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Life with Braces

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 or as much as 3 […]

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

      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 orthodontic treatment last shorter and […]

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What to do for healthy teeth and gums

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 overall health. Experts consider oral […]

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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 other factors have occurred? […]

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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 front teeth, sometimes causing the […]

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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 dental issues such as an […]

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What’s the Best Age for Kids to Get Braces?

children visit the orthodontist no later than age 7. Why is this? The age recommendation is so young because orthodontics can effectively fix teeth and other oral health issues long before they become serious – treating teeth with orthodontics can and should be done in young children, whenever necessary and possible. Why Should My Child […]

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Emergency Care

At first, having orthodontic treatment may take a little getting used to. It isn’t uncommon to experience a bit of soreness when appliances are first put on, or some minor aches as teeth begin moving into new positions. Yet it’s comforting to know that genuine orthodontic emergencies are rare. General tooth pain or looseningit’s normal […]

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Orthognathic surgery

Frequently asked questions about orthognathic surgery What is orthognathic surgery? Orthognathic surgery is a specialist branch of oral and maxillofacial surgery and is usually part of orthodontic treatment. It involves the modification of the jaws in order to change their alignment and position to improve both the function and appearance of the mouth and sometimes […]

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Dental care for children

The key to keeping a bright, healthy smile throughout adulthood is to practice proper oral hygiene. Even adults can get cavities, as well as gum disease, that can lead to serious problems. Throughout your adult life, it’s important to continue to: Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste to remove plaque-the sticky film on your […]

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Problems to Watch for in Growing Children

The Right Time for an Orthodontic Check-Up: No Later than Age 7 The American Association of Orthodontists recommends all children get a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7. Orthodontists can spot subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth arestill present.• While your child’s teeth may appear […]

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Your smile is the first impression that others have of you, so it makes sense that you would want it to be bright, white and healthy. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, more than 99 percent of all American adults believe that a smile is an important asset for social situations. Perhaps that […]

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Dental X-Rays

For years, dental x-rays have been used to diagnose oral health complications and detect decaying or damaged teeth. X-rays provide a unique view of the mouth that isn’t possible with a visual exam alone. When x-rays are taken, the teeth and bones absorb the majority of the ray, making them highly visible on film or […]

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8 Ways to Protect Your Child’s Teeth

You can keep your child from getting tooth decay by starting his dental care early. Follow these steps to prevent cavities and keep his beautiful smile healthy. 1. Get a Checkup Your child should see a dentist by his first birthday. Early preventive care saves you money in the long run. A CDC report shows that dental care costs are nearly 40% lower […]

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Dental Care For Adult

Tooth decay and gum disease are caused by plaque, a sticky combination of bacteria and food. Plaque begins to build up on teeth within a few minutes after eating. If teeth are not cleaned well each day, plaque will lead to tooth decay or gum disease. If you do not remove plaque, it turns into […]

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Children and Orthodontics

Do braces hurt? “Hurt” may be too strong of a word. But your child may have some discomfort when braces are first put on, when they are adjusted, or when you start using a new appliance, such as rubber bands or a headgear.Any pain or discomfort can be relieved by taking acetaminophen (Tylenol). Also, if […]

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