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What are braces?

What are braces?

Braces Are: Braces can be divided into fixed, metal and clear and removable "appliances". In fact, orthodontic braces are handles that deliver forces to the teeth that cause the teeth to move. There are advantages and disadvantages to both types, but your orthodontist will use the type. or types that he will think would work best for you. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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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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Are braces suggested?

Are braces suggested?

Dental Braces?: Orthodontics is usually an elective proceedure however there are certain pre-existing conditions in which braces may improve the quality of your life. See an orthodontist for a consult if you are uncertain. ...Read more

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Can anyone get braces?

Can anyone get braces?

Braces: There can be some limitations to who can get braces but most people who want a better smile. The limitations are based on health of the gums and bone as well as some types of medications. ...Read more

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What is a swash brace?

What is a swash brace?

Helps with balance: It stands for standing, walking and sitting hip orthosis. It can be used with cerebral palsy patients to help stretch the hip adductor muscles, improve sitting and standing posture and decrease scissoring of the legs during gait. ...Read more

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Why do adults get braces?

Why do adults get braces?

Different reasons: Some adults seek orthodontic treatment for purely cosmetic reasons to correct unsightly crowding or an uneven smile line. Others seek treatment for functional reasons associated with an uneven bite, destructive wear patterns, and difficulty chewing. Patients with jaw joint problems or facial pain when chewing may also seek an orthodontist for relief. ...Read more

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How expensive are braces?

How expensive are braces?

Average Cost 3k-6k: Many orthodontists in USA offer an initial complimentary consultation. This allows you to find out what type of treatment for your individual situation is recommended and get all your questions (time, money, etc) answered. Best of luck!. ...Read more

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Can I get braces removed?

Can I get braces removed?

Yes: How and by who is the question. One should go back to the office where the appliances were delivered and ask for their removal. If one has moved to another provider, he or she should be able to remove them correctly. You should have a trained orthodontist remove them so as not to damage the teeth. ...Read more

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How do they put braces on?

How do they put braces on?

Same way...: Same way two porcupines make love, very carefully. In all seriousness the answer to your question is plastic. The orthodontist uses a partially filled resin bonding material between the back of the "brace" and the tooth surface. It's actually a second cousin to the material used to hold the heat shield tiles onto the space shuttle. ...Read more

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Who is eligible for braces?

Eligible for braces: If you want straight teeth and beautiful smile, you are eligible. Did you know that orthodontic treatment can also improve the health of your gums, provide better support to your muscles and joints, and improve breathing and airway development? Rest assured, when orthodontic treatment is complete the result will be an amazing. ...Read more

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How much for braces I'm 26?

How much for braces I'm 26?

Scratch: Keep the wound clean,dry and apply an antibacterial ointment like bacitracin. Observe for spreading redness which would indicate infection. If you've had a tetanus shot within 10 years you should be ok. ...Read more

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Why do braces ruin my smile?

Why do braces ruin my smile?

The don't: Braces improve your smile. They allow your teeth to be moved into the best functional and esthetic positions. Not cleaning your braces, or eating harmful foods, can cause damage next to or behind your braces (this is what we call "malpatient"). Keep your teeth immaculately clean, be careful what you eat, follow your orthodontic specialist's instructions, and you will be proud of your new smile. ...Read more

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How can you sooth braces pain?

How can you sooth braces pain?

Medication will work: If the pain you experience is related to tooth movement, then tylenol (acetaminophen) should alleviate the discomfort without interfering with tooth movement. If the pain is related to irritation to the inner mucosal lining of the cheek due to the 'newness' of the metal braces, then zilactin applied topically will help until the tissue adapts to the braces. ...Read more

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Can I get braces just because?

Can I get braces just because?

Because?: Can you get braces "just because"? Because of what? You don't need them but just want them for no particular reason? An ethical orthodontic specialist normally won't simply put braces on your teeth unless there is a reason for correcting something. But just "to have them"? I am doubting it, unless its for an acting part for a movie/tv/play. ...Read more

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How do braces do what they do?

How do braces do what they do?

Braces ; aligners : You will find professional bias based on specialty in answers to your question. Both are techniques that used in the right fashion will produce great results. As a generalist, i like to minimize the need for extractions and love the fact that decay and gum disease is minimized with removable aligners. ...Read more

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Did you ever have braces break?

Braces: Yes. All mam made things can break. Clear braces are more prone to breakage than metal ones. ...Read more

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What is it like to have braces?

Having Braces: As an adult you are thinking carefully about getting braces. Braces are a worthwhile investment in the health of your mouth and ultimately your whole body! the confidence of a beautiful smile is also a benefit. You will experience some soreness and need to be careful about foods you eat .The vast majority of adults who complete orthodontic treatment are very satisfied with the results. ...Read more

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What is the best posture brace?

What is the best posture brace?

Strong muscles: Unless you have scoliosis (curvature of the spine), the best way to improve posture is to strengthen the muscles that maintain posture in the proper position. Women have less upper body strength generally, concentrate on improving that & your back and abd muscles. Then your posture will improve, as well as your appearance, health, self-esteem,and your ability to work and play. ...Read more

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Why did braces change my smile?

Your teeth moved: Since your teeth moved, your appearance changed. Consult with your orthodontist regarding your concerns. ...Read more

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What are reasons to get braces?

What are reasons to get braces?

Reasons for braces: There are several reasons why to get braces. The orthodontic treatment important to your health and lifestyle. First of all to prevent general and dental health problems. Then improved confidence and self-esteem. The goals for your treatment are between you and your orthodontist. ...Read more

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