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Need expert opinion on when having braces can make the process quicker by eating healthier foods?

Need expert opinion on when having braces can make the process quicker by eating healthier foods?

Eating Health Helps!: It would be very difficult to prove that healthy eating and quicker moving teeth can correlate with each other. However, I can tell you eating better, brushing better, flossing and not snacking do make your gums and teeth healthier and helps the orthodontist move along treatment faster. So yes. .. Eating healthier with proper brushing and flossing, will make the process quicker. ...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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Need expert opinion on when having braces can you make the process quicker by eating healthier foods?

Can't hurt!: There a few studies that support a healthy diet as conducive to faster tooth movement. However, it is not possible to predict just how much time a healthy diet will reduce actual time in braces. Factors that have the greatest effect on treatment time are: patient cooperation with wearing elastics/headgear, keeping regular appointments, and avoiding hard, sticky foods that cause breakage. ...Read more

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I have a tooth gap in my front teeth and my premolars and molars too. My orthodontist says I need to get braces for 2 years and a frenectomy after that! Just getting a second opinion. Thanks?

I have a tooth gap in my front teeth and my premolars and molars too. My orthodontist says I need to get braces for 2 years and a frenectomy after that! Just getting a second opinion. Thanks?

Great Plan: Yes, frenectomy is done after the orthodontic movement is complete and about 4-6 weeks before the hardware is removed. By following your orthodontist's advice, you will get the best results. Good luck! ...Read more

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I went to the orthopedic np for knee pain. My MRI and x-rayshowed patellar tilt and hematoma. Treatment suggested:knee brace/warm compress. Should I go to a sports med or an orthopedic md for second opinion?

I went to the orthopedic np for knee pain. My MRI and x-rayshowed patellar tilt and hematoma. Treatment suggested:knee brace/warm compress. Should I go to a sports med or an orthopedic md for second opinion?

Need good exam: If the tilt was the only problem, fixing the mechanics that caused it would be the first step. In most athletes, this is working on the quad to hamstring strength ratio and strengthening the gluteus medius (many accidently over strengthen the itb/tfl, the other hip abductors, which can worsen the problem). Reasonable to start with non-op sports med, and if hematoma needs to be drained, see ortho. ...Read more

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Can you keep your brace mould after the process?

Brace mold: Tell your doc you want it. Usually it is ok to give it to you. Ask for a set of before and after pixs as well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can make my braces process faster?

Can you tell me how I can make my braces process faster?

2 ways: First, follow instructions to the letter, don't cheat. Invest the time to keep tissues healthy, don't damage appliances, wear elastics as directed, etc. Second, there are surgical procedures that can encourage cell turnover, saving you a few months in treatment. Talk to your orthodontic specialist about these treatment modalities. ...Read more

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I was wondering, do braces hurt during the process of it?

I was wondering, do braces hurt during the process of it?

Manageable: Especially when new, braces can be annoying. My patients tell me it's like having a headache in your mouth. 2 bright lights. First, you'll get used to your braces quickly. Second, your orthodontist will have many suggestions to help you on those achy days. Ask for help. ...Read more

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Could you please tell me the whole process of braces and how long it takes?

Could you please tell me the whole process of braces and how long it takes?

Not in 400 words: Orthodontic treatment is a service not a commodity. Your rx will be different than your friend's and family member's treatment, depending on your unique needs. In our office average rx time is 18 months, but we have treated patients needing less than a year, and others needing over three years. Ask your orthodontic specialist to explain your unique diagnosis, treatment plan, and mechanotherapy. ...Read more

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What is the process of getting braces?

Putting on braces: The process is quite easy. You simply dry the mouth and keep it dry. Place glue on the teeth and put the bracket (brace) on the tooth. You line the bracket up to where it should be and then shine a bright light on the tooth to harden the glue. It doesn't hurt. You don't need shots and it's painless. ...Read more

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What is the process of involved in getting braces put on?

What is the process of involved in getting braces put on?

1st Braces Appt: Orthodontists differ in their application of putting braces on. In our office we put both the upper and lower arches on all at the same time. The appointment takes 1 1/2 hours. It is not a difficult procedure; your mouth will be open with a guard to protect against your saliva from getting the area wet. The wire is put in the same day. We use damon system braces. ...Read more

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Does the brace really help align your knees? How long does the process take?

Does the brace really help align your knees? How long does the process take?

Knee braces: There is some controversy over exactly what knee braces do and how they work. However, the concensus in the medical commmunity is that they can be beneficial under certain circumstances, depending on exactly what your diagnosis is. You should see a good orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in knees and have a proper evaluation. Check out this handout: http://www. Aafp. Org/afp/2000/0115/p423.html# ...Read more

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Do you think accelerated orthodontics is worth it? I want braces, and am considering accelerated orthodontics, but would like any opinions as to whether it's worth it, especially in the long term..

Do you think accelerated orthodontics is worth it? I want braces, and am considering accelerated orthodontics, but would like any opinions as to whether it's worth it, especially in the long term..

Accelorated?: It all depends on the modality of "accelorated" treatment. If surgical, maybe not. Using devices such as vibration appliances, it all depends on "how much quicker" the treatment will be. I personally do not subscribe to the vibration devices. ...Read more

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What kind of exercises the therapist will have me do to help the healing process after getting my brace off?

