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Is Tooth Extraction Really Necessary? [for Braces in 2019]

Is Tooth Extraction Really Necessary? [for Braces in 2019]

Tooth extraction or not tooth extraction, 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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Is the Future of Braces in Lasers? (7+Secrets)

Is the Future of Braces in Lasers? (7+Secrets)

Do you remember a time when lasers were something you only saw in science fiction movies? That day (decade, really) has long since passed. Today, laser technology is playing an increasingly important real-life role in all areas of medical and dental practices, including orthodontics. Recent advances in orthodontics include incorporating laser technology to accomplish a diverse set of important goals,…

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What is best? (Braces or Veneers for a Perfect Smile)

What is best? (Braces or Veneers for a Perfect Smile)

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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Oral Hygiene During Braces (How to Manage)

Oral Hygiene During Braces (How to Manage)

Oral hygiene during braces is so important to the health of your teeth. If you fail to practice good oral hygiene, you will find that you begin having issues like cavities, gingivitis, and even gum disease. When wearing braces, it is still absolutely essential that you practice good hygiene. Both the orthodontic appliances and your teeth need to be kept…

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An Orthodontist is Different From an Endodontist (HOW?)

An Orthodontist is Different From an Endodontist (HOW?)

Maybe you have a child that’s having trouble chewing their food or playing an instrument due to an over or underbite. Maybe you have a cavity that needs to be checked out. Or you might need something more than just a regular visit to the dentist. Who do you go to? It may get a little confusing at times to know…

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Dental Care (for Children With Chronic Health Challenges)

Dental Care (for Children With Chronic Health Challenges)

Maintaining good oral health and dental care is vital for our mouths. However, there are many who fail to understand that our oral health can be affected by how we take care of ourselves holistically. This is because a number of chronic health conditions and conditions have been linked to poor oral health, so much so that the two are…

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Direct-to-Consumer Clear Aligners (TRUTH ALERT 2019)

Direct-to-Consumer Clear Aligners (TRUTH ALERT 2019)

Clear Aligners, like braces industry leader Invisalign, have become very popular in the dental world.  Their accessibility is so widespread that you no longer have to go to your local orthodontist to get them. Unfortunately, there is great public debate on whether or not Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) aligner trays are a safe way to have this treatment done. Share Post Twitter…

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What if Our Water Supply is Fluoridated (PROPER FACTS)

What if Our Water Supply is Fluoridated (PROPER FACTS)

Yes, it is a good idea to drink water with fluoride and to use fluoridated toothpaste. Fluoridation in the water supply varies from community to community, and extra fluoride provides more protection for your son or daughter’s teeth. Fluoride helps to prevent cavities, a form of tooth damage. In this article, we will discuss the importance of fluoride, and when…

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7 Signs of a Good Orthodontist (READ ON)

7 Signs of a Good Orthodontist (READ ON)

Having a bad dental experience is horrible. It can be uncomfortable, frustrating and sometimes even painful. Dental fears lead to people avoiding dental visits.  This leads to dental problems, causing patients to feel embarrassed in public due to ugly teeth. But dental visits don’t need to be scary, especially not orthodontic visits.  Orthodontists are dentists who have 2-3 years of…

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Why Does the Orthodontist Need to X-ray? [6 ANSWERS]

Why Does the Orthodontist Need to X-ray? [6 ANSWERS]

After recently having X-rays of their teeth done at the dentist’s office, it is understandable that some patients are baffled when they learn their orthodontist also wants to take an X-ray. However, if you or one of your children needs to correct a tooth misalignment, more X-rays will most likely be required. X-rays are a very important diagnostic tool during…

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