CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1996 |
Now, she needs braces. The little Palmdale girl who spent nearly eight years of her life without a smile because of a congenital birth defect, then underwent about 24 hours of painstaking plastic surgeries and three operations--one of which was aborted at the last minute because of a fever blister--to correct the condition, is finally able to visibly vent her joy, bliss, delight, jubilation and euphoria. But now, her parents noticed that her teeth are crooked.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1996
Now she needs braces. The Palmdale girl who spent nearly eight years of her life unable to smile because of a congenital birth defect and underwent three operations to correct the condition is finally able to visibly express her joy. But now, her parents noticed that her teeth are crooked. "Now that she can smile, you can really tell she needs braces," Lori Thomas said.
April 12, 1999
A practicing orthodontist, I was interested in your article regarding my profession ("A Controversy That Has Real Teeth to It," April 5, by Marnell Jameson). As noted, an area of much disagreement between orthodontists is the first phase of the two-phase treatment referred to in the article. In my office, the purpose of the first phase is to minimize the need for a second phase. Therefore, it is important that prospective patients ask for the maximum fee for both stages. This would discourage the tendency by an orthodontist to do little in the first phase, be paid disproportionately, then require a hefty fee for the second phase.
May 17, 1994 |
* Orthodontic treatment must begin with a healthy mouth. See a dentist to make sure everything is in good shape. * Older patients take longer to heal, so they should think long and hard about treatments that include major jaw surgery. * Patients taking special medications need to let the orthodontist know beforehand because certain medications can interfere with movement of the teeth.
July 28, 1987 |
Brace yourself. The tin grin is gone, and in its place is a gem of an idea. Gone for the modern orthodontic patient are cumbersome metal braces; the latest are made of clear, manufactured sapphire. They were introduced recently by a division of Johnson & Johnson, after having undergone tests for more than a year by 20 doctors around the world. At its "A"-Company Inc.
April 23, 1991 |
Suppose you want your teeth straightened. First, your orthodontist takes some X-rays of your mouth, then explains how various kinds of braces might be used, what your teeth ultimately would look like and how much it would cost. Any questions? Yes, says Dolphin Imaging Systems Inc. The Valencia company says dental patients are increasingly asking whether the X-rays expose them to unnecessary doses of radiation.