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What if my dentist hasn’t sent my child to the orthodontist?

December 10, 2018

A referral from the dentist might not happen if the dentist isn’t evaluating the bite. AAO orthodontists don’t require a referral from a dentist.

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7 Facts About Orthodontics

November 27, 2018

Whether you call the process “braces,” “orthodontics,” or simply straightening your teeth, these 7 facts about orthodontics may surprise you.

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The Leaves are Changing – Can My Bite Change, Too?

November 9, 2018

Change can be predictable, like the annual transformation of leaves. We can expect changes in our bodies, too - especially our teeth.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Teeth

October 11, 2018

10 things you didn't know about your teeth: A tooth can come in with a cavity and back teeth are called “molars.” Just to name a few.

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Is My Dentist Also An Orthodontist?

September 4, 2018

Your dentist may even offer orthodontic services, leading you to assume that he/she is an orthodontist. But the truth is that putting aligners or braces on teeth does not make a doctor an orthodontist.

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Six Must-Haves for Cleaning Teeth with Braces or Aligners When You’re on the Go

July 31, 2018

Situations inevitably come up when you’re on the go and need to freshen up. Do your teeth a favor and be prepared with these six must-haves for cleaning teeth on the go.

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Orthodontic Treatment with Clear Aligners

June 13, 2018

Like traditional braces, clear aligners are designed to move teeth a little at a time. The aligners are plastic replicas of your teeth. Wearing them puts gentle pressure on the teeth, ever-so-slightly repositioning them.

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The Dog Ate My Retainers

May 16, 2018

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

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