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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

LAST UPDATED: NOVEMBER 22, 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:…

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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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Smile; Because a Smile Is a Universal Welcome

Smile; Because a Smile Is a Universal Welcome

  When You Have Straight Teeth   Max Eastman believed that a smile is a universal welcome despite the differences of our world’s languages. If you are traveling in a foreign country, then take the time to smile at other people who speak a different language, and they will probably smile back. Unfortunately, if you have crooked teeth, then you…

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Why Does the Orthodontist Need to X-ray?

Why Does the Orthodontist Need to X-ray?

After recently having X-rays of their teeth done at the dentist’s office, it is understandable that some patients are baffled when they learn their orthodontist also wants to take an X-ray. However, if you or one of your children needs to correct a tooth misalignment, more X-rays will most likely be required. X-rays are a very important diagnostic tool during…

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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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You’re never fully dressed without a smile. ~Martin Charnin

You’re never fully dressed without a smile. ~Martin Charnin

Can you imagine going through life without smiling? Yet so many people try to hide their smiles because they are embarrassed about their teeth. When you have crooked, uneven teeth, it is easy to feel self-unconscious about your smile. The act of smiling actually triggers chemical reactions in your brain, helping you to feel better, so when you do not…

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