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Splint Orthodontic Myofunctional Appliance
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
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
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. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Do you think I should get anesthesia while I get my orthodontic appliance and top wire for my braces?
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). ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer