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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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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?

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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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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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 effective is using an orthodontic expanders?

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?

Depends on the type.: All depends on the type of wire. Stainless steel wires are easier to straighten. Nickel titanium wires have memory are not as easy to straighten. Certain pliers are designed to do just that. Again, the question is very vague and would require to be more specific. ...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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What will happen at your first orthodontic appointment?

What will happen at your first orthodontic appointment?

Banding/Bonding App: It is assumed that your informed consent is signed and diagnostic records are completed. This is the appointment where orthodontist will place the appliances, bands, or braces and other hardware on your teeth. ...Read more

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What can I expect in the first orthodontic appointment?

Clinical opinion: At 1st appointment orthodontist will do initial examination and possibly take panoramic x-ray. From this orthodontist can determine need for rx and best timing for rx. It's a screening examination, so expect that if rx is indicated that more tests (records) are then scheduled. Remember, every patient is different, every orthodontist is different, and therefore rx will differ. ...Read more

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Difference between traditional vs functional orthodontics?

Difference between traditional vs functional orthodontics?

Traditional better: Functional appliances do work, they work for the most part in a different way than most practitioners think however. By positioning the lower jaw forward it causes muscular forces to reduce the forward growth of the upper jaw, called the headgear effect. Regular orthodontics is more precise and is based on real, repeatable science. Often functionals are used by non-orthodontists. ...Read more

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What are some texts that look into orthodontic procedures?

What are some texts that look into orthodontic procedures?

Get a consultation: Most orthodontists will perform an initial exam for free. As opposed to trying to digest 10 years of formal education (training time for an orthodontist), seek a couple opinions. Go with the one that sounds right for you. ...Read more

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To do something extra or different to work in orthodontics?

To do something extra or different to work in orthodontics?

As an orthodontist?: The other advisors have provided excellent advise; however, if you are asking what is required to a dental specialist, orthodontist, then the answer is completion of dental school followed by a 2-3 year accredited residency training. Limiting one's practice to a speciality may also require specific licensing in the state where you practice as well. ...Read more

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About how long does the first orthodontic appointment last?

About how long does the first orthodontic appointment last?

Consult: The very first time you see an orthodontist, they will do an exam and report findings and options to you. There may also be a need for impressions or x rays. Every office does this differently so the time it takes can vary. You should speak to the office you plan to go to and ask how long they expect the appointment to take. ...Read more

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What is an orthodontic review? How long does it usually take?

Orthodontic review: Vague question. May mean a review of your diagnostic examination, x-rays and records with discussion of proposed treatment and cost. May mean review of ongoing progress and need for revision if progress is not fully satisfactory. May mean review of post-treatment status compared to where you started. If you're seeing an Orthodontic Specialist, call them and ask them to define the term for you. ...Read more

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Please help! what happens on your first orthodontic appointment ?

Dental Records: Usually, the first appointment will involve obtaining a complete dental history with records. Radiographs will be taken, as well as models of the patients teeth and photographs. This will establish a pre-treatment baseline and allow the orthodontist to assess the malocclusion and devise the appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more

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What are the general course requirements for majoring in orthodontics?

What are the general course requirements for majoring in orthodontics?

Science and biology: The general requirements are four years of college, four years of dental school, and then several years in an orthodontic residency. It amounts to years of chemistry, biology, physiology, and general science. ...Read more

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What happens if your bracket breaks and you don't go to the orthodontics right away?

What happens if your bracket breaks and you don't go to the orthodontics right away?

Teeth shift: Sometimes it will be ok and other times your treatment could be delayed. Your teeth could shift enough that you can't progress to the next wire. In fact, you may have to decrease to a smaller wire. It's best to call the orthodontist and ask if you can wait or if the loose bracket should be fixed right away. ...Read more

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I’m looking to reverse a previous orthodontic procedure. Who would I got to have this reversed. ?

Your orthodontist: the Orthodontist who did the work will have the best understanding of what was done and how best th reverse it. Some movements are not easily reversible. Good luck ...Read more

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28 years old and i would like to get orthodontics . Hi I am 28 years old and i would like to get orthodontics.My insurance doesn't cover the orthodontics, could i know how much it would cost(price range) without the any insurance ?

28 years old and i would like to get orthodontics . Hi
 I am 28 years old and i would like to get orthodontics.My insurance doesn't cover the  orthodontics, could i know how much it would cost(price range) without the any insurance ?

Depends: Simple retainer movements can be as little as $500. But the average adult case can run between $4000 and $9000 in our area if orthognathic surgery is not needed. These are not my fees, but the area's fees here in indiana. ...Read more

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Can orthodontic spacers hurt?

Can orthodontic spacers hurt?

It depends: Everyone has a different threshold of sensitivity. Where one patient might regard spaces as a mild irritant, another might regard them as painful. For most patients, their placement is regarded as a temporary annoyance, as if there was chicken or a piece of meat caught between the teeth. ...Read more

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How should I get orthodontic coverage?

How should I get orthodontic coverage?

Ask the orthodontist: Individual coverage for orthodontia is not readily available and usually only covers a portion, usually less than half, of the treatment. Most orthodontists make payment arrangements to make this service affordable. If individual insurance coverage is available it many times requires a patient to go to a particular office or clinic and this should be carefully evaluated prior to pirchasing. ...Read more

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