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Gestational surrogacy--sick of hearing about rich nyc career women hiring poor women in rural america. Anyone?

Gestational surrogacy--sick of hearing about rich nyc career women hiring poor women in rural america. Anyone?

Can't judge: I imagine the couple is more interested in a healthy surrogate. It so happens that candidates in poorer areas may be more willing or interested in being a surrogate. If both parties benefit, i see no harm. ...Read more

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Orthodontics (Definition)

Orthodontics is a recognized dental specialty that focuses on the study and treatment ...Read more


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Are comparison of dental prostheses prices across citiesavailable online?

Are comparison of dental prostheses prices across citiesavailable online?

None that I know of: Even within cities and different neighborhoods the prices can vary so much, if you need prices best thing is to call differnet offices and see if they will give it out over the phone. ...Read more

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Why are urban hospital emergency departments overcrowded?

Convenience: Doctors offices open generally from 9-5 and m-f. Medical conditions occur at all hours and an er might be the only thing open. Unfortunately er's are used as the family doctor for those without coverage, or have minimal coverage. So urban er's commonly are crowded with patients. A federal law termed emtala requires that they be seen even if they lack funding. ...Read more

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I have di-amniotic monochorionic twin live intrauterine fetuses with avg ga 25w2d and 24w6d. What will be their sexes?

I have di-amniotic monochorionic twin live intrauterine fetuses with avg ga 25w2d and 24w6d. What will be their sexes?

Unanswerable: I am sorry, but there is absolutely no way to guess the gender of your babies. That would be impossible here on the internet. ...Read more

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Does children of identical twins who marry identical twins look alike?

Does children of identical twins who marry identical twins look alike?

Not always: They would be no more likely to look alike than any other siblings. ...Read more

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In north america when are obs doing blood vs genetic amnio tests on babies?

In north america when are obs doing blood vs genetic amnio tests on babies?

Screening vs confirm: Blood screening is a relatively non invasive way to get information on significant problems but by definition it is screening. Screening is an effort to narrow down the list of people that need a specific confirmatory test.By example, for every 1000 screened, 10 may be positive, and offered the amnio to find 1 true positive. An amnio is more invasive & risky but gives more definitive results. ...Read more

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Are there any reproductive endocrinologists in the nyc area who accept fidelis?

Are there any reproductive endocrinologists in the nyc area who accept fidelis?

Check insurance site: Places to look for a doctor... Do a doctor search on healthtap by location and specialty, and look at his profile. Search for a doctor on the web at one's insurance company's site. Ask friends, neighbors, relatives for recommendations (but sometimes they'll ask "are you sick?"). Call the local hospital for recommendations, as the hospital will give out the names of doctors who use the hospital. ...Read more

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Why aren't breast jobs included in health insurance coverage, but abortions are?

Why aren't breast jobs included in health insurance coverage, but abortions are?

Different items: Breast cosmetic surgery is simply that and is under the general rule for insurance plans to not cover cosmetic procedures. Note that they will cover breast reconstruction for injury and loss such as mastectomy for cancer. Some plans cover abortion under the umbrella of women's rights. These plans are aware that abortion is far cheaper than paying for pregnancy to term. But abortion is a choice. ...Read more

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Are there any free psychiatric services in broward county florida?

Are there any free psychiatric services in broward county florida?

Cmhc's: Community mental health centers get funding for free services for individuals with limited means. Try them first. ...Read more

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Are orthodontists wealthy?

Are orthodontists wealthy?

Not really: I guess that all depends upon what your definition of wealthy is. Most orthodontists make a good living, but they wouldn't be considered wealthy. However, some orthodontist do make a great deal of money. There are many factors which determine what the orthodontist makes. I would place orthodontists in the upper middle class as far as yearly salary goes. ...Read more

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Could cook children's healthcare cover orthodontist?

Could cook children's healthcare cover orthodontist?

Call ins. Co.: Either call insurance company to ask if they cover orthodontics or review your insurance contract about covered dental services.. ...Read more

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Cosmetic dentistry & dental implant. Done by same dentists?

Cosmetic dentistry & dental implant. Done by same dentists?

