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What are orthodontics?

What are orthodontics?

Orthodontics: is the branch of dentistry that use a variety of techniques to help patients straighten teeth and improve their appearance and function. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Orthodontics (Definition)

An orthodontist is a dentist who has had additional years of schooling in the discipline of facial and oral structures. They use braces and appliances to align the jaws and teeth for proper form and function. Straighter teeth not only look good, but also allow better oral hygiene, less periodontal ...Read more


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How does an orthodontic spring work?

Open or close spaces: There are two types of springs, open coiled springs and closed coiled springs. Open coiled springs are compressed between two teeth to open space. If a tooth is blocked out between two teeth, an open coilded spring can be used to open sufficient space to bring the blocked out tooth into alignment. A closed coiled spring can be used to close spaces between teeth or move a tooth unilaterally. ...Read more

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How much can be done in orthodontics?

How much can be done in orthodontics?

Plenty!: There are limits, however beautiful and healthy smiles can be created with orthodontics at any age. ...Read more

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Where can I get orthodontic insurance?

Where can I get orthodontic insurance?

Dental insurance: Orthodontic insurance is usually sold as an additional premium addendum to your Dental Insurance. Speak to your insurance agent or the HR department at work. ...Read more

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Where can I find orthodontic insurance?

Where can I find orthodontic insurance?

Insurance Agent: Stand alone orthodontic insurance is impossible to find. It's usually a rider on a dental insurance package. Ask employer if coverage is offered on company plan. Or talk to anindependent insurance agent. Know that orthodontic insurance is not cost effective when purchased individually. ...Read more

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How much can be done with orthodontics?

How much can be done with orthodontics?

Amazing Smiles: Orthodontics can give you the beautiful smile you deserve. There are so many amazing things that can be done with braces. Check out my tv interview at www.Thewellnoushour.Com and search for me dr. Shawn murray. ...Read more

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How effective is using an orthodontic expanders?

Very effective: Orthodontic expanders are a great tool to expand and widen the arch which creates more room for crowded teeth. Some are passive and some are active which means that patient cooperation is necessary. If directions for use and care are followed, then the expander can be a very effective part of comprehensive orthodontic care. Visit an orthodontist for more information. ...Read more

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What can be done to straighten an orthodontic wire?

Not much: Once the wire is kinked, the lattice structure of the metal has been permanently altered and the wire needs to be replaced before the bend moves teeth out of position. So the best way to straighten a bent wire is with a telephone...call your Orthodontic Specialist for repairs...now. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: orthodontics?

Specialist dental: An orthodontist is a dentist who has had additional years of schooling in the discipline of facial and oral structures. They use braces and appliances to align the jaws and teeth for proper form and function. Straighter teeth not only look good, but also allow better oral hygiene, less periodontal disease and easier cleaning. ...Read more

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What what is done at an orthodontic second appointment?

Braces: depends greatly on your case, but typically we will band and bond all the braces at this second appointment ...Read more

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