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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

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
573 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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Getting Straight Teeth (Tip)

Getting Straight Teeth

Myth: braces and orthodontics cannot be done for adults. ...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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Getting Straight Teeth (Tip)

Getting Straight Teeth

There is no age limit to orthodontic therapy - my oldest referral was 84 years old when she began. ...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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Getting Straight Teeth (Tip)

Getting Straight Teeth

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