Could be.: We like to think that all dentists are cosmetic dentists! cosmetic dentistry is not a speciality. Though some general dentists may place and restore dental implants, dental implants are often placed by specialists such as oral surgeons and periodontists. The general dentists or prosthodontist then places the crown on top of the implant. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Cosmetic Surgery: Who are two preeminent plastic surgeons with an office in Fort Lauderdale and/or Miami, Florida (there are too many to choose from)?

Cosmetic Surgery: Who are two preeminent plastic surgeons with an office in Fort Lauderdale and/or Miami, Florida (there are too many to choose from)?

The one recommended: Speak to your friends ,family and your own family doctor who were satisfied by experience. they will recommend you the right surgeon. Make to go to a well trained cosmetic surgeon who had years of residency training not a wk course in a resort . ...Read more

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Fao tooth975 - adult orthognathic surgery or functional orthodontics, can you tell me?

Fao tooth975 - adult orthognathic surgery or functional orthodontics, can you tell me?

Depends on growth: Functional Orthodontics is most effective in growing children. If there is a large jaw discrepancy in a non-growing person it typically requires Orthognathic surgery for proper correction. ...Read more

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Why is orthodontics helpful, in terms of health? Or is it just cosmetic?

Why is orthodontics helpful, in terms of health? Or is it just cosmetic?

Both: When teeth and jaws are well aligned they function better, aiding digestion, are easier to care for, prevent excessive wear, protect the jaw joints, enhance the health and stability of the supporting gums/bone, results in less expensive/extensive maintenance, and incidentally the smile then looks better. Go see a qualified Orthodontic Specialist for an exam and opinion. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about extraction orthodontics and chin change?

Can you tell me about extraction orthodontics and chin change?

Extraction ortho: Teeth extractions may have the effect of augmenting (improving) the amount of chin contribution to the overall facial profile. However this should only be considered after an orthodontic specialist has thoroughly examined a full diagnostic workup of your condition. Tooth extractions in the wrong situation may produce and adverser result. ...Read more

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Could you please describe functional orthodontics and should I ask my orthodontist about it?

Functional ortho: Functional orthodontics is the use of functional appliances as part of your treatment. These cause expansion and/or repositioning of the jaws to eliminate the need for extractions and create a good functional bite. ...Read more

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Which type of dentist helps correct TMJ issues besides orthodontics?

Which type of dentist helps correct TMJ issues besides orthodontics?

Trained Dentist : in treating orthopedic, orthodontic, and TMJ. The best treatment result that is more stable is when the jaws are aligned and coordinated with the proper bite. ...Read more

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Help, what type of dentist helps correct TMJ issues besides orthodontics?

Depends: Depends on cause of your joint dysfunction. If malocclusion is causative/contributory you will not be able to resolve problem without resolving the cause. ...Read more

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Fao tooth975 - adult orthognathic surgery or functional orthodontics, can you tell me?

Depends on growth: Functional Orthodontics is most effective in growing children. If there is a large jaw discrepancy in a non-growing person it typically requires Orthognathic surgery for proper correction. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is a coffin spring expander in orthodontics. How long does it take for treatment?

Removable: A removable appliance with an expansion spring designed to widen upper posterior teeth. It works by tipping teeth outward, which in turn can create problems in the way back teeth meet. It is not very effective at widening the upper jaw itself. Talk to your orthodontic specialist about pros and cons. ...Read more

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Which kinds of tooth movements can be done in orthodontics?

Which kinds of tooth movements can be done in orthodontics?

Many: Teeth can be moved in all three planes of space through orthodontics. They can be moved up and down, rotated and side to side. Orthodontics will allow your teeth to be aligned properly so that they will look great and function properly. ...Read more

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Do orthodontics take molds on the same day you get your braces?

Molds of teeth: Each orthodontist does things differently. I personally take impressions of the teeth the day I place spacers. I place the braces the following week. In most instances, impressions for diagnostic study models are taken on a different day from when you get your braces on. ...Read more

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Can traditional or functional orthodontics fix my misaligned jaw?

Can traditional or functional orthodontics fix my misaligned jaw?

