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Orthodontist vs. Dentist: What’s the Difference?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were about 151,500 dentists in the United States, but only 8,300 of them had a specialty in orthodontics. The difference between an orthodontist and a dentist comes down to a matter of …
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Tips and Tricks for Flossing with a Bonded Retainer

After orthodontic treatment at your Lakeville and Prior Lakeville Orthodontist you will receive retainers to hold your new smile. There are several retainers to choose from and one of them is a bonded retainer that is glued to the teeth. …
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What You Should Know About Damon Braces

When looking for Lakeville and Prior Lake braces, there are a lot of different options to choose from. One of the leading brands is Damon braces, which a lot of people aren’t familiar with. That’s why we have created a …
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How Early Should My Child Start Seeing an Orthodontist?

Is it time for your child to have his or her first visit to a Twin Cities ortho? Many parents ask us how early their child should start seeing an orthodontist, and the answer really depends upon how developed the …
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How to Care for Your Smile While Wearing Invisalign

If you have already started Invisalign with a Lakeville or Prior Lake orthodontist, you’ve probably noticed that caring for your teeth is a bit different than it was prior to treatment. You can’t exactly brush and floss your teeth while …
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Common Orthodontic Myths

Even the most insane yet common orthodontic myths can spread like wildfire, and they are just as tricky to put out. These types of tall tales are not like Paul Bunyan and Babe blue ox. Instead of entertaining and inspiring …
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The Importance of Regular Appointments During Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontics is not a single clinic visit treatment. This isn’t a set it and forget it type of treatment. There are many micro-precision corrections made by the Orthodontist that require specially timed movements and appointments. These appointments can reduce the …
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The Dangers of Sour Candy for your Teeth

It’s really no secret that when consumed in mass quantities, candy can be detrimental to your teeth. This is especially true when it comes to candy that is coated in sour flavoring or powder. Make no mistake about it, constantly …
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The Pros and Cons of Chewing Gum

Your parents used to tell you it would rot your teeth, your teachers used to tell you to spit it out and your friends used to tell you it would sit in your stomach for seven years, if swallowed… We’re …
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How to Use Your Flex Dollars Before the End of the Year

A Flexible Spending Account is a great benefit that is offered to many employees across the country. The ability to deposit tax-free money into an account has helped families purchase everything from necessary medications to affordable braces in Minneapolis. While …
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