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Besides Straight Teeth, What are the Benefits of Braces?

Besides Straight Teeth, What are the Benefits of Braces?

We all want the best for our kids, and we worry about their ability to socialize and fit in with their peers. When we think of braces, we often think of the process of straightening up a crooked smile for the aesthetic reward. While this is an intended result, it’s not the only effect. So, what are the other benefits of braces? There are more than you probably realized. braces for kids
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Why Should I Visit the Dentist During My Treatment?

Why Should I Visit the Dentist During My Treatment?
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Your teeth take on greater importance during orthodontic treatment, and it’s normal to find yourself dealing with questions that you never worried about before. For instance, you may find yourself wondering is it really necessary to visit my dentist when I’m already having someone examine my teeth regularly. You may also feel like your teeth are doing great now that you have increased your focus on maintaining proper oral hygiene. While you may like cutting corners by skipping your basic dental exams, the truth is that you need to continue to see both your dentist and your orthodontist on a regular basis. To help you understand why you can read through these common questions that arise regarding how orthodontic and dental care work together. Is It Really Necessary to Visit My Dentist? Read more

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What Happens to Your Lips When You Get Braces to Fix Your Overbite?

What Happens to Your Lips When You Get Braces to Fix Your Overbite?

Everyone will eventually have to visit the dentist at some point in their lives. It is a good idea to get any potential problems looked at and corrected as early as possible. Getting braces used to be a big ordeal, but in recent years there have been incredible advances in orthodontic procedures and equipment. This article will go over common problems that can be correct by braces, as well as traditional braces and alternative options.

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Famous People with Braces

Famous People with Braces

Many adults are hesitant to get braces, thinking that they are only for kids and teenagers. They often worry that braces will make them look immature or childish. While it is true that most people get braces during their adolescent years, many adults realize their need for straighter teeth and get braces well past their twenties.

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Not only do many adults wear braces, but some of those adults are even celebrities. If you are concerned that all eyes will be on you, these celebs with braces literally have millions of people watching them every day. Happily, they all flaunt their teeth-wear with pride, sometimes even using it as a fashion statement.

In case you are still unconvinced, here is a list of 10 famous braces wearers. You may be surprised at how many faces you recognize! Read more

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What Are Mail Order Orthodontics and Why Do They Fall Short?

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What Are Mail Order Orthodontics and Why Do They Fall Short?

It’s understandable that people want to get their teeth straightened to look good on pictures and to show off to their friends. It’s not a new concept, because thousands of people from all walks of life want the same thing. A set of straight, healthy teeth is a great thing to wish for.

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Do Braces Weaken Teeth?

Do Braces Weaken Teeth?

When you look in the mirror and notice that your teeth are overcrowded or crooked, you might wonder if having braces are worth it. The answer to that question is yes because straightening your teeth can improve your overall well-being in a variety of important ways. Here are the valuable benefits from having your teeth fixed with aligners, braces, headgear or retainers.

• Repairing your bite to make chewing food easier
• Straightening teeth so that you can talk properly
• Making it easier to brush and floss your teeth
• Preventing abnormal wear and tear on your teeth
• Improving your self-confidence
• Improving your facial appearance
• Preventing gingivitis
• Avoiding problems from a temporomandibular joint disorder
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9 Signs of a Good Orthodontist

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9 Signs of a Good Orthodontist

An orthodontist will be working with you for months to help you achieve the perfect smile, so you need to choose carefully when selecting one. There are a few key features you should try to keep an eye out for when looking for an orthodontist for you and your family. If you are wondering, “What are the qualities of a good orthodontist?” Then keep reading to find out!

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What is an Orthodontist?

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Is an Orthodontist Different from a Dentist?

Orthodontics is a specialty field in dentistry. An orthodontist must complete an additional three years of education after becoming a dentist. They gain clinical experience because they are required to complete a residency program. The responsibilities of an orthodontist include the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. The exact services provided are dependent on the individual orthodontist.

A general dentist often refers patients to an orthodontist due to their advanced education, training, expertise, and skill regarding specific dental issues. Orthodontists are regulated by the American Association of Orthodontists to ensure the practitioner is well educated in both biomechanics and oral biology. To help prevent irregularities in the teeth and jaws, children should consult with an orthodontist when they are seven years old.

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Are Braces for Adults Worth the Trouble?

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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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I have a severe underbite and don’t want surgery. What should I do?

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I have a severe underbite and don’t want surgery. What should I do?

An underbite is a type of fouled alignment that can be strictly dental or a more serious problem that involves the jaw. One of the most frequently asked questions by people who have underbites is, “Is it possible to fix my severe underbite without going through surgery?” Such prospects and patients also make comments such as, “I m afraid of surgery. Are there any other ways to fix my severe underbite?” The following text provides some answers to those questions and some additional information about underbite treatment.

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