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Foods To Avoid While Wearing Braces

Foods To Avoid While Wearing Braces

LAST UPDATED: AUGUST 29, 2017 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…

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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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What is an Orthodontist?

What is an Orthodontist?

LAST UPDATED: JUNE 28, 2017 Orthodontics refers to the special branch of dentistry that works to correct the teeth and jaws on individuals where they’re improperly positioned. Crooked teeth are not only incorrectly aligned and therefore more difficult to keep clean, but are also at a greater risk for being lost prematurely due to periodontal disease and tooth decay. Crooked…

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What Makes a Good Orthodontist

What Makes a Good Orthodontist

What Makes a Good Orthodontist An orthodontist is a dental professional who specializes in re-aligning teeth, such as moving crowded teeth apart or moving teeth that have a gap between them closer together. Moving, or straightening, teeth is accomplished with braces or Invisalign. If you need the services of a good orthodontist, there are several factors to look at. Consider…

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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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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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When Do I Get My Braces Off?

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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TO PULL TEETH OR NOT?

TO PULL TEETH OR NOT?

TO PULL TEETH OR NOT? At Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics, we are passionate about our work and our commitment to non -extraction techniques have always been an important part of our practice. Our extensive experience treating adults as well as children has only reinforced this, since we can see the long term effects of different orthodontic treatments on not only…

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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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How to Overcome Your Fear of Having Braces

How to Overcome Your Fear of Having Braces

How to Overcome Your Fear of Having Braces The idea of braces may be something that is frightening to you. You may not want to face your friends and family members while you are wearing a large tooth alignment apparatus on your teeth. You may be nervous about the pain and discomfort that the initial installation or the progressive tightening…

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