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Are orthodontists wealthy?

Are orthodontists wealthy?

Not really: I guess that all depends upon what your definition of wealthy is. Most orthodontists make a good living, but they wouldn't be considered wealthy. However, some orthodontist do make a great deal of money. There are many factors which determine what the orthodontist makes. I would place orthodontists in the upper middle class as far as yearly salary goes. ...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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Are there any really cheap orthodontists?

Not really: You can seek orthodontic treatment at your local dental school. Usually teaching institution provide this type of care at a reduced fee. Be careful by choosing treatment because its cheaper. Proper training and qualified professional should be your main criteria for choosing your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of orthodontists?

Officially 1 kind: An Orthodontist is a Dentist who has completed at least 5,000 hours of additional training, beyond Dental School, in an approved residency program, in all phases of Orthodontic Care, who has passed all the requisite tests, and who limits his/her practice to just the Specialty of Orthodontics. There are many non-Orthodontists who provide Orthodontic Care, but not with the same level of expertise. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if all orthodontists work the same way?

Can you tell me if all orthodontists work the same way?

Not all the same: Orthodontics is as much of an art, as it is a science. Just as different painters can use different techniques to produce beautiful paintings, different orthodontists can use different techniques to produce beutiful smiles. It is not that one way is right or wrong. It is a matter of different training and preference. ...Read more

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Functional orthodontists or traditional orthodontists, what to do?

Functional orthodontists or traditional orthodontists, what to do?

That depends: That depends on the problem that needs to be corrected. If the problem is a growth issue then functional orthodontics may help. If it is a tooth position problem then traditional orthodontics is needed. Some malocclusions may even require a combined approach. Functional appliances require more patient cooperation then traditional braces and may not be suitable for some children. ...Read more

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Can you explain how do orthodontists put brackets back on? Whats the process?

Can you explain how do orthodontists put brackets back on? Whats the process?

Bonding process: Brackets are made of metal or ceramic, and need to be bonded to the tooth. This requires stripping off organic matters from the tooth. To achieve this, a surface of the tooth is cleaned with an acidic cleansing gel. If your tooth is covered with ceramic crown, a different kind of bonding is used. An adhesive bonding liquid is applied, ; light-cured to activate the bonding. ...Read more

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Do all orthodontists that provide the damon system provide the clear ones as well?

Depends on the ortho: Each provider chooses the techniques that are appropriate for each individual patient and will also use the technique(s) that the individual dentist is most familiar and comfortable using. There are many techniques available these days. They range from fixed metal or clear attachments and wires, and clear removable aligners. Each technique has it's pros and cons and must be tailored to your needs. ...Read more

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What will orthodontist do?

Treat Malocclusion : Orthodontists treat jaw malocclusions caused by either tooth misalignment or disproportional skeletal relationships. They often use 'braces' or appliances to make corrections. ...Read more

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What will orthodontists do about crossbites?

What will orthodontists do about crossbites?

Correct them: If cross bite is dental in origin (teeth out of position) they align teeth. If, however, there's a transverse (side-to-side) jaw mal-relationship, the jaws have to be made to match each other before the teeth can be properly aligned. Rx depends on source of the problem, severity, growth, and many other factors. Ask your dentist to refer you to an orthodontic specialist for exam and rx choices. ...Read more

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What to expect for first orthodontist appointment?

What to expect for first orthodontist appointment?

Look ; talk: At the initial examination most orthodontic specialists will do an initial screening examination, may take a panoramic x-ray, and will discuss initial findings with you. If orthodontic treatment is indicated time for a full orthodontic diagnostic panel of models, additional x-rays, photographs, complete intra-oral and extra-oral examination, and any other necessary tests, will be scheduled. ...Read more

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