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if you feel happy, Smile with all your heart. if you’re down, smile with all your might – Paul Ian Guillermo

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Smile With All Your Heart

Paul Ian Guillermo believes that you should smile with all your heart when you are happy, but if you avoid smiling because you have gaps between your teeth, then it is time to visit an orthodontist. It is difficult to be happy about your smile when your teeth are misaligned because having a bad bite can lead to having pain in the joints of your jaw. Fortunately, it is possible to fix your malocclusions with the right orthodontic treatment. If you are the parent of a young son or daughter, then take your child to an orthodontic facility for an examination.

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Orthodontic Fact #1 Almost 25% of patients that wore braces had to get them again after treatment because they failed to wear retainers as they were advised

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This is an interesting fact that many people are unaware of, especially teenagers. However, if your child wants the treatment to be a success, she will need to wear the retainer as instructed. Remind your child that wearing the retainer correctly the first time could help reduce the risk of needing braces again. This could be just the motivation that your child needs.

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Orthodontic Fact #2 A brace is one type of dental appliance that an orthodontist can use depending on the patient’s needs. Other appliances may be suggested to treat a specific jaw or mouth deformity.

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Braces are a time-honored way to straighten teeth and correct bite problems. Unfortunately, they are unsightly and hard to keep clean. An orthodontist places the brackets of metal upon your teeth during a visit. Whether you are a child or older, you may wish to have a less visible way to make you teeth straight and your smile great.

Is There an Alternative to Braces When Straightening Your Teeth?

Invisalign remains one of the best ways to straighten your teeth without having the “train tracks” look of traditional straightening methods give. The aligners work gradually and gently, and may cause you much less discomfort to wear than do regular braces. Invisalign’s trays are a great alternative for teeth straightening when mild to moderate tooth crowding is present. They also work very well for people whose teeth have relapsed after traditional traditional straightening methods.

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Orthodontic Fact #3 Here’s a fun fact: All orthodontists are dentists, but only 5 percent of dentists are orthodontists. Confusing, isn’t it?

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Math, Analogies and Orthodontia!

Who would have thought that a square is to a rectangle as an orthodontist is to a dentist? As we all learned in high-school math class, squares are special kinds of rectangles. All squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares. The same relationship can be seen between orthodontia and dentistry. All orthodontists are dentists, but not every dentist is an orthodontist. In fact, here’s a bit more math for you: only five percent of dentists are orthodontists!

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Orthodontic Fact #4 Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to lose all your teeth before you get braces. In fact, treatments can start at the young age of 7

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Know More About Your Orthodontic Options

There is a lot of information about orthodontics that you may or may not know. It is a field of dentistry that deals with the straightening of teeth. You already know that some people wear devices to straighten their teeth. Gather as much information about your many options before you seek out an orthodontist.

You Have Options

What you may or may not know is that dental options are available, which are increasing every year. Each year, orthodontists are busy coming up with better and faster ways to treat uneven teeth and misaligned jaws.

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Orthodontic Fact #6 The first braces were of a piece of flat metal in 1720. This was connected to the patient’s teeth by using several pieces of thread.

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Choose Modern Orthodontic Treatment to Straighten Your Teeth

People have been trying to straighten their teeth since the 1700’s, but today, you can visit an orthodontist for a professional evaluation to learn more about modern orthodontic devices. You don’t need to wear an uncomfortable piece of homemade metal that is attached to your teeth with thread because there are new treatments available. Hundreds of years ago, there were few treatments available to repair an individual’s misaligned teeth, and this led to an unattractive appearance and poor overall health. When you visit an orthodontic facility, you will undergo a fast examination that includes medical images to determine if you have mild or serious malocclusions.

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Orthodontic Fact #7: Some dental wires used in dental braces are activated by body heat and were developed by NASA.

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While mothers and kids often dread the appointment with the orthodontist to install braces, much of this comes from the belief that they are uncomfortable or painful. Admittedly, this was true when modern tooth-straightening devices were first developed in the 19th century. Even over the last decade, advances in orthodontics have made orthodontic appliances more comfortable and reduced the number of necessary adjustments.

One of the most interesting orthodontic advances actually comes from NASA.

NASA has contributed to advances in many consumer products thanks to its space research, including memory foam mattresses, radial tires, and LED lights. Their research has also improved the comfort of orthodontics. After orthodontic appliances are installed, they require routine adjustments to the wires to make sure teeth are moving correctly and to correct kinks in the wires. These adjustments can cause mouth tenderness for a day or so and they can be challenging to fit into a busy schedule.

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Orthodontic Fact #8 Statistically Speaking, Over 1 million Americans over the Age of 18 Consult Orthodontic Clinics to Help Align Their Teeth.

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If you are an adult who didn’t get to wear braces as a child or teenager, then it is time to visit an orthodontist to have your teeth straightened. New statistics reveal that each year over 1 million adults request information about orthodontic treatment. There are several great reasons for straightening your teeth, including improving your overall health with a better bite. Fixing your smile can also improve your self-esteem because you feel more comfortable when other people see your teeth. Aligning your teeth can also help to prevent other health problems such as headaches or jaw pain.

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Foods To Avoid While Wearing Braces

Foods To Avoid While Wearing Braces – Follow Your Orthodontic Facility’s Food Guidelines

At your orthodontic facility, the orthodontist will give you a list of foods that you are permitted to eat while undergoing treatment. In addition, there are foods that you must avoid to protect the delicate wires and brackets that are straightening your teeth. In many cases, the foods that you cannot eat while undergoing orthodontic treatment are also unhealthy foods that provide few minerals or vitamins.

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Tooth brushing Mistake No.3: “Not Brushing Often Enough or Long Enough”

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Not Brushing Often Enough or Long Enough

Brushing teeth regularly can be challenging for anyone. Brushing after getting braces can be even more difficult due to the intricacies of working around dental wiring like Invisalign to remove all debris between teeth and under the gumline. The following tips may help.

Ask the orthodontist

Your orthodontist or office staff can provide information on how to safely and comfortably brush your teeth while wearing Invisalign and other dental brace hardware. They can also show you how to clean your teeth correctly with an office demonstration. You don’t have to use rough or hard strokes to brush your teeth. A gentle sweeping motion is usually adequate.

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