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How to Protect Your Braces While Playing Sports

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Many of us young and old love playing sports! Whether it is the exercise, the excitement, or a number of other reasons, there is something about a game that we cannot resist. If you are an adult athlete who has

Do Wisdom Teeth Affect Braces?

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At Bret Johnson Orthodontics, we care about patient concerns. A frequent question we’re asked before orthodontic treatment is: “Should I have my wisdom teeth removed, so they don’t impact my professionally straightened smile?” Similarly, other patients who have completed their

Dentist Vs. Orthodontist For Braces

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If you’re considering braces, you may be wondering if this is something your dentist can do, or if you’ll need an orthodontist. Patients often question the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist. In fact, some people mistakenly assume the

Spokane Invisalign 101

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Even though the world has seen some amazing advances in orthodontics in last decade, when faced with the news that they need braces, many patients react with dread. Sadly, traditional metal braces have a history of being awkward, restrictive, and

What Age Should I First Take My Child to See an Orthodontist?

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As children begin to lose their baby teeth, you may be curious about the right time to bring them to the orthodontist for their first visit. Thankfully, at Bret Johnson Orthodontics we have a wealth of experience with first-time visitors,

The Importance of Retainers After Braces

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The day you finally get your braces off is a big day! You get to enjoy some foods you haven’t eaten in quite a while, and you will get to show off your beautiful new smile! While it can be

Orthodontic Emergencies

Like most new experiences in life, orthodontic treatment takes a little getting used to. Whether you’re investing in traditional metal braces, trying out Invisalign’s clear aligner system, or something in between, there’s a learning curve involved. It’s not unusual to

Accelerated Treatment With Propel

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Most of us love the idea of having a healthy, straight smile, but aren’t especially fond of the time and treatment it can take to achieve it. Whether it’s six months or three years, the idea of being in braces

Invisalign for Teens

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Have you ever wished for a window into your teen’s mind? Wouldn’t it be nice to know what’s going on in there from time to time? One thing you’d likely be reminded of is the extent to which your teen

Orthodontist Faqs

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As with any medical field, people tend to have a lot of questions about orthodontics. That’s how it should be–you should be curious about anything that has to do with your health and appearance. At Bret Johnson Orthodontics, we make