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Paul Supan, DDS, MA, MPH

First may I say please set your questions to Public so other readers can benefit from the response. Also, if you look at my comprehensive answers, they are not short 1 or 2 paragraph quickie replies that anyone can type out in < 5 minutes. Instead I often will ask other colleagues in other specialties for their advice in order to provide you the questioner with a more interdisciplinary perspective. This all takes time. I ask for readers to therefore allow 5-7 days. You will be rewarded with a very detailed response.

Because of the nature of Orthodontic questions, any pictures of the teeth and X-ray images would be very helpful. If you write to me and explain that you have crooked overlapping front teeth can be interpreted in many many ways, and my goal is to provide a specific response that meets your needs.

I hold double specialty credentials. I am Board Certified in Orthodontics and Board Eligible in Dental Public Health. I welcome questions regarding Braces, Invisible Braces, & Invisalign, as well as issues involving combination Cosmetic Dentistry and Orthodontic treatment. Orthodontics alone sometimes is not enough to achieve that perfect smile. Gingival (gum) .....

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 Hi Andrea,    In follow up to your recent response, there are two things to think about here. Incidentally, I would recommend possibly waiting say 30 – 60 days before doing anything.    The “soreness”

2016-09-23 general question about nightguard:

   Dear Andrea,    Thanks for your question. I get a lot of questions from my patients about night guards, bruxism appliances, sleep apnea appliances, positioners, splints, and clear post orthodontic

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Hi Kate,    I was in the midst of answering your question privately, but changed my mind and am going to answer it here in the open forum. The reason I hesitated is that it is a complex clinical decision

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