Early Orthodontic Care May Help You Avoid Costly Treatments

November 12, 2020

Orthodontic health can be more manageable if you get ahead of it. And it may help you avoid more costly or more invasive treatments down the road.

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Age 7 Is the Right Time to First See an Orthodontist

November 12, 2020

By age 7, your child has enough permanent teeth that an orthodontist can spot a problem before it becomes… well, a bigger problem.

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Two-Thirds of What Goes On in Your Mouth Is Below the Surface

November 12, 2020

Orthodontists use x-rays to check below the surface to look for extra teeth, missing teeth, impacted teeth or teeth coming into the wrong positions.

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What Candy Can You Eat with Braces?

October 14, 2020

Avoid damaging your braces and risking your successful orthodontic treatment by learning which candy might loosen the brackets attached to your teeth.

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Can Pacifiers and Thumb Sucking Affect My Child’s Teeth?

October 7, 2020

In short, yes. While thumb sucking or pacifier use is one of an infant’s natural reflexes, prolonged sucking can exert force on the teeth and jaws.

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Why Filing Teeth Yourself Is a Bad Idea

September 23, 2020

Unlike fingernails, teeth are permanent. What you remove won’t grow back. The protective layer of enamel you’re chipping away at is limited. Once you break through it, the damage is done.

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Can Orthodontic Treatment Help Sleep Apnea?

September 22, 2020

In short, yes. Orthodontics can help manage obstructive sleep apnea in adults and children in some cases.

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Why Do Straight Teeth Matter?

August 31, 2020

Straight teeth matter because they provide more than a great smile. Teeth are like gears on a wheel. They are made to fit together in a certain way to do a certain job.

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