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A Guide to Oral Health [2018]

A Guide to Oral Health [2018]

Oral health deals with the proper care of the mouth, teeth and gums. It is important to your overall well-being. A painful oral cavity, for instance, can distract you from your job. Gum disease can lead to gum recession and tooth loss. The more we learn about oral health, the longer we can keep our mouths healthy. Unfortunately, there are people…

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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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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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Will braces fix my weak chin? {If not, what will?}

Will braces fix my weak chin? {If not, what will?}

When you like the reflection you see in the mirror, it is easier to feel self-confidence and go for what you want in life. Whether your goal is making it onto the dance team, getting into a great college, landing a plum job, meeting your soulmate, or something else, it really helps to feel confident in your smile and your…

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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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8 Foods To Avoid [While Wearing Braces]

8 Foods To Avoid [While Wearing Braces]

If you are considering getting braces for either yourself or your child, one of the first things that most likely comes to mind is what kind of foods are off-limits. You should always check with your orthodontist to ask about specifics, as individual cases can vary, but generally speaking, make sure you avoid any hard foods or sticky candies that…

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Can Functional Orthodontic Appliances Really Grow Jaws? [EPIC FACTS]

Can Functional Orthodontic Appliances Really Grow Jaws? [EPIC FACTS]

Firstly, a small lower jaw is one of the most common problems encountered in new orthodontic patients. This problem can manifest itself as a deep bite, an overbite, or crowding and crooked teeth in either jaw. Oftentimes, these issues will occur because the mouth is narrow, meaning traditional braces alone cannot be effective. Share Post Twitter Facebook Email

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5 Ways Invisalign Helps [Boost] Self-Confidence

5 Ways Invisalign Helps [Boost] Self-Confidence

A smile is one of the first things people notice in any social situation, and crooked or misaligned teeth can generate self-consciousness, especially in older kids and young adults. However, new technology has brought us a new alignment method that offers a discreet way to transform smiles without interfering with a patient’s self-esteem. As you explore potential treatments for straightening…

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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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