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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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Orthodontics for Adults – Your Complete Guide

Smiling adult woman with esthetic clear braces - Orthodontics for AdultsBraces – they’re certainly not just for kids. In the United States alone, more than 1 million people over the age of 18 are adding braces to their smile, and that number grows by the day. Why? Some have serious orthodontic issues – such as over or under bites, incorrect jaw positioning, or jaw … Continue Reading

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Not Mad About Metal? Here are 3 Alternatives to Traditional Braces

A set of upper and lower clear aligners against a background of colored lights - Alternatives to braces
Not so long ago, there was only one real option to straighten teeth: metal braces. If you wanted that perfect smile, your teeth had to hide under a layer corrective metal for a while. But times have changed and so have your orthodontic options. Today, you can subtly … Continue Reading

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The Great Debate: Invisalign vs. Braces

close up of woman's smile and teeth, half with invisalign and half with braces - invisalign vs. braces
Invisalign vs. Braces
It’s an election year, and there is no shortage of debates – not even in the orthodontics field. One of the most common debates you’ll hear in dental offices is The Great Braces Debate: Invisalign vs. braces. While both products are effective in aligning teeth … Continue Reading

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