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Hey I am having invisalign braces & before I had no prob with pronouncing S but now I am having a lisp with and without the braces.how can I fix that?

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I am having invisalign braces & before I had no prob with pronouncing S but now I am having a lisp with and without the braces.how can I fix that?

Be patient: It is very common for the speech to be affected during active Invisalign treatment. Pronouncing words that begin with the letter "S is the most common complaint. It will improve as the teeth move into alignment. Always make sure that your dentist is aware so that he/she can give you the right solution. Good luck. ...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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Why do adults get braces?

Why do adults get braces?

Different reasons: Some adults seek orthodontic treatment for purely cosmetic reasons to correct unsightly crowding or an uneven smile line. Others seek treatment for functional reasons associated with an uneven bite, destructive wear patterns, and difficulty chewing. Patients with jaw joint problems or facial pain when chewing may also seek an orthodontist for relief. ...Read more

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How do braces do what they do?

How do braces do what they do?

Braces ; aligners : You will find professional bias based on specialty in answers to your question. Both are techniques that used in the right fashion will produce great results. As a generalist, i like to minimize the need for extractions and love the fact that decay and gum disease is minimized with removable aligners. ...Read more

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Did you ever have braces break?

Did you ever have braces break?

Braces: Yes. All mam made things can break. Clear braces are more prone to breakage than metal ones. ...Read more

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Why did braces change my smile?

Why did braces change my smile?

Your teeth moved: Since your teeth moved, your appearance changed. Consult with your orthodontist regarding your concerns. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to have braces on?

99% no: The beginning of orthodontic movement will cause some discomfort, usually 4 to 6 hours after having them put on. The "pain" will be at its worst at about 72 hours, and then gradually lessen to all but none in the 2 or 3 days following the "worst" of the discomfort. Newer orthodontic brace design and advances in metals used for wires, have decreased the discomfort in orthodontics by a large factor. ...Read more

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Why are braces so expensive now?

They aren't.: Orthodontic costs have actually gone down since the early part of the 20th century when they became available. Since the 70's, orthodontic care has not kept up with the cost of living index. Having any service done has a value attached to it. I would hope that having braces and treatment done correctly by a trained individual would be worth the fee you agree to pay for the service. ...Read more

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Does bcbs excellus cover braces?

Pre-authorization: Most insurance companies require pre-authorization prior to starting any active orthodontic treatment. The common practice is to submit a claim form stating the time and fee for active orthodontic treatment and waiting for the insurance company to authorize their part of the fees involved. The bcbs excellus is not an exception ...Read more

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What to expect when i get braces?

What to expect when i get braces?

A great smile: You'll get a functional, esthetic, stable smile that you will be proud of. On the way expect to experience some periodic soreness and tenderness, which you will find to be exceptionally manageable. Ask your qualified orthodontist for suggestions...He/she has lots of suggestions to help. ...Read more

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