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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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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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Are Electric Toothbrushes Better?

There’s a lot of toothbrushes on the market. Maybe too many toothbrushes. Where do you even start when buying a new one? Some go straight for a pretty color or the newest model they saw in a recent commercial. But …
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Just About Everything You Need to Know Regarding Teeth Whitening

Everyone wants white teeth. While proper dental care is the best and most important way to go about doing so, sometimes you need an extra boost. Teeth whitening is a popular practice that has been around for a long time. …
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Tips and Tricks for Smiling

For some, smiling comes easy. They can flash that picture-perfect smile on command at any moment. For others, it can be a struggle. What you thought was a nice-looking smile turns out to be more of a snarl.  And in this social media “selfie” world, …
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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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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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