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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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The Cause of Extra Teeth Growing in the Mouth! (FACTS)

The Cause of Extra Teeth Growing in the Mouth! (FACTS)

What is the cause of extra teeth growing in the mouth? Extra teeth, also known as supernumerary teeth and hyperdontia, affect more than 2% of adults and 3% of children. This is generally characterized by an extra tooth or teeth developing just about anywhere in your mouth, including the palate or the roof of the mouth. It can also result in…

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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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