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Preparing for Dental Braces for Kids – What You Can Expect

Aug 14, 2014 - 04:08 PM EST
Posted under: 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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Your Guide to Braces

Jul 17, 2014 - 08:07 AM EST
Posted under: Orthodontics

There are many types of braces for kids and adults to choose from in the realm of modern orthodontics. There are traditional braces, made from metal and tightly adhered to the surface of the tooth with special glue. Newer versions, like clear or invisible braces, offer patients a bit more discretion as they pursue their orthodontic needs. continue reading article

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How to Care for Your Braces

Jun 4, 2014 - 01:06 PM EST
Posted under: General, Orthodontics

Did you recently get braces or are you considering braces? Braces are a big step and require added diligence to your dental care routine. However, the hassles are well worth the benefits. Straighter teeth, a more beautiful smile, and a reduced risk of dental disease—who doesn’t want that? Staying the course can be challenging, but dental care experts have compiled a guide about how to clean teeth with braces and … continue reading article

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Pros and Cons of All Types of Braces

May 29, 2014 - 08:05 AM EST
Posted under: General, Orthodontics

The days of heavy-duty metal braces and headgear are long gone. Advancements in dentistry and orthodontics have resulted in many new types of braces for kids and adults. When it comes to modern orthodontics, you have a wide variety of options— some so advanced that no one may ever know you are wearing braces at all. continue reading article

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Choosing the Right Orthodontist for Your Child

May 15, 2014 - 08:05 AM EST
Posted under: Orthodontics

The first rule of thumb in finding an orthodontist for your child is: don’t wait. Communicate with your family dentist as your child’s teeth develop. He or she can make recommendations for when your child should see an orthodontist. Some children will benefit substantially from addressing orthodontic issues early. continue reading article

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5 Common Dental Issues When Wearing Braces

Apr 24, 2014 - 11:04 AM EST
Posted under: General, Orthodontics

When it comes to braces for kids, you can’t be too diligent about encouraging proper dental care and routine cleanings. Failure to emphasize consistent healthy dental habits in your children can lead to serious, and sometimes permanent, damage. continue reading article

What You Need to Know About Orthodontics

What You Need to Know About Orthodontics

Apr 3, 2014 - 01:04 PM EST
Posted under: General, Orthodontics

Braces are often a fact of life. Most children grow up expecting orthodontics to be a part of adolescence. However, it is not uncommon for adults to wear braces, too, especially since teeth can shift with age. Before you make your first trip to the orthodontist, it is important to understand why you may need orthodontics. continue reading article

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