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Category Archives: Braces

How to Care For Your Teeth With Braces

If you have braces you have already made the exciting step to visit an orthodontist and are on your way to a straighter smile! In order to really get the most out of your braces and other orthodontic treatments, it’s …
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How to Overcome Your Fear of the Orthodontist (and Braces)

It doesn’t matter if you’re a kid or an adult, going to the orthodontist probably isn’t something you’re looking forward to doing. You don’t know what they’re going to say. You worry they’ll invade your personal space. You’re unsure of …
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TMJ, TMD, and Braces

Are you experiencing unexplained pain and tenderness around your jaw? Does it get worse when you open and close your mouth? You might be having problems with your TMJ. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint (we know, it’s a mouthful). These …
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Sleep Apnea and Braces

Braces do more than simply straighten teeth. They improve quality of life by correcting your bite, increasing your confidence, reducing teeth wear, and eliminating conditions such as bad breath (halitosis) and teeth grinding (bruxism). The truth is, the alignment of …
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Why Everyone Should Visit an Orthodontist

It’s common knowledge that everyone should see the dentist regularly. That doesn’t mean everyone does. But everyone knows. From childhood all the way to adulthood, dental visits are important to keep your mouth healthy and your teeth free of cavities. …
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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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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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