Yes: If you are a growing child traditional orthodontics with headgear, elastics or other growth direction modifying appliances can help. If you are an adult the traditional orthodontics (braces) in conjunction with jaw surgery will help ...Read more

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Is orthotropics a real alternative for an overbite instead of surgery? The research and reasoning is pretty solid. Orthodontics does seem flawed.

Is orthotropics a real alternative for an overbite instead of surgery? The research and reasoning is pretty solid. Orthodontics does seem flawed.

Snake oil: as Dr. Malerman noted, what you are asking about is "fake medicine" and fake science. Please don't be fooled. As he noted, there is 100 years of sound research on this subject. ...Read more

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Premolar extraction orthodontics for overbite ruined my face. Is there any way to fix this?

Premolar extraction orthodontics for overbite ruined my face. Is there any way to fix this?

Apples and oranges: Premolars extractions are usually required when there is moderate to severe crowding or when there is a large horizontal overbite. If your overbite was both skeletal as well as dental, jaw surgery plus braces is often the best treatment. See a qualified orthodontic specialist for options. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever heard of dr. Donosaur dental medicaid insurance. Will they cover braces? Will they cover orthodontics like braces?

Mostly no: Medicaid does cover orthodontics in some states in our country. Therefore, ask your orthodontist. Medicaid also administers payment to providers for exception patients with craniofacial deformities such as oral clefts, etc. And even in rare cases of extremes of "normal". Eligibility is attained by attending by referral an oral cleft craniofacial anomaly team. ...Read more

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How does orthodontics fix the effects of crowding that wisdom teeth causes?

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See Orthodontist: There is a large research evidence disproving the theory that wisdom teeth exert enough pressure to cause any tooth movement. The best way to determine your options for correcting crowded teeth is to see an orthodontist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between a orthodontics, endodontics and periodontics dentist?

Please help! what is the difference between a orthodontics, endodontics and periodontics dentist?

See below: And orthodontist specializes in tooth movement as in braces an endodontist specializes in root canals a periodontist specializes in gum disease. ...Read more

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I'm 24.my teeth aren't aligned.front two teeth are like Ronaldinho-football star of Brazil.is it possible to align by orthodontics?how long it'l take?

I'm 24.my teeth aren't aligned.front two teeth are like Ronaldinho-football star of Brazil.is it possible to align by orthodontics?how long it'l take?

Yes: If you are interested in correcting the alignment of your teeth, orthodontic evaluation and treatment would be recommended. The length of time for treatment may vary from patient to patient, the type of orthodontic technique utilized, your ability to follow instructions during treatment, as well as the severity of your problem. The orthodontist providing treatment can offer you a time estimate. ...Read more

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Do our teeth shift during teenage years? My bottom incisors were completley straight when I was 14, but are now slightly crooked. No orthodontics.

Do our teeth shift during teenage years? My bottom incisors were completley straight when I was 14, but are now slightly crooked. No orthodontics.

Tooth Movement: Yes, your teeth can move through out your lifetime. That is why when you complete your orthodontic treatment, retention is the MOST important part of treatment. If a patient does not wear retainers or have fixed retention, I can guarantee that teeth will move. ...Read more

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After orthodontics treatment ,feeling pain in lower jaw bone when mouth closed.Due to this cant keep my mouth closed ,have to keep it open.please help?

After orthodontics treatment ,feeling pain in lower jaw bone when mouth closed.Due to this cant keep my mouth closed ,have to keep it open.please help?

Straight Talk: A beautiful smile is meaningless if a patient cannot function normally. If the origin of the problem is a result of muscular hyperactivity, it is a good idea to have your bite digitally balanced by your orthodontia/dentist. ...Read more

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After ivf, 1st u/s at 7 weeks: twins measured 8.76 mm, 7.86 mm My 2nd u/s at 8 wks, 12.63mm 153bpm, 12.2mm 163bpm Are these good results?

After ivf, 1st u/s at 7 weeks: twins measured 8.76 mm, 7.86 mm My 2nd u/s at 8 wks, 12.63mm 153bpm, 12.2mm 163bpm  Are these good results?

Discuss with your ob: As s/he will have the most information about your pregnancy and your health. The data you report is absolutely consistent with norms in twin pregnancies. But why accept an imperfect answer when you could get a more informed answer. Ring your ob & be well! ...Read more