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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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You can only hold a smile for so long, after that it’s just teeth. – Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

smileSmile All of the Time After Having Your Teeth Straightened

Chuck Palahniuk believes that after you hold a smile for several minutes, it just becomes teeth. If you avoid smiling because you have poorly spaced teeth, then it is possible to visit an orthodontist for an evaluation. The best time for someone to get their teeth straightened is at a young age, but adults can also undergo orthodontic treatment. Many adults have only minor malocclusions that are easy to repair in a year or less with Invisalign aligners. When you are able to wear aligners to fix your teeth, you will receive 20 to 25 sets of the devices. You are supposed to wear each set of aligners for two weeks before throwing the items away in order to wear the next set in the series.

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