Will I Need to Wear Retainers After Treatment?

August 22, 2019

The answer is yes, and here’s why. Getting straight teeth is only half the battle; the other half is keeping them straight, and that is where retainers come in.

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Will Orthodontic Treatment Cause White Marks on My Teeth?

July 8, 2019

Did you know white marks on teeth are preventable? All you have to do is to keep teeth clean and stay away from some foods and beverages. It’s that simple.

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Does my child need to wait until they have all of their permanent teeth to see an orthodontist?

May 14, 2019

If someone tells you that your child should have all of his/her permanent teeth before visiting the orthodontist for the first time, that “someone” is incorrect . In fact, putting off a first visit to the orthodontist until all of a child’s permanent teeth are in could do more harm than good.

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7 Common Bite Problems in Children and Adults

March 27, 2019

"Bite” refers to the way upper and lower teeth come together. While each bite problem is unique, there are seven that are the most common.

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6 Facts About Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment Parents Should Know

March 7, 2019

Two-phase treatment means that treatment is done at two different times, often to take advantage of predictable stages of dental development.

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Braces vs. Clear Aligners

January 30, 2019

One appliance is not inherently better than another. What is used for an individual’s correction will be based on the goals of treatment, and the patient’s lifestyle needs.

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DIY Orthodontic Treatment: A Case Study

January 9, 2019

On the surface the DIY treatment seemed to be a quick, easy and inexpensive approach to close a gap. Unfortunately, the DIY treatment resulted a long-term, difficult and costly fix.

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What is a Deep Bite?

January 7, 2019

A deep bite is a malocclusion in which the upper front teeth excessively overlap the bottom front teeth when back teeth are closed. This is also called an overbite or closed bite.

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