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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. Sanjiv Kaul
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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 ceramic braces and metal braces equally effective as treatment for crooked teeth?

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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Is everyone supposed to wear dental retainers before braces are applied?

Is everyone supposed to wear dental retainers before braces are applied?

Probably Not: Orthodontic retainers help keep the position of your teeth after moving your teeth. If you haven't moved your teeth, then there's no real reason to wear a retainer. ...Read more

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Are ceramic braces and regular braces equally effective?

Are ceramic braces and regular braces equally effective?

Equally Effective: Ceramic braces are a less noticeable than regular metal braces, but provide patients with an equally effective treatment. ...Read more

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After braces ddi (didanosine) you wear a retainer?

After braces ddi (didanosine) you wear a retainer?

Frequently: Depending on the correction to the teeth, many orthodontists fit you with a retainer you must wear in order for the teeth not to go back to their original position. Sometimes, mostly in the lower teeth, the retainer might be placed permanently. ...Read more

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Are acrylic orthodontic retainers safe to use?

Are acrylic orthodontic retainers safe to use?

Of course: If unsafe they would have been banned by the fda. Acrylic has been used in dentistry for over a century. There are an infinitesimally small group of people allergic to acrylic, but less than are allergic to strawberries or chocolate. Don't worry. Chance of allergy less than chance of being struck by lightning. ...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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Can i wear teeth-whitening-strips under Invisialign Aligners? Thanks.

Can i wear teeth-whitening-strips under Invisialign Aligners? Thanks.

NO: First, placing anything inside your aligners will probably change the fit of the aligners and therefore affect its precise function. Secondly I would suggest whitening your teeth AFTER all orthodontic movement is completed. Finally, ask your own dentist at that time what would be the smartest method to use to whiten your teeth. Whitening strips have limitations. ...Read more

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Can I use orthodontic retainer for bleaching?

Can I use orthodontic retainer for bleaching?

Not recommended : You maybe able to use it but it might damage your retainer. Retainers are much more expensive than bleaching trays. ...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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Can you get invisalign braces with crowns and missing teeth?

Can you get invisalign braces with crowns and missing teeth?

Teamwork: Treatment like this is certainly possible, but it does require teamwork. At the very least, this involves you, your dentist, and your orthodontist. This may also require other specialists as well, but invisalign can certainly be used on patients with missingmteeth and crowns. ...Read more

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How effective are braces for treating underbites and crossbites vs. Overbites?

Very effective: Braces will treat all these well. Just see one to let them answer these questions. An initial exam is usually free and a lot of information can be gained by this visit. ...Read more

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Are composite veneers the best choice for whitening teeth with enamel loss?

Are composite veneers the best choice for whitening teeth with enamel loss?

Depends: Depends on your expectations, and long term goals, be aware that composites do change color and stain over time, they are not as durable as lab made veneers, but with a great cosmetic dentist who layers the resin and tints, and applies opalescence and proper translucencies, they can look just as nice as an exceptional ceramist lab made veneer. ...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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Damon braces (notmetal) vs lingual? My dr claims damon aremore effective,they make smile wider, reduce dark triangles. is he biased?he only does damon

Damon braces (notmetal) vs lingual? My dr claims damon aremore effective,they make smile wider, reduce dark triangles. is he biased?he only does damon

See a pro: General dentist's who do braces are not as trains or as skilled as Orthodontic Specialists. An Orthodontist knows that the training and skill of the operator is more important then the gadget. Lingual appliances take longer to treat. Damon appliances tend to flare teeth outward. Please seek a specialist's opinion. ...Read more

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All wisdoms out, 2 root canals, and I need braces for bruxism. Can I get braces & get wisdom teeth taken out, & root canals with porcelain w/ braces?

All wisdoms out, 2 root canals, and I need braces for bruxism. Can I get braces & get wisdom teeth taken out, & root canals with porcelain w/ braces?

Porcelain w/ braces: Generally, when a person needs braces, all of the preliminary work is done first. In your case, the wisdom teeth come out, and the root canals have to be completed. I prefer to wait for the porcelain crowns on the root canal teeth until AFTER THE BRACES are done if there is enough natural tooth structure left following root canal. If not, then it depends on the dentist's judgement how to handle. ...Read more