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Can Retainers Fix Shifted Teeth After Braces? | 3 FAST FACTS

While braces are a fantastic solution for yourself or your children when suffering from misaligned teeth, it’s actually possible for your teeth to shift slightly even after wearing an orthodontic appliance, especially if you don’t start to use a retainer immediately. If you’ve neglected to wear a retainer right after the brackets are taken off, you’ll want to research your options before your teeth have moved too much. Below is some useful information about how a retainer can help with a slight shift of your teeth. In this post, we’re going to show you what retainers do and why you must keep wearing them. Let’s get started.

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What is Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment? | 7 QUICK ANSWERS 2

What is Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment? | 7 QUICK ANSWERS

What is two-phase orthodontic treatment? As a parent, it is natural to worry about your child’s smile as their baby teeth begin to fall out and their adult teeth grow in. While this process occurs without a problem for most children, it is not uncommon for a referral to an orthodontist to be issued during a regular dental exam.

This is because more is known today about the importance of treating orthodontic issues early on. In fact, your child may have issues beginning to present themselves now that are treatable through minimally invasive methods so that they don’t face more difficult procedures to get a beautiful smile in the future. In this post, we’re going to answer your questions. There’s so much more below…

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Ever Wondered What the Individual Parts of Braces Do? | 7 FACTS

What constitutes the individual parts of braces? Getting braces is more exciting than it ever has been before. Not only can you get to do things such as choose the colors of the bands that you wear, but you may also have the chance to pick from several different types of appliances. While there is more than one way to straighten teeth, braces are still the go-to method in the field of orthodontics. They are the ideal choice because the different components can all be altered in various ways to do things such as pull teeth closer together or apart while also aligning the top and bottom jaws.

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Can Orthodontics Really Fail? | WHY-WHO-WHEN

Can orthodontics fail? Fixing crooked teeth or a misaligned bite takes time, money and serious effort on the part of everyone involved. Considering that your smile is one of your main features, the last thing you want to do is mess it up or watch as your orthodontic treatment fails. While you may hear someone complain about how their treatment went, the truth is that there are far more satisfied patients than there are ones who experience a failed treatment.

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What Happens? (After Invisalign Treatment is Completed) 6

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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(5 Easy Ways to) Brush Teeth with Braces?

How often should I brush 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 worth it when your braces finally come off.

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What are The Dangers of DIY Braces? (BEWARE)

The dangers of DIY braces. Social media is creating a disturbing new trend in home dental care, do-it-yourself braces. DIY braces are tricks and techniques that bloggers use to straighten out their teeth at home. The problem is that these methods are unsafe and can even lead to tooth loss.

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Mandibular Advancement {a New Approach to Fixing an Overbite}

Larkspur, CA – Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics, a leading orthodontic practice in the San Francisco Bay Area, is now using the Mandibular Advancement version of Invisalign clear aligners to help teens correct their “overbite.” This new, modern method has been adopted to make it more comfortable to provide treatment for teens whose lower jaw is positioned too far back, resulting in extra space between their top and bottom teeth in a front to back direction. Parents looking for a more patient-friendly approach to correct overbites, gaps, and overlapping teeth for their children can contact the office for a consultation via their website.

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How Thumb Sucking Damages Teeth (3 Ways To Stop It)

Every one of us has seen it at some point. An adorable young child, thumb jammed firmly in their mouth. And another arm wrapped around their favorite stuffed animal. Their eyes are closed, their cheeks are suckling gently, and they look completely and totally at peace. Maybe you take out your phone and snap a picture or two, smiling as you wish for that kind of innocence and peace.

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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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