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I Have Braces (What can I Feast on?)

I Have Braces (What can I Feast on?)

All you need to know. Braces and Invisalign are both wonderful tools in helping you to achieve the perfect smile. While you may be apprehensive about the treatment, you will find that it is tolerable, and the results are well worth everything you may have to temporarily give up. Your orthodontist can advise you about the best ways for your…

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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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Can Lasers Make Orthodontic Treatment Faster?

Can Lasers Make Orthodontic Treatment Faster?

An orthodontist uses a soft tissue laser for lots of different reasons. From shortening treatment time and creating healthier gum tissues, the laser can be used for various orthodontic problems. Share Post Twitter Facebook Email Dr NeaseDr Nease graduated as Valedictorian from Cocke County (TN) High School in 1988 and graduated from the University of Tennessee (Go Vols!) in 1992….

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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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What Causes Dark Triangles [Between the Teeth?]

What Causes Dark Triangles [Between the Teeth?]

When brushing your teeth or looking in the mirror, you may notice the formation of one or more black triangles. This may lead you to wonder where they came from and how they can be treated. In this article, we’ll discuss the causes, preventative measures, and treatment of black triangles between your teeth. Share Post Twitter Facebook Email Dr NeaseDr…

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Would Braces [help] Change My Face?

Would Braces [help] Change My Face?

Orthodontics can help in a myriad of different ways. For one, you’re able to finally feel great about the way that you look and know that you’re doing something positive for your appearance. If you have a child, you might be considering taking them to an orthodontist because of all the benefits that can come from getting this type of…

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8 Facts About Replacing Your Braces [with Invisalign]

8 Facts About Replacing Your Braces [with Invisalign]

A significant number of people wear traditional braces to straighten their teeth and correct biting issues. While this method of treatment is still very acceptable, clear aligners are now a viable treatment option for most people.  The most widely recognized brand of clear aligners is Invisalign. Since both options aim to solve the same problems, your decision on whether to choose…

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