Welcome to Frequently Asked Questions: Adult Orthodontic Patients (tm) part 4

Contents: Why Get Braces? Definitions Of Orthodontic Terms.Information About How Much Braces Cost And How To Pay For Them How Does Orthodontic Treatment Work? What Is Having Braces Like? What Kinds Of Braces Are There? What Steps Occur During Orthodontic Treatment? Questions During Treatment, Other Questions and Concerns. Dangers In Orthodontics, Avoiding Incompetent Orthodontists

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Why Get Braces?

Definitions Of Orthodontic Terms

Information About How Much Braces Cost And How To Pay For Them

How Much Does Orthodontic Treatment Cost?, Why is orthodontic treatment so costly?, Can I negotiate lower fees with my orthodontist? Is orthodontics worth the cost?, Can I pay in installments?, Can I get insurance to help pay for orthodontic treatment?, What are the alternatives if my child needs orthodontic treatment but I absolutely cannot afford it?

How can I find an orthodontist?

How can I find an orthodontist. What questions should I ask a prospective orthodontist? What should I ask on the phone? What should I ask at the consultation. What treatment options should I consider? How much extra should the orthodontist charge me for Designer Braces(tm)? Should I get a second opinion?

How Does Orthodontic Treatment Work? What Is Having Braces Like?

What is having braces like?, Does It Hurt?, Will My Friends Laugh At Me?, How Long Does It Take?, Is There Anything I Cannot Do?, Any Danger In Swallowing A Piece Of My Braces?, Going To The School Dance In Braces

What Kinds Of Braces Are There?

Kinds Of Braces, All About Stylish Braces(tm)

What Steps Occur During Orthodontic Treatment?

What Are The Parts Of Orthodontic Treatment? Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment,Full Orthodontic Treatment: The Initial Exam, The Records Appointment, The Consultation, Putting On Your Braces, Tightening Appointments, Finishing, On To Retainers

Questions During Treatment

Brushing My Teeth with Braces. All About Rubber Bands, Retainers, Ligating Modules, Facebows. Lingual Braces

Other Questions and Concerns

Special concerns the allergic patient. Special concerns for patients with spina bifida. "Recycling" of orthodontic materials from one persons mouth to another persons mouth. All about: allergies to orthodontic wires, allergies to orthodontic rubber bands, sterilization of orthodontic products.

Dangers In Orthodontics

Facebows Snapping, Recycling of materials from one persons mouth to another, Allergic Reactions, Improper Sterilization, TMJ difficulties

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