What kind of exercises the therapist will have me do to help the healing process after getting my brace off?

Generally speaking: W/o more info about your specific injury this is hard to answer in much detail. As an injury heals physical/ occupational therapy will likely focus on regaining full motion with stretching & use progressive exercises to strengthen all the muscles that have been weakened by the injury and splinting process. You may need formal pt/ ot appointments or be able to work through this with home exercises. ...Read more

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I had braces and process is just at end stage. What will be useful to make strong teeth? Any medicine? Food? Calcium food?

I had braces and process is just at end stage. What will be useful to make strong teeth? Any medicine? Food? Calcium food?

Tooth enamel: Teeth are fully formed before they erupt. After eruption avoid acidic sugary foods. Keep teeth well brushed and make sure you floss daily. Use a fluoridated toothpaste. Don't smoke. ...Read more

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I don't like drugs as a belt and braces approach. Is it safe to take bisoprosol fumarate only if I go back into AF. Opinions of my two doctors differ.

I don't like drugs as a belt and braces approach. Is it safe to take bisoprosol fumarate only if I go back into AF. Opinions of my two doctors differ.

We call it bisoprolo: bisoprolol is Beta blocker and could help control the heart rate with atrial fibrillation. Uncertain what the other different opinions are. Talk to your physician whom you trust and see a cardiologist you trust ...Read more

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I have very crowded teeth and a large overbite. What is the process of getting braces?

I have very crowded teeth and a large overbite. What is the process of getting braces?

See an orthodontist: Having a crowded teeth and a large overbite can make you self-conscious especially when you smile. If you decide you want the orthodontic treatment, see an orthodontist. There are many modalities for adult orthodontics. Proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible that sucking your thumb with braces stop the process of strighting your teeth?

Is it possible that sucking your thumb with braces stop the process of strighting your teeth?

Yes and no: Your teeth will actually remain straight in one dimension, but may cause an open bite or increase overjet. ...Read more

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Does wearing a back brace or a cesearian girdle everyday helps with the healing process after having a C-section (4days ago)?

Does wearing a back brace or a cesearian girdle everyday helps with the healing process after having a C-section (4days ago)?

No but...: It will not help with the healing process. On the other hand those are quite popular and many patients say they help ease the pain of recovery. The healing process will be the same but if it makes you feel better than it's certainly okay to do it. ...Read more

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My teeth are already pretty straight. I just have gaps and an overbite. Is there any possible way to speed up the braces process?

My teeth are already pretty straight. I just have gaps and an overbite. Is there any possible way to speed up the braces process?

Possibly: Cells turn over at a specific rate. There are some procedures that can reduce time in orthodontic treatment, but surgery is required. No two people are exactly the same. See an orthodontic specialist for an evaluation of the extent of your malocclusion and the possible treatment alternatives that would work best for you. ...Read more

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How are ceramic braces removed? Is the process painful? Will teeth be sore afterward?

How are ceramic braces removed? Is the process painful? Will teeth be sore afterward?

Debond pliers: They are taken off in a similar manner to metal braces and no, its not painful at all ...Read more

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I was walking when I sprained my ankle. I was just wondering if I should wear an ankle brace or not during the healing process?

I was walking when I sprained my ankle. I was just wondering if I should wear an ankle brace or not during the healing process?

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In addition to ICE, rest and nsaids, I also recommended protected weight bearing to all my patients with ankle sprains. Its important to allow the ligaments in the area to heal without further disruption to their integrity. ...Read more

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L1-l2 transverse process fracture in July. Pain went away no brace or PT was directed. In past three weeks extreme pain, how common is re injury.?

L1-l2 transverse process fracture in July. Pain went away no brace or PT was directed. In past three weeks extreme pain, how common is re injury.?

Uncommon: That type of injury usually results from a significant trauma. There was probably some soft tissue/ muscle/ ligament injury as well. There could be some lingering damage to those tissues such as scar tissue to account for the pain. Should resolve over time. ...Read more

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I have very little cartilage in knee very painful all the time had shots mobic (meloxicam) knee brace pain meds pt have bone spurs nothing helps help opinions?

I have very little cartilage in knee very painful all the time had shots mobic (meloxicam) knee brace pain meds pt have bone spurs nothing helps help opinions?

Seedetails: Have you tried injectable lubricants such as synvisc (hylan g-f 20) or orthovisc? You can also try another NSAID as Mobic is not all that strong. Knee replacement surgery is generally avoided in someone so young. ...Read more

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What are braces?

Braces Are: Braces can be divided into fixed, metal and clear and removable "appliances". In fact, orthodontic braces are handles that deliver forces to the teeth that cause the teeth to move. There are advantages and disadvantages to both types, but your orthodontist will use the type. Or types that he will think would work best for you. ...Read more

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Are braces suggested?

Dental Braces?: Orthodontics is usually an elective proceedure however there are certain pre-existing conditions in which braces may improve the quality of your life. See an orthodontist for a consult if you are uncertain. ...Read more

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Can anyone get braces?

Can anyone get braces?

Braces: There can be some limitations to who can get braces but most people who want a better smile. The limitations are based on health of the gums and bone as well as some types of medications. ...Read more

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