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Announcing the 8 Recipients of the 2018 Nease & Higginbotham Orthodontic Scholarship

Announcing the 8 Recipients of the 2018 Nease & Higginbotham Orthodontic Scholarship

PRESS RELEASE: Spartanburg, SC – Oral health and overall human health are closely related. While dentists and orthodontists are focused on oral care, there is also an awareness of how overall health and oral care affect each other.  As our population ages, the need for healthcare professionals will greatly increase over the next 10 years. Therefore, there is a need to pay…

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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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Should I Visit an Orthodontist? (FACTS IN 2018)

Should I Visit an Orthodontist? (FACTS IN 2018)

“I don’t have problems, should I still visit an orthodontist?” Millions of people of all ages visit their local orthodontist to help correct misalignment and crowding issues affecting their smiles. Unfortunately, a lot of people choose not to visit their local orthodontist.  This is because they don’t feel like they have a bad enough problem with overcrowding. This results in a…

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Teeth Wiggle After Braces {Is this Normal?}

Teeth Wiggle After Braces {Is this Normal?}

Teeth Wiggle After Braces, Is this Normal…Our teeth serve many important functions and is the center of attention when we smile. Some people are fortunate enough to be genetically blessed with perfectly straight teeth. The rest of us may need help with correcting our teeth for a variety of reasons, including dental health issues. Braces are used for this purpose,…

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(New)Why Use the Damon System Braces?

(New)Why Use the Damon System Braces?

Regardless of whether you are 15 or 55, you want to look your best at all times. No one wants to look in the mirror and see a smile that is crooked or out of line. It can cause you to become self-conscious and withdrawn. While traditional braces still work, more and more orthodontists are turning to self-ligating brace systems,…

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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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Help Children Remain Cavity-free (10 AMAZING FACTS)

Help Children Remain Cavity-free (10 AMAZING FACTS)

Help Children Remain Cavity-free. Oral hygiene for kids is vitally important so that they can have healthy primary (baby) and secondary (permanent) teeth. In addition, taking care of the mouth and gums can prevent problems such as halitosis or gingivitis. However, most parents are concerned about helping their children remain cavity-free. This is because the decay in a tooth will…

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The Latest in [Tooth] Straighteners

UPDATED: 08 – 05 – 18 The number of adults getting tooth-straightening treatment with the latest technology increasing. The progress of dental technology has made several options available. Here we discuss the latest and greatest of the new breed of invisible and ceramic braces.   Metallics Standard metal tooth straighteners are stainless-steel wires secured to the teeth with ligatures, usually…

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