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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The Braces No One Sees: Lingual Braces and Inbrace

You know about traditional braces, and you have probably heard about or seen clear aligners. But do you know about the braces that no one sees? Lingual braces are braces that go on the tongue side of your teeth, leaving nothing but your pearly whites shining out from yo...

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Will My Teeth Have White Marks After Orthodontic Treatment?

White spots on teeth are called decalcification. Per the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), decalcification is the very beginning of a cavity.[1] While they can occur at any time in a patient’s life, white spots are a problem for some patients when they have...

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Halloween Candy and Braces: OK in Moderation

Image by Anne Karakash from Pixabay When it comes to Halloween candy and braces, the news is more trick than treat. The sugars in candy are harmful to the teeth and hard, sticky, or chewy candy is terrible for the brackets and wires. So, sadly, Halloween candy during...

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Will You Stand for The Silent?

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bloom Orthodontics in Long Beach and other orthodontists across the nation with the backing of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) are supporting a movement to Stand for the Silent. We want to work with our comm...

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