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Vacation and Braces

We’re nearing summer time which means it’s the start of vacation season! After the strenuous months the new year brings (not to mention the brutal winter), a little getaway is just what most of us need. If braces are now …
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Making Brushing Fun for Kids

Teeth brushing is the most fundamental part of keeping a healthy mouth. For children, it can be a struggle. Either they don’t want to brush their teeth or they forget or maybe you even forget. But it’s important that you …
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Rubber Bands and Braces

If you’ve known people with braces, you probably remember a few of them having what appeared to be rubber bands in their mouth. These bands, often referred to as elastics, serve an important part in the alignment process for those …
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Debunking Myths About Braces

With the internet, all the information you could ever want is at your fingertips. Unfortunately, misinformation is just as prevalent as ever. In some ways, it’s even more commonplace than it was 15-20 years ago. As orthodontists and dental professionals, …
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Orthodontics and Insurance – Am I Covered?

While braces and orthodontic care come with a variety of options and payment plans, many rely on assistance from insurance to cover some of the cost. As you probably know, health insurance isn’t the most straightforward of subjects. Especially when …
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Peg Laterals and Braces

While orthodontic treatments are able to correct a variety of alignment and spacing issues in teeth, some situations require a more collaborative approach. Recently, we’ve seen many patients dealing with small or underdeveloped teeth. Sometimes, a patient may have a …
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Do Teeth Heal?

If you get a cut, you bandage it and your skin heals. Break a bone, and you’ll wear a cast until the bone mends. But when you have a tooth that’s infected or cracked, can it heal itself? Or do …
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Do Braces Affect Playing Instruments?

Learning to play an instrument is not always the easiest journey to begin. From technique to theory, you’re training your mind and body to work in tandem with a foreign piece of equipment to make music. Initially, you’ll mostly just …
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Does It Really Take Fewer Muscles to Smile?

When you’re a little kid, you’re told a number of things by adults that aren’t actually true. Sometimes, the adults were just trying to scare you. Other times, the adult was just wrong. Things like “swallowed gum stays in your …
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Braces and Missing Teeth

The goal of braces is to bring your teeth together in proper alignment. This includes straightening as well as closing gaps in between teeth. But what happens if you’re missing a tooth altogether? Can you still get braces? Will it …
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