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The significance of a dental sealant is to protect against and avert dental caries. Dental sealants are one of the most universally used safeguarding materials, as well as the most inadvertently misused product today. Sealants have a shelf-life of five to 10 years, but it is imperative to have them checked at each dental check-up […]

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oral health and acne

If you’re struggling with acne and feel like you’ve tried everything, from the expensive face, washes to high-end facial toners to overnight spot treatments, there’s a chance that the issue may be your oral health. We know, we know, sounds a little crazy, right? Surprisingly enough, the two can be linked! HEALTHY TEETH = HEALTHY FACE Most people […]

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Technology

Orthodontics is an evolving science with frequent developments in techniques, technology, and treatments. At Murphy Orthodontics, we ensure that our patients receive the most advanced orthodontic care available.Dr. Amal is using the latest innovative techniques and materials, such as: In-Ovation System Braces Traditional braces use elastics and ties. This puts pressure and friction on your […]

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Orthognathic 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 as orthognathic surgery, […]

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Early Treatment

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends all children get a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7. Here’s why: Orthodontic treatment is primarily used to prevent and correct “bite” irregularities. Several factors may contribute to such irregularities, including genetic factors, the early loss of primary (baby) teeth, and damaging oral habits (such […]

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Emergency Orthodontic Care

Emergency Orthodontic Care

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: broken wires loosened bands oral […]

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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 made, the dentition is not […]

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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 and wires. Instead, you’ll receive […]

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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 like jaw popping, tinnitus, jaw […]

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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 orthodontic treatment. More adults than […]

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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 as orthognathic surgery, jaw alignment […]

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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 appealing teeth. Thanks to Six Month […]

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Invisalign Teen

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 and changes them out for a […]

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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 for this system not only […]

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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 interactive self-ligating bracket system to […]

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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, retainers, and spacers are just […]

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Emergency Orthodontic Care

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: broken wires loosened bands oral […]

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Orthodontic Two-Phase Treatment

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, after which time they are […]

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Orthodontic Preventive Care

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 preventive orthodontic treatments are complete, […]

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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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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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