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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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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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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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Having Braces While Pregnant- Is it Okay?

Safety is a top concern for any pregnant woman. The life you live is now being lived for two. You don’t want to take any unnecessary risks or push yourself too hard, but you also want to make sure to …
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Braces Cost Breakdown

When it comes to deciding whether or not to get braces, one of the primary concerns people have is cost. How much will braces cost? As far as the overall cost is concerned, it really depends. We’re unable to provide …
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Straighten Your Teeth without Braces

All of us want those perfectly aligned teeth, but few are actually born that way. In fact, only 35% of adults have well-aligned front teeth. This isn’t a new phenomenon. There’s plenty of evidence scattered across the ancient world of …
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The Anatomy of Teeth

On the surface, teeth look pretty simple. They’re white (usually), they’re hard, and they help you do things like chew food and pronounce consonants. But beneath their shiny exterior, there’s a complex system at work. To best take care of …
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Orthodontist, Dentist, and Oral Surgeon: What’s the difference?

When you have teeth or mouth problems, you should always consult a professional. But which type of professional do you need? The mouth is a complex environment which is why there are multiple types of doctors who specialize in different …
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Keeping Your Gums Clean and Your Mouth Happy

When it comes to the mouth, the gums go under appreciated. Everyone focuses on the teeth and the lips, and the gums are left literally hidden in the shadows. But the truth is, your gums are doing a lot of …
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