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Palatal Expansion

Palatal expansion is a combination of tooth movement and jaw expansion. It works by widening the two halves of the upper jaw, called the palate. The two halves are joined together by a “suture” in the middle of the roof of the mouth. The...

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Timing of Treatment

Timing of Treatment Age 1 – Good dental health begins The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that a child first visit the family dentist by their first birthday. Even though all of a child‘s primary (baby) teeth usually have yet...

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What is an Orthodontist?

What is an Orthodontist? An orthodontist is a specialist in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. In other words, they specialize in moving teeth and aligning jaws. They limit their practice to orthodontic...

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