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Doctor insights on: Ortho Rubber Bands

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Will the metal bands placed on my molars hurt as much as the ortho rubber spacers I have in now? Will it feel like something is stuck in my teeth?

Will the metal bands placed on my molars hurt as much as the ortho rubber spacers I have in now? Will it feel like something is stuck in my teeth?

It's different: The spacers create room for placement of the bands. They do this by creating pressure and force on your teeth. That is their purpose. Once there is space to place the bands on, the band go on passively.You can expect forces & pressures & some soreness throughout your orthodontic treatment. That's how the teeth are moved. Many of us including myself have gone through it. It's intermittent & not bad. ...Read more

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Could you explain why does the ortho. Wants to see you every month?

Could you explain why does the ortho. Wants to see you every month?

2 reasons: 1). Your orthodontic appliance needs periodic adjustment. Seeing the orthodontist regularly allows for timely tweaking that enhances treatment progress. 2). The braces have to be checked regularly to insure their integrity. Damage to the system can cause unfavorable movement. ...Read more

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How do you use ortho tricyclin?

How do you use ortho tricyclin?

As directed: Ortho tri-cyclen is an oral contraceptive (ocp), otherwise known as a birth control pill (bcp). Regardless, it is taken by mouth daily. It is very important to take the pills in the proper sequence in order to keep from getting pregnant. It's also important to take them at about the same time daily. Ideally, you should take all your medications as directed by your physician. ...Read more

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What should I know about using ortho-k lenses?

What should I know about using ortho-k lenses?

Night time treatment: These are lenses used in moderate amounts of myopia to remold the cornea which reduces the myopia. The lenses used are slightly uncomfortable but the effect is useful. However to maintain the remolded shape, a night time lens is required for extended periods . It is sort of trading the ordinary wearing of a contact lens during the day for a "keeper" at night. ...Read more

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My ortho k lens stopped working, what should I do?

Needs more correctio: Ortho k can improve small amounts of myopia although it is a trade off of wearing a lens during the day for a "keeper" lens at night. It does not work for higher degrees of myopia nor does it stop progression. You may be in either of these categories. Check in with a regular ophthalmologist, rather than an optometrist, to evaluate this. ...Read more

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Was really interested in becoming a ortho assistant but what education/training will i need?

Was really interested in becoming a ortho assistant but what education/training will i need?

In office: If you're talking about becoming an orthodontic assistant, the orthodontist may be willing to train you in office. Most community colleges have courses in dental assisting, and skills taught may be helpful. ...Read more

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On ortho tri lo for year.Take pill everyday at 8am.Forgot on Sun and took it ASAP at 1pm.Overslept Thu and forgot to take it until 2pm.Stil Protected? EC?

On ortho tri lo for year.Take pill everyday at 8am.Forgot on Sun and took it ASAP at 1pm.Overslept Thu and forgot to take it until 2pm.Stil Protected? EC?

Birth Control Pills: Hi!, it's likely that you are ok. Greater concern is when you miss entire days dosage. Generally being a few hours late causes no problem. That being said there is no 100% guarantee of protection. Good Luck, and if your not sure use a secondary protection as well. ...Read more