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Are invisalign and braces behind your teeth (lingual braces) equivalent to regular braces?

Are invisalign and braces behind your teeth (lingual braces) equivalent to regular braces?

Not equivalent: Traditional braces are still the gold standard, best result in shortest time. Clear aligners are only about half as effective as braces, with higher risk of relapse because of inability to ideally position roots in supporting bone. They are also not effective for complex issues. Lingual braces take longer, are harder to get used to, and "finishing" can be a challenge. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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What is the price for orthodontic teeth alignment(metal braces)?

What is the price for orthodontic teeth alignment(metal braces)?

Not Campbells' Soup: Every can of soup is exactly like every other can of soup. Every malocclusion is different. Is problem misaligned teeth, jaws, or both. How's the bone/gum support. What about the horizontal and vertical overbites. And so much more. Make an initial examination appointment with a qualified orthodontic specialist (often complimentary) for an answer that matches your problem, not your friend's. ...Read more

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How are nance appliances (type of orthodontic appliance) removed?

How are nance appliances (type of orthodontic appliance) removed?

Same way: Same way 2 porcupines make love, very carefully. Thanks for playing straight man for me. Nance appliances anchored onto molars by metal bands. A special plier, called a Band Removing Plier, will easily pop the bands off the teeth in just seconds. Please see Dentist or Orthodontist who plac d the appliance to assure that it's removal is appropriate. ...Read more

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What is ortho removable appliance?

What is ortho removable appliance?

Just what is sounds: An appliance used to adjust your teeth/bite that can be removed. ...Read more

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Which is better: clear ceramic braces or metal braces?

Management decision: Both can be used to great avail to produce excellent results. It comes down to each orthodontic specialist's decision regarding personal preference. Clear braces can look good or less than ideal in different situations. Clear are a bit more uncomfortable to remove in "my opinion.". ...Read more

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Does Invisilign move teeth slower than traditional braces?

Does Invisilign move teeth slower than traditional braces?

About the same: Treatment typically ranges from 12 - 36 months. The treatment time can be affected by rate of growth, severity of the correction necessary and patient compliance. ...Read more

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What orthodontic appliances use headgear?

What orthodontic appliances use headgear?

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 more

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Do lingual braces cost more than regular braces?

Do lingual braces cost more than regular braces?

Typically no: Typically no but not all patients are candidates for lingual braces. An alternative is six months smiles which uses clear brackets and a tooth color wire so they are not noticable unless very close to the person and treatment times are reduced usually being 6 months but this is recommended for esthetic changes for crowded front teeth or spaces and not issues with back teeth like tipping or rotatio. ...Read more

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Which looks more natural: ceramic braces or metal braces?

Which looks more natural: ceramic braces or metal braces?

Ortho outcome: The most important question to ask yourself, is what am I trying to accomplish and what is the best way to achieve that goal? Hopefully you want the best aesthetic look and the healthiest teeth and gums. Therefore find the best Orthodontist you can and discuss how best to achieve your goals. Each system has pros and cons. See what is best for you. ...Read more

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Which is better metal speed braces or clear ceramic braces?

Which is better metal speed braces or clear ceramic braces?

Types of Braces: Metal "speed" braces are a brand of "self ligating" braces. Clear ceramic/crystalline braces are more esthetic. It is most important to select the orthodontic specialist that you believe will treat you best as opposed to picking the type of braces. Normally, metal vs clear brackets work similarly. ...Read more

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What is the cost of ceramic braces compared to metal braces?

What is the cost of ceramic braces compared to metal braces?

Wrong question: Cost of Orthodontic Rx depends on complexity of the case and anticipated time in Rx. Some offices have a slight surcharge for clear braces, others do not, as time in Rx may be affected by choice of appliance. See a fully qualified Orthodontic Spcialist to find out what' subset for you, and how to best go about arriving at the best result possible. ...Read more

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What amount do valplast removable partial dentures cost?

What amount do valplast removable partial dentures cost?

Valplast: Valplast dentures can cost between $700-2000/piece depending on the insurance that you have and the location of your dental office. ...Read more

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Are ceramic braces and metal braces equally effective as treatment for crooked teeth?

Personal preference: Ceramic braces are the exactly same size and shape as metal braces, except that they have tooth-colored or clear brackets that blend in to teeth. The same treatment, the same goal, the same great outcome. ...Read more

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How is overbite fixed with braces?

How is overbite fixed with braces?

Forsus springs: are the most common overbite correction technique that is used in orthodontic treatment with braces. Of course, hey are not appropriate for everyone but in many cases they are an effective way to make the upper and lower teeth articulate properly. Ask your orthodontist about Forsus springs. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ceramic braces and lingual braces?

What is the difference between ceramic braces and lingual braces?

The difference is..,: Ceramic braces attach to the front of your teeth just like traditional metal braces. The difference is the brackets are made of tooth colored ceramic instead of metal. Lingual braces attach to the tongue side of your teeth. Not everyone has enough room on the backside of their upper fro to teeth to fit lingual braces. Only an orthodontist can determine which will work better for you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are lingual (invisible) braces better than metal braces?

Can you tell me, are lingual (invisible) braces better than metal braces?

No: first, they are metal, second, most people have terrible experiences with them as the brackets, placed lingually, can cause significant irritation to your tongue, 3rd they are typically less effective. Those are all reasons why we won't even provide them. I would look into clear brackets or invisalign to obtain the invisible results you want far more effectively and less painfully. ...Read more

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Could braces fix-overbite, crossbite, and crowding?

Could braces fix-overbite, crossbite, and crowding?

See orthodontist: They can evaluate you and recommend the best course of therapy for your situation. ...Read more

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What is the price difference between ceramic braces and metal braces?

What is the price difference between ceramic braces and metal braces?

Cost of Orthodontics: It's more important to find a qualified Orthodontic specialist whom you trust than to be concerned by the nominal difference in cost of the materials. The fees will probably vary more depending upon the training, experience of the dentist as well as the type of practice or location than between ceramic or metallic braces. Get some recommendation and go for some consultations. Then decide. ...Read more

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Which works faster: invisalign or metal braces?

Which works faster: invisalign or metal braces?

Depends on patients!: Patient compliance is an important factor when comparing the duration of treatment with invisalign vs. Braces. Both invisalign and braces work only by being placed and staying on teeth. If invisalign is not being worn on a full time basis, the correction it can provide will become limited to the time it's being worn. The same delay can occur if braces break frequently from eating hard food. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Retainer (Definition)

Retainers are orthodontic appliances designed to minimize changes over time in your nice orthodontic result that you and your orthodontist have worked so hard for. Wear them as ...Read more