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Everything You Need to Know About Headgear

We’ve all probably seen a movie or TV show where a group of young adolescents have a sleepover, and there’s the character with braces who suddenly has this big contraption on their head. It’s called headgear, but it looks more …
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How Long Have Braces Been Around?

People often think of dental care as a recent invention. While the procedures followed and tools used may be newly refined and developed, they have roots that go much further back. For example, Egyptians would crush rock, mint, salt, pepper, …
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Retained Baby Teeth as an Adult

Children’s mouths can change a lot over a small time frame. Old teeth fall out. New teeth grow in. Alignment shifts. Their body grows. While we start seeing children in our office as young as 7, treatment age varies greatly. …
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Winter Teeth Tips – How Temperature Affects Your Mouth

If you’ve been outside the past few weeks, you’ve probably noticed it’s gotten cold. Well, we have bad news for you: It’s only going to get colder. Now, winter isn’t all bad. There’s the holidays, ice skating, the beauty of …
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Dealing with Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is something that can happen to everyone, whether you have braces or not. Most of the time, it simply means you need to drink a little more water. However, if you’re experiencing unexplainable dry mouth frequently, it could …
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Braces Success Stories: What It’s Like to Have Braces as a 41-Year-Old Male

Braces carry a lot of stereotypes and assumptions. As orthodontists, we encounter them all the time. People say things like: Braces are only for kids. Grown men definitely don’t wear braces. Braces are too expensive. Braces are very uncomfortable/painful. All …
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Going to the Dentist When You Have Braces

We’ve talked in great length about the benefits of braces and Invisalign. They can improve alignment, reduce teeth grinding, help with bad breath, and leave you smiling more. As great as they are, they don’t solve all of your mouth’s …
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Flossing with Braces

When it comes to proper teeth care, flossing often gets skipped over. It’s not the most pleasant process, and done incorrectly, you may end up with bleeding gums. You may assume that brushing and using mouthwash are enough to keep …
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Teeth Irritation and Braces

Irritation in your teeth or mouth is something everyone will deal with at some point. Whether it’s a severe issue like a cavity or you have a simple canker sore, it’s not something anyone wants to experience. Mouth pains can …
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What Braces Do for You (Besides Straighten Your Teeth)

If you get braces, your teeth will become more aligned. Everyone knows that. While aligned teeth are a beautiful thing in themselves, you may wonder is that all braces do? The truth is, there’s more to braces than you might …
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