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Will You Need Tooth Extractions Before Getting Braces?

In Orthodontics December 27, 2023

Embarking on the journey to a straighter smile with braces often involves careful consideration and a personalized treatment plan. In some cases, the question of whether tooth extractions are necessary before getting braces may arise. Understanding the factors that influence this decision is crucial for individuals seeking orthodontic treatment. Here are some of the circumstances …

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Important Questions to Ask Your Child’s Orthodontist

In Orthodontics November 29, 2023

Orthodontic treatment is a significant milestone in a child’s dental development, and choosing the right orthodontist is crucial for a successful and positive experience. Asking the right questions can help you make informed decisions and ensure the best possible outcome for your child’s orthodontic journey. Here are some important questions to ask your child’s orthodontist. …

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Life After Braces: What to Expect During the Retention Phase

In Orthodontics October 11, 2023

You know it’s an important achievement when you have successfully completed your orthodontic treatment and your smile is beautifully aligned. While this is a significant milestone, it’s important to remember that the retention phase is just as crucial as the active treatment phase. Here is a list of what you can expect during the retention …

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Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene With Braces

In Orthodontics September 20, 2023

Having braces is a significant step towards achieving a straighter, healthier smile. However, it’s essential to pay extra attention to oral hygiene while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Proper care not only ensures your teeth move into their desired positions efficiently but also helps prevent potential dental issues like cavities and gum disease. Here are some tips …

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Can Orthodontic Treatment Relieve Symptoms of TMD?

In Orthodontics August 16, 2023

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) can cause pain and tension in the jaw joint and surrounding muscles. While there are various treatments available for TMD, orthodontic treatment can be an effective option for relieving TMD symptoms and improving the functionality of your jaw. What is TMD? TMD is a condition that affects the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), …

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Common Orthodontic Issues and Their Treatment Options

In Orthodontics July 5, 2023

Orthodontic issues can affect individuals of all ages, and early detection and treatment are crucial for achieving a healthy and beautiful smile. In this blog post, we will explore common orthodontic issues that people may experience and discuss the various treatment options available to address these concerns. Crowding Crowding is one of the most common …

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Comparing Invisalign® and Traditional Braces

In Orthodontics May 24, 2023

Straight and evenly spaced teeth are a common dental goal. Straight teeth not only contribute to an aesthetically pleasing smile, but also support good oral health by making teeth easier to clean during your daily oral hygiene routine. Traditional braces and Invisalign® clear aligners are the most popular orthodontic choices for straightening teeth. Since each …

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Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Retainer

In Orthodontics May 10, 2023

If you’ve worn braces or clear aligners, you know how important retainers are in maintaining your newly straightened teeth. Retainers are typically worn after orthodontic treatment to keep your teeth from shifting back to their original position. They help to hold your teeth in place and ensure that all of the hard work that went …

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