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What is it like for adult to get braces?

What is it like for adult to get braces?

Braces: There are so many adults today with braces and it's never too late to get a healthier, more beautiful smile. However, you can expect some soreness with braces. It will be worth it. ...Read more

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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 is it like to have braces?

What is it like to have braces?

Having Braces: As an adult you are thinking carefully about getting braces. Braces are a worthwhile investment in the health of your mouth and ultimately your whole body! the confidence of a beautiful smile is also a benefit. You will experience some soreness and need to be careful about foods you eat .The vast majority of adults who complete orthodontic treatment are very satisfied with the results. ...Read more

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What is it like to get a brace for your back for scoliosis?

What is it like to get a brace for your back for scoliosis?

Not too bad: Most of the new braces are low profile and can easily be hidden under your clothes. There is an adjustment period, usually about 2 weeks, while you and your body get used to wearing the brace. ...Read more

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How long do children usually have to wear palate expanders for? It looks like out son is might have to get a palate expander, and i'm wondering how long i can expect him to need it for. Will we have to get more than one as he grows? .

How long do children usually have to wear palate expanders for? It looks like out son is might have to get a palate expander, and i'm wondering how long i can expect him to need it for. Will we have to get more than one as he grows?


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This : This type of question will be difficult to answer via cyberweb, there are many factors influencing when to start treatment such as age and stage of development of the mixed dentition. Palatal expanders are usaly used only one time, although it should be followed up with a conventional orthodontics in order to attain the desired result. A consultation with a specialist will be helpful to guide you towards the right path to follow. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is it like to get dental implants?

What is it like to get dental implants?

Very Routine: Having dental implant treatment is a very routine procedure today. The techniques and instruments have made undergoing dental implant surgery very safe, comfortable, and predictable. You will be numb during the procedure, and it only takes a few minutes to actually place the implant by an experienced surgeon. You may feel some vibration or pressure, but no discomfort at all. Keep smiling ! ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to get braces if my teeth fake?

Is it possible for me to get braces if my teeth fake?

Not enough info: You would have to describe your version of fake teeth. See a dentist for an evaluation and describe what you are trying to accomplish as an end result. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a child or teen to get depression like adults do?

Is it possible for a child or teen to get depression like adults do?

Yes: Although kids and teens may develop symptoms that look a little different. Usually, one notices that grades and socializing suffer. Instead of feeling or appearing depressed, kids and teens can look easily irritable. A child psychiatrist can help evaluate and tease out the symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the average time that hand tendonitis takes to be fixed? I know every case is different. What does a doctor do to fix it?

What is the average time that hand tendonitis takes to be fixed? I know every case is different. What does a doctor do to fix it?

Varies with type of: The tendon involved, severity, duration, whether its acute or chronic and the cause of it. He'll DX it and advise use of a particular type of splint or brace; prescribe nsaid's, p therapy. It might still take 6-12 weeks to heal completely, although even after improvement, the problem can recur. Some cases require surgery. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do for a canker sore in your mouth? And is it normal for it to be really big?

What is the best thing to do for a canker sore in your mouth? And is it normal for it to be really big?

Palliative treatment: Yes they can get very big. You can apply topical ointment to area as a protective barrier. Aloe based work best for length of time before wearing off and it has anti inflammatory properties that will help heal faster Avoid any spicy salty foods and acidic drinks and avoid alcohol ...Read more

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Which is better invisaline or braces and why? I want to get braces, but im not sure which one would be better.

Which is better invisaline or braces and why? I want to get braces, but im not sure which one would be better.

Consultation: You need to have a consultation with your dentist or orthodontist to get an examination to determine the best course of treatment suitable for your teeth ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to just get sickle cell as an adult?

Is it possible for you to just get sickle cell as an adult?

No: Sickle cell is a genetic condition that you are born with.You cannot acquire it as an adult. ...Read more

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Why is it more dangerous to get chicken pox as an adult than to get it as a child?

Why is it more dangerous to get chicken pox as an adult than to get it as a child?

Pneomonia: Vericella pneumonia is a life theatening risk for an adult who develops chicken pox. The adult needs to be started on antiviral medications as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a circumcision just to look like the others?

Is it normal to get a circumcision just to look like the others?

Common : Individual reasons vary from religious to cultural. Some do so because they have experienced painful infections of the foreskin in the past. I had one say he didn't want anyone having to tend him there if he got old and feeble. It was one of the most requested elective surgeries during my stint in the naval medical corps. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my toddler to get an erection?

Is it normal for my toddler to get an erection?

Absolutely: Discuss with your doctor but normal occurrence. Also, as your child ages and becomes toilet trained, a erection can be a sign of a full bladder. ...Read more

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Hey! My front tooth is REALLY sore and wiggly. It is an adult tooth and I just need some help. Does it need to be extracted?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Hey! My front tooth is REALLY sore and wiggly. It is an adult tooth and I just need some help. Does it need to be extracted?

Simple solution: The proper diagnosis of your condition is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays, diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is it like to get your wisdom teeth out?

Depends: Usually wisdom teeth removal is a routine and quick procedure. Patients often choose sedation to be comfortable. The recovery can take a few days and is relatively uneventful. Discuss your procedure with your dentist. Or you can consider having a consultation with an oral surgeon. Oral surgeons specialize in removing wisdom teeth and sedation. ...Read more

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Hello doctor.I just want to know why one of the eyes get smaller and what is the cause for it. Is it a bigger problem? Is there any treatment for it?

Hello doctor.I just want to know why one of the eyes get smaller and what is the cause for it. Is it a bigger problem?  Is there any treatment for it?

Below: this is the best I found for you on the internet Most people who come to me with a complaint that one eye is getting smaller are actually noticing a lowering of the upper eyelid. This can come from neurologic (nerve) problems, weakness of the muscle and/or its tendon, disinsertion of the tendon (common as we age), excess upper eyelid skin (sometimes associated with fat pad prolapse), or weakness and drooping of the forehead. Please consult your ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) who can examine you and recommend an appropriate course of action. At the same time, he or she can actually measure to see if the eye is truly sunken. This can sometimes occur after an eye injury, weeks to months later, but is otherwise rare. After a Bell's Palsy, the appearance of a sunken eye can be noted. Finally, sometimes the opposite eye is bulging, making the other eye seem to be sunken. Commonly, this is a sign of Grave's disease, but can also be caused by space-occupying disorders of the orbit (eye socket). Again, simple examination by an ophthalmologist can determine what's causing your eye to appear smaller, or whether you indeed have a smaller eye (which is almost never actually present). ...Read more

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I would like to know if I should get veneers or a snap on smile. Which one is cheaper?

I would like to know if I should get veneers or a snap on smile. Which one is cheaper?

Snap-On Smile: is an affordable, non-invasive and completely reversible, cosmetic removable dental solution. Veneers are much more expensive, but it's a permanent solution. ...Read more

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