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What Causes Abnormal Jaw Pain (How to Treat)

What Causes Abnormal Jaw Pain (How to Treat)

UPDATED 29-9-28 Abnormal jaw pain can be an indicator of a serious health problem, especially if it occurs for a prolonged period. Some jaw pains are so intensive they cause headaches. Consider seeing a doctor if you experience abnormal jaw pain. Jaw pain may be caused by many factors. Share Post Twitter Facebook Google +1 Email

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Traditional Expanders and Clear Aligners (The Difference)

Traditional Expanders and Clear Aligners (The Difference)

What is the difference between traditional expanders and clear aligners? Today’s orthodontic treatments are a far cry from the decades when patients had to endure ponderous hardware and lengthy treatment times! Some of the newest cutting-edge orthodontic practices are so lightweight and streamlined you may hardly know they are there! Share Post Twitter Facebook Google +1 Email

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10 Signs of a Good Orthodontist (READ HERE)

10 Signs of a Good Orthodontist (READ HERE)

Signs of a good orthodontist. Adults, particularly moms, between the ages of 20-45 usually have a tough time finding a good orthodontist mainly because their teeth, gum, and jawbone are fully developed and need expert orthodontic care. Share Post Twitter Facebook Google +1 Email

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5 Reasons Widely Spaced Teeth Impact Your Health

5 Reasons Widely Spaced Teeth Impact Your Health

How Can Widely Spaced Teeth Impact Your Overall Health? Widely spaced teeth are a concern not merely for the vain or those overly concerned about their appearance. There are a number of serious concerns associated with widely spaced teeth, including Gingivitis, mouth sores, and tooth decay. In general, widely spaced teeth lead to the extra build up of bacteria including tartar…

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Straightening Your Teeth Time Line (6 FACTS)

Straightening Your Teeth Time Line (6 FACTS)

How long will it take to straighten my teeth? Straightening your teeth can be a positive move for those who have self-esteem and confidence issues. If you’ve always felt bad about the way that your teeth look, it is time to see a local orthodontist and be fitted for the right types of braces. Believe it or not, wearing braces can be…

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Hard to Break Habits (Thumb and Finger Sucking)

Hard to Break Habits (Thumb and Finger Sucking)

Sucking a thumb or finger (s) typically is not a concern for children preschool age or younger. Most children will stop on their own if you give them time between the ages of 3 to 6 years. This coincides with when a child is old enough to be able to have a productive conversation about the habit. We have found…

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Why Does the Orthodontist Need an X-ray? (5 EPIC ANSWERS)

Why Does the Orthodontist Need an X-ray? (5 EPIC ANSWERS)

UPDATED 29-7-18 Orthodontics is a special branch of dental medicine that focuses on achieving optimal alignment for the teeth, bite and jaw. Traditional treatment has focused on the use of braces to achieve this goal. Today, in addition to metal braces, there are a number of other treatments. Invisalign and Damon Clear braces are also available for patients who prefer other…

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Abnormal Jaw Pains And Treatment (EPIC FACTS)

Abnormal Jaw Pains And Treatment (EPIC FACTS)

Are you an individual with jaw pain or a parent who has noticed that your child complains of abnormal pain in their mouth and jaw area? Jaw pains and treatment can be difficult to handle and there may be a number of reasons causing it. Some causes may be minor and while they may need attention, are nothing to be…

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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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