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Mandibular Anterior Repositioning Appliance
Lots of variables: This sounds like a complex case with a number of possible answers. I recommend you sit down and discuss alternatives with your dentist. If you're not happy with the answer(s), he or she should be happy to send you on for another opinion. Don't be hasty; do get enough information before making the decision about how to proceed as it can make a big difference in your oral & systemic health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Consultation: You should have a detailed clinical examination with the appropriate studies to determine if your protruding jaw is strictly a cosmetic problem and/or a functional problem. Many patients with a protruding jaw also have a malocclusion (bite) problem and cannot chew correctly. If a malocclusion is present, a combination of orthodontics and orthognathic (jaw) surgery may be indicated for correction. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What functional orthodontics can address an overjet (and overbite) caused by a protruded upper jaw?
Unusual: Most of the time it's lower jaw too far back, rather than upper jaw too far forward. If upper jaw is determined by skull x-ray and measurements to be too far forward, for an adult braces + jaw surgery may be required. Functional appliances are only modestly effective for growing children and are totally ineffective for non-growing adults. See an orthodontic specialist for evaluation and rx. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
That Depends: Palatal expanders are used when the upper jaw is small compared to the lower jaw. By encouraging growth of the upper jaw they can correct this discrepancy and create more room for the canines. If the two jaws already match in size but the canines are still crowded, then no, a palatal expander will not help. Your orthodontist should be able to guide you further. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Wear a 2 unit nesbit. Will abutted teeth move out of position when near future involves gum grafting of an abutted tooth (cannot wear nesbit)?
How do functional orthodontics address an overjet (and overbite) caused by a protruded upper jaw?
In small ways: Functional appliances have limited effects. Research has indicated that it restrains the growth of the upper jaw, much like the effect of a headgear, and can manipulate the dentoalveolar bone (bone that houses the teeth) to a degree. A wire connected to the appliance can further retract upper teeth, reducing overjet. It does not effect basal bone(foundational bone), as does not grow lower jaws. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Can anterior teeth intrude into the gums with modified retainers (cutting off molar parts) the same way molars intrude with Invisalign retainers?
Retainers: Retainers retain. They are not active treatment appliances. Cutting off the molar coverage will cause molars to extrude, not intrusion of anterior teeth. Know 1. Invisalign and braces are not equivalent, braces work much better, and 2. Orthodontists are more proficient than Generalists at Orthodontic Care. Take your appliances and go see an Orthodontic Specialist for guidance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Is neuromuscular dentistry effective for TMJ? MRI shows bone spurs, disc fragments and flattening of the Condyle
Recommendation: Suggest you get referral to Oral Surgeon, as your description raises concerns about extensive degeneration of the joint, and you may require a repair procedure. You may even want two opinions on how to manage. ...Read more
Ask: Ask your treating Dentist or specialist Orthodontist. Elastic provide reciprocal force. Intensity, duration, and configuration must be determined by the professional providing your treatment, the person most familiar with your malocclusion. Don't try to second guess his/her instructions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I need 2 have 6 teeth pulled plus bone graph maxillary and mandibular dentall arches. Oral surgeon who can maxillary and mandibular. Augmentation or bone grafting from the hip coordinated with a ortho surgeon. Removal of 6 remaining teeth. 4 to 6 endosseo
I'm : I'm not sure what your question is.. Are you looking for someone from the avvo panel who can help you with these procedures? If so, I am sure that the specialists from california will be able to refer you to a trusted colleague that they know in your area if they cannot help you. I have also edited your post to the oral surgery section. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers