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Understanding the Invisalign Process Step by Step – A Quick Patient Guide

Posted on February 6, 2020

Most likely, you have heard of Invisalign before. Whether someone you know used it, or you just saw the commercial, you know that these clear liners are supposed to realign and straighten teeth. If you are ready to jump on board and fix your teeth, you may have some questions about Invisalign. Whether you want… Read more »

Does My Kid Need Braces? Four Signs Your Child Needs Braces

Posted on January 2, 2020

Did you have braces as a child? If you did, you probably got them around the age of 12, when your permanent teeth had already come in. Traditionally, children haven’t needed to visit the orthodontist until their regular dentist recommends braces. But recently, dental professionals have started advising parents to bring their children to see… Read more »

How to Care for Braces: Flossing, Brushing, and General Care

Posted on December 7, 2019

The braces are set, now all you have to do is wait for them to work their magic, right? Not quite. While the braces will do the bulk of the work, you or your child need to help them out by taking extra care in your oral hygiene routine. Because of all that metal in… Read more »

The Long-Term Effects of Thumb Sucking on Teeth Alignment and Oral Health

Posted on November 3, 2019

Does your child suck their thumb? Thumb-sucking is a natural behavior, and many children go through a stage when they occasionally want one or more digits in their mouth. But parents may begin to worry if their child doesn’t outgrow it. Thumb or finger-sucking is a normal self-soothing habit some children use when they feel… Read more »

The Importance of Wearing Retainers After Braces – What You Need to Know

Posted on October 15, 2019

Whew! You’ve finally made it through the braces. Congratulations! Now all you have to worry about is daily brushing and flossing, right? Not quite. While that’s one of the most important things you can do to protect your overall dental health, there’s still something more you need to do. What’s that? You need to wear… Read more »

Am I Too Old for Braces?

Posted on September 11, 2019

Let’s face it: most people in the world weren’t born with perfectly straight teeth. All the celebrities you see in movies and TV shows have probably spent a small fortune on dental work over the years. Hey, even a lot of people you meet in real life probably had braces as a kid at some… Read more »

How to Choose an Orthodontist: 4 Factors to Consider First

Posted on August 6, 2019

Would you like a beautiful, healthy, straight smile? Most people don’t end up with perfectly straight teeth naturally. If you’d jump at a chance to have that type of a smile, you’re not alone. More and more people of all ages are investing in orthodontic treatment. But their reasons for doing so go beyond simply… Read more »