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How You Can Prevent Cavities in Children

Posted on May 17, 2023

All parents should be on guard against their children potentially developing cavities. According to the CDC, more than 42% of children aged 2 to 11 will develop a cavity at some point. Parents can look into orthodontics and take other specific actions to protect their children from those dental issues. Learn more about the preventative… Read more »

5 Foods to Avoid When Wearing Braces

Posted on May 16, 2023

According to the American Association of Orthodontics, orthodontic treatment is becoming increasingly popular among all age groups. Many people undergo orthodontic treatment to straighten their teeth and improve their smile. While braces can improve your oral health and overall appearance, it’s important to take care of them and avoid certain foods that could damage them…. Read more »

Why Adults Should Not Be Afraid of Needing Braces

Posted on May 15, 2023

Getting braces as an adult can be a tough decision, but it’s not uncommon. According to Humana, about 25% of the 4 million individuals who wear braces are adults. If your orthodontist recommended braces for adults, here’s why you should get them. They’re Not Uncommon There was a time when braces were an embarrassing fashion… Read more »

How to Properly Care for Your Invisalign

Posted on March 15, 2023

Invisalign is a great system for straightening teeth without the need for traditional braces. This system uses clear aligners to move the teeth into better positions over time. According to a North American survey, more than 96% of patients are satisfied with Invisalign. When you use the system, it’s important to take good care of… Read more »

What Should You Do If Your Braces Break?

Posted on March 14, 2023

When you have braces, you must care for them properly so that they remain intact. Unfortunately, accidents can happen, and they may break or become loose. If this happens, it’s important to take the necessary steps to ensure your mouth stays healthy and you can repair your orthodontic device. Call Your Orthodontist The first step… Read more »

How to Prevent Gum Disease

Posted on January 11, 2023

Whether you are talking with your child’s pediatric dentist or your own, dental care professionals are always after you to properly brush and floss your teeth. This is because this simple practice can prevent you from experiencing tooth decay and can help you avoid unnecessary surgeries. Regardless, gum disease can be severe if you do… Read more »

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 »

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