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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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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 Google +1 Email

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What Are the Discomforts? [with Invisalign]

What Are the Discomforts? [with Invisalign]

The days of braces being the only viable option to straighten your teeth are over.  The advances in clear aligner therapy over the last few years now allow most orthodontic problems to be corrected with aligners (Invisalign) or braces, depending on the patients preferences and needs.   This is also dependent on the skill level of the orthodontist treating the case….

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How Can I [Properly] Care for My Retainer?

How Can I [Properly] Care for My Retainer?

LAST UPDATED: FEBRUARY 28, 2017 Ever wondered why it seems like everyone and their best friend had or has had orthodontic work? Well, nowadays orthodontic improvements have made the possibility of orthodontic treatment possible for a much greater number of people than once received it. As little as three decades ago, orthodontic treatment was much more involved. Nowadays, we would…

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Are There Alternatives to Having Teeth Removed? [for Braces]

Are There Alternatives to Having Teeth Removed? [for Braces]

  LAST UPDATED: JANUARY 24, 2017 Any column about dental braces will inevitably deal with the issue of tooth extraction to deal with crowded or misaligned teeth. Straight teeth are not merely a cosmetic issue; they affect the way we chew and so digest, our food. If you are considering braces for you or your child, you may have wondered…

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A Cheat Sheet for a Super Healthy Smile

A Cheat Sheet for a Super Healthy Smile

Smile, It Lets Your Teeth Breathe A smile is at the top of the list of facial expressions, and while doing so with your mouth closed is often more common, an open-mouth grin is most likely not faked, so we know it’s more genuine, more indicative of joy, happiness and true pleasure and emotion. However, this is not always the…

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Lingual Braces VS. Invisalign

Lingual Braces VS. Invisalign

LAST UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 13, 2016 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…

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Damon System versus Traditional Braces

Damon System versus Traditional Braces

LAST UPDATED: JULY 29, 2016 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…

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Do Orthodontic Appliances Cause Pain?

Do Orthodontic Appliances Cause Pain?

Well, Do They? Ongoing clinical research and advances in technology continue to bring significant new devices, tools and procedures to the field of orthodontics. While the goal remains finding newer and better ways to diagnose and treat patients, possibly the most appealing advancements come in the form of making the patient experience a more comfortable one. This is no less…

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Are There Foods I Can’t Eat with Braces?

Are There Foods I Can’t Eat with Braces?

  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…

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