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Straightens your teeth in months, not years

New case study done at USC School of dentistry shows that straightening of teeth can be done in an accelerated way in months.
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procedure known as PAOO, short for Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics.

With this technique, a periodontist or oral surgeon uses special instruments to score the bone that holds the teeth in place and then applies bone graft material over the grooves. The procedure is done under local anesthetic in the dental office.
Accelerated orthodontics is gaining popularity as a way for patients, particularly adults with mature bones, to speed up the time it takes to straighten misaligned bites and fix crowded teeth.
The cost for accelerated orthodontics typically ranges from $10,000 to $15,000, depending on the course of treatment.

However, he added, the benefits were impressive: In eight months, Chang’s overbite and crowded teeth were a thing of the past.
“It would have taken about two years to do this with traditional orthodontics,” Chang said.
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7 Innocent Gestures That Can Get You Killed Overseas

This is a nice article about the gestures that we should avoid when we are in particular country or in particular culture.Its because the same gesture has different meaning in different place. Original article at cracked.com

7 Innocent Gestures That Can Get You Killed Overseas

Extend Your Hand, Palm Outward in Greece
Give the Thumbs-Up In The Middle East
Finish Your Meal In Thailand / The Philippines / China
Say "Hi" to a Member of the Opposite Sex in Saudi Arabia
Give an Even Number of Flowers in Russia
Give a Gift With Your Left Hand, Pretty Much Anywhere
Give the "OK" Sign in Brazil

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