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What is an Orthodontist?

orthodontist check up patientIs 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 bio mechanics 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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Do Orthodontic Braces Hurt?

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Do Orthodontic Braces Hurt?

More adults are choosing to get braces than ever before. This may be due to the cost, which has become more affordable for some people, or their health insurance will cover at least part of the cost. Also, orthodontic work has become more widespread and publicly acceptable, especially with the introduction of special products like Invisalign that make braces appear nearly invisible to the casual observer.

Orthodontic research has led to important advances that make this type of treatment safer and more comfortable than previously. Skilled orthodontists treat thousands of patients each year in ages ranging from adolescence to the senior years. One question comes up frequently when orthodontic treatment is discussed: Are braces painful?

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It only takes a split second to smile and forget, yet to someone that needed it, it can last a lifetime. ― Steve Maraboli

A smile is easy to give and costs no money

Everyone can do it. It’s a gift that feels as good to the giver as it does to the person who receives it. A smile from a stranger warms the heart and is universally understood all over the world. Sometimes it really makes someone’s day go from sad to happy with the simple movement of some facial muscles.

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[Learn More] How Widely Spaced Teeth Impacts Your Overall Health

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A perfect smile is always in fashion

It is common for gaps between the teeth to develop at every stage in life. For young children, this could simply mean that a child’s jaw has outgrown their baby teeth, and it will self-correct as the adult teeth come in. However, older teens and adults with widely spaced teeth will need to be more concerned. This is because widely spaced teeth do not just represent a potential issue with your appearance, they could also be signs of developing health problems or represent an actual threat to your health. Therefore, it is always best to talk to an orthodontist about the underlying causes for your widely spaced teeth along with how having gaps in your smile could contribute to these health issues.

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No one is too poor to give a smile – a gift, often, of greater consequence than any sum of money ― Vironika Tugaleva

If you are on the low end of the spectrum when it comes to cash, you may feel that you do not have anything to give anyone. You may skip trying to donate to positive causes because you feel like your funds are just a drop in the bucket. You may shy away from trying to offer people assistance because you are poor. A wise person once said that no one is too poor to give a smile. That person was correct. In fact, a smile is often the only thing that some of us can afford to give, but that’s okay. Here’s why:

Smiles Are the Richest Gifts

A smile can stretch a thousand miles and last a hundred years for a person who is depressed, defeated, beaten or even physically ill. That smile that you lay on that person after you come from your visit to the orthodontist may just be the only smile that person has seen in a long time. That may provide that hurting person with just enough courage, inspiration and motivation to keep on living and thriving even though life sends him or her curve balls every day. The smile is more powerful than you could ever imagine. An orthodontist can help you make it even more powerful.

Schedule an Appointment for Teeth Correction

The specialist can give you Invisalign, braces, veneers or any other solution that can bring your smile up a grade. Once you get your braces or Invisalign, you will be more inclined to smile and help the people who truly need to see it from you. Schedule an appointment today and give someone a precious gift.

No one is too poor to give a smile – a gift, often, of greater consequence than any sum of money ― Vironika Tugaleva

MCDERMOTT ORTHODONTICS

13046 Falcon Drive
Baxter, MN 56425

Phone: 218-829-1630

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“Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life.” – Yoko Ono.

Smile in the Mirror

That’s a great quote. It speaks of positivity and how a simple act, repeated over time, can have monumental effects. However, if your smile isn’t quite where you want it to be, it can be difficult to muster up the necessary enthusiasm. That’s where an orthodontist can help.

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Smile more, help more, trust more, love more to live more. ― Debasish Mridha

Smile more

It is a fact that some people walk into a room and the room fills with love, happiness, and laughter. Often, the warm smile on their face sets the tone for the warmth that you might feel emanating from that individual.

Debasish Mridha

is an author and a well-respected physician that strongly believes that a beautiful, warm smile invites more trust, love, and leads to a more productive life. Certainly, some people would like to improve their smile. The perfect way to improve a smile is to visit the orthodontist and consider wearing braces. The good news is that Invisalign is a type of clear brace that is very comfortable to wear.

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Don’t take life too seriously! Nobody gets out alive anyway. Smile. Be goofy. Take chances. Have fun. Inspire ― Dawn Gluskin

People often compliment me on my smile

Growing up my father would often share with me words of wisdom whenever I got stressed out. He asked me to imagine what life would be like a year from now or five years from now because usually, the situations I was worried about would not have an impact on me beyond the week, the day, or even the hour. As such, I learned from a very early age to not take life so seriously and enjoy all the beauty and wonders that life had to offer. An orthodontist can be part of that life vision we have for ourselves.

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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 pain is 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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I Don’t Have Any Dental Problems: Should I Still Visit an Orthodontist?

orthodontistI Don’t Have Any Dental Problems

Some people seem to be blessed with perfect teeth, and it is natural to love your smile when everything seems to be perfectly straight. You may even take pride in never having had a cavity or always having a bright, white smile. For some people, oral health just seems to be a natural gift, yet you should know that appearance is sometimes deceiving. While going to see an orthodontist may seem unnecessary, scheduling a visit could reveal that you do have issues that need correction.

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