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What Causes (Abnormal) Jaw Pains

What Causes Abnormal Jaw Pains?

Pain in the jaw can occur for any number of reasons, some of which can be readily explained away and will dissipate in a couple of days. However, some jaw pains don’t dissipate and can actually worsen over time, causing you to desperately look for any solution that will get rid of the pain. Thankfully, this abnormal pain is typically easy to diagnose. Once diagnosed, there are several treatments available for you to choose from.

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How to Overcome Your Fear of Having Braces

LAST UPDATED: JUNE 28, 2018

Overcome Your Fear of Having Braces

Children and adults alike tend to have a fear of having braces, due to everything from how they appear to the pain they could cause. This fear is completely natural and is nothing to be ashamed of. However, if you need to have your teeth straightened, it’s important to know that there are ways for you to overcome your fear of having these orthodontic appliances placed on your teeth. The end result is a beautiful smile with straight teeth. Many people who delay getting braces due to their fear only become more afraid of doing so as time passes. If fear is the only reason that you are not going through with having your teeth straightened, it’s possible to overcome this feeling.

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How to Take Care of Your Retainers

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How to Take Care of Your Retainers

Getting your braces off is an exciting time. While braces are the most efficient way to get the smile of your dreams, there are a lot of rules surrounding what you can and can’t do with your braces. The upkeep may be annoying, but the end result is well worth it. But if you’re given retainers after you get your brackets and wires off, you’re not quite out of the clear yet. There are a few care tips you need to know to maintain your new smile.

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How Do I Fix my Flared Teeth [After Braces]?

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How do I Fix my Flared Teeth After Braces?

Braces and other orthodontic care can be an important part of a healthy smile and mouth. If your teeth are overcrowded, it can lead to problems with self-esteem, talking, eating and doing other normal everyday activities. Unfortunately, many people assume that they can simply go for braces and be done with treatment in a matter of just a few months. In fact, braces are not the only treatment that most orthodontists recommend, as there are other appliances needed such as retainers and spacers to properly correct the teeth. Also, it is not at all uncommon to deal with flared teeth after having braces removed. In order for you to know how to fix flared teeth after braces, you need to speak with your orthodontist on your available options.

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How [Long Would It Take to Fix] My Crooked Teeth?

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How Long Would It Take to Fix My Crooked Teeth?

You think about it every time you smile or look in the mirror. You wonder if people you talk to and smile at do not see your great personality and looks, but your crooked or crowded teeth. Now that you are ready to enjoy life with straight, perfect teeth, you probably have a lot of questions. How do I fix my crooked teeth? Can braces fix my crooked teeth? How long does it take to straighten crooked teeth? As you prepare for the journey of having perfectly straight teeth to go along with your awesome personality and great smile, here are the answers to your questions.   Read more

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Why Does the Orthodontist Need to X-Ray

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Why Does the Orthodontist Need to X-Ray?

Orthodontists perform x-rays for different reasons. Patients who have undergone an x-ray at a primary dental expert’s office are often baffled when an orthodontist requires another similar procedure. Dental x-rays don’t always provide comprehensive information that is required by orthodontists. People who have teeth misalignment, for example, need more than one x-ray. An orthodontist x-ray is primarily used as a diagnostic tool before and after the treatment process. The most common x-ray that is performed by orthodontists is the bitewing imaging, which provides a detailed look at individual groups of teeth. 

X-rays show the lighter areas of the tooth like the enamel and the fillings as well as the dark sections, such as the bones, root canals, and decay. Orthodontists are trained to assess both areas to identify abnormalities in particular sections of the mouth. Here are other reasons the orthodontist need to x-ray. 

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Should I Consider More Treatment If I’m Not Happy After My Braces Are Removed?

LAST UPDATED: JULY 31, 2017

Most people expect to have a flawlessly straight smile as soon as their orthodontic equipment comes off, but sadly, this does not always happen. Despite the best work of any orthodontist, it is not always possible to predict the precise outcome of teeth straightening procedures. This can lead to your smile still being slightly crooked after orthodontic devices are removed. There are a few different options available for you if you realize that you still are not happy with your teeth after your orthodontic devices are removed.

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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 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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Begin A New Day With A Simple SMILE

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First Impressions

For most people, the first thing they see is their own face after they wake up. There may be some disheveled hair or other imperfections, but one thing remains constant, – there’s always someone who can and should be smiling back at you.
When you begin with a smile, you set the scene for your entire day. You motivate yourself. You gain that special energy needed to tackle the many trials any given day could have. You make yourself significantly more resilient to the kind of stress that can wear on you.

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