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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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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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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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Lingual Braces VS. Invisalign

Lingual Braces VS. Invisalign

Archaeology has given us a look into ancient orthodontic practices, unearthing mummified remains with teeth encased in metal bands, and writings by Hippocrates and Aristotle dating back to between 400 to 500 B.C. contain thoughts on how to straighten teeth and fix other dental problems. In the 1700’s writings are devoted to appliances and methods of aligning teeth. In the…

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Is Damon System the Boss of Braces [in 2019]

Is Damon System the Boss of Braces [in 2019]

Many years ago, getting one’s teeth straightened meant that one had to go through a long and tedious and painful process. At that time, braces meant a mouthful of wires and discomfort. While the results were worth the struggle, is it not better to have the same effect having gone through less strain? Faster, better and simpler is what we…

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An Orthodontist is Different From an Endodontist (HOW?)

An Orthodontist is Different From an Endodontist (HOW?)

Maybe you have a child that’s having trouble chewing their food or playing an instrument due to an over or underbite. Maybe you have a cavity that needs to be checked out. Or you might need something more than just a regular visit to the dentist. Who do you go to? It may get a little confusing at times to know…

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7 Bad Breath Causes in 2019 (and How to Treat Them)

7 Bad Breath Causes in 2019 (and How to Treat Them)

For many people, bad breath is a common condition which is very treatable with simple interventions. Bad breath has several causes, ranging from what you eat all the way up to serious underlying oral diseases. If you have bad breath, you may be the victim of one of these bad breath causes. Share Post Twitter Facebook Email Dr NeaseDr Nease…

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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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