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Why You Should Choose a Family Orthodontist

Posted on May 20, 2024

Regardless of popular belief, orthodontists see patients of all ages. According to Mouth Healthy, orthodontic treatment usually begins between ages eight and 14 because abnormal bites are typically noticeable between six and 12. However, adults also seek orthodontic treatment to correct crooked teeth and other issues. Now, more than ever, more patients opt for a… Read more »


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What are the Next Steps After an Orthodontic Treatment is Completed?

Posted on April 29, 2024

Your child has finished their orthodontic treatment. The braces have come off or there are no more Invisalign trays to use. While they might love the results, more than 96% of people who use these trays are satisfied with what they see, According to Invisalign. What are the next steps? Here’s what your child can… Read more »


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Knowing You’re in Good Hands: The Education Needed to Become an Orthodontist

Posted on April 1, 2024

Orthodontists have helped improve the quality of life for countless patients for a very long time. According to the American Association of Orthodontics, the field of orthodontics became the first dental specialty in 1900. Whether you’re drawn to orthodontics due to previous positive experiences or the stability of this career path, it’s important to understand… Read more »


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How Has Orthodontic Material Evolved Over Time?

Posted on February 21, 2024

Orthodontics has been around in one form or another for thousands of years. Yes, even people in ancient times were fascinated about getting straight teeth. We’re going to take a trip across time to see how orthodontic material has evolved from the most rudimentary sort to the clear aligners that are available now. Ancient Times… Read more »


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What to Do If You’re Embarrassed to Wear Braces as an Adult

Posted on January 22, 2024

You’ve just found out that you need to wear braces as an adult. At first, you feel embarrassed and self-conscious about having a mouth full of metal. Braces are seen as something for awkward teenagers, not professional adults. But more and more, grown-ups are getting braces these days to fix longstanding dental issues. Here are… Read more »


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Are You Making These Crucial Mistakes With Your Invisalign?

Posted on January 4, 2024

Invisalign is a proven orthodontic treatment option that can help you attain the smile of which you have always dreamed. To get the most out of your Invisalign treatment, there are certain things you should avoid. Keep reading to learn about some common mistakes people make while using Invisalign. Eating and Drinking with the Device… Read more »


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How Technological Advancements Have Transformed Orthodontics

Posted on January 3, 2024

Orthodontic treatment has been around for centuries, but orthodontics as we know it, has evolved technologically. These tech advancements have created new types of treatments and made older treatment options more effective. Let’s look at how technology has influenced this field of treatment. Digital Imaging Although people have been using braces for a long time,… Read more »


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Daily Adjustments You’ll Make When Living With Braces

Posted on January 2, 2024

Are you or your child trying to prepare for braces treatment? Whether you are getting traditional braces or Invisalign, such treatment can improve your tooth alignment and give you a better smile. Getting braces for straight teeth means making certain adjustments. Read on to learn how wearing braces can affect your regular habits. Oral Cleaning… Read more »


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5 Ways to Properly Take Care of Your Retainer

Posted on November 30, 2023

Once your braces come off, that’s not necessarily the end of your treatment. You will need to continue to wear a retainer for some time to keep your teeth aligned. For teens or children, parents need to monitor this part of orthodontic treatment as it can sometimes be difficult to remember to wear the retainer… Read more »


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Broken Brackets: What You Need to Know

Posted on November 28, 2023

Braces are a prevalent orthodontic treatment in our modern world. According to Humana, over 4 million people nationwide wear braces, 25% of which are adults. However, braces can come with their own set of problems, like when a bracket breaks. Braces come with a metal square secured to the front of the tooth. These are… Read more »


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