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Murphy, TX 75094

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Retention

It's exciting to finally get your braces off and move into the retainer stage. The object of the retention is to keep the teeth in their treated position after the braces are removed long enough for the body to adjust to the new dental environment. Once that physiological adjustment is…

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Clear Correct

Clear Correct

Braces are the standard for orthodontic correction, but few adults want to wear a mouthful of metal for a year or more while teeth are moved into better alignment. Clear Correct addresses this problem by offering a discreet alternative to metal braces. With Clear Correct treatment, there are no brackets…

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Neuromuscular Dentistry

Neuromuscular Dentistry

Neuromuscular dentistry is a branch of dentistry about dysfunctions and disorders of the temporomandibular joint and supporting tissues. It is typically used to treat TMJ disorders in ways that address underlying problems rather than symptoms. By treating TMJ disorders at the source, neuromuscular dentistry can indirectly provide relief for problems…

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Adult Treatment

Everyone deserves a smile they can be proud of, and many achieve straightened, well-aligned teeth after undergoing orthodontic treatment as a child. But for adults who do not have the privilege of having straight teeth, orthodontics are still an option. There is no such thing as being too old for…

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Jaw Surgery

Jaw alignment is an important part of oral health. When the jaw is out of alignment, it can negatively affect the bite, as well as the function of the mouth. Some misaligned jaws are so problematic; they cause abnormal wear on the teeth and other secondary symptoms, such as headaches. Also known…

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Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles® is an innovative alternative to traditional braces. Metal braces have long been the standard in orthodontics, often used during childhood and early teen years to correct problems with overcrowding, bite, and alignment. But adults and older teens may avoid highly visible braces despite their desire for straighter and more cosmetically…

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Orthodontic treatment

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aWhat is orthodontic treatment? Orthodontic treatment is a way of straightening or moving teeth, to improve the appearance of the teeth and how they work. It can also help to look after the long-term health of your teeth, gums and jaw joints, by spreading the biting pressure over all your teeth…

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Dental Hygiene: How to Care for Your Child’s Teeth

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Healthy teeth are important to your child’s overall health. They help your child eat and talk. Strong oral care helps set good dental habits as your child grows. Poor oral care can lead to infection, disease, or other teeth problems. Help make dental hygiene fun with these tips. Let children help choose…

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Invisalign Teen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuEdiXmdkLc What is an Invisalign teen? Invisalign Teen is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teen’s teeth without the restrictions that come with traditional braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners that have been custom-made for your teen’s teeth. Your teen simply wears them over their teeth…

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Common Orthodontic Problems

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Orthodontic problems can affect both children and adults — even those who wore braces when they were young. That's because teeth are more mobile than you might think. In fact, teeth move very gradually all the time in response to the normal forces of biting and chewing. But the teeth…

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YOU’LL NEED THESE EXPERT TIPS FOR BRUSHING YOUR TEETH WITH BRACES

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You have braces and can’t wait to see your new smile. But, if you want impressive results, you must take care of your teeth and braces. This means brushing properly and following the advice of experts who know how to help you achieve a great mouth. When you have braces, brushing your teeth is…

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When should your child see an orthodontist?

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One of the questions we’re often asked by parents and guardians is ‘when should my child see an orthodontist’. Braces are often associated with teens so you might be surprised to hear that children as young as seven can benefit from early orthodontic treatment. That’s not to say that every…

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What is an Orthodontist

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An orthodontist is a dentist who specializes in the treatment of crooked or misaligned teeth. Contrary to popular belief, this branch of dentistry is not merely about the cosmetic appearance of patient smiles, but also about their oral health. Patients who visit an orthodontist for treatment often find it easier…

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Types of Braces

In-Ovation R In-Ovation R is a revolutionary new system of braces that is not only faster for your orthodontist to use, it also can significantly shorten treatment time. It’s great-looking and smaller for greater comfort. Plus, it offers better hygiene than conventional braces. In-Ovation C GAC In-Ovation C utilizes an…

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When is the Best Time to Consult an Orthodontist

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Orthodontists are dental specialists who work to bring the teeth and jaws into their ideal position for optimal oral health. It is very common for children and young teens to visit orthodontists to monitor or correct complications with emerging permanent teeth. Though a child may visit the orthodontist at any…

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Orthodontic Two-Phase Treatment

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Two-phase orthodontic treatment is a dual step method of aligning a child’s teeth and producing a functional bite. Usually, two-step orthodontic treatments begin between the ages of 7 and 9, when many of the primary teeth remain in a child’s mouth. The braces stay on for a year or two,…

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Orthodontic Post-Op Instructions

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The process of placing an orthodontic appliance is non-surgical, but it does require special post-procedural instructions to minimize patient discomfort and protect each patient’s appliance from damage. Failure to follow these instructions can prolong treatment, make treatment more costly, or even result in a dental or orthodontic emergency. Did you…

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Orthodontic Preventive Care

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The field of orthodontics spans beyond corrective treatments. It also includes preventive care, which is used to prevent the development of a bad bite or crooked and overcrowded teeth. Some children who undergo preventive treatments can avoid the need for far more invasive treatments later in life. By the time…

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Invisalign

What is Invisalign? Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of nearly invisible, customized removable aligners. As you replace each aligner every week to two weeks, your teeth will move gradually towards the desired final position. Did you know... wearing Invisalign is in no way as restrictive as traditional braces? Many adults opt…

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Children Orthodontics

Children Orthodontics

The majority of patients undergoing orthodontic care are children and teens. When kids are young, their jaws are constantly growing to accommodate new teeth. It is during this time that the teeth are easily moved, allowing for a shorter treatment time – especially in patients who undergo early treatment. Braces,…

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Type of Appliances

Type of Appliances

Orthodontists primarily treat patients who need help correcting certain maxillofacial problems, such as misaligned teeth, malocclusion, or too much space between the teeth. Treating these conditions requires the assistance of orthodontic appliances, of which there are many. Orthodontic appliances come in many variations – some being fixed and some being…

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Emergency Orthodontic Care

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Orthodontic emergencies can occur at any time during treatment and often pertain to complications with appliances. An orthodontic emergency is any circumstance that causes pain, threatens a patient’s health, or interferes with the course of orthodontic treatment. An emergency orthodontist can offer immediate assistance for emergencies, some of which include:…

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Brushing and Flossing Children’s Teeth

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What your child eats affects his or her teeth. Too many carbohydrates, sugar (for example, from cake, cookies, candies, milk, and other sugary foods and beverages), and starches (for example, pretzels and potato chips) can cause tooth decay. How long carbohydrates remain on the teeth is the main culprit that leads to…

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What to Know Before You Get a Retainer

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permanent retainer top teeth Overview There are two basic types of retainers: removable and permanent. Your orthodontist helps you choose the best type for you based on what you needed braces for and any conditions you might have. You may be given only one type, or you may receive a removable retainer for your…

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Teeth anatomy: Baby teeth (primary dentition)

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An Introduction to Teeth Children’s teeth play an important role in digestion and reserving spaces for permanent teeth. Children’s teeth are also known as primary teeth. Due to the smaller jaw size of a child, there are only 20 teeth in total. In comparison, there are 32 teeth in an adult’s mouth. Children are not born with teeth.…

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GUM DISEASE IN CHILDREN

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Chronic gingivitis. aggressive periodontists and generalized aggressive periodontists are types of gum disease in children. TYPES OF PERIODONTAL DISEASES IN CHILDREN Chronic gingivitis is common in children. It usually causes gum tissue to swell, turn red and bleed easily. Gingivitis is both preventable and treatable with a routine of brushing, flossing…

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Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy

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When should I schedule my child's first trip to the dentist? Should my 3-year-old be flossing? How do I know if my child needs braces? Many parents have a tough time judging how much dental care their kids need. They know they want to prevent cavities, but they don't always know the…

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Braces and orthodontics

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Around a third of children need orthodontic treatment. Find answers to some common questions about braces and orthodontics. Why have braces? The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to make the best of your teeth. This includes straightening your teeth so you're able to care for your teeth and gums more easily,…

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Life with Braces

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We can help you achieve your perfect smile. Whether your child needs phase 1 treatment before permanent teeth erupt or your teenager or even you would like an improved smile, we are here to help and guide you through your orthodontic transformation. Treatment can be as little as a year…

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5 Things You Need To Know About Baby Teeth

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Baby teeth are just as prone to cavities as permanent or ‘adult’ teeth. When a baby tooth falls out prematurely or is lost to decay, other teeth can tilt into the empty spaces and it can cause a delay in eruption, as the ‘gate-keeper’ is now lost. Teaching children to…

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