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Archive for February, 2016

Orthodontic Fact #5 Improve your dental health in style. Many teens today fashion their dental braces with colored bands and brackets. Braces are now worn as a fashion statement

Dental braces can put the finishing touch on a person’s sense of style. For many teens today, getting fitted with wires and brackets provides the chance to make a fashion statement by maximizing their distinctive dental look. Although some prefer to get Invisalign treatment, which is clear and almost impossible for observers to see, other teens choose the flashiest colors…

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Orthodontic Fact #4 Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to lose all your teeth before you get braces. In fact, treatments can start at the young age of 7

There is the common misconception that a child needs to lose all of his or her baby teeth before the use of traditional metal braces is possible. It is true that orthodontists used to recommend that orthodontic treatment begin when the child is a teenager. However, this is no longer the case. It is now possible for children as young…

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Orthodontic Fact #3 Here’s a fun fact: All orthodontists are dentists, but only 5 percent of dentists are orthodontists. Confusing, isn’t it?

If you’ve never previously considered orthodontic work, you might be confused when the time comes to visit an orthodontist. Why can’t you just get the same thing done at the dentist? Can’t they take care of all your needs concerning your teeth? Here’s a fun fact: all orthodontists are dentists, but only 5% of dentists are orthodontists. How does that…

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Orthodontic Fact #2 A brace is one type of dental appliance that an orthodontist can use depending on the patient’s needs. Other appliances may be suggested to treat a specific jaw or mouth deformity.

Braces are only one type of appliance an orthodontist may use on a patient’s teeth. They are used to straighten teeth and help with a misaligned bite, for example an overbite. They are most often made of metal. The metal brackets are bonded to the patient’s affected teeth and wires are used to connect the brackets. The wires are tightened…

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