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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Orthodontics (Overview)

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.


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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

Dr. Arnold Malerman
585 Doctors shared insights

Orthodontics (Overview)

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.


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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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Orthodontics (Tip)

Myth: invisalign can replace traditional orthodontics. ...See 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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What is the definition or description of: orthodontics?

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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Orthodontics (Tip)

Myth: braces and orthodontics cannot be done for adults. ...See 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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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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Orthodontics (Tip)

"i'm too old for braces" is false. 1/3 of all orthodontic patients today are adults. ...See 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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Orthodontics (Tip)

Braces are beautiful! For a great smile, see an orthodontic specialist. ...See 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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What are some TMJ solutions without orthodontics?

What are some TMJ solutions without orthodontics?

Form and function: A balance exists between how the teeth fit together, how the joints function, how the muscle move and support jaw movement. When this is out of balance it is essential to diagnose why things are compromised and then use reversible diagnostic procedures to find the best functional position and then treat to that by whatever means are necessary. This may or may not involve orthodontics. ...Read more

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Orthodontics (Tip)

There is no age limit to orthodontic therapy - my oldest referral was 84 years old when she began. ...See more

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What does an orthodontics do versus an orthopaedics?

What does an orthodontics do versus an orthopaedics?

Skeletal vs dental: Orthodontics is simply moving teeth. At times orthodontic patients need more than tooth movement, as they have a skeletal discrepancy. Dentofacial orthopedics is the term used when skeletal corrections are madein the lower face to balance bony alignments and correct asymmetries. There are various techniques and appliances to accomplish these corrections and when severe, surgery can also be used. ...Read more

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What does phase 1 orthodontics for an 8 year old mean?

What does phase 1 orthodontics for an 8 year old mean?

Phase 1 ortho: Phase 1 (interceptive) ortho is appropriate in growing children to address developing dental and skeletal problems which are best addressed through growth management. And modification. - typically problems involving teeth crowding and bite miss-alignment. ...Read more

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Orthodontics (Tip)

Easier to care for teeth and gums when teeth are straight. See a qualified orthodontic specialist. ...See more

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What category of dentistry does orthodontics fall under?

Specialty: Orthodontics is a specialty area. However, there are many ways to obtain the knowledge and experience necessary to include orthodontics in a general practice. Specialization is not necessary to complete orthodontic care with excellence. Many fine dentists perform orthodontics within the scope of a general dental practice. ...Read more

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Why is orthodontics helpful, in terms of health? Or is it just cosmetic?

Why is orthodontics helpful, in terms of health? Or is it just cosmetic?

Both: When teeth and jaws are well aligned they function better, aiding digestion, are easier to care for, prevent excessive wear, protect the jaw joints, enhance the health and stability of the supporting gums/bone, results in less expensive/extensive maintenance, and incidentally the smile then looks better. Go see a qualified Orthodontic Specialist for an exam and opinion. ...Read more

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Orthodontics (Tip)

Myth: there is no difference between braces. Fact: braces don't straighten teeth, orthodontists do. ...See more

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Please help! What is the difference between orthodontics and orthopaedics?

Teeth and bones: Orthodontics is placing appliance like braces on teeth. Ortho means straight so straight teeth. Orthopedics or more properly in the old English is OrthoPAEDICS which means straight child. Based on doctors who took care of bone and joint deformities in children with polio and like diseases. It now referred to the treatment of bone and joint problems at any agr ...Read more

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Since I am past their age limit. Any good individual plans that cover orthodontics?

Most don't cover: Most dental plans don't pay for orthodontic treatment for people over 18 years. When you get braces, you usually pay a small down payment and then spread the rest of the expense over one or two years by monthly payments interest free. ...Read more

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Orthodontics (Tip)

Myth: braces are only for kids. With life expectancy of 90+, straight teeth are easier to clean! ...See more

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Could you please describe functional orthodontics and should I ask my orthodontist about it?

Functional ortho: Functional orthodontics is the use of functional appliances as part of your treatment. These cause expansion and/or repositioning of the jaws to eliminate the need for extractions and create a good functional bite. ...Read more

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Is there a way to reverse extraction of the four biscupids in the middle of traditional orthodontics?

Is there a way to reverse extraction of the four biscupids in the middle of traditional orthodontics?

No: It is possible to close the spaces without retracting the front teeth. In 30 years of practice I have never seen this scenario. However, if it were to occur temporary anchorage devices (small temporary bone implants) can be utilized as anchors to move all of the back teeth forward. Be careful of listening to those who do no have university orthodontic training. Talk to your orthodontist. ...Read more

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Orthodontics (Tip)

It's a myth to say, "it is ok to stop wearing your retainer after several months.". ...See more

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How much is the average orthodontics braces?

How much is the average orthodontics braces?

Depands case /locati: The cost in us can vary from 3500 to 7000. The variation can be based on the degree of problem or malocclusion, expertise of the doctor, mechanics used (visible, partially visible-ceramic braces, totally invisible -clear aligners, invisalign etc and the geographic location. Some metropolitan areas might be more expensive due to larger local overheads. In third world countries it is much cheaper. ...Read more

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What time is the best age for orthodontics therapy?

All Depends: The best time can only be answered when you are ready to commence with treatment. It is recommended that patients see an orthodontist at age 7-8 or when the dentist/pediatric dentists sees a problem that would benefit from orthodontic intervention. At your age, you can still see an orthodontist for treatment. ...Read more

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Orthodontics (Tip)

If teeth are moved too quickly the roots of the teeth will be short and loss of teeth easier if old. ...See more