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Preparing for Dental Braces for Kids – What You Can Expect

Dec 4, 2014 - 11:12 AM EST
Posted under: General, Orthodontics

Dentists refer patients to orthodontists for the treatment of misaligned teeth, jaw problems, and facial irregularities. Most problems are detectable when permanent teeth first start to erupt, but it may be best to wait until more teeth come in before starting treatment. Dental braces for kids are generally applied between the ages of eight and 14 when bones and teeth are still developing, and encouraging tooth movement is easier, but … continue reading article

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Why Should I Wear My Retainer?

Nov 17, 2014 - 01:11 PM EST
Posted under: Orthodontics

So, you have finally finished with your orthodontics treatment, but now your orthodontist says you have to wear a retainer? Does it really matter that much? continue reading article

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Why Oral Hygiene Matters in Orthodontics

Nov 6, 2014 - 01:11 PM EST
Posted under: Dental Tips, Orthodontics

Being sure to take the best possible care of your teeth can sometimes be a challenge, but it’s about a lot more than just visiting your orthodontist regularly and making sure your teeth look nice. Proper oral hygiene is as crucial to overall health as exercise and eating well. When wearing braces for kids or adults, how you care for your teeth can have consequences that continue well past the … continue reading article

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When Should My Child See an Orthodontist?

Oct 30, 2014 - 10:10 AM EST
Posted under: General, Orthodontics

Young or old, it is always the right time to visit an orthodontist. Whether you are a teenager, middle-aged, or older, it is never too late to work toward a beautiful smile with braces for children or adults. continue reading article

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Update Your Orthodontics Vocabulary

Oct 22, 2014 - 12:10 PM EST
Posted under: General, Orthodontics

Whether you are new to braces for kids or adults, or already in full treatment, it never hurts to have a better understanding of some of the terms you might hear at your visits to the orthodontist. Check out our quick guide to get a better idea of what might be going on with your orthodontics. continue reading article

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The Wonders of Invisalign®

Oct 16, 2014 - 10:10 AM EST
Posted under: General, Orthodontics

You want a beautiful, confident smile, but you are worried that traditional braces will be uncomfortable and inconvenient. Good news. You now have another orthodontics option, thanks to Invisalign® from Align Technology, Inc. Invisalign uses cutting-edge technology to create custom-fitted aligning trays that are both removable and nearly invisible. continue reading article

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Orthodontics Emergencies – What to Do

Oct 7, 2014 - 10:10 AM EST
Posted under: Orthodontics

True emergencies requiring a visit to the orthodontist are very rare, and many orthodontics issues that might feel like emergencies can usually be taken care of in the comfort of your home. Check out this guide to learn how to take care of those little irritations caused by braces for kids. continue reading article

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How to Care for Your Retainer

Sep 26, 2014 - 05:09 PM EST
Posted under: General, Orthodontics

It is important to know how to properly care for your retainer once those braces come off. In fact, in many ways the retention phase is the most crucial stage in orthodontics. You have just put a great deal of your resources, time, and energy into achieving that perfect smile, and properly wearing and caring for your retainer is what allows you to keep that gorgeous smile for the rest … continue reading article

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A Quick Guide to Orthodontic Terms

Sep 22, 2014 - 05:09 PM EST
Posted under: General, Orthodontics

You have made the wise decision to start your child in orthodontic treatment. Now that you are dealing with braces for kids, you might find yourself faced with terms that you have never come across. If you have found yourself in an orthodontist’s office or staring in your child’s mouth asking, “What is that thing?” then check out these brief descriptions. continue reading article

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Orthodontics and Your Child – Why, When, and How

Sep 9, 2014 - 08:09 AM EST
Posted under: General, Orthodontics

Dental alignment problems are common in children, but an orthodontist can help. Orthodontists specialize in correcting crooked teeth and misaligned jaws using various orthodontic appliances. Affordable braces are the most popular solution, but traditional metal braces are not the only option. Today’s braces for kids can also be made from ceramic, clear plastic, or multiple materials to produce a more natural look. A set of braces typically includes components like … continue reading article

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