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Tips For Enjoying Your Valentine’s Day Treats With Braces

Holidays that involve a lot of candy always create a lot of questions, and one of the most notable of these is Valentine’s Day. After all, most of the treats you eat on this day are thoughtful gifts! You don’t have to let your orthodontic treatment put a damper on the holiday, though. Follow these

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What Age Is Appropriate To See An Orthodontist For The First Time?

When is the right time to see an orthodontist? Earlier is better, of course, because as soon as an orthodontist can note a problem, they can figure out and implement the right treatment plan. But all children are different, and seeing a specialist for the first time is not only for children! Follow these recommendations

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What is the Damon System?

Traditional braces use archwires to apply pressure, and these are held in place with elastic bands. These little ties are not without their problems: the elastic bands can create friction in the braces and make corrective treatment longer. Many patients also find these harder to clean and to keep up with the maintenance needs. One

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Why Should I Feel Confident About Invisalign Treatment?

Some orthodontic patients, no matter the age or needs, land on Invisalign treatment for straightening their teeth. It makes sense – Invisalign is a revolutionary form of orthodontic work and an alternative to wire braces. But some may pause on the process: how can molded plastic be better than stainless steel and ceramic at straightening

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How Long Does Invisalign Really Take?

The Invisalign process is one of the biggest advancements in orthodontic treatment. With less work and upkeep than traditional metal and ceramic braces, the clear, BPA-free plastic aligners used in Invisalign treatment offer more flexibility and discretion. This is ideal for those who need to have their teeth aligned but are self-conscious about the look

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How Does A Virtual Orthodontic Appointment Work?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we’re slowly moving into a routine that keeps patients and staff safe. One key part of reopening our offices is the virtual orthodontic appointment. We’ll use the power of a virtual tool called Orthodontic Screening Kit to perform consultations for both new and existing patients.  

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Should You Get Braces Before Dental Implants?

Patients with missing teeth who also want to align their smiles may need to get both braces and dental implants. In these cases, we would look at the patient’s specific needs to determine the order in which our team would provide the treatment.  However, for the majority of patients, we would put in braces and

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How Are Dental Braces Made?

Your first consultation with your orthodontist will include a thorough exam, a discussion of your dental history, X-rays, and a digital scan of your teeth. This gives the doctor a digital replica of your teeth and helps the doctor determine what braces will work best for you. After that, you might wonder – how are

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Can An Orthodontist Pull Teeth?

All orthodontists are dentists, which means they have the same training as any other dentist. But an orthodontist takes on a special role in diagnosing and correcting teeth misalignments. They have gone through extra years of schooling and training to be able to perform the specific job of straightening teeth.  Being a dentist means that

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