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Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life.” – Yoko Ono

Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life.” – Yoko Ono A gorgeous smile is an important asset that puts others at ease and lets them know that you care. Unfortunately, for people with misaligned teeth, that smile can be a tremendous source of embarrassment. Fortunately, an orthodontist can…

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There is a thin line between smile and laughter ― SantoshKalwar

There is a thin line between smile and laughter ― SantoshKalwar There’s nothing like a beautiful smile to let the people around you know that you care. Sadly, however, many people are born with teeth that aren’t straight. As a result, these people cover up their smile as much as possible. The good news is that an orthodontist can give…

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Difference Between a Dentist and Orthodontist

Difference Between a Dentist and Orthodontist Like medicine, dentistry has a number of sub-specialties. Among these are periodontics, endodontics and orthodontics. Each requires additional training beyond that given in dental school. Here’s the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist. What Is Orthodontics? The term orthodontics is actually a shortened version of “orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.” This specialty, according to…

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How Can Widely Spaced Teeth Impact Your Overall Health

How Can Widely Spaced Teeth Impact Your Overall Health

LAST UPDATED: MARCH 28, 2017 Most people think of orthodontic issues such as widely spaced teeth as purely an appearance issue, but treating widely spaced teeth can have deeper, more life changing (and potentially life saving) benefits. Besides providing you the confidence of a beautiful, straight smile, correcting widely spaced teeth can provide significant benefits to your overall health. These health benefits…

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No one is too poor to give a smile – a gift, often, of greater consequence than any sum of money ― Vironika Tugaleva

No one is too poor to give a smile – a gift, often, of greater consequence than any sum of money ― Vironika Tugaleva When you have crooked teeth, it’s hard to feel confident about yourself and your appearance. You might avoid smiling altogether because you just don’t like the way that you look. Orthodontics can be a saving grace…

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If You Don’t Want Traditional Metal Braces, What Are The Other Options?

If You Don’t Want Traditional Metal Braces, What Are The Other Options? Today’s teeth straightening technology has come a long way from the early days when a swig of spirits and a pair of pliers pretty much summed up your options. Orthodontic science increasingly recognizes the need for a variety of solutions to fit differing development needs and lifestyle choices…

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When Do I Get My Braces Off?

LAST UPDATED: FEBRUARY 28, 2017 The first question that many patients ask an orthodontist when they learn that they need teeth correction is, “When will I get my braces off?” The answer is going to vary from patient to patient, as the dental health need of every patient is different. However, there are some basic goals and milestone markers that…

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A warm smile is the universal language of kindness

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness No matter where you go in the world, a kind and open smile paves the way for making new friends and brightening everyone’s day. Even when language barriers stop clear communication, a smile shows you mean no harm and want to get along with everyone nearby. Do Not Hide Your Smile…

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