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Is My Dentist Also An Orthodontist?

September 4, 2018

Your dentist may even offer orthodontic services, leading you to assume that he/she is an orthodontist. But the truth is that putting aligners or braces on teeth does not make a doctor an orthodontist.

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Six Must-Haves for Cleaning Teeth with Braces or Aligners When You’re on the Go

July 31, 2018

Situations inevitably come up when you’re on the go and need to freshen up. Do your teeth a favor and be prepared with these six must-haves for cleaning teeth on the go.

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Orthodontic Treatment with Clear Aligners

June 13, 2018

Like traditional braces, clear aligners are designed to move teeth a little at a time. The aligners are plastic replicas of your teeth. Wearing them puts gentle pressure on the teeth, ever-so-slightly repositioning them.

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The Dog Ate My Retainers

May 16, 2018

The working theory is that dogs are attracted by the smell of the materials from which retainers are made, as well as saliva. With their powerful jaws, dogs can render retainers useless in no time.

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Will My Teeth Stay Where My Orthodontist Moved Them?

April 11, 2018

While small changes after treatment concludes are normal, retainers prevent teeth from going back to their original positions.

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Why should I take my child back to the orthodontist for observational visits?

February 28, 2018

Observational visits allow your orthodontist to keep an eye on how your child’s teeth, face and jaws are developing. These visits allow your orthodontist to monitor changes as your child grows.

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If my front teeth are straight, why should I be concerned about how my teeth fit together?

February 21, 2018

Even if your front teeth are straight, there can be a problem with how all your teeth fit together – a problem that can be bad for your overall oral health.

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What Is An Impacted Tooth?

February 6, 2018

An impacted tooth either has not come in when expected or a tooth that cannot erupt because it does not have room or may be coming in the wrong direction or position.

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