Will my doctor give me brace? And will they cover my insurance? What caused my upper teeth to move? (photo)
Doctor Answers 1
Cosmetics are only part of what orthodontics can accomplish.
You have a severely underdeveloped maxilla resulting in crowding. Avoid any doctor that suggests extracting teeth to correct your issues. The best approach will be Epigenetic orthodontics/ orthopedics to grow your bone so all the teeth fit. This will also improvoe your smile, your breathing and overall health.
Do you snore or have sleep apnea yet? Your mouth and teeth will predispose you to those disorders.
Ira L Shapira DDS, D,ABDSM, D,AAPM, FICCMO
Chair, Alliance of TMD Organizations
Diplomat, American Academy of Pain Management
Diplomat, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
Regent & Fellow, International College of CranioMandibular Orthopedics
Board Eligible, American Academy of CranioFacial Pain
Dental Section Editor, Sleep & Health Journal
Member, American Equilibration Society
Member, Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences
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