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Murphy, TX 75094

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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WHY ARE MY CHILD’S TEETH YELLOW?

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Some parents have recently asked the question, “Why have my child's teeth begun to turn yellow.” there are several reasons this may occur. Let’s break it down into two categories : #1 – Adult teeth are more yellow than baby teeth regardless of extenuating circumstances. #2 – Extenuating circumstances could cause…

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10 Signs You May Need Braces

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There are many reasons people get braces, some are obvious and others aren’t as obvious. If you have any of the following issues, it may be time to see an orthodontist and find out if you need braces. 1. Top teeth overlap bottom teeth We should all have a little…

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Dental problems that should be seen in children aged 6 to 8 years

Dental problems in children

      According to both the Canadian and American Association of Orthodontists,7 is the recommended age children should see an Orthodontist to be evaluated. If any of these problems are present, it may be time to schedule your child for an orthodontic evaluation. You may be able to make…

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What to do for healthy teeth and gums

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Good oral hygiene is necessary to keep teeth and gums healthy. It involves habits such as brushing twice a day and having regular dental checkups. However, oral health is about more than cavities and gum disease. Research has shown that there is an association between the health of a person's mouth and their…

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Six Month Smiles

Braces-friendly diet & habits There are foods that can loosen, break or bend wires and bands when you are wearing braces. Avoid hard foods such as nuts and hard cookies. Foods such as apples and carrots should be chopped into small pieces before eating to reduce the stress on your…

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First Visit to Our Office

During the initial examination for each patient, we will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment. We encourage you to ask questions as well. Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?Is treatment needed now or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption or…

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Oral Hygiene

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy now is an investment in your future. It enables you to get the best results from your orthodontic treatment and starts you toward a brighter smile that can last for a lifetime. All our new patient will get a free Embrace it bag and…

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Common Problems

Upper Front Teeth Protrusion The appearance and function of your teeth are impacted by this type of bite. It is characterized by the upper teeth extending too far forward or the lower teeth not extending far enough forward or both. Overbite The upper front teeth extend out over the lower…

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Taking Care of Your Teeth with Braces

Getting new braces may be scary because it’s new and different, but with a few simple tips on how to care for your mouth given your change in dental health, the transition should be easier. Braces, of course, are used to straighten crowded or crooked teeth, or to correct other…

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The Benefits Of Fixed Retainers

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TOO MANY PEOPLE know what it’s like to accidentally throw a retainer away after lunch. Retainers can be expensive, so losing one is never fun. Fortunately, removable retainers aren’t the only option for keeping your teeth aligned after the braces come off! What Are Fixed Retainers? A fixed retainer, also known as…

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