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Can partial braces have the rubber bands?

Can partial braces have the rubber bands?

Partial Braces: This partial braces technology uses "self-ligating" brackets -- no rubber bands or additional wire are required. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Is it possible for you to get partial braces?

Is it possible for you to get partial braces?

Yes, but...: More difficult to "fix" malocclusion with 1 hand tied behind your back. Often extends time in treatment because of lack of full control. Often results in compromise treatment results. And although cost may be slightly less the downside affects are more expensive in the long run. See a fully qualified orthodontic specialist for solution that best resolves your problem. ...Read more

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Why do partial braces have or need the rubber bands?

Why do partial braces have or need the rubber bands?

Makes it work better: Rubber bands are used to help teeth move in the desired direction. These allow the teeth to move with more control. ...Read more

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Which plan is better and why for 8yr old Class II overbite w/ mild crossbite?  Expander, 12mo of headgear, partial braces or braces 3-6mo & KOI

Which plan is better and why for 8yr old Class II overbite w/ mild crossbite?  Expander, 12mo of headgear, partial braces or braces 3-6mo & KOI

See an Orthodontist: Many orthodontists offer an initial complimentary consultation. This allows you to find out what type of treatment is recommended for your individual situation and get all your questions answered. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a temporary partial denture and i'm about to get braces how will my partials move as the braces move my teeth?

I have a temporary partial denture and i'm about to get braces how will my partials move as the braces move my teeth?

They won't...: I do not see how you can do both. At times orthodontists will bond denture teeth onto the braces to provide for some esthetics while treatment is occurring. I would discuss this with your orthodontist. ...Read more

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Can you have braces if you have a partial denture?

Can you have braces if you have a partial denture?

yes but: You can have braces but while you are undergoing treatment you will not be able to wear your partial dentures. The orthodontist should be able to construct something to address this. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is person required to get braces if they need partial dentures?

Not necessarily: Is the partial denture fixed or removeable? The alignment of your teeth is critical to receive a partial denture whether fixed or removeable. If there is an alignment problem then the solutions are either to move the teeth by braces or full coverage restorations. A prosthodontist/specialist can explain all your options for your particular situation. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the typical recovery time for a rt leg meniscal repair (partial meniscectomy) and MCL reconstruction. How long in 0 brace & how long to drive?

Varies: When a ligament is reconstructed, the rehab time is longer because the repair needs to be protected. Rehab time depends on your age and level of fitness prior to surgery, and also on your surgeon and the type of reconstruction. I would say no driving for at least 6 weeks. Early rom in a brace is generally encouraged. ...Read more