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Some orthodontists fearful of coronavirus closures’ ‘detrimental’ effects on patient progress

Some orthodontists fearful of coronavirus closures’ ‘detrimental’ effects on patient progress

Closures related to novel coronavirus pandemic have prevented orthodontists in states that deem their practice “nonessential” from providing the necessary incremental care needed for braces and aligners, causing some to have concerns about the “detrimental” effects.

“Somebody who’s already started orthodontics is in the midst of a treatment. That treatment is dynamic, things are moving. And so if somebody has braces on and they go for an extended period of time without being seen, there can be detrimental effects,” said Manhattan, New York-based orthodontist Dr. Adam Goodman.

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