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Can I Play Instruments with Braces (3 ANSWERS)

Play instruments with braces. Young patients have many questions when beginning a course of orthodontic treatment. One of the most frequently asked questions is about playing musical instruments during the treatment period. Is it even possible? Are some instruments more difficult to play during treatment than others? Will playing a musical instrument cause any problems with the outcome of orthodontic treatment itself? This blog post addresses these concerns to put parents’ and patients’ minds at ease.

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What Happens? (After Invisalign Treatment is Completed)

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 in consultation with your orthodontist, but there are some basic things you should know.

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Cleaning Your Orthodontic Retainer (3 EASY WAYS)

Cleaning Orthodontic Retainer. If you’ve recently had your braces removed following the completion of your treatment, you’ve likely been provided with some form of retainer. The most common retainers include a temporary retainer for the upper row of your teeth and a permanent one for the bottom row. No matter what type of retainer you have, it’s important that you keep the item cleaned and well maintained to ensure that it remains in good condition and that your oral health isn’t adversely affected by a dirtied retainer.

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Clear Aligners (Should I get in the Mail?)

In recent years, we have seen more patients coming to our office after they had a bad experience with in the mail braces. Naturally, we can see the appeal of being able to fix your teeth at home, especially when you or your teen has a busy schedule. However, we’ve seen enough bad experiences with direct-to-consumer braces that we feel the need to share the truth about what you can expect if you opt-out of in-person orthodontic treatments.

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What Kind of Training (Do Pediatric Orthodontists do?)

Seeking out the help of pediatric orthodontists is crucial to your child’s smile and their overall health and well-being. Orthodontists work on straightening your child’s teeth as well as correcting other oral-related problems that could become an issue in the future or already have become a problem for them in their everyday lives. Understanding the training and education that goes into becoming an orthodontist is a good way to see that these individuals work on an expert level to provide the care that your whole family will need.

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Dentist and Orthodontist (THE DIFFERENCE)

The 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.

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Puerto Rico – Dr. Jasmine Gorton (in Action)

Dr. Jasmine Gorton joined with fellow members of the Hispanic Dental Association for volunteer dentistry in the homeless clinic in Santurce & San Juan – Puerto Rico.

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What Causes Abnormal Jaw Pain (How to Treat)

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.

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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!

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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.

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