How to Tell If Your Child Needs Braces

June 25, 2024

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Is your child having difficulty chewing food or frequently complaining about biting their cheek? These could be indicators that braces are needed. Orthodontic issues such as teeth crowding or bite misalignments can increase the risk of cavities and affect