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8 Myths About Braces

8 Myths About Braces Many myths exist around braces, and surely you’ve heard a few. Whether you currently have braces, you’re done with treatment and wearing your retainer, or you’re considering orthodontic treatment, you’ve probably heard some myths: lightning can strike your braces, braces can pick up a radio signal, and braces won’t make it through airport security. We’re here…

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Invisalign Vs. Braces

With so many different types of braces, how do you know which orthodontic treatment is best for you? Invisalign® and braces differ in their benefits, treatment periods, and appearance, so we provide you with options to make your treatment as comfortable and accommodating as possible. If you’re considering Invisalign Vs. Braces, we want to help you make an informed decision…

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Find an Orthodontist Near You

Find an Orthodontist Near You You should consider the following factors: Affordability Never before has treatment been easy with an affordable orthodontist near me. You may just be surprised at how little the overall treatment costs are for you and your family. At Nease and Higginbotham Orthodontics, you can use an insurance plan or take advantage of our pricing plans and…

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How to Be an Orthodontist

A trip into the busy hive of an orthodontist’s office may make you wonder exactly what is involved when it comes to how to become an orthodontist and what degrees are needed to become an orthodontist. If you are interested in this fascinating field of dentistry that specifically deals with the alignment of the teeth and jaw, as well as other matters…

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Merging to Offer You MORE!

Merging to Offer You MORE!

We are excited to welcome Dr. Gary Horvath of Live Laugh Smile Orthodontics to our team! The Live Laugh Smile Orthodontics team has officially merged with Nease & Higginbotham Orthodontics! What it means for you… Four Orthodontists & Five Locations This merger means you will have the wisdom of four highly-accomplished orthodontists and the convenience of five locations across the…

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Are you Struggling with Maintenance of Your Braces | 11 Hacks

Are you Struggling with Maintenance of Your Braces | 11 Hacks

Orthodontists specialize in correcting misaligned teeth, commonly using braces as a tool to straighten teeth, particularly amongst younger patients. In addition to cosmetic benefits, treatment can prevent a variety of issues that may plague those with misaligned teeth. Issues including bad breath, pain and discomfort, speech impediments, gum disease, and tooth decay, are amongst many other possible ailments.

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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 between.  The need for extractions in conjunction with orthodontic treatment is a very individualized decision.

This decision should be made by a qualified orthodontic professional.  Only after a thorough clinical examination and carefully analyzing a full set of diagnostic orthodontic records can this decision be made.  In summary, extractions are absolutely the correct course of treatment for some people.  But in other cases, they should be avoided at all costs.  That’s where the orthodontist comes into play.  It is our job to correctly make that decision based on individual treatment needs. Given that information, let’s examine which cases demand tooth extraction.

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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, from improving overall oral hygiene to reducing orthodontic treatment time. In this article, we share our top insights into why laser technology is important to the future of orthodontics.

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Due to COVID-19, Nease & Higginbotham Orthodontics will not see regularly scheduled patients beginning March 17.
We will re-evaluate daily and hope to re-open as soon as possible. Our doctors are available at 864.707.1969 for any urgent needs