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Does My Child Need To Have Baby Teeth Removed?

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Most children will lose their first baby tooth when they are about five or six years old. However, it’s not uncommon for some kids to lose them as early as four or as late as seven. Unfortunately, when baby teeth don’t fall out on their own, it can cause major orthodontic problems for the child later on in life. This can lead to the need for braces and more extensive treatment simply because the permanent teeth weren’t able to come in properly. Understanding the facts about baby teeth and how they can affect your child is crucial to ensuring your loved one has a beautiful, full smile.

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7 amazing ways (on How to Maintain Your Braces)

 

Maintain Your Braces

Many people end up needing orthodontic care at some point in their lives. If your dentist has recommended that you see an orthodontist correct a problem like crooked or crowded teeth, you may need braces or Invisalign, a clear set of plastic aligners that can be removed. However, if you get the more traditional option that involves a mouth full of metallic wire, you will have to know how to properly maintain them. Here are a number of helpful tips on maintenance.

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Effects of Vaping on Teeth

Effects of Vaping on Teeth

Vaping is the new hip and trending way to get away from cigarettes without giving up the habit entirely. People of all ages are either switching to vaping after a lifetime of smoking cigarettes or they are just taking up the habit to have something fun and interesting to do. With all of the delicious flavors and cool machines, it’s no wonder that so many people are tempted to try vaping to experience what others are raving about.

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What Happens Immediately after Removal of Braces?

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What Happens Immediately after Removal of Braces?

You’ve made it through your course of orthodontic treatment with braces. Whether it’s been two years or more, it is such a liberating feeling when those metal brackets and wires finally are removed. You can truly enjoy your beautiful smile with teeth that are properly aligned now that there is nothing to block the view of your pearly whites. You might think that your journey is over, but there is more to come before you can say that your orthodontic work is complete. Your orthodontist will be your guide, pointing you in the right direction as you think about what to do next.

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The Importance Of Wearing Retainers After Treatment

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LAST UPDATED: JANUARY 30, 2018

The Importance Of Wearing Retainers After Treatment

Unfortunately, everyone wasn’t born with a perfect smile. Many children are born with an overbite, and underbite, crowded teeth, or gaps in their teeth. This is where braces and Invisalign can help. When you take your child to the orthodontist for either of these treatments, your child will need to wear them for a year or more. Once the treatment is over, it isn’t the end. Once the braces and Invisalign come off, your child will be fitted with a retainer. Not every child gets the same retainer schedule. It depends on the child and their treatment provider’s recommendation. Regardless of the instructions that you receive, you should make sure that your child wears their retainer as directed. There are several reasons that it is so important.

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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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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:

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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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