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Is Tooth Extraction Really Necessary? [for Braces in 2019]

Is Tooth Extraction Really Necessary? [for Braces in 2019]

Tooth extraction or not tooth extraction, that is the question!  Even in 2017, the question of whether or not to extract teeth for orthodontic purposes is widely debatable in our professional community.  There are factions within orthodontics that are dogmatic about never extracting teeth, and there are some that always extract teeth.  We believe that the truth lies somewhere in…

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Is the Future of Braces in Lasers? (7+Secrets)

Is the Future of Braces in Lasers? (7+Secrets)

Do you remember a time when lasers were something you only saw in science fiction movies? That day (decade, really) has long since passed. Today, laser technology is playing an increasingly important real-life role in all areas of medical and dental practices, including orthodontics. Recent advances in orthodontics include incorporating laser technology to accomplish a diverse set of important goals,…

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What is best? (Braces or Veneers for a Perfect Smile)

What is best? (Braces or Veneers for a Perfect Smile)

You want straight teeth and wished you could close the gap in your teeth yesterday. A strong desire for that perfect smile with perfect teeth. You are ready for a change for the better. With the help of an orthodontist, you will be on the road to having your perfect smile. You have some options to achieve your goal. Share…

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My Teeth Wiggle After Braces (Weird not Weird?)

My Teeth Wiggle After Braces (Weird not Weird?)

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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Introducing – Dr. Alex Thomas.

Introducing – Dr. Alex Thomas.

July 1, 2019 Spartanburg, SC. Nease & Higginbotham Orthodontics, based in Spartanburg, SC, is excited and proud to announce the addition of Dr. K. Alexandra “Alex” Pischke Thomas to their orthodontic team. 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!)…

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Why Should I Avoid the DIY Braces Fashion (7+Reasons)

Why Should I Avoid the DIY Braces Fashion (7+Reasons)

Why should I avoid the DIY braces fashion. Fashion trends come and go. And, you will find that there is always someone trying to claim that they have the latest and greatest way to give you a prettier smile. While you may be seeing lots of advertisements and videos about ways that you can turn orthodontic treatment into a DIY…

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How to Take Super Care [of Your Retainers]

How to Take Super Care [of Your Retainers]

The time has finally arrived and your child’s braces are coming off. Bravo! Now your child will need to wear retainers to maintain those healthy, beautiful teeth. The job of retainers is to prevent your child’s teeth from moving back into their former uneven position. Now that your braces are off, you only have one responsibility left to ensure that…

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Oral Hygiene During Braces (How to Manage)

Oral Hygiene During Braces (How to Manage)

Oral hygiene during braces is so important to the health of your teeth. If you fail to practice good oral hygiene, you will find that you begin having issues like cavities, gingivitis, and even gum disease. When wearing braces, it is still absolutely essential that you practice good hygiene. Both the orthodontic appliances and your teeth need to be kept…

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How Can Invisalign Move Teeth? {Epic Secrets Here}

How Can Invisalign Move Teeth? {Epic Secrets Here}

How can Invisalign move teeth? If your child needs braces, they may feel apprehensive and self-conscious about the whole ordeal. They may worry about the embarrassment of food getting trapped in their teeth and braces, and as a parent, you may be concerned about their ability to keep their teeth clean for the duration of the orthodontic treatment. For parents…

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Invisalign Cleaning 2019 [Factual!]

Invisalign Cleaning 2019 [Factual!]

Firstly, Invisalign cleaning is a hot topic. Invisalign is the most commonly used brand of clear aligners.  For those who start wearing Invisalign aligners, they think that nothing wrong can happen to change the appearance of the clear trays. However, after wearing their trays for 1-2 weeks, they do tend to discolor and show mild wear.   You will also notice…

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