IPR: Why We Recommend it Sometimes for Modern Orthodontics

Image by¬†–ē–≤–≥–Ķ–Ĺ–ł—Ź –ö–į—Ā—Ć—Ź–Ĺ–ĺ–≤–į¬†from¬†Pixabay Sometimes when we have modern orthodontics for an adult, we recommend Interproximal Reduction (IPR) as part of the treatment plan. Let’s look at why we might need it to get you the smile you always wanted ...

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TMJ Disorders: What Every Patient Should Know

  Image by¬†Sammy-Sander¬†from¬†Pixabay Modern orthodontics can give you the smile you always wanted. However, did you know that it can also prevent damage to essential supporting structures in your oral cavity? ¬† In addition to fixing crowded or crooked teeth, mo...

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What Is Hybrid Treatment, and is it Right for My Smile?

Image by Messan Edoh from Pixabay  When we treatment plan with patients, we often talk about braces or clear aligners. However, we sometimes discuss improving patient smiles with braces and clear aligners. This second option is called Hybrid Treatment, and here ...

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Why Modern Orthodontic Treatment Takes the Time it Takes

Image by ¬†@Nile¬† and Pixabay. Most of my patients have a common question: How long will I be in orthodontic treatment? Unfortunately, my answer is a very unsatisfying: It depends. Or maybe something even worse: As long as it takes. The answer is different‚ÄĒand frustr...

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Getting Attached: Using SmartForce Attachments

    We use Invisalign clear aligner therapy at our Long Beach orthodontic practice. A modern orthodontic treatment known for its invisibility and convenience during treatment, Invisalign is almost undetectable to other people.   However, some cases requir...

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Broken Brackets: What to Do Over the Holidays

Image by Robin Higgins from Pixabay With holiday celebrations looming over the next couple of weeks, many patients in braces will face some difficult food choices at parties and family gatherings. Many once-a-year dishes will be served, creating temptation to eat things...

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TAD: Non-Surgical Gummy Smile Correction

  Correcting bite problems and overcrowding in the mouth is something you know an orthodontist can do. But did you know that your orthodontist can correct how much of your gums show in your smile, too? Even better, did you know this modern orthodontic treatment doe...

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