Orthodontic Office Closed? Here’s How to Care for Your Smile Between Orthodontic Visits

March 23, 2020

Remember, you are a partner in the process and your oral health care doesn’t end between visits. Here are a few tips for caring for your smile between orthodontic visits.

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My Orthodontist’s Office Is Closed, What Does That Mean for My Treatment?

March 18, 2020

You can help keep treatment on track by following your orthodontist’s directions, avoiding hard and sticky foods and keeping your teeth clean.

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How Orthodontics Works: Braces

March 11, 2020

Successful orthodontic treatment depends on three things – pressure, time and cooperation. Braces put pressure on teeth to gradually move them into the correct position over time.

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Trailblazing Women in AAO Leadership: Paving the Way for Women in Orthodontics

March 6, 2020

Today, one in three AAO orthodontists is a female and more than 50 percent of student members are women.

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Should I Floss or Brush First?

February 17, 2020

Researchers have found that flossing before brushing may be the most efficient for a thorough removal of dental plaque.

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Why the Number of Adults Seeing an Orthodontist Is at an All-Time High

February 5, 2020

The number of adults seeing an orthodontist is at an all-time high. Why? Because orthodontic treatment is just as effective for adults as children.

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Vaping + Oral Health

January 22, 2020

Vaping causes damage that may lead to the death of gum tissue, gum disease and, in some cases, loss of teeth – making vaping a risk to your oral health.

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3 Ways to Prioritize Your Family’s Smiles This Year

December 17, 2019

Prioritize your family's smiles this year with these three easy steps from the American Association of Orthodontists.

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