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Can I consider further treatment if I’m not satisfied with my smile after [braces are off]?

Can I consider further treatment if I’m not satisfied with my smile after [braces are off]?

Can I consider further treatment if I’m not satisfied with my smile after braces are off? When you approached your orthodontist about braces or Invisalign, you did it because you want a straighter, prettier smile. You want more confidence, and you want to fix what you perceive are imperfections in your mouth. It’s not unreasonable, and your orthodontist was likely…

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What Your Child Should Expect Before and After Braces

LAST UPDATED: JULY 31, 2017 What Your Child Should Expect Before and After Braces When a child first learns that they will need braces, it is natural for them to have some concerns and worries. However, most of this type of fear is usually just uncertainty about the unknown. Once your child knows what to expect during the entire orthodontic…

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Does Wearing Braces Affect Lactating Mothers?

Does Wearing Braces Affect Lactating Mothers?

Does Wearing Braces Affect Lactating Mothers? There is no more joyful time in a mothers life than their child’s first months of life. The stress of bearing a child is behind you and you are able to touch, smell, and kiss your perfect little package. Though, as every mother knows, the worries are just beginning. It is a mother’s duty…

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Is It Safe to Undergo Orthodontic Treatments During Pregnancy?

Is It Safe to Undergo Orthodontic Treatments During Pregnancy?

Is It Safe to Undergo Orthodontic Treatments During Pregnancy? If you’re about to birth a new baby in a couple of months, then you shouldn’t ignore the condition of your teeth and gums as you’re carrying your child. When you’re pregnant, your hormone levels will change drastically, which could lead to bad breath, excess saliva, and loosened teeth. But what…

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How often should I brush my teeth with braces?

How often should I brush my teeth with braces?

How often should I brush my teeth with braces? As orthodontists, we can use different types of braces and appliances to give you a straight, perfectly aligned smile. The work of keeping your teeth sparkling white, however, it up to up. Caring for your teeth while wearing orthodontic appliances may take a little extra effort, but the results will be…

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Difference Between a Dentist and Orthodontist

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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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?

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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What Happens After Invisalign Treatment is Completed

What Happens After Invisalign Treatment is Completed

LAST UPDATED: NOVEMBER 22, 2016 Whether you are considering Invisalign treatment or are already a patient, you may have questions about what happens once treatment is finished. To maintain the beautiful new smile you have invested in there are some additional steps and ongoing care. The aftercare process and continued treatments best for you or your child will be determined…

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Foods To Avoid While Wearing Braces

Foods To Avoid While Wearing Braces

Foods To Avoid While Wearing Braces The day you get your braces can be a pretty exciting day. Finally you are on your way to achieving a bright, white, straight smile you can proudly show off. One day not long from now, you will look at yourself in the mirror and be so glad you invested the time and energy…

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A Smile is a Powerful Weapon; You can Break Ice with it!

A Smile is a Powerful Weapon; You can Break Ice with it!

A Smile is a Powerful Weapon; You can Break Ice with it! Have you ever seen one of those magicians that can tell if you are lying or not? They line up a bunch of people on stage and one of them is randomly selected to tell a lie. The magician then goes down the line asking very simple questions…

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