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4 Signs Your Child Should See a Local Orthodontist

Posted on October 25, 2022

In the United States, 3.9 million children are considered orthodontic patients. A child’s first orthodontic appointment will usually occur around age seven, according to the American Association of Orthodontics. However, if your child is exhibiting any of the signs listed below, it may be time for them to visit a local orthodontist. 1. Space Between… Read more »

Why is Wearing a Retainer Crucial?

Posted on October 25, 2022

Congratulations, your orthodontic treatment is complete! By the time your braces are removed, they will have straightened your teeth, and you will be ready for a lifetime of happy smiles. The next phase of your treatment is equally important. Your orthodontist will tell you that you need to wear a retainer. Here’s why wearing your… Read more »

How Do Invisalign Braces Work?

Posted on September 29, 2022

Invisalign is increasingly becoming a popular alternative to traditional metal braces. Still, you want to know as much as possible about this treatment to make an informed decision. Here’s a more in-depth look at how Invisalign aligners work. Are Invisalign Aligners and How Do They Work? Invisalign is an invisible teeth-straightening treatment. This type of… Read more »

3 Reasons Why You Might Want a Custom Mouthguard

Posted on September 29, 2022

Mouthguards are essential protection if your child plays sports, whether they have braces or not. But if they do wear braces, a custom mouthguard is even more important. According to Sports Health, about 5 million teeth every year are chipped, cracked, or damaged during sporting events. In fact, sports account for 34% of all oral… Read more »

Common Teeth Alignment Problems

Posted on August 16, 2022

We all want a perfect smile, but sometimes our teeth just don’t cooperate. Teeth alignment problems are common and can lead to a whole host of other oral health issues, like dental cavities. In fact, according to the National Institute of Health, the prevalence of dental cavities is five times more than childhood asthma and… Read more »

Can an Overbite Be Fixed With Invisalign?

Posted on August 15, 2022

Many oral diseases are caused by overbites. There are numerous solutions to this orthodontic issue, including transparent Invisalign. But can your overbite be fixed with Invisalign? Correcting overbites is a common reason people use aligners. If you have an overbite, it means your upper teeth extend too far past your lower teeth. Invisalign is often… Read more »

5 Benefits of Traditional Braces

Posted on August 12, 2022

Misaligned jaws or crowded teeth can be a premise to other dental problems if not prevented in time. Other than aesthetic reasons, people wear braces to avoid bite problems such as an overbite, underbite, and crossbite. Various orthodontic treatments can eliminate these problems, but settling on one that best fits your needs can be difficult…. Read more »

Things to Consider Before Getting Braces as an Adult

Posted on August 11, 2022

You might think that once you reach adulthood, you no longer have the luxury of getting braces and must live with your teeth. It is not as difficult as one may think to get braces as an adult. Braces can be a good way to correct orthodontic problems regardless of age. According to the American… Read more »

5 Amazing Invisalign Facts

Posted on June 6, 2022

Crooked teeth can cause dental problems such as gingivitis or infection, which can become severe enough to threaten your overall well-being. In fact, they can also result in cavities. According to 3M, cavities are 20 times more likely than diabetes and five times more widespread than childhood asthma, respectively. The only option to align your… Read more »

Can You Still Play Sports With Braces?

Posted on May 13, 2022

According to Sports Health, every year about 5 million teeth are broken or chipped during sports participation. 32% of these injuries occur in children’s sports. Here are five tips you must know while playing sports with braces. 1. Proceed With Caution You have braces…so what does it mean for your athletic career? In a word:… Read more »

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