The Magic of Modern Orthodontic Care

The Magic of Modern Orthodontic Care Sometimes, children and adults can feel apprehensive about orthodontic treatment, or braces, dreading the pain that comes with it. However, modern orthodontic care has seen the development of cutting-edge technology that ensures a pa...

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Inbrace Orthodontic Therapy – Real Invisible Braces

No one likes being told they need braces. Many people dislike traditional braces as they give the face an unseemly appearance. Whereas clear aligners or Invisalign braces are not fully invisible and require much self-discipline and motivation to work effectively. Not to...

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Interproximal Reduction

Interproximal Reduction: Reducing tooth widths for form, function, and stability Interproximal reduction is the removal of some of the outer tooth surface, called enamel, usually between teeth that touch; it has been used in orthodontics since the 1940s. It is also know...

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Elastics: They’re Pulling for You

Successful orthodontic treatment primarily depends on two things: constant pressure and time. Sometimes it takes added force to move teeth and jaws into their correct positions. Elastics, also called rubber bands, have the pull to make that happen. But they won’t work...

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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 orthodontist custom makes an...

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Adult Orthodontics: A Healthy, Beautiful Smile At Any Age

Orthodontic treatment is about a change for the better, no matter what the patient‘s age. It can give the patient the confidence and pride that comes with straight teeth and a great smile. But the orthodontist has another equally important treatment goal – to im...

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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 to erupt it‘s an exce...

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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 treatment only. A general...

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