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How Does Invisalign Move Teeth?

How Does Invisalign Move Teeth?

LAST UPDATED: October 21, 2018 Invisalign. 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…

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9 Reasons to Visit Your Orthodontist Regularly

9 Reasons to Visit Your Orthodontist Regularly

Reasons to visit your orthodontist regularly. Before you get braces, Invisalign or another straightening method, you’ll need to go in for a few appointments. As soon as a child’s adult teeth begin to grow, it’s a good idea to visit your orthodontist. He or she can let you know if the teeth are growing incorrectly or if your child will…

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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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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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5 Ways Invisalign Helps [Boost] Self-Confidence

5 Ways Invisalign Helps [Boost] Self-Confidence

A smile is one of the first things people notice in any social situation, and crooked or misaligned teeth can generate self-consciousness, especially in older kids and young adults. However, new technology has brought us a new alignment method that offers a discreet way to transform smiles without interfering with a patient’s self-esteem. As you explore potential treatments for straightening…

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The Importance of [Wearing] Retainers

The Importance of [Wearing] Retainers

If you or one of your children has been wearing braces it’s exciting to finally have them removed. Whether you’ve used plastic, metal, or Invisalign to correct your teeth, there are two phases of treatment. After going through the first step in orthodontic treatment you want to make sure to finish the entire process and maintain that gorgeous smile. Wearing…

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Maintenance of Your Braces [Epic Checklist] 2017

Maintenance of Your Braces [Epic Checklist] 2017

Orthodontists specialize in correcting misaligned teeth, commonly using braces as a tool to straighten teeth, particularly amongst younger patients. In addition to cosmetic benefits, treatment can prevent a variety of issues that may plague those with misaligned teeth. Issues including bad breath, pain and discomfort, speech impediments, gum disease, and tooth decay, are amongst many other possible ailments. Share Post…

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Do You need Braces? [An Expert Opinion]

Do You need Braces? [An Expert Opinion]

There may be times during your children’s tween and teen years when so many of their friends are wearing orthodontic braces that you begin to wonder if they’re the latest fashion trend. Your next thought may be to wonder if your child needs expert corrective orthodontic work, too. There are a number of signs that will help you to know…

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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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Self-Ligating Braces Know-how Checklist 2016

Self-Ligating Braces Know-how Checklist 2016

  Despite the fact that we live in an age of digital interpersonal communication transmitted over wires and through the air, both children and the adults that grew up without the internet. The internet often takes the place of person-to-person dialogue will always need to leave a great impression with those they meet. Let’s face it: that key interview can…

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