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Do metal retainers wear away enamel?

Do metal retainers wear away enamel?

Enamel wear: I have never seen that happen and I have been in practice almost 30 years(assuming you are not chewing on the metal trying to destroy your teeth). ...Read more

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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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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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Are stainless steel wire for braces safe?

Are stainless steel wire for braces safe?

Absolutely: Orthodontists have been using stainless steel wires for more than 70 years without incident. There are many types of stainless steel wires with different metallurgical formulas and properties. They are the "railroad tracks" that your teeth (railroad cars) slide along. ...Read more

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Where to buy fake colored contacts online?

Where to buy fake colored contacts online?

No such thing: There are no fake colored contacts. All of them are real, and all of them can be obtained online from many web-sites. Since all contact lenses are regulated, you will need a prescription from your eye care provider to order them. ...Read more

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Orthodontist made a retainer nti. Will this straighten teeth, or ruin front teeth. Made of plastic. Plastic feels too hard, retainer makes teeth hurt?

Orthodontist made a retainer nti. Will this straighten teeth, or ruin front teeth. Made of plastic. Plastic feels too hard, retainer makes teeth hurt?

NTI not a retainer: An nti appliance is normally used in patients with symptoms of tmd, and by virtue of it preventing back tooth contact, can shut down facial muscle activity that is causing pain in many instances. It is not a long term appliance as it can lead to uncontrolled back tooth eruption that can create other problems. Ask your dental professional for clarification of its purpose in your case. ...Read more

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Are acrylic orthodontic retainers safe to use?

Are acrylic orthodontic retainers safe to use?

Of course: If unsafe they would have been banned by the fda. Acrylic has been used in dentistry for over a century. There are an infinitesimally small group of people allergic to acrylic, but less than are allergic to strawberries or chocolate. Don't worry. Chance of allergy less than chance of being struck by lightning. ...Read more

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Do teeth whitening pens work?

Do teeth whitening pens work?

YES!!!: Teeth whitening pens work, but those products are designed more maintenance purpose then for " whitening". I mean that if you have not had your teeth cleaned for ten years... And , all of a sudden, you buy this whitening pen and plan to use as " miracle wand" .... It may not work , sorry. On the other hand, you you regularly visit your dentist and have your teeth cleaned, and/or whitened, then ok. ...Read more

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Dont want metal braces? How much is invisalign?

Dont want metal braces? How much is invisalign?

$6K to $7K: With invisalign. You get a very experienced dentist and you get terrific results. My advice to you is to not shop for price but shop for great results, both in your bite & appearance. In straightening teeth, experience & training makes for the best results. Much like a finish carpenter can create beautiful things & a basic carpenter can hammer nails & do basic work. Results vary. Quality is key. ...Read more

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I have allergy to metal so prefer Invisilign braces. Can they fix off center teeth?

I have allergy to metal so prefer Invisilign braces.  Can they fix off center teeth?

Sometimes: Invisalign is a slower and less capable method of treating malocclusion than regular braces. If your teeth aren't too far off center and there aren't any issues like cross bites and jaw asymmetries, then perhaps you can correct the problem with Invisalign. Your Orthodontist will tell you if (s)he thinks it's feasible. If not there are non metal ceramic braces that will do the job. ...Read more

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Is everyone supposed to wear dental retainers before braces are applied?

Is everyone supposed to wear dental retainers before braces are applied?

Probably Not: Orthodontic retainers help keep the position of your teeth after moving your teeth. If you haven't moved your teeth, then there's no real reason to wear a retainer. ...Read more

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Which is better: clear ceramic braces or metal braces?

Management decision: Both can be used to great avail to produce excellent results. It comes down to each orthodontic specialist's decision regarding personal preference. Clear braces can look good or less than ideal in different situations. Clear are a bit more uncomfortable to remove in "my opinion.". ...Read more

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Do colored lenses look fake ?

No: Manufacturers have spent a great deal of time and money to make these lenses look natural. Only under high magnification would they look fake. ...Read more

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Do metal fillings discolor your teeth?

Do metal fillings discolor your teeth?

Yes: The metal ions in the amalgam (silver) fillings tend to leach out over time and stain the surrounding tooth structure gray. This does not occur with tooth colored composite fillings which are also bonded to your tooth. ...Read more

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Dentists: what kind of glue do cosmetic dentists use for gluing porcelain veneers?

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Dentists: what kind of glue do cosmetic dentists use for gluing porcelain veneers?

Luting composite: that is light cured, has a matching try-in gel, cleans up easily and has excellent physical properties. RelyX Veneer Cement is a good example. ...Read more

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Why do people wear dental retainers?

Why do people wear dental retainers?

Keep teeth straight!: Purpose of retainers is to keep the teeth in the correct positions after braces. Often, the reason for teeth to shift after braces is the poor compliance with consistent wearing of retainers afterwards. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are lingual (invisible) braces better than metal braces?

Can you tell me are lingual (invisible) braces better than metal braces?

No: first, they are metal, second, most people have terrible experiences with them as the brackets, placed lingually, can cause significant irritation to your tongue, 3rd they are typically less effective. Those are all reasons why we won't even provide them. I would look into clear brackets or invisalign to obtain the invisible results you want far more effectively and less painfully. ...Read more

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What amount do valplast removable partial dentures cost?

What amount do valplast removable partial dentures cost?

Valplast: Valplast dentures can cost between $700-2000/piece depending on the insurance that you have and the location of your dental office. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are lingual (invisible) braces better than metal braces?

Can you tell me, are lingual (invisible) braces better than metal braces?

No: first, they are metal, second, most people have terrible experiences with them as the brackets, placed lingually, can cause significant irritation to your tongue, 3rd they are typically less effective. Those are all reasons why we won't even provide them. I would look into clear brackets or invisalign to obtain the invisible results you want far more effectively and less painfully. ...Read more

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What kind of glue do cosmetic dentists use for gluing porcelain veneers?

Resin cement: These days i would say resin cements are the only "glue" used for cementing veneers into place. They are strong, they do not dissolve in saliva, they are color stable, and they also bond well to porcelain. ...Read more

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