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Who Needs Braces? Socially-Necessary vs. Medically-Necessary Treatment

"Every day I am asked by many of the parents I meet whether or not their child needs braces. Many of these parents are seeking a simple and straightforward answer of yes or no. Often times a parent may inadvertently reveal their desired answer by the way in which they pose the question. Those seeking an unequivocal yes may ask, don’t you agree that my child definitely needs braces? Those seeking an unequivocal no will probe, are braces medically necessary in this case? Unfortunately, an honest answer to this seemingly clear-cut question is a real challenge for an orthodontist.

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 Who Needs Braces? Socially-Necessary vs. Medically-Necessary Treatment

When a parent thinks their kid needs braces then they probably do, and when a parent doesn’t think their kid needs braces then they probably don’t, it’s as simple as that.

Jorgensen Orthodontics Blog

Dr. Greg Jorgensen is a board certified orthodontist providing braces and Invisalign for children, teens, and adults since 1991. Subscribe to his blog to keep current on what's new in the world of orthodontics.

Adult Orthodontics

Welcome to the companion site for Adult Orthodontics edited by Birte Melsen. This website gives you access to the following resources relating to Chapters 4, 7, 8, 12 and 18:

Journal of Clinical Orthodontics

The Journal of Clinical Orthodontics is a peer-reviewed professional publication, published monthly, with offices in Boulder, Colorado. JCO began publication in September 1967 as the Journal of Practical Orthodontics, changing to its current name in 1970. JCO focuses on the practical aspects of everyday orthodontic treatment techniques and practice management.

Journal of Orthodontics

The Journal of Orthodontics has an international circulation, publishing papers from throughout the world. The official journal of the British Orthodontic Society, it aims to publish high quality, evidence-based, clinically orientated or clinically relevant original research papers that will underpin evidence based orthodontic care.

American Association of Orthodontists

Founded in 1900, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) is the world’s oldest and largest dental specialty organization. It represents more than 18,000 orthodontist members throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.

American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

Published for more than 100 years, the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics remains the leading orthodontic resource. It is the official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, the American Board of Orthodontics and the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics. Each month its readers have access to original peer-reviewed articles that examine all phases of orthodontic treatment.

Canadian Association of Orthodontists

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Orthodontic Products

Orthodontic Products, the only magazine focused exclusively on orthodontic business solutions and products, delivers complete coverage of technology and product advancements, clinical techniques, and business and practice management strategies.

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