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Can "functional orthodontics" be a better option instead of getting a mandibular advancement surgury?

Can "functional orthodontics" be a better option instead of getting a mandibular advancement surgury?

NEVER: Please do not be mislead by either un-informed but well meaning clinicians, or ethically bankrupt clinicians who somehow have come to same conclusion: they believe you can functionally balance the occlusion with an appliance made by a lab tech, and used inappropriately with ignorance. Skeletal dysplasia of genetic origin must be treated by a combination of braces and jaw surgery. ...Read more

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Can you have double jaw surgery(with mandibular advancement) with displaced TMJ discs? Or will you relapse?

Can you have double jaw surgery(with mandibular advancement) with displaced TMJ discs? Or will you relapse?

Average relapse 3%: Open TMJ disc repositioning surgery can be used for prevention of relapse with double jaw surgery in patients with TMJ internal disc displacement. However, more thorough evidenced-based studies are required to understand the response of the TMJ disc stability after mandibular advancement surgery. ...Read more

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What is the latest advancement that has been made in regards to insulin?

What is the latest advancement that has been made in regards to insulin?

Analog insulins: newer analog insulins, such as Lispro (Humalog), Aspart (Novolog), Gulise (Apidra) are in a monomers form. Hence these are rapidly absorbed into the blood stream, making the onset of action much quicker. Also their effect lasts for much shorter periods. For these reasons these insulin analogs generally give better post-meal glucose, with lower incidence of hypoglycemia ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some advancements in periodontics?

I was wondering what are some advancements in periodontics?

Laser treatment: Laser treatment for periodontal have been showing tremendous advantages in the treatment of bacterial induced periodontal disease. It is rapidly gaining acceptance in in the dental, community. Newer, less invasive , and bio engineered grafting materials are rapidly showing up in everyday practice. Visit my site: www.Scdentalimplants.Com dr mokbel. ...Read more

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How often is orthodontia required after maxillomandibular advancement?

How often is orthodontia required after maxillomandibular advancement?

Orthognathic surgery: If you are having orthognathic (jaw) surgery, you will likely need orthodontia both before and after the surgery. An orthodontist and oral surgeon are the professionals to consult about this process. ...Read more

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If orthodontia required after maxillomandibular advancement will it be covered under medical insurance?

If  orthodontia required after maxillomandibular advancement will it be covered under medical insurance?

Probably not: You would need dental insurance that specifically includes orthodontic treatment, and that does not have an age 18 cap. Please know that for best success you will need orthodontic treatment before and after the jaw surgery. Please get both orthodontic and surgical consultations before beginning treatment. ...Read more

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I've had back and neck issues for a few years. Is now a good time in medical advancements to get surgery and fix them finally?

I've had back and neck issues for a few years. Is now a good time in medical advancements to get surgery and fix them finally?

This really can't be: Answered on-line. Your sxs will require a medical history, physical examination and other indicated studies. There is no generic response. ...Read more

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Hi I would like to know if headgear for adults really works. I need about 4ml of advancement on my upper arch, and some expansion as well.thanks,?

Hi I would like to know if headgear for adults really works. I need about 4ml of advancement on my upper arch, and some expansion as well.thanks,?

Not Orthodontist: But in my 30's I wore headgear for nearly 2 years. It moved my bite significantly. In my series of 1, it worked. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Has there been advancement in male contraception?

Has there been  advancement in male contraception?

No: Unfortunately, we haven't seen much in the way of progress. ...Read more

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Has there been any advancement in male contraception?

Has there been any advancement in male contraception?

Male contraceptive: China is working on a low dose testosterone male contraceptive that will decrease the release od lh and indirectly also reduce the release of FSH in men. ...Read more