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Are Braces for Adults Worth the Trouble?

Are Braces for Adults Worth the Trouble? When most people think of orthodontic work, they picture a teenager with a full set of metal braces smiling in their school picture. This classic image is often what deters adults from going for orthodontic work themselves. In many cases, your parents might not have had the funds to get braces for you or you might have had extensive orthodontic work done only to stop maintaining the results and now feel like you can benefit from going back for braces. You might be wondering, “Are braces still worth it as an adult?” and the simple answer is, yes.

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What Causes Abnormal Jaw Pains (and How to Treat It)

What Causes Abnormal Jaw Pains and How to Treat It

Jaw pains are a very common condition that you could be affected by for a variety of reasons. This pain can range from mild to severe. While jaw pain is common and typically goes away on its own, the presence of abnormal jaw pain that actually subsists means that you will likely require some form of treatment to get rid of the issue. Most options of which can be sought by visiting an orthodontist.

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Eat Better, Feel Better

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Boost Your Mood

A well-balanced diet isn’t just going to help you maintain a healthy weight or keep your orthodontist happy. There are actually certain foods that can alter your mood immediately. For those that have been feeling down in the dumps, here are some changes that anyone can make to their diet in order to tap into the mood-boosting power of food.

Balance Protein and Carbs

Balancing one’s blood sugar levels is the single most effective way to alter your mood with food. Lean carbohydrates such as whole wheat pasta and quinoa will allow your body to produce insulin while protein will keep you feeling full longer. Every single person is different, and this is why it is important to test the right balance for your own body.

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Preparing for Your First Orthodontic Appointment

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After a recent visit with the dentist, you learned that your children need to see an orthodontist. The dentist explained that their teeth are crooked, and serious issues will likely manifest if these issues are unresolved. Your kids may feel nervous about visiting this specialist, and when you can’t explain to them what the appointment can entail, then their trepidation may increase.

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McDermott Orthodontics – The Internet is Undeniable

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The Internet is Undeniable

Baxter, MN – McDermott Orthodontics, a company specializing in Invisalign services in Baxter, has partnered with a web design agency to produce a brand new website meant to meet the demands of the modern age. The website will be mobile responsive and feature opportunities for the practice to take their marketing.

“The internet is undeniable,” said Michael McDermott, the owner of the orthodontics practice in Baxter. “I believe that adapting is the key to our success, and this new web design is exactly that – adapting to the times. Once everything is up and running, I think it is going to really reflect on our services and how much we care about each patient at my practice.”
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Should I Consider More Treatment If I’m Not Happy After My Braces Are Removed?

LAST UPDATED: JULY 31, 2017

Most people expect to have a flawlessly straight smile as soon as their orthodontic equipment comes off, but sadly, this does not always happen. Despite the best work of any orthodontist, it is not always possible to predict the precise outcome of teeth straightening procedures. This can lead to your smile still being slightly crooked after orthodontic devices are removed. There are a few different options available for you if you realize that you still are not happy with your teeth after your orthodontic devices are removed.

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My Bottom and Top Teeth Are Not Aligned. Can Braces Help Align My Jaws?

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Looking in the mirror and seeing not aligned teeth in your mouth or in the mouth of your kids can prove unsettling. Fortunately, Orthodontists are available to help your family deal with these struggles and to learn how braces align jaws.

What an Orthodontist Does

When you see alignment issues with your bottom and top teeth, you may think of going to a regular dentist. However, a dentist is different from an orthodontist. Orthodontists are dental professionals focus specifically on braces. They can work with you to select the right type of braces. For example, some people will need traditional braces; others will be candidates for Invisalign or braces behind the teeth. Working with an orthodontist helps to determine the best plan.
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Why is a Dentist not an [Orthodontist]?

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Many people do not fully understand the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist. This is the first step to receiving the treatment that will actually correspond to the service that you are looking for. In case you have had questions in the past, then here are your answers.

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What to Expect When Seeing an [Orthodontist]

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LAST UPDATED: DECEMBER 26, 2017

What to Expect When Seeing an Orthodontist?

If you have never visited an orthodontist then you need to know what to expect. First, you must understand that orthodontic staff know that patients are nervous, especially during the first visit. The staff at an orthodontic office try to make the process comfortable for everyone no matter what their age. There are frequently fun waiting areas with a television or magazines to read. To keep children busy, there is a small playroom with toys, crayons and coloring books. The facility wants to keep teenagers happy by supplying computers with an Internet connection. In most cases, you won’t need to wait long to see an orthodontist because facilities keep patient’s appointment times structured.

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How Can Invisalign Help Straighten Teeth and Boost Self-Confidence

LAST UPDATED: April 24, 2018

How Can Invisalign Help Straighten Teeth and Boost Self-Confidence?

Do you find yourself wondering if people are noticing your teeth when you talk? Have you found that you don’t show your teeth when you smile? Are you struggling to be happy with your smile when you do see your teeth in photos?

If you answered yes to any of the above, you have probably thought about working with an orthodontia provider, discovering how you can straighten your teeth, and deciding whether this is the right choice. Straightening teeth as an adult is an important decision – it will require significant time and monetary investment, and for many adults, they may question whether it is worth it in the long-term, especially given the inconveniences that traditional metal braces can present. Fortunately, you have other options. One of these options, Invisalign, is a modern alternative to traditional orthodontics. If you’re wondering if this treatment option is right for you, read below for more information about how it can help you achieve the perfect smile you’ve been dreaming about!

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