Paying for Orthodontic Care with Pre-Tax Dollars

Photo by Diana Polekhina on Unsplash   Most dental insurance policies do not pay for modern orthodontic treatment in full. While every bit helps, it usually covers only part of the overall expense, leaving the orthodontic patient or patient’s family to pay the re...

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Orthodontics in the Days of COVID-19

  Image by Engin Akyurt from Pixabay   You have probably heard the phrase “unprecedented times” a lot in the past few months. It describes how we feel about COVID-19. We haven’t ever dealt with a global pandemic in our lifetimes, so we don...

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How Long Will I Be in Orthodontic Treatment?

Image by tigerlily713 from Pixabay Are we there yet?   You might think this question is coming from the back seat of a car on a family trip. However, we hear this question a lot rising from our dental chair, almost as soon as the orthodontic appliance is in the ...

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What You Might Not Know about Clear Aligners in 2020

Clear aligners have been an orthodontic treatment option for over two decades. As you can imagine, the aligners have changed a lot over that time. Today, what we can do with clear aligner therapy is almost anything.   Of course, the most important thing you should ...

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Making Orthodontics a Priority in 2020

By now, you have likely put away the holiday decorations. The kids have gone back to school. Work is back into full swing and life in general is picking up its pace, which for many adults and families is a frantic one. It can be difficult to take care of the regular thi...

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What You Should Know about SmileDirectClub

Photo by Kat Jayne from Pexels   Moving teeth is a serious business. That is why we believe here at Bloom Orthodontics in Long Beach that it is critical to have an orthodontist involved in your treatment.   However, the introduction of direct-to-consumer (DTC) ...

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