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Doctor insights on: What Are The Benefits Of Dafo Braces For Children

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Dr. James Dukelow
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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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What are the possible side-effects of getting treatment for adult orthodontic?

What are the possible side-effects of getting treatment for adult orthodontic?

Great smile: Possible side-effects are: great smile, more normal bite, better oral health, higher self confidence. There are little draw backs as long as you do your part which is to follow instructions. All other possible outcomes should be discussed with you before treatment. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of the sun for seniors?

What are the benefits of the sun for seniors?

The Sun: The major benefit of the sun is helping the body to convert inactive vitamin d to active vitamin d, but skin damage and eventual skin cancers must be considered -- for prolonged exposure spf 30 sun tan lotion is recommended. ...Read more

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What are all of the options for treating strabismus after the teen years?

What are all of the options for treating strabismus after the teen years?

Depends: Your options depend on the character of the strabismus, meaning whether it is constant or intermittant and whether it affects one eye or both. You should be evaluated by an eye doctor who will test whether the eyes are capable of working together to fuse images. Depending on the results, the options could include surgical correction, eye exercises or special lenses. ...Read more

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What brand of contacts are the best for children?

What brand of contacts are the best for children?

Consider dailies: The best contact depends on the age and maturity level of the child. I will often recommend daily disposable contacts for younger patients, as it decreases the chance of problems from not cleaning effectively enough/frequently enough, and works well for kids who have busy or variable schedules. Sleepover plans? Just grab an extra set of lenses, no need to worry about solutions, etc. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and downfalls of delaying my child's vaccinations?

What are the benefits and downfalls of delaying my child's vaccinations?

Weigh risk/benefit: There are no known benefits of delaying vaccines, but the risks of doing so are potentially severe or even fatal (e.g. Meningitis). One study in the journal pediatrics in may 2010 by drs. Michael smith and charles woods looked at children on delayed and traditional vaccine schedules. The delayed group did not perform better on any of 42 tests of cognitive, motor, and behavioral tasks. ...Read more

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What are some of the benefits for hospice care?

What are some of the benefits for hospice care?

Many: There are many benefits from active pain control to social supports for the family as well as the patient. My experience with hospice workers has been that they are extremely compassionate and caring and very responsive to the patient and family members. They can help patients stay in their home environment which is often what they want. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of yoga for men?

What are the benefits of yoga for men?

Same as women: Yoga is very good for healthy stretching for flexibility and balance and also can serve as a form of meditation for stress management. ...Read more

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What are the effects of trips for seniors?

What are the effects of trips for seniors?

Senior citizens: We are probably the only country that dumps our seniors in a home and then visit them there. Most countries of the world the seniors are very much a part of the family structure. Taking them on trips are very important and makes feel a part of society - it is very important for them. ...Read more

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What exactly are the life-long benefits of circumcision?

What exactly are the life-long benefits of circumcision?

Phimosis: Adult circumcision is typically done for phimosis(tight foreskin) . The problems with phimosis that should make one consider circumcision are painful erection/intercourse, recurring infection, severe cracking and bleeding of the tight foreskin and the inability to adequately keep the penis clean and hygienic. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for parkinson disease and what will be the medical cost for rest of life?

What are the treatments for parkinson disease and what will be the medical cost for rest of life?

Dopamine + Exercise!: Dopamine meds including (best to worst, in my opinion): azilect, Requip xl/neupro/mirapex er, sinemet & comtan (entacapone). Dbs surgery for advanced patients. Cost likely $300-1000 monthly for life. More generics becoming available these days thankfully! exercise also critical to maximize physical well-being & avoid falls & injury. Meds lift the burden of symptoms, but they won't turn you into bruce jenner! ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages of the medical model for depression?

What are the disadvantages of the medical model for depression?

There are Many: While the medical model for depression, which places a strong emphasis on biochemistry, is necessary, it has drawbacks. It causes some people to feel helpless in doing anything to help their symptoms, despite the benefits of some lifestyle changes. It also locates the cause of the depression as inside the person, when sometimes powerful external forces ('isms) set the stage for it to manifest. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of acupuncture for constipation?

What are the benefits of acupuncture for constipation?

Very good: Acupuncture is very helpful for constipation. Of cause i always first review patients' diet and lifestyle, fluid intake, exercise, walking, medications they are taking, ...... But yes acupuncture is very helpful. ...Read more

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What are some of the treatments used to take care of autism?

What are some of the treatments used to take care of autism?

Early intervention,: Intensive, repetitive behavioral interventions geared to developmental age, like the early start denver model & applied behavioral analysis, improve outcomes greatly, especially if started before age 2. Adult-facilitated therapy with 1-2 neurotypical peers in multiple situations @ age 3-5 & social skills group t@ age 6 & > also help. Speech/language & occupational therapy are often needed. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of the treatments for achalasia?

What are the benefits of the treatments for achalasia?

Swallowing normally: The goal of treatment for achalasia is to improve swallowing and avoid complications such as weight loss and malnutrition. The newest, and likely most effective treatment is per oral endoscopic myotomy (poem). This is offered in springfield, ma, chicago, portland, or, san diego, and long island to name most of the centers performing this procedure. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of using milk enzyme-based toothpastes for young children?

What are the pros and cons of using milk enzyme-based toothpastes for young children?

Unknown: Recently toothpaste manufacturers have added enzymes to their adult products to help combat biofilms which lead to plaque formation. Now milk-enzymes are added to new children's toothpastes, no data was found to support or refute the manufacturer's claims for children's teeth. Tooth cleaning by wiping or brushing should occur as soon as teeth erupt. Toothpaste is optional in the first few years. ...Read more

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What are the risks inherent in steam bath for old people 70 years and above? What are the benefits for same group? Thanks.

What are the risks inherent in steam bath for old people 70 years and above? 
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Risks: OUTWEIGH Benefits ..in my opinion... the RISKS are the normal strain Steam baths put on your heart (increased heart rate) loss of important electrolytes (which may be dangerous with certain medications) YOU SHOULD CONSULT WITH YOUR PCP (PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER) BEFORE USING STEAM BATHS! Again IMOO Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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What are the benefits of eating oats? Is it good for children?

What are the benefits of eating oats? Is it good for children?

Many benefits, yes: Oats have many proven benefits- they lower cholesterol, contain antioxidants likely to prevent heart disease and cancer, enhance immune function, stabilize blood sugar and reduce risk of diabetes. Oats are a very healthy food for children. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=54 for more info. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and risks of using invisalign?

What are the benefits and risks of using invisalign?

Limited corrects app: Benefits are not having unsightly brackets and wires. Drawbacks are it doesn't work for many ortho problems. Invisilign is often less predictable. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of dentures?

What are the benefits of dentures?

Many benefits: for those who have no other option dentures can restore a sense of wholeness, well being, esthetics, nourishment, function and normality of facial features such as correcting sunken lips and cheeks. ...Read more

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