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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 It can cause you to become self-conscious and withdrawn.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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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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[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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I’m 50 – Can I Still Have Orthodontics? {FACTS}

I’m 50 – Can I Still Have Orthodontics? {FACTS}

By around age 50, most women have raised their kids and have seen them leave home.  They finally have more time to attend to their own needs and wants. Teeth often need various kinds of work done on them by the time women are in their 40s or 50s, so taking care of them should be high on the empty-nest…

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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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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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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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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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