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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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Effects of Vaping on Teeth (and Other Issues)

Effects of Vaping on Teeth (and Other Issues)

How does an orthodontic expert deal with effects of vaping on teeth and other dental issues? Most people think that when they stop smoking conventional cigarettes, they have eliminated all of the problems which come with smoking, especially those connected with their oral health. Some try to quit cold turkey with varying levels of success.  Others take measures such as nicotine…

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6 FACTS About Removal of Braces

6 FACTS About Removal of Braces

What happens immediately after removal of braces? If you have worn braces for any period of time, you can appreciate the challenges that came with eating (or not eating!) your favorite meals. So, when the day comes for you to finally have them removed, it will be a happy day! But what should you expect immediately after they have been removed?…

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9 Reasons to Visit Your Orthodontist Regularly

9 Reasons to Visit Your Orthodontist Regularly

Reasons to visit your orthodontist regularly. Before you get braces, Invisalign or another straightening method, you’ll need to go in for a few appointments. As soon as a child’s adult teeth begin to grow, it’s a good idea to visit your orthodontist. He or she can let you know if the teeth are growing incorrectly or if your child will…

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Why Mail Order Orthodontics Fall Short (REAL FACTS)

Why Mail Order Orthodontics Fall Short (REAL FACTS)

Orthodontic treatment can help to straighten teeth and turn them from crooked and misaligned to healthy, beautiful and straight. Unfortunately, there is a growing trend in the market now where people purchase orthodontic aligners online. While on the surface this might seem like a relatively easy, effective and inexpensive option for orthodontic treatment, it does not, and should not, replace…

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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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Can You Still Maintain a Healthy Diet While Wearing Invisalign?

Can You Still Maintain a Healthy Diet While Wearing Invisalign?

UPDATED 29-9-18 Whether your teeth are crooked or the orthodontist has expressed concerns about your kids’ teeth, it’s time to make some decisions about orthodontic care for your family. Most people opt for the traditional braces, which are small metal brackets on the teeth; these brackets are connected with a wire. Some adults and teenagers choose clear aligners as their…

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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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