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[The Reality Of] Pain From Braces

[The Reality Of] Pain From Braces

UPDATED APRIL 08 18 Firstly, it’s common for children and adults who are getting orthodontics to feel anxious about the pain from braces. One of the main concerns is if it will be a painful experience. An orthodontist knows that having discomfort is possible. It’s also understood that any level of discomfort is easily manageable. Share Post Twitter Facebook Google…

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Why is a Dentist Not an Orthodontist?

Why is a Dentist Not an Orthodontist?

A lot of people use the terms “dentist” and “orthodontist” interchangeably – but did you know that the two names, in fact, refer to very different professions? Nease and Higginbotham Orthodontics wants to help you learn how to distinguish between the two fields, and learn a few things about your own dental needs along the way! Firstly, let’s take a…

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The Importance of [Wearing] Retainers

The Importance of [Wearing] Retainers

If you or one of your children has been wearing braces it’s exciting to finally have them removed. Whether you’ve used plastic, metal, or Invisalign to correct your teeth, there are two phases of treatment. After going through the first step in orthodontic treatment you want to make sure to finish the entire process and maintain that gorgeous smile. Wearing…

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Does Invisalign Work? [Epic Truth]

Does Invisalign Work? [Epic Truth]

LAST UPDATED: MARCH 28, 2017 Invisalign is a method of treatment that corrects different types of orthodontic issues. If you are considering this treatment method, it’s important to know how it works and if it can correct problems. Once you’re properly informed, you can decide if it’s the right choice for you or your child. FAQ How Does it Work? This…

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Do You need Braces? [An Expert Opinion]

Do You need Braces? [An Expert Opinion]

There may be times during your children’s tween and teen years when so many of their friends are wearing orthodontic braces that you begin to wonder if they’re the latest fashion trend. Your next thought may be to wonder if your child needs expert corrective orthodontic work, too. There are a number of signs that will help you to know…

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How Can I [Properly] Care for My Retainer?

How Can I [Properly] Care for My Retainer?

LAST UPDATED: FEBRUARY 28, 2017 Ever wondered why it seems like everyone and their best friend had or has had orthodontic work? Well, nowadays orthodontic improvements have made the possibility of orthodontic treatment possible for a much greater number of people than once received it. As little as three decades ago, orthodontic treatment was much more involved. Nowadays, we would…

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This Year, Welcome People in [with a Smile] 2017

This Year, Welcome People in [with a Smile] 2017

Fix Your Teeth to Have a Welcoming and Beautiful Smile You can give other individuals a beautiful and welcoming smile that is similar to a bright light in a home’s window by having your teeth straightened. If you feel self-conscious about your smile, then it is time to schedule your first appointment with an orthodontist to learn more about your…

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Are There Alternatives to Having Teeth Removed? [for Braces]

Are There Alternatives to Having Teeth Removed? [for Braces]

  LAST UPDATED: JANUARY 24, 2017 Any column about dental braces will inevitably deal with the issue of tooth extraction to deal with crowded or misaligned teeth. Straight teeth are not merely a cosmetic issue; they affect the way we chew and so digest, our food. If you are considering braces for you or your child, you may have wondered…

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How Does Invisalign Move Teeth?

  LAST UPDATED: OCTOBER 25, 2016 Invisalign. If your child needs braces, he may feel self-conscious about the whole ordeal. He may worry about the embarrassment of food getting trapped in his teeth and braces, and as a parent, you may be concerned about his ability to keep his teeth clean for the duration of his orthodontic treatment plan. For…

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Smile While You Still Have Your Teeth

Smile While You Still Have Your Teeth

Life is Short, Smile While You Still Have Teeth Your teeth are so important in your everyday life. Not only do they help you to chew and eat your food, but they also make you look great. Healthy teeth are conducive to a beautiful smile. That means that if you have some issues such as crooked teeth, you will want…

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