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How Orthodontists Identify & Treat Crossbite Problems

Orthodontists
treat all types of issues, but crossbites are one of the most common ones.
Crossbite problems can range in severity, and whether or not treatment is
necessary depends on the degree of the crossbite. If you’ve been told you have
a crossbite, but want to know more, read on to learn about what a crossbite is,
common problems associated with crossbites and the likely treatment options
you’ll have.

What Is a Crossbite?

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When is the Best Time for Braces for My Child?

A child without braces and a child with braces smiling before school.

Orthodontic treatment is often considered a way to correct
issues with tooth alignment and bites. But its real power is in preventing
those issues from developing in the first place! It all depends on when you get
braces. But what is the best time for braces? And if your child needs
orthodontic treatment, when is the best time to have … Continue Reading

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What You Should Know When You’re Preparing for Braces

A child with a dental professional preparing for braces.

Millions of people, from children to adults,
are undergoing orthodontic treatment at any given time in America. Despite how
increasingly common it is to wear braces, if you were recently told you may
need orthodontic treatment, you may have some questions! We can help you as
you’re preparing for braces by sharing some of the most important details that
you may not have known … Continue Reading

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Tips for New Braces Wearers to Improve Your Smile Comfortably

A young girl with new braces
You’re on the way towards a healthier, happier smile! Whether you just got braces or your appointment is right around the corner, new braces can make you a little anxious. We have tips for new braces wearers to help ease you into the transition.

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Crooked Teeth Problems: The Importance of Tooth Alignment

A teenager correcting their crooked teeth problems through orthodontic treatment.
Everyone wants to have a great smile! But a perfect row of teeth is more than just aesthetically pleasing – it’s also good for your health. If your teeth are out of healthy alignment, you could develop one or more common crooked teeth problems. These issues can leave your mouth weakened against bacteria or add … Continue Reading

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Benefits of Multi-Specialty Dental Practice for Comprehensive Dental Care

Dentist and orthodontist working together to view a patient’s x-ray.
When you have a dental health condition that requires the intervention of a specialist, your dentist often has to refer you to a specialist that works in a different office, sometimes miles away. Going to the dentist can be stressful enough already. Wouldn’t it be better to continue your treatment with the practice you know … Continue Reading

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Top 5 Dental Apps for Kids and Adults

A young girl and young boy brush their teeth with manual toothbrushes | Dental apps for kids
We all spend a lot of time on our smartphones today. You know how to use them to call, text, and even play games… but did you know you could use them to improve the oral health of your family? There are some great dental apps available, both … Continue Reading

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12 Ways to Clean & Protect Your Retainer

Portrait of smiling girl with a retainer | Ways to clean & protect your retainer
If you’ve ever had braces, chances are you’re familiar with a retainer. Retainers are a common orthodontic appliance, especially among young people, and are often the final step in perfecting your pearly whites after braces are removed.
The most common purpose for a retainer is to help teeth stay in their … Continue Reading

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Messy Dental Impressions are History Thanks to Digital Mouth Scanners

A dental technician uses the iTero® impressionless dental mouth scanners on a smiling patient.
The dreaded dental impression – getting one used to be awkward, messy, even downright unpleasant for many patients. But thanks to modern technology, digital mouth scanners have made creating dental impressions easier than brushing your teeth.

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Is It Wise to Get Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Panoramic X-ray showing impacted wisdom teeth - is it wise to get wisdom teeth removedWisdom teeth, much like a human’s appendix, is a biological blast from the past. It is believed they were essential to early humans who had much more space in their mouths, but aren’t necessary for modern life. In fact, they can literally be a real pain. These teeth typically emerge … Continue Reading

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