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What are Temporary Anchorage Devices (TAD’s)?

What are Temporary Anchorage Devices (TAD’s)?

If you have been diagnosed with an anterior open bite or an ectopic eruption of your maxillary first molar, your orthodontist may have recommended a Temporary Anchorage Device (TAD). This can be a viable option that you and your orthodontist may wish to discuss as an alternative to surgery. Oftentimes, patients fear hearing a lot of jargon they won’t understand…

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Is All Orthodontic Treatment The Same?

Is All Orthodontic Treatment The Same?

Is All Orthodontic Treatment The Same? Recently, you may have visited an orthodontist for the first time whether the consultation was about your kids or you. Also, it’s possible that you have an appointment slated for the near future. As a result, you may wonder what you should expect. In fact, you may want to know if all orthodontic treatment…

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Can Lasers Make Your Orthodontic Treatment Faster?

Can Lasers Make Your Orthodontic Treatment Faster?

Can Lasers Make Your Orthodontic Treatment Faster? Whether you had braces of your own when you were young or this experience is all new to you with your kids, you likely have an array of questions when it comes to the experience. Even after going to the orthodontist for the first time and presenting your initial inquiries, you may still…

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At What Age Do Baby Teeth Normally Fall Out?

At What Age Do Baby Teeth Normally Fall Out?

At What Age Do Baby Teeth Normally Fall Out? There is excitement all around when a child loses their first baby tooth. The appearance of the first permanent tooth represents the next stage of a child’s life. But losing that first tooth is worrisome if it occurs too early or not soon enough. You might have concerns about when your…

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Will having [teeth removed] ruin my face?

Will having [teeth removed] ruin my face?

Will having teeth removed ruin my face? Orthodontic treatment sometimes involves multiple strategies that all work together to help improve your smile. While you might have gone to your first visit hoping to hear that you would just need braces, you might have received a surprise when the orthodontist suggested that you have one or more teeth removed. Naturally, the…

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How to Overcome Your Fear of Having Braces

How to Overcome Your Fear of Having Braces

LAST UPDATED: NOVEMBER 28, 2017 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…

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At What Age Do [Baby Teeth] Normally Fall Out?

At What Age Do [Baby Teeth] Normally Fall Out?

At what Age do Baby Teeth Normally Fall Out? Also known as deciduous or primary teeth, these are the first set of teeth in the human development and that of other diphyodont mammals. In most cases, they develop in the embryonic stage but become visible during infancy. Each baby tooth normally appears at a specific time. For example, the first…

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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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