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Is a full mouth reconstruction really necessary for TMJ?

When last at the dentist’s office, I mentioned I’ve been having a lot of headaches. He instantly started messing with my jaw and told me that I have TMJ disorder and will need a full mouth reconstruction.  I just added up the total cost for what that would mean. It’s astronomic
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Can’t I make the decisions for my fillings?

My dentist doesn’t want to give me white fillings, but shouldn’t I be the one to make the decisions? I have issues with mercury. It doesn’t matter to me if the mercury makes your teeth stronger. I’d rather have the other.

Madiline P. – Houston

Madiline,
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Italians and Invisalign

I’m thinking of getting invisalign, but I’m italian. Wine is a  its own food group. Someone told me you can’t drink wine when you’re doing invisalign treatments. I would rather be impaled than not drink wine for a year or two.

Giuseppe S. – Staten Island, NY<
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Can I take Invisalign without appointments?

I was really hoping to straighten my smile, but I’m leaving the country for two months to serve a mission. There won’t be a dentist availble, except possible a volunteer mission dentist, but they won’t have any real technology with them. Is it possible to do Invisalign without c
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Do orthodontic bands really work for my gap?

I keep reading these reviews for bands that close gaps in your teeth.  Do these really work? I have a small gap that has always embarassed me. These bands don’t cost much money, which is appealing.

Rianna – Bethesda, MD

Rianna,

I’m glad you wrote before you
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Will insurance cover a TMJ Specialist?

My doctor suspects it may be TMJ that is causing my headaches. He suggested I see a TMJ specialist. Do you know if insurance covers that? What kind of insurance do I need?

Fran – Boise, ID

Fran,

There’s nothing worse than worrying that you can’t afford somet
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