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What to Expect at Your First Visit to the Orthodontist

Posted on January 9, 2023

Taking care of your dental health is as important as your physical health. According to WebMD, you should see your dentist every six months. Based on these visits your dentist may recommend that you see an orthodontist to correct an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or other dental problem. You may be nervous or curious about seeing… Read more »

6 Ways to Reduce Soreness From Braces

Posted on January 6, 2023

Going to your local orthodontist for braces is the first step to a new smile and more confidence. Before you can enjoy your new look, you may have to deal with slight discomfort. When you get your braces on, you may feel general soreness in your mouth, and your teeth may be tender to biting… Read more »

Ways Braces Improve Your Oral Health

Posted on January 5, 2023

Going to the orthodontist isn’t just for teenagers anymore. As many as 75% of Americans could benefit from going to an orthodontist, according to the American Association of Orthodontists. Braces work to align your teeth and correct bite issues. As tooth alignment improves, there are other oral health benefits to braces that we’ll review below…. Read more »

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 »

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