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The Dog Ate My Retainers

The Dog Ate My Retainers

The working theory is that dogs are attracted by the smell of the materials from which retainers are made, as well saliva. With their powerful jaws, dogs can render retainers useless in no time. 

Will My Teeth Stay Where My Orthodontist Moved Them?

Will My Teeth Stay Where My Orthodontist Moved Them?

While small changes after treatment concludes are normal, retainers prevent teeth from going back to their original positions. 

Why should I take my child back to the orthodontist for observation visits?

Why should I take my child back to the orthodontist for observation visits?

Their purpose is to keep an eye on how your child’s teeth, face and jaws are developing.

If my front teeth are straight, why should I be concerned about how my teeth fit together?
What Is An Impacted Tooth?

What Is An Impacted Tooth?

You may have heard the term "impacted" used to describe a tooth and wonder what it means.

Why Do I Need an Orthodontist?

Why Do I Need an Orthodontist?

Because the very foundations of the face and mouth are at stake, regular visits with an AAO orthodontist are vital.

What if I'm Too Busy for Orthodontic Visits?

What if I'm Too Busy for Orthodontic Visits?

Advances in technology have allowed six- to ten-week intervals between orthodontic appointments that fit even the busiest of schedules.

Do Orthodontists Offer Payment Plans?

Do Orthodontists Offer Payment Plans?

Your orthodontist is keenly aware that people have finite budgets.

What is an Orthodontist and Dentofacial Orthopedist?

What is an Orthodontist and Dentofacial Orthopedist?

When you choose an AAO orthodontist for orthodontic treatment, you can be assured that you have selected an expert in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics who possesses the skills and experience to give you your best smile.

Is There a Benefit to Early Treatment?

Is There a Benefit to Early Treatment?

Timing is everything – even when it comes to your child’s orthodontic treatment.

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