What You Should Know about Braces

Wearing braces can make a big difference in your smile. When your teeth are aligned properly, not only are they are easier to clean, but they also put less pressure on the jaw joint and on each other. You will need to take a few precautions during treatment to ensure the best possible outcome, though.…

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What Makes Invisalign Teen Successful

Invisalign Teen offers treatment for adolescents who are still in their growing stages and is just as effective in treating common orthodontic problems as conventional metal braces are. Our orthodontist can use Invisalign Teen to correct mild to severe overbites, underbites, crowding and gapped teeth. This treatment offers several benefits over conventional braces, including:  …

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Types of Braces

Different types of braces are available to modern orthodontic patients, expanding options that patients can choose to suit their needs, lifestyle and budget. In addition to traditional metal braces, our orthodontist offers lingual, ceramic and invisible braces. Here is a look at these types, their unique advantages and how they differ from one another.  …

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Things You Should Not Eat When Wearing Braces

Braces are permanently fixed in your mouth for the duration of the treatment. Each bracket is bonded to individual teeth, and the archwire is attached to the brackets using bands. Our expert in braces may recommend avoiding certain foods to reduce the risk of damage to the braces or injury from a broken archwire. Some…

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Hygiene Tips for Those Wearing Braces

  Braces can make it harder for you to keep your teeth clean, but good dental hygiene is not optional just because you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. In fact, you may need to take even more time cleaning your teeth now than you did before you had braces if you want to reduce the risk…

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How Wearing Braces Affects Teeth

Braces have been used for decades in order to straighten crooked teeth.  Braces are comprised of a series of bands, wires, and brackets, which are all individually bonded to your teeth. The braces work by applying force to your teeth, which gradually pushes your teeth into the desired position. Your bone will gradually adapt to…

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How Thumb Sucking Can Damage the Teeth

Thumb sucking is a common habit for most babies. However, if it continues past toddlerhood, it can lead to dental damage. Babies are born with a reflex that triggers sucking and sucking stimulates the release of endorphins that are known to calm babies. Although the sucking reflex allows babies to get the nourishment they need,…

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How Orthodontics Changes Your Smile

Have you ever wondered what orthodontics could do for your smile? Orthodontic treatment, which can include braces, Invisalign and other options, can completely transform the look, feel and function of your smile. It can even change the way you feel about yourself.   Orthodontic treatment can balance your bite. An imbalanced bite can cause many…

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How Breastfeeding Affects the Teeth

Several top medical organizations recommend exclusive breastfeeding for six months, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization. After six months, caregivers often begin introducing new foods to their babies. However, according to a recent study, continuing breastfeeding throughout the first year of life and even after 12 months can improve dental…

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Getting Braces

Braces offer a better life for patients, giving improved looks and comfort and greater resistance to both oral and systemic health problems. What is getting braces like? Although some discomfort can be expected after wires are tightened or aligners are switched, the experience is actually very easy, especially in light of the benefits that result.…

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