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Herbst Appliance For Adults
Same way: Same way 2 porcupines make love, very carefully. Thanks for playing straight man for me. Nance appliances anchored onto molars by metal bands. A special plier, called a Band Removing Plier, will easily pop the bands off the teeth in just seconds. Please see Dentist or Orthodontist who plac d the appliance to assure that it's removal is appropriate. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Adjunct: A headgear is an adjunct to orthodontic treatment used to modify skeletal growth and/or to affect tooth position. Headgear can be used in addition to any fixed appliance (braces) system. Don't get hung up on gadgets. Focus on finding the best qualified orthodontic specialist in your area to treat your family. Let him pick the best appliance for the individual's needs. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
No: Night guards, whether hard or soft, are made to your existing occlusion. That means when you put it on it negates whatever orthodontic correction was made while it was off. Please discuss this with your orthodontist. Know that as teeth straighten grinding often disappears. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Grind guardn is an fda approved device to decrease night time bruxism. Is a standard nightguard better for most of your dental patients?
Not sure: Fda, does not mean it will work for everyone. When you get a custom made occlusal night guard you get an accurate fit that matches your own teeth/nigtbite and you get the supervision by your dentist. You need to have someone to fit, adjust, supervise and monitor your bite, teeth can shift and your bite can change. Not provided with over the counter products. Dr mokbel ( scdentalimplants.Com). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes - depends: Most adults present for braces to improve their smiles. A great new smile provides so many benefits. They may also enter orthodontic treatment to improve the health of their bite or to prepare teeth for needed dental work. In other words, braces absolutely correct malocclusions of adults. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
The Orthodontist: The best orthodontic results will be achieved with the best orthodontist and not the method he\she uses to get your there. There are many methods, materials and techniques. Find an orthodontist that comes highly recommended and go for a consultation (or two if necessary). Then discuss options, timeframes, goals and fees. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
NO: Bruxism is the term for this and it indicates as surely as anything can that the limbic system of the brain is in a marginal metabolic state.The easiest way to cause this is through a diet that is filles with "empty calories" partularly sweets. Look at my blog entitled "oxygen the spark of life" which you can google. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Braces: First of all make sure you're seeing a qualified Orthodontist for Rx. Second, braces Rx can provide about 95% improvement in teens. Clear aligners (that only work if they are worn) result in less than 50% improvement. Talk this over with a pro, an Orthodontist. And if you wish get a second opinion. Wouldn't use it for my family. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Question regarding oral appliance for sleep apnea---Can it be used for someone who removes dentures at night?he would never go for cpap. Cost=? Caroly
Sleep Apnea: Sleep Apnea is a medical condition requiring specific intervention. Diagnosis can only be assured after reviewing results of a sleep study. Oral appliance may be helpful. Indications for Rx, cost of Rx, types of treatment availability can only be determined after full evaluation. Anything else is just a guess. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Would in-office dental fluoride treatments benefit an adult who has both crowns (to protect margins) and natural teeth?
Legally: Legally, any Dentist can do Orthodontic Treatment, just as any Physician can deliver a baby. Orthodontic Specialists have at least 4,000 more hours of Orthodontic Training, and do nothing but Orthodontic Treatment. Studies have shown Orthodontists do it faster and better. And by the way, Cosmetic Dentistry is an honorific, not a specialty. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It depends: The number of invisalign trays for a patient's individual case depends upon the degree of difficulty of the case and the goals of treatment. However, the treatment length can be modified by the exceptional cooperation of the patient in aligner wear, the experience of the doctor, and the use of accelerated treatment adjuncts (such as acceledent or propel). Your doctor can advise you. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers