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Does child health plus cover braces?

Does child health plus cover braces?

Don't think so: Every plan is different, but from what I have read about ny's plan, the answer is no. Ask your family dentist to refer you to an orthodontist to discuss this issue. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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Updated national programmes for child health in India?

Updated national programmes for child health in India?

Confusing question: Why would physicians based in the US have any knowledge of the Indian health system? Try a site based in your country. ...Read more

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Does conceiving after 17th day affect child health. I am having a cycle of 28th day.

Does conceiving after 17th day affect child health. I am having a cycle of 28th day.

Child health: No, your child'shealth will not be affected if conceived after 17th day. ...Read more

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Read in child health magazine about insomnia. I would like to know more. How do I find out?

Read in child health magazine about insomnia. I would like to know more. How do I find out?

You've just started!: There's a lot of information on the web. The important piece is to find information that is objective. Depending on the age of the child, there is good information in psychollogy today and on medscape. ...Read more

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Read in child health magazine about christmas disease. I would like to know more. How do I find out?

Read in child health magazine about christmas disease. I would like to know more. How do I find out?

Haemophilia B: Haemophilia b is a blood clotting disorder caused by a mutation of the factor ix gene, leading to a deficiency of factor ix. It is the second most common form of haemophilia, rarer than haemophilia a. It is sometimes called christmas disease after stephen christmas. ...Read more

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Child health schedule for weight loss?

Child health schedule for weight loss?

Childhood obesity: Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years. Overweight is defined as having excess body weight for a particular height from fat, muscle, bone, water, or a combination of these factors. Obesity is defined as having excess body fat. In order to fight this, help kids be more active (1 hr/day) and eat healthier and decrease unhealthy snacks! ...Read more

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Read in child health magazine about bunions. I would like to know more. How do I find out?

Read in child health magazine about bunions. I would like to know more. How do I find out?

APMA. Org: There are several good websites. You can visit apma. Org or foothealthfacts. Org. This will get you started. Good luck. Dr l. ...Read more

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Read in child health magazine about cushing syndrome. I would like to know more. How do I find out?

Read in child health magazine about cushing syndrome. I would like to know more. How do I find out?

Many options: Your doctor is a good source for information. Respectable internet sites also a good source. Here is one: http://www. Uptodate. Com/contents/patient-information-cushings-syndrome-beyond-the-basics. ...Read more

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Child health, when a child has rapid sweating and heart beat?

Child health, when a child has rapid sweating and heart beat?

Rapid Heart Beat: When discussing a cardiac question, the age of the child is always important. However, persistent rapid heart rate accompanied by sweating is something that should be evaluated no matter what the age of the patient. You should discuss this with your doctor. Then a more thorough patient history and family history can be taken and the appropriate evaluation and treatment done. ...Read more

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My child has brackets for a overbite and now needs braces. Do I have to go to same dr that did here overbite or can I go some where else.?

My child has brackets for a overbite and now needs braces. Do I have to go to same dr that did here overbite or can I go some where else.?

Brackets: Brackets are part of a traditional Orthodontic Appliance (braces), so I'm confused by your question. You have the choice of having your child treated wherever you feel comfortable. Please make sure you are seeing a qualified Orthodontic Specialist for Orthodontic Treatment. Please also consider discussing your reasons for transfer with the original Dentist and ask for records transfer. ...Read more

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Should orthodontist pull child's teeth for braces if crowded?

Should orthodontist pull child's teeth for braces if crowded?

Sometimes: Every patient is different with skeletal and dental presentations that may warrant removal of teeth. I am of the philosophical school of orthodontics that believes that expansion of the lower teeth, if more than just mild, will end in relapse or periodontal breakdown. By careful case selection and understanding growth and harmony of the face, extractions can be very successful. ...Read more

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At what age should a child get braces?

At what age should a child get braces?

Varies: Some dentist will do mixed dentition braces, before the baby teeth have been lost. Some will wait until the adult teeth are in. It depends on the severity of the underlying problem is, and the steps needed for correction. Discuss with your child's dentist. ...Read more

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Does every child/teen need braces when they are 10-14 years old?

Does every child/teen need braces when they are 10-14 years old?

No: Not every person requires braces. A reputable dentist can help evaluate and answer this question for a given person. ...Read more

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Anyone have any info on ways I can afford my child's braces if we are poor?

Anyone have any info on ways I can afford my child's braces if we are poor?

Local Dental School: Many universities with dental schools have excellent programs for orthodontics where they can treat your child and using sliding scales for financial stress. ...Read more

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At what age can a child wear invisalign instead of regular braces?

At what age can a child wear invisalign instead of regular braces?

12 - 13 years old: Invisalign teen is appropriate for patients who have shed all of their baby teeth & have second molars at least partially erupted-- this includes most teens. Invisalign teen is a product that only an orthodontist can provide. General dentists, however, can provide invisalign full, express or assist. Check w/ your dentist/orthodontist to see which alignment therapy is best for your child. ...Read more

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Can a child's tooth growing in crooked naturally correct itself or are braces the only way?

Can a child's tooth growing in crooked naturally correct itself or are braces the only way?

Possible: Teeth will occasionally self correct. Because there are so many variables, seeing an orthodontist will give you a better answer for your specific case. ...Read more

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Do dentists think every child/teenager need braces?

Do dentists think every child/teenager need braces?

Of course not: But interestingly many of parents think their kids need it.. . ..Which is more of fashion trend. :). ...Read more

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How misaligned do a child's teeth have to be for her to need braces at age 9?

How misaligned do a child's teeth have to be for her to need braces at age 9?

Individual decision: Age nine and ten are too often referred to as the ugly duckling stage of tooth development. All kind of changes going on in the mouth. Evaluation of the tooth sizes to arch lengthen, a skeletal analysis, and the eruption pattern. What looks awful now may not be so bad as it looks. Two stage ortho is common enough. Early treatment can have advantages is some cases, but not routinely. ...Read more

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I used to have braces as a child. Now im 27 and I feel as if my teeth are protuding again. What should I do?

I used to have braces as a child. Now im 27 and I feel as if my teeth are protuding again. What should I do?

Talk to orthodontist: It is possible you did not wear your retainer (sounds that way) and your teeth have indeed shifted. Discuss getting treatment again with an orthodontist. Maybe invisalign? Something to consider at your age. ...Read more

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If my teeth are not properly aligned, are there health reasons aside from wearing down my teeth for getting braces?

Malocclusion: Poor aligment can lead to grinding (bruxism) and TMJ disorder which is very painful! ...Read more

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What is a good age for a child to get her orthodontic braces?

What is a good age for a child to get her orthodontic braces?

AAO guidelines: Say see your orthodontist by age 7. That's not to say we put braces on all or even most 7 year olds, but its good to start discussing with an orthodontist and planning for the futurew. When to start? Again, work with your orthodontist (and your kiddo-- they need to also be emotionally ready) to determine what is "best". ...Read more

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I've just turned 16 and I've been bow-legged since I was a child. Can braces straighten out my condition or would I need surgery?

I've just turned 16 and I've been bow-legged since I was a child. Can braces straighten out my condition or would I need surgery?

Bow legged: If they don't cause any pain, I would not worry about them. You should see an orthopedic doctor if you have pain. These surgeries have their own risks and if it is only for looks, don't bother. Your true love will love you irrespective of bow legs or not! ...Read more

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I'm curious as to which is better for the health of the tooth and gum, regular braces or invisalign?

I'm curious as to which is better for the health of the tooth and gum, regular braces or invisalign?

No difference: OK, there are some rare cases where we recommend invislaign while treating short root cases, but generally there is no difference on overall oral health between the two ...Read 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. ...Read more

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Does the health of your gums affect how fast your teeth will move with braces?

Does the health of your gums affect how fast your teeth will move with braces?

Absolutely: Teeth will move faster through healthy tissues than through unhealthy tissues. Moving teeth in the presence of inflammatory disease can result in gum/bone loss. ...Read more

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Does a child have to wait till all his baby teeth are out before he gets braces?

Does a child have to wait till all his baby teeth are out before he gets braces?

Braces: Although braces are placed on permanent teeth, an orthodontic consult should be done early on. With a complete treatment plan formulated, necessary extractions or appliances can be planned accordingly. Getting an early start on orthodontic planning, can minimize the time in braces and maximize the outcome. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about my child's crooked teeth? He's only three, but his teeth look crooked to me. Is this something that can be taken care of through growth, or will we have to get braces for sure? .

Should I be worried about my child's crooked teeth? He's only three, but his teeth look crooked to me. Is this something that can be taken care of through growth, or will we have to get braces for sure? .

Ortho needed: Crooked teeth at age 3 is an indication of insufficient arch length. This is not a self-correcting problem. There are treatments to develop jaw size to better accommodate tooth size, but there are limits. Set your mind at ease, take your child to see a qualified orthodontic specialist for an initial opinion, all children with a malocclusion should see an orthodontist by age 7. ...Read more