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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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Chronic Health Conditions & Extra Dental Care [2019 FACTS]

Children with long-term health issues require special care. While you may carefully monitor your child’s health by attending extra doctor’s appointments and watching for new symptoms, you may be unaware of the effects that their condition has on their oral health. Many of the most common chronic health conditions that children face create changes in their mouth that require you to prioritize helping them pay extra attention to their teeth and gums.

 

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What is the Invisalign Express Cost? [LATEST FACTS]

What is the Invisalign Express Cost? When Invisalign was first introduced to orthodontic patients, everyone got excited about finally being able to straighten their teeth with virtually invisible plastic trays that could be removed briefly for a minimal impact upon their lifestyle. Now it maybe even easier.

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How to Rock Braces (Like Top Celebrities)

Oh, the stresses of fame. You need to look your best all the time. What’s more important to being camera-ready than having a great smile? Beautiful, straight, white smiles aren’t something we’re all born with, and that’s true even for Hollywood stars. When celebrities are being photographed with crooked or crowded teeth, their stylists send them to the orthodontist.

 

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7 Remarkable Vitamins and Minerals (for Healthy Teeth) 8

7 Remarkable Vitamins and Minerals (for Healthy Teeth)

Everyone wants a bright, white, beautiful, healthy smile! Yet like many, you may be understandably confused about what you need to be doing to get it and maintain it. Regular preventative care plus orthodontic treatment can provide you with the healthy mouth and straight teeth you feel proud to show off. But there is more to it than this – you also need to be sure your teeth are getting nourished with the right vitamins and minerals. In this post, learn about seven of the most important vitamins and minerals for healthy teeth, gums and mouth!

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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?) 11

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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