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Do adult braces have a medical need beyond cosmetics?

There are certain types of malocclusion that are have been shown to adversely affect quality of oral health and quality of life, but these are far, far fewer than the number of people sporting braces, ...
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Could sleep apena outcomes be improved by adding sensors to measure the location and movement of the jaw?

There are specialists who do different degrees of positional assessments - specifically orthodontists, dentists, or maxillofacial surgeons (usually those who specialize in TMJ). Also, some practicing ...
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Could sleep apena outcomes be improved by adding sensors to measure the location and movement of the jaw?

As I pointed out in the comments under your other related question, mandibular advancement devices are not a new idea. From my experience as a diagnosed sufferer of chronic OSA (Obstructive Sleep ...
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Dental Braces : Urgent Advise Needed

If the bracket is removed all the way and is not cemented you can remove it carefully. You should be fine but I have had this happen before. Just open the tiny latch on the bracket and place bracket ...
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I've always worn my clear nighttime retainers religiously. Can I get my permanent metal retainers taken out?

The quick answer is no, if you want to avoid crowding of the bottom teeth in the futur. The reason is that the mandible (jaw) is constantly being remodelled, as shown on the picture bellow. Notice ...
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