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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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 safe for children below 10?

Are braces safe for children below 10?

Yes: Some minor issues, like crossbites, need to be fixed or improved early because they are often more challenging to fix later. This early or interceptive treatment can sometimes be done with braces assuming that the child will brush effectively. Sometimes removable retainer like appliances can be used, assuming the child will wear them and not lose them. ...Read more

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At what age can children start getting braces?

At what age can children start getting braces?

Depends on Dx: Depending on the diagnosis of your child's individual problem, a qualified orthodontic specialist will present a rx-plan individualized to your child's needs. Take your child for 1st orthodontic exam as a 7th birthday present. Listen carefully to what the orthodontist tells you, and make an informed decision. 2 classmates, best friends, 1 is ready for rx at 10, the other not until 13. ...Read more

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What is the difference between braces and invisalign benefits and price range?

What is the difference between braces and invisalign benefits and price range?

Time and Cost: Benefits of traditional braces are that treatment can be completed faster than invisalign, and more complicated cases can be treated. It is typically cheaper also as the lab bill from invisalign to the dentist is very high causing the dentist to charge more. The benefit to invisalign is that is almost invisible and there are no brackets to cut your lips and cheeks. ...Read more

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What is the accurate age tooth braces for children?

What is the accurate age tooth braces for children?

Varies: 1st orthodontic check-up age 7. For some children interceptive orthodontic procedures can shorten time in braces later, or improve the prognosis. For most children, ideal time to start ortho rx is just before the 3 year molars fall out as the underlying premolars are smaller than the baby molars. This gives the orthodontist the most space to work with. See a qualified orthodontist now. ...Read more

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What is benefit of braces if only two teeth are slightly off?

What is benefit of braces if only two teeth are slightly off?

Depends: You don't have to get braces, that is totally your decision. If the orthodontist told you that you need braces, your case is probably more complex than just moving those two teeth. Sometimes a very simple tooth movement case can be more complicated by the way your teeth bite together (occlusion). Invisalign may also be a treatment option for you. ...Read more

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At what age children should start using braces on their teeth?

At what age children should start using braces on their teeth?

G & D decision: The appropriate time to begin orthodontic rx is a crana-facial growth and development decision, not an age decision. Children should have their first orthodontic check-up as a 7th birthday present. That way the orthodontist can decide with you the best path of care for your child. See a qualified university trained orthodontic specialist now for guidance. ...Read more

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Do jaw expanding braces really work in stopping snoring in children?

Do jaw expanding braces really work in stopping snoring in children?

Maybe: There is not a definitive link in the literature yet, but many parents have reported this to me as well for kids undergoing expansion. Snoring is adolescents often is induced by a constricted upper airway via swelling of the adenoids and/or reduced nasal space. Palatal expansion indirectly affects the airway and could improve the issue. I would also have an ENT evaluation for your child. ...Read more

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Will practicing good tounge posture affect braces treatment? Will it benefit or will it interfere?

Will practicing good tounge posture affect braces treatment? Will it benefit or will it interfere?

Tongue posture: Yes , it is important to keep a normal tongue posture while you have braces or even otherwise. You can cause soreness on tongue if it keeps rubbing against the Braces. Follow instruction of your dentist. ...Read more

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Benefits vs risks of wearing a back brace?

Benefits vs risks of wearing a back brace?

Prob. negative: You didn't mention what condition you are treating. In general, I do not recommend back braces. They have not proven helpful in the long run for scoliosis. The better treatment is to strengthen your core body muscles to support your back. Wearing a brace long term will instead cause those muscles to atrophy. ...Read more