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A Parent’s Primer on Braces

Jul 29, 2016 - 02:07 PM EST
Posted under: Orthodontics

Braces have helped millions of children have straighter teeth, a properly aligned smile, and better dental health. See if these orthodontic treatments are right for your child. continue reading article

The Straight Truth About Braces for Kids

Jun 10, 2016 - 08:06 AM EST
Posted under: General, Orthodontics

Braces remain the most common way to straighten a child’s teeth and fix their poorly-aligned bite. Find out about this treatment that can save your child’s smile. continue reading article

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Pediatric Dentists Straighten Out the Facts About Braces

Jul 2, 2015 - 11:07 AM EST
Posted under: Orthodontics

It’s very common for both kids and adults to wear braces today, so don’t feel like you’re the only one. To help you understand what to expect from braces, check out these helpful hints from family dentistry experts. continue reading article

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Is It Time for Your Child to Visit an Orthodontics Clinic?

Jun 2, 2015 - 11:06 AM EST
Posted under: Orthodontics

Orthodontic braces can give your child a new smile, improved self-esteem, and better oral health throughout life. Problems such as improper spacing between teeth, overlapping or crooked teeth, bite irregularities, and even mouth injuries can lead to inadequate oral hygiene, tooth decay, gum disease, poor chewing habits and even head, ear and jaw pain. A specially trained dentist called an orthodontist can use braces, retainers and other treatments to correct … continue reading article

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Perfecting Your Future Smile – How to Brush Around Braces

Apr 2, 2015 - 11:04 AM EST
Posted under: Orthodontics

When you wear braces, oral hygiene is extremely important. Braces have tiny spaces where plaque and food particles can easily get trapped. If debris is not removed effectively by brushing and flossing, tooth decay and enamel stains may occur around brackets and bands. Learning how to brush around braces can be a little difficult at first, but with practice, it will become second nature. You should brush after every meal … continue reading article

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The Benefits of Getting Orthodontic Braces for Your Child

Feb 26, 2015 - 02:02 PM EST
Posted under: Orthodontics

Orthodontic braces were invented in ancient Greece, and although today’s orthodontic devices are more sophisticated, their goal is the same. Braces apply constant pressure to gradually move teeth into a desired position. They correct cosmetic problems like crooked teeth and functional issues like misaligned bites. Two forms of orthodontic braces are commonly used today. Traditional brackets, which are attached to the front of each tooth, are made from ceramic, steel, … continue reading article

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Headgear to Chewing Gum: Taking Care of Teeth with Braces

Feb 19, 2015 - 11:02 AM EST
Posted under: Orthodontics

If you have crooked teeth, a trip to the orthodontist is in your future. Orthodontists specialize in correcting the way your teeth line up and fit together when you bite. Your orthodontist can take X-rays and make molds of your teeth to determine if you need to wear corrective brackets called braces, or a retainer. The idea of wearing metal in your mouth may sound unpleasant, but when your brackets … continue reading article

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Find the Right Pediatric Orthodontics Provider Before It’s Time for Braces

Feb 10, 2015 - 11:02 AM EST
Posted under: Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry

Choosing family dental care providers is important, and this includes choosing the one who provides your child’s orthodontic treatment. Don’t wait until it’s obvious that braces are needed; start evaluating orthodontists before it’s time for treatment. Experts recommend getting your child an orthodontic exam by the time he or she reaches seven years of age. Finding the right orthodontist makes treatment easier, so take your time and choose wisely. After … continue reading article

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Tips for Finding the Best Orthodontist

Jan 15, 2015 - 02:01 PM EST
Posted under: Orthodontics

Many children and adults need braces or other orthodontic treatments to attain healthy, properly aligned teeth. In the past, finding an orthodontist was easier; the general dentist who suggested realignment would simply give you a referral. Today’s complex, advanced orthodontic options widen your range of potential providers, and make finding the best orthodontists a little more complicated. While the task may seem overwhelming, finding an orthodontist is still straightforward. Here … continue reading article

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Tips for Caring for Orthodontic Appliances

Jan 8, 2015 - 02:01 PM EST
Posted under: Orthodontics

The joy of braces for kids. Orthodontics are a true-character building experience from the days of youth for many people—months or years of clinking metal, popping rubber bands, and tightening of braces, all in the name of a straight, shiny beautiful smile. And looking back, most people would agree that it was worth it. continue reading article

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