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Are there differences in orthodontic/orthopedic outcome that can be expected using MARA appliance & braces vs. braces & elastics to correct an overjet?

Are there differences in orthodontic/orthopedic outcome that can be expected using MARA appliance & braces vs. braces & elastics to correct an overjet?

Gold standard: Gold standard is braces. More important than the hardware, however, is the operating system.. A fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist would know, for example, that you can't do Orthopedic Treatment on a non-growing individual. Please don't try to self-diagnose and treatment plan. See an expert, an Orthodontic Specialist, who will be able to properly guide you. ...Read more

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How much does a mara dental appliance cost?

How much does a mara dental appliance cost?

Depends: There are many different mandibular anterior repositioning appliances (mara) available on the market. The cost depends on the type you get and where it comes from as every office charges different fees. Talk to your dentist to find out what he or she charges. ...Read more

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What is ortho removable appliance?

What is ortho removable appliance?

Just what is sounds: An appliance used to adjust your teeth/bite that can be removed. ...Read more

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What appliance to use to correct a 2 milliters overbite?

What appliance to use to correct a 2 milliters overbite?

See an orthodontist: First see an orthodontist for complementary evaluation. No matter what age you are, how complicated is your situation. They complete at least two extra years of schooling to practice their skills. The 2mm overbite correction could be a serious problem if not managed properly. Even, if a minimal correction is needed, the orthodontist is always first. Congratulation on your new smile. ...Read more

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At what age can a child get an anti-tounge thrust appliance?

At what age can a child get an anti-tounge thrust appliance?

6 years (usually): Most tongue thrust appliances hook onto the 6-yr molars, so this is about the earliest one could be done. There are different options here, so speak with either an orthodontist (recommended) or your dentist to discuss the best way to approach this. ...Read more

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What orthodontic appliances use headgear?

What orthodontic appliances use headgear?

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 more

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Can orthodontic appliances also be used in adults?

Can orthodontic appliances also be used in adults?

Positively yes: Most modern orthodontic practices have 20 to 30 percent of their patients being adults. There is no age to old to acquire and enjoy a great smile. ...Read more

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Could orthodontic appliances do anything for adults?

A full third: A full third of all orthodontic specialty practices today are adult patients. There are so many wonderful things that can be done for adults including aligning smiles, balancing faces, improving function, reducing jaw joint symptoms, providing a better platform on which to do restorative treatment, and improve gum/bone healt, just to mention a few. See a pro, a qualified orthodontic specialist. ...Read more

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Can I use any dental appliance to make my smile bigger?

Can I use any dental appliance to make my smile bigger?

Yes: Although easy jaw widening is best done about age 7, as an adult there are orthodontic and combined orthodontic/surgical procedures to widen your smile. Clear correctors and retainers won't work. See an orthodontic specialist for guidance. ...Read more

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