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What to avoid when you have braces?

You should avoid certain foods that could cause major damage to your braces. No matter what you eat, make the effort to cut your food into small pieces that can be chewed easily. This will prevent chunks of it from getting lodged between brackets. Foods to Avoid When Wearing Braces Gum. Ice. Corn chips. Pretzels.…

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Is there an age limit to get braces?

While the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) strongly recommends that children have their first orthodontic screening before they reach age 7, there are many reasons why some people may be unable to have orthodontic treatment in childhood. Finances or lack of knowledge could prevent a person having an early intervention. Between 7 & 10 Years Old…

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What Are The Benefits of Clear Aligners?

You may be surprised to know that the benefits of having properly aligned teeth extend far beyond a confident smile. According to the American Dental Association, straightening your teeth can actually significantly affect your overall dental health. Think about it — a smile can hardly be perfect if it’s not a healthy one. Fortunately, with…

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Clear aligners versus traditional braces

Aligners are used as an alternative to traditional braces, and are designed to help guide teeth into proper position. Just like braces, clear aligners use gradual force to control tooth movement, but without any metal wires or brackets. The aligners are made with a strong plastic material that has been fabricated to fit your mouth.…

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How long wear retainers after braces?

The day you get your braces off is a big day! You can finally eat all those foods that you haven’t been able to for months. However, don’t get so caught up in the excitement that you forget that your orthodontic treatment isn’t quite over. Whether you had metal braces, clear braces or removable Invisalign aligners, you…

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Why is being an orthodontist important?

Orthodontists are specialists Orthodontists are experts in their field, specializing in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities to help correctly align teeth, bites and jaws, including straightening crooked teeth. Although orthodontists and dentists share many similarities – they both work hard to help you improve your overall oral health – specialization…

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Benefits Of Braces

Why Kids Need Braces Kids can need braces for any number of reasons, including crooked, overlapping, or overcrowded teeth, or a “bad bite” (known as malocclusion). Malocclusion is when there’s a difference in the sizes of the top and bottom jaws. When the upper jaw is bigger than the lower jaw, it’s called an overbite. When…