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Can braces help with tmj?

Can braces help with tmj?

Sometimes: Talk to both your general dentist and your orthodontist about your TMJ issues before you start braces. This needs to be part of your treatment plan. If this is not discussed with the orthodontist the braces may make your TMJ pain worse. ...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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Will braces help with fix a gummy smile?

Will braces help with fix a gummy smile?

Yes,: It is more successful in a growing child, especially in an extraction case. It is aided with the use of high pull j-hook headgears and often t-loop archwires. We have reduced gingival display up to a centimeter in adults and 2.5 cm. In children without surgery. ...Read more

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Would invisalign work for someone with an overbite and crowded teeth?

Would invisalign work for someone with an overbite and crowded teeth?

Possibly: Invisalign can address these issues, depending on your case. You should consult an orthodontist to understand if you are a good candidate. ...Read more

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Can psychiatric services help me with issues regarding my work, relationship and self esteem?

Can psychiatric services help me with issues regarding my work, relationship and self esteem?

Work Stress : Absolutely , read the free articles on stress, work performance, anxiety and consider reading my book, "managing the stress of success" all featured on the soundmindz.Org web site, full of examples of people learning how to live successful personal and professional lives. Consult a clinical psychologist as psychotherapy can help you balance your life if you make the effort. Best. ...Read more

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How can I cope with an orthodontic appliance?

How can I cope with an orthodontic appliance?

More Specific: I must assume your mean a removable orthodontic appliance. The more you wear it, the more your mouth gets used to it in your mouth. It is normal for the mouth to produce saliva when something new like a retainer is placed in the mouth. If discomfort is involved, go back to your orthodontist to have it adjusted. Without knowing what type of orthodontic appliance your have, the answer is difficult. ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter help for someone with dental eruptions?

Any over-the-counter help for someone with dental eruptions?

Paci: You may try putting the paci in the freezer for a couple of minutes and then offering it to the baby so it can soothe the gums. If your baby is older and is taking solids you can try freezing some fresh fruit and placing it inside a feeding mesh so he can use that as a teething ring. ...Read more

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How willa dental implant work with braces?

How willa dental implant work with braces?

Must plan ahead!: If you are in need of dental implant treatment and orthodontics, you must plan ahead. Typically, orthodontics is nearly completed prior to implant placement as the implant cannot be moved orthodontically. Once you get to the last few months or in the "detailing" phase, you can usually have your implant placed so that your treatment is completed at about the same time as your orthodontics. ...Read more

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Can orthodontists help with receding gums?

Can orthodontists help with receding gums?

Sometimes: If the receding gums are caused by mal- positioned teeth. However most of the time these problems require a periodontist! ...Read more

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Problems with special education teacher and program. Help please. We have few options for our child with autism?

Problems with special education teacher and program. Help please. We have few options for our child with autism?

Too little info: I sympathize, but your question is so general, it is impossible to offer a specific answer. If you think the problem truly is the teacher, speak to the principal or special educataion counselor at the school. You can request a new iep at any time, which may include looking at private school options if child not recieving adequate care. If needed, seek a lawyer specializing in this area. ...Read more

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I'm 34 and unemployed with no insurance and i need help with teeth pain please help need resources 2 find programs and my area?

I'm 34 and unemployed with no insurance  and i need help with teeth pain please help need resources 2 find programs and my area?

Some solutions: Please try calling: local medicaid office dental school local hospital emergency room any of these may be able to provide rx or referral for rx. Good luck! ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter help for someone with dental problem?

Any over-the-counter help for someone with dental problem?

Depends : If is is pain, then going to the dentist and treating the cause is the only long term solution. If it is your being prone to dental problems, then brush 2x per day for 2 minutes each time, floss 1x per day, and use a tongue scraper 1x per day. ...Read more

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Are knee braces good to help with chondromalacia patella? I don't see many people recommending them.

Are knee braces good to help with chondromalacia patella? I don't see many people recommending them.

For some: It is helpful for some people but not all. Works best in combination with other treatments, especially if there is some degree of patella maltracking or instability. ...Read more

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Will getting new dentures with implants help with my TMJ ?

Will getting new dentures with implants help with my TMJ ?

Probably yes: Implant supported or retained dentures provide for a much more stable and reproducable bite. This alone will significantly reduce your TMJ discomfort. ...Read more

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How will a dental implant work with braces?

How will a dental implant work with braces?

Very Well: The key to implants and braces is the proper order. Move teeth first... Place implants second. Please be sure to wear your retainers for the rest of your life, as the implant and your natural teeth need to remain in the corrected position. Amazingly teeth can move 1 years after braces or 25 years after braces. Protect your orthodontic and implant investment! ...Read more

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Can general practitioners help with gum recession?

Can general practitioners help with gum recession?

Yes but limited: Receeding gum lines is usually due to poor gum health. This occurs from plaque and tartar building up on the tooth at the gum line causing an inflammatory response (gingivitis). Primary care physicians generally leave this to their dental colleagues, but can recommend good oral health, including daily flossing. Some may also prescribe an oral rinse (periodex) to help. See your dentist regularly. ...Read more

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I'm wondering about dental veneers and their suitability for people with snaggle tooth?

I'm wondering about dental veneers and their suitability for people with snaggle tooth?

Changing the shape: Veneers can be used to reshape a tooth to make it look more esthetic so the snaggle tooth can be corrected to look better ...Read more

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Speech therapists to help with lisping. How successful are they?

Speech therapists to help with lisping.  How successful are they?

Better in children: If the palate shape and placement of the upper front teeth are correct, speech therapists can teach the brain to move the tongue to create clear sounds produced when air flows between them. It takes office time and practice at home. Children younger than five have greater problems achieving success as their palate and teeth and tongue are getting used to each other. Otherwise success is high. ...Read more

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Health insurance portability and accountability act: may I discuss client details with other employees within my agency?

Health insurance portability and accountability act: may I discuss client details with other employees within my agency?

Probably: If you agency is not health related, then details of your clients are assumed to be public unless there is some other confidentiality arrangement. You probably should not discuss health issues that you are privy to, but this is not a hippa issue if you are not a health professional. ...Read more