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6 Facts About Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment Parents Should Know

March 7, 2019

Two-phase treatment means that treatment is done at two different times, often to take advantage of predictable stages of dental development.

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Braces vs. Clear Aligners

January 30, 2019

One appliance is not inherently better than another. What is used for an individual’s correction will be based on the goals of treatment, and the patient’s lifestyle needs.

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DIY Orthodontic Treatment: A Case Study

January 9, 2019

On the surface the DIY treatment seemed to be a quick, easy and inexpensive approach to close a gap. Unfortunately, the DIY treatment resulted a long-term, difficult and costly fix.

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What is a Deep Bite?

January 7, 2019

A deep bite is a malocclusion in which the upper front teeth excessively overlap the bottom front teeth when back teeth are closed. This is also called an overbite or closed bite.

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What if my dentist hasn’t sent my child to the orthodontist?

December 10, 2018

A referral from the dentist might not happen if the dentist isn’t evaluating the bite. AAO orthodontists don’t require a referral from a dentist.

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7 Facts About Orthodontics

November 27, 2018

Whether you call the process “braces,” “orthodontics,” or simply straightening your teeth, these 7 facts about orthodontics may surprise you.

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The Leaves are Changing – Can My Bite Change, Too?

November 9, 2018

Change can be predictable, like the annual transformation of leaves. We can expect changes in our bodies, too - especially our teeth.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Teeth

October 11, 2018

10 things you didn't know about your teeth: A tooth can come in with a cavity and back teeth are called “molars.” Just to name a few.

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