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Can an Orthodontist Treat Cleft Lip and Palate PPT? {5 Answers}

Can an Orthodontist Treat Cleft Lip and Palate PPT? {5 Answers}

Can an orthodontist treat cleft lip and palate PPT? Are you wondering if your child needs braces? Maybe your child has an overbite or a few crooked teeth on the top and bottom rows that need to be aligned. Or, perhaps, your child has a more challenging situation such as a cleft palate. A qualified orthodontist can assist with these…

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Ideal Bite – What does it look like? {ANSWERS}

Ideal Bite – What does it look like? {ANSWERS}

An ideal bite. What is it? We all have a different dental structure, and this makes it hard to say that there is a normal smile. But if we want to identify an ideal bite, then we need to assess it on the basis of the 32 teeth that are in an adult’s mouth. We also have to add the…

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Orthodontic Elastics (Rubber Bands): What And How?

Orthodontic Elastics (Rubber Bands): What And How?

If you’re considering or have decided to use braces to straighten your teeth, one of the most important aspects of this treatment is the use of what are known as orthodontic elastics, which are basically rubber bands. These elastic bands may seem like a small part of your treatment. But in reality, they play an integral role in straightening your teeth…

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Braces or Veneers in 2018? [Answered Here!]

Braces or Veneers in 2018? [Answered Here!]

You want straight teeth and wished you could close the gap in your teeth yesterday. A strong desire for that perfect smile with perfect teeth. You are ready for a change for the better. With the help of an orthodontist, you will be on the road to having your perfect smile. You have some options to achieve your goal. Share…

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What is a TRUE Orthodontic Emergency in 2018?

What is a TRUE Orthodontic Emergency in 2018?

While the term “emergency” is often used when describing orthodontic problems, TRUE orthodontic emergencies are extremely rare.  The goal of this blog is to explain the different problems that can arise during orthodontic treatment, and provide a guide on how to handle them.  Detailed explanations of these issues are also given at your appliance placement appointment regarding these guidelines.  Here…

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Devices that Speed-Up Orthodontic Treatment [Explained]

Devices that Speed-Up Orthodontic Treatment [Explained]

Orthodontic issues like overbite, underbite, misplaced midline and overcrowding can significantly reduce one’s quality of life. For instance, these problems are associated with reduced overall happiness, increased risk of tooth decay and periodontal disease, and defects in the affected person’s social life. Orthodontic treatment is the best, if not the only, way to manage these issues. Share Post Twitter Facebook…

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What Causes Dark Triangles [Between the Teeth?]

What Causes Dark Triangles [Between the Teeth?]

When brushing your teeth or looking in the mirror, you may notice the formation of one or more black triangles. This may lead you to wonder where they came from and how they can be treated. In this article, we’ll discuss the causes, preventative measures, and treatment of black triangles between your teeth. Share Post Twitter Facebook Google +1 Email

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Help With The Big 3 – [Overjet, Open Bite, and Cross Bite]

Help With The Big 3 – [Overjet, Open Bite, and Cross Bite]

Nobody looks forward to the prospect of undergoing orthodontic treatment. But for adults undergoing orthodontic treatment later in life, it can feel especially daunting. Many people have understandable concerns about the time, possible discomfort, and expense associated with orthodontic treatment. There are cosmetic implications to consider, too. “If I begin orthodontic treatment now, will I look like a teenager with a…

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Is Tooth Extraction Necessary [for Braces] 2017

Is Tooth Extraction Necessary [for Braces] 2017

To extract or not to extract, that is the question!  Even in 2017, the question of whether or not to extract teeth for orthodontic purposes is widely debatable in our professional community.  There are factions within orthodontics that are dogmatic about never extracting teeth, and there are some that always extract teeth.  We believe that the truth lies somewhere in…

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