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What Makes Invisalign Unique? (Among Others)

 

What Makes Invisalign Unique Among Others?

Once upon a time, those who were born with crowded or crooked teeth had no choice but to straighten them with uncomfortable and unsightly metal braces. While these braces did their job efficiently, they also required numerous orthodontic visits, several lifestyle sacrifices and they left patients feeling embarrassed about all the metal in their mouth. Luckily, there’s a new solution for those who are wishing to achieve perfectly straight teeth. Invisalign is a straightening process which uses clear, flexible plastic aligner trays instead of painful and ugly traditional metal aligners.

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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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Should I Still visit an Orthodontist? (ANSWERS HERE)

Should I Still visit an Orthodontist?

Some people may feel they’ve been blessed with perfect teeth and that a visit to an orthodontist is superfluous. That may be true. On the other hand, many dental problems are quite subtle and it takes an expert to identify them. In other cases, you might have a related condition that you don’t even know orthodontic treatment could resolve.

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What Is the Difference between Traditional Expanders and Clear Aligners?

What is the Difference between Traditional Expanders and Clear Aligners?

When people first come to us with an interest in braces, one of the first questions that they ask is what are the reasons why should we wear or undergo traditional expanders or clear aligners. While everyone’s teeth and jaw structure are different, the one thing that we can always say is that orthodontic treatment is the ideal way to restore confidence in your appearance and enjoy greater comfort as you eat. Whether you have crooked teeth or huge gaps between each one, our orthodontist has a solution for helping you finally love your smile. Now, we encourage you to read on to learn more about the differences that exist between traditional expanders and clear aligners.  Read more

I Want a Perfect Smile When My Braces Come Off!

I Want a Perfect Smile When My Braces Come Off!

When you’re suffering from some type of orthodontic problems like crowded teeth or an overbite, the problem may require an intensive treatment like braces or Invisalign.

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The best aspect of these treatments is that you’ll be able to obtain a straight smile. However, the only way to keep a perfect smile after using braces is by following the right guidelines. How you treat your teeth after the braces have been removed is just as important as the initial movement of your teeth.

How Your Teeth Will Benefit from Braces

Braces offer an array of benefits that other orthodontic solutions simply can’t provide. Whether you select Invisalign or metal braces for your teeth straightening solution of choice, you’ll be provided with brackets or aligners that can move your teeth into the correct position. Even if the orthodontic problem you’re suffering from is a severe one, braces are designed to provide substantial movements. Once you obtain straighter teeth, you’ll have a more beautiful smile and should get a boost in confidence. Read more

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What Your Child Should Expect (Before and After Braces)

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bracesWhat Your Child Should Expect Before and After Braces

Orthodontic treatment, which offers a variety of techniques and procedures to realign the teeth and jaw, is common among adolescents and even adults. Especially for the adolescent, there may be many questions about the whole process. Parents may also have a few questions. Here are the most frequently asked questions about the before and after off getting braces.

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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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Widely Spaced Teeth (Impacting Your Overall Health)

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Widely Spaced Teeth Impact Your Overall Health

In recent years, a small gap between the teeth has suddenly become trendy among models because people associate it with a youthful appearance. However, that trend has quickly come and gone, and more people are beginning to return to the realization that having gaps in their smile is not always ideal. In addition to marring your self-confidence, teeth that are misaligned can also impact your overall health by interfering with things such as you get proper nutrition. As you consider your options for correcting your teeth, here are a few points that you might want to cover during your meeting with your orthodontist.

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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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