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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.

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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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What is the orthodontic appliance called "pendex"?

What is the orthodontic appliance called "pendex"?

Pendex: It is an appliance that consists of two movements, expansion (widening) and distalization (moving back teeth further back). It is generally an appliance that is custom made to your mouth and glued onto your back/side teeth. It generally remains in the mouth for a period of about 6 months. It helps widen the upper jaw both skeletally and dentally.

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What can I do if my orthodontic appliance is causing headaches?

What can I do if my orthodontic appliance is causing headaches?

Coincidence?: Appliance placement and headache may be coincidental, or it may be that your appliance requires adjustment. Ortho appliances will cause tooth, jaw, muscle soreness as they are activated, but rarely headache. Get back to your orthodontist to have your appliances checked. Before you go, take the time to write down all of your symptoms. That will help the orthodontist help you.

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What are the problems of using steroids while having fixed orthodontic appliances?

What are the problems of using steroids while having fixed orthodontic appliances?

Depends: Anabolic or cortico steroids, and why are they being taken, if for inflammatory disease, the usual precautions are in effect, however I have never observed any differences clinically in all of my years of practice. Osteoblastic/clastic activity may be mitigated, bone density changes may occur, and of course patient would be more prone to infection. But again, never have seen these as a problem.

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Could you pick up functional orthodontic appliances when you have traditional braces?

Could you pick up functional orthodontic appliances when you have traditional braces?

You can...: However, these are not universally accepted, as functional orthodontic appliances do not always work. Ask your orthodontist for more information.

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Can orthodontic appliances also be used in adults?

Can orthodontic appliances also be used in adults?

Positively yes: Most modern orthodontic practices have 20 to 30 percent of their patients being adults. There is no age to old to acquire and enjoy a great smile.

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Could orthodontic appliances do anything for adults?

Could orthodontic appliances do anything for adults?

A full third: A full third of all orthodontic specialty practices today are adult patients. There are so many wonderful things that can be done for adults including aligning smiles, balancing faces, improving function, reducing jaw joint symptoms, providing a better platform on which to do restorative treatment, and improve gum/bone healt, just to mention a few. See a pro, a qualified orthodontic specialist.

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Could I request an orthodontic appliance?

Could I request an orthodontic appliance?

Problem?: What is your perceived problem? Some problems are best solved orthodontically, some with restorative dentistry, some with a combination of both. You can at any time call an orthodontic specialist for an initial examination (usually free or low cost) to see if you would benefit from orthodontic treatment.

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How can I cope with an orthodontic appliance?

More Specific: I must assume your mean a removable orthodontic appliance. The more you wear it, the more your mouth gets used to it in your mouth. It is normal for the mouth to produce saliva when something new like a retainer is placed in the mouth. If discomfort is involved, go back to your orthodontist to have it adjusted. Without knowing what type of orthodontic appliance your have, the answer is difficult.

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How to know if I have TMJ from my orthodontic appliances?

How to know if I have TMJ from my orthodontic appliances?

TMJ from Ortho, Yes!: I would love to say that TMJ from orthodontics is rare but it isn't. With an average orthodontist little pre or post operative analysis is done relative to potential TMJ issues. I have found a distinct difference in orthodontic practices.: ones that focused on getting teeth straight looking and ones that get them straight looking and in proper function. Ask a prosthodontist for a referral.

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What's the maximum age for a functional orthodontic appliance?

Growth not age based: When you are no longer growing, functional appliances are not going to be part of your treatment plan-- at least if done by a reputable orthodontist.

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What are the orthodontic appliances used to correct an overbite?

What are the orthodontic appliances used to correct an overbite?

Many: Bionators, frankels, mara's, headgear, pendulum, pendex, tad anchored appliances, forsus springs, twin blocks... The list goes on and on. Headgears in my opinion are passe', functional appliances work, but in a different way than most people think. The best treatment is one that understands facial growth, its limits and whether or not conventional orthodontics or surgery will be used.

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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.

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What are the best foods to start with when a child has just received an orthodontic appliance?

What are the best foods to start with when a child has just received an orthodontic appliance?

Soft foods: For the first few days after orthodontic appliances are placed, you may want to concentrate on softer foods: pasta, rice, potatoes etc. No chewing gum, gummy bears, candy apples and things like that. After a few days, you may resume a more normal diet...But use good table mannors. Cut food such as steaks into small pieces.

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Can you tell me about orthodontic appliance and dizziness help me?

Can you tell me about orthodontic appliance and dizziness help me?

Dizziness: If you are feeling dizzy, see your primary care physician for an evaluation. There are many causes, some serious, some not and unlikely related to any Orthodontic treatment.

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How could I stop my tongue from touching my orthodontic appliance at night?

How could I stop my tongue from touching my orthodontic appliance at night?

Time: There is not much you can do the tongue is very curious and will play with anything in the mouth eventually it gets used to it.

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Do you think I should get anesthesia while I get my orthodontic appliance and top wire for my braces?

Do you think I should get anesthesia while I get my orthodontic appliance and top wire for my braces?

No, you will be fine: That would be like having anesthesia for a dental check up, completely unnecessary. If you have anxiety, you might try a 5 mg valium to be calm and easy to work with.

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Should I start to do an orthodontic appliance to my 9 years old girl. She has proclined anterior central incisor after removing two suppernumeraries?

Should I start to do an orthodontic appliance to my 9 years old girl. She has proclined anterior central incisor after removing two suppernumeraries?

Individual consult: It is important that your daughter be evaluated by an orthodontist. It could be that not much will be gained by early or interceptive treatment. I tend to do less early intervention than when I was younger, as I have found the best criteria for treatment is: is there something you can do now which you cannot do later, or with much less invasiveness. Invisalign is totally inappropriate (root tq).

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Are there differences in orthodontic/orthopedic outcome that can be expected using MARA appliance & braces vs. Braces & elastics to correct an overjet?

Are there differences in orthodontic/orthopedic outcome that can be expected using MARA appliance & braces vs. Braces & elastics to correct an overjet?

Gold standard: Gold standard is braces. More important than the hardware, however, is the operating system. A fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist would know, for example, that you can't do Orthopedic Treatment on a non-growing individual. Please don't try to self-diagnose and treatment plan. See an expert, an Orthodontic Specialist, who will be able to properly guide you.

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Could I do ct scan if I have orthodontic appliance?

Could I do ct scan if I have orthodontic appliance?

Sure, unless your CT: ...is focused on the oral cavity, in which case your braces may promote scatter of the xray beam.

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Dr. Mark Galland
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Splint (Definition)

A splint can be any type of external protection device designed to shield a bone or joint from injury. It may be used prophylactically to prevent injury or protect an injured bone or ...Read more