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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
I have a misaligned jaw (receding jaw, overbite) + crowded teeth.. If my dentist ask for extracting 4 teeth, is he categorized as tradtional orthodon?
No: Requesting tooth extractions does not qualify a dentist as an orthodontic specialist. A 10, 000+ hour post-dental school residency in orthodontics is required. An orthodontist will only do orthodontics, not cleanings, fillings, caps, etc. As an adult, with jaws that are no longer growing, you need the services of an orthodontic specialist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Every patient is different with skeletal and dental presentations that may warrant removal of teeth. I am of the philosophical school of orthodontics that believes that expansion of the lower teeth, if more than just mild, will end in relapse or periodontal breakdown. By careful case selection and understanding growth and harmony of the face, extractions can be very successful. ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
Would in-office dental fluoride treatments benefit an adult who has both crowns (to protect margins) and natural teeth?
Most likely nothing: As long as the wisdom teeth are not interfering with your invisalign aligners you do not have to do anything. If they are impinging on the aligners, the aligners can be adjusted. My best guess is they will eventually need to be extracted. This should have been evident on your invisalign radiographic work-up and discussed prior to your treatment. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Do about what ?: Please rephrase being more specific. You can't change the shape of your roots. ...Read more
30+female Wisdom tooth impacted back top best option Dentist or Oral Surgeon in UK?emailed this question to UKSurgeon consultation £200 to answer!
Oral surgeon: If the tooth is fully impacted, then it would be best for you to see an oral surgeon. Most impacted wisdom teeth are not w/in the scope of treatment for most general dentists ( although some general dentists do pull impacted wisdom teeth). It sounds like your best course of action would be to go see an oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Adjunct: A headgear is an adjunct to orthodontic treatment used to modify skeletal growth and/or to affect tooth position. Headgear can be used in addition to any fixed appliance (braces) system. Don't get hung up on gadgets. Focus on finding the best qualified orthodontic specialist in your area to treat your family. Let him pick the best appliance for the individual's needs. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Abscessed tooth, draining so dentist (back home in Iowa) didn't give me antibiotics. Live in Texas, need dentist ASAP?
Legally: Legally, any Dentist can do Orthodontic Treatment, just as any Physician can deliver a baby. Orthodontic Specialists have at least 4,000 more hours of Orthodontic Training, and do nothing but Orthodontic Treatment. Studies have shown Orthodontists do it faster and better. And by the way, Cosmetic Dentistry is an honorific, not a specialty. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Fully Impacted back Wisdom tooth Dentist "can do it"refused referal to Hospital Oral Surgeon.Dentist registered GDC UK only couple yrs. I am cautious?
Being a free people: Being a free people in a free country, one should be able to go to whichever practitioner he wishes to go to. If he wishes to see an oral surgeon, that would be fine to do. An oral surgeon likely has more experience with handling any surprises or complications during extractions of impacted teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
?: If the blood of one person contacts the the blood of another is a risk of HIV & hepatitis. The dental profession was very early in recognizing the risk after a dentist named dr. Acer intentionally infected some of his patients. The profession was one of the first in healthcare to use barrier techniques, proper sterilization practices, and infection control training & prevention. Very low risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer