeth are hurting me when I sleep?

How would I convince my dentist that I need braces now that my teeth are hurting me when I sleep?

Talk: Speak frankly with your dentist: no one needs braces, but many people would benefit from orthodontic correction. Ask your dentist for a referral to an orthodontist, and be truthful about why you feel you need them. As an adult, you can make the decision to have treatment, no matter how mild or severe the problems are.

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Please explain if it is safe to wear dental wax on your braces while you are sleeping?

Please explain if it is safe to wear dental wax on your braces while you are sleeping?

Sure: Likely will stay in place, and if not, its not harmful to swallow in the size you are using (about a pea sized amount)

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I apparently grind my teeth in my sleep do braces help this or does anything else help?

I apparently grind my teeth in my sleep do braces help this or does anything else help?

See your dentist: For evaluation of bruxism. Custom mouth guards are often helpful.

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I was diagnosed with carparel tunnel syndrome in 1999. I have worn braces on both arms since especially to sleep. I am starting to gave more symptom?

I was diagnosed with carparel tunnel syndrome in 1999. I have worn braces on both arms since especially to sleep. I am starting to gave more symptom?

Go see your doc: This is not an unusual presentation. You have been able to ward off symtoms for years but it seems to be progressing now and may be time to do more.

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My child accidentally swallowed 1 of th brackets from her braces in her sleep. Worried it mightve went in2 her lungs. Or will it b in stomach?

My child accidentally swallowed 1 of th brackets from her braces in her sleep. Worried it mightve went in2 her lungs. Or will it b in stomach?

Aspiration: Aspiration pneumonia can occur after inhaling liquids or small foreign bodies. Symptoms would include persistent cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, wheezing, abnormal sputum, etc. Presence of these symptoms should prompt a visit to a doctor for evaluation.

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My ring finger and pinky finger has been tingling and numb for the past 2 days. I don't sleep on that arm, and I don't wear braces or anything?

My ring finger and pinky finger has been tingling and numb for the past 2 days. I don't sleep on that arm, and I don't wear braces or anything?

Need more info: It sounds like you may have a "pinched nerve". The trick is to find out where the nerve is being affected. At your age this is probably not a major problem. Make an appointment with your family physician for an examination.

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How can I sleep with a Miami J neck brace applied?

How can I sleep with a Miami J neck brace applied?

SPINAL COLLAR: Review website for proper sizing and fitting on www. Spinalcollar. Com. Discuss with your doctor appropriate pain control and use of low dose ambien/lunesta/rozerem

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I've got neck problems and sleep in a neck brace. I am looking for a new brace. Any suggestions?

I've got neck problems and sleep in a neck brace. I am looking for a new brace. Any suggestions?

Why?: See if you really need one? --go to a new MD/DO and see if still necessary.... if so then ask what they'd recommend or refer you to... most people save for traumatic situations don't need neck braces....

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Is it not good to sleep with a knee brace on?

Is it not good to sleep with a knee brace on?

Ask your doctor: The answer to you question can vary depending on you exact condition. Have you knee professionally evaluated and ask your doctor when and for how long you should use your brace.

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Please advise if it's bad to sleep with a knee brace on?

Please advise if it's bad to sleep with a knee brace on?

Don't sleep with it.: In general, if you are using a knee brace just for a little support or comfort throughout the day, you should take it off to go to sleep, so that you don't constrict your circulation. If the brace is a ligament support brace for an injured knee, then your doctor may require you to sleep with it on.

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Broken 12th vertabrae 3weeks ago in car crash, is ok to walk around wearing a brace and have I got to sleep on my back?

Broken 12th vertabrae 3weeks ago in car crash, is ok to walk around wearing a brace and have I got to sleep on my back?

Follow instructions: Given to you by your treating physician/surgeon. Wear you brace while up out of bed. You will need close follow-up visits, to closely watch the alignment of your thoracic fracture.

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Does a back brace for scoliosis have to be worn at night? If I get a back brace for my scoliosis, will I have to wear it while I sleep at night? .

Does a back brace for scoliosis have to be worn at night? If I get a back brace for my scoliosis, will I have to wear it while I sleep at night? .

Depends: You may want to discuss this with your doctor. In most cases, the brace is known as a 23 hour brace meaning you wear it all times except for showering etc. There are other types of braces and in my patients with mild curves that are not likely to progress I let my ptients wear them less. Thnk you for your question.

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4 mo. Ago washed a 15x10x6Lb. Pyrex when almost dropping I caught it which injured my wrist- Gotten worse since - Twisting it & Sleeping w/Brace hurts?

4 mo. Ago washed a 15x10x6Lb. Pyrex when almost dropping I caught it which injured my wrist- Gotten worse since - Twisting it & Sleeping w/Brace hurts?

Sounds like: You need a consultation with an Orthopedist or Hand Specialist...If the brace hurts stop using it!! Apply heat/ice (which ever helps more) Imaging studies may be indicated! Hope this helps! Dr Z

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