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DIY Orthodontic Treatment: A Case Study

posted on 2-17-21
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How not to fix a gap. The December 2018 issue of the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics reports on an 8-year-old boy in Greece who had a gap between his two permanent front teeth. According to that article, his parents... More

Why Do I Need an Orthodontist?

posted on 2-9-21
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A beautiful smile is the outward sign of successful orthodontic treatment; there is, however, a lot more to getting there than you might think! Orthodontic treatment is complex biological process. It involves changes in jaw bones, facial bones and soft... More

A Quick Round of Orthodontic FAQs

posted on 1-26-21
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A LOT OF PEOPLE don’t know very much about how orthodontic treatment works, which means that we tend to hear a lot of the same questions from our patients. Let’s head some of those off with a quick Q-and-A session, but... More

Types of Malocclusions

posted on 1-19-21
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OUR TEETH ARE MEANT to fit together in a specific way. It’s how we are able to chew effectively and speak clearly. When the upper and lower teeth don’t fit together the way they should, we call that a malocclusion, or... More

Oral Health in Cold and Flu Season

posted on 1-12-21
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WHAT DOES A TOOTHBRUSH have to do with cold and flu season? More than you’d think! It’s never fun to battle a cold or a bout of flu, but that’s no reason to slack off on taking care of our teeth... More

Minimizing the Risks of Gum Recession

posted on 12-30-20
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PEOPLE USED TO THINK that gum recession was an inevitability of getting older, but that’s not necessarily true. What is gum recession? It’s when the edge of the gum tissue recedes from around the crown of the tooth, exposing more and... More

A Quick Round of Orthodontic FAQs

posted on 12-15-20
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A LOT OF PEOPLE don’t know very much about how orthodontic treatment works, which means that we tend to hear a lot of the same questions from our patients. Let’s head some of those off with a quick Q-and-A session, but... More

Fighting Back Against Dental Anxiety

posted on 12-1-20
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DENTAL PHOBIA AND anxiety are pretty common, affecting more than one in every ten Americans. That means that close to 40 million people avoid getting crucial preventative dental care, which in turn means that small, easy-to-fix dental problems can become big,... More