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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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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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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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Is the Waterpik a Good Alternative to Flossing with Braces?

close up of a person with braces flossing their teeth - Is a waterpik a good alternative to flossingWe all know that flossing is extremely important for our dental health. Even with this knowledge, most of us often go to bed without ever touching the cracks of our teeth. For parents, it seems impossible to get children to floss. Add braces to the mix, … Continue Reading

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What is the Right Age for Your Child to Get Braces?

Young boy smiling with braces - Determine when to get braces
Orthodontic treatments have come a long way in the last few decades. With all of the options available and the technological advances within the industry, the number orthodontic treatments have skyrocketed. According to the American Association of Orthodontists more than 4.8 million Americans have braces; 78% of which being under the age of 18.

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New Trend in Orthodontics: Adult Braces

Woman with braces for adultsAgainst popular belief, braces aren’t just for kids and teens. In fact, according to Delta Dental, approximately one million American adults wear braces! Many of our adult patients had braces as a child, but forgot to wear their retainer. Others never had braces to begin with and are now ready to take care of their smile insecurities once and for all.

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