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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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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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Dr. Edward Hartley Angle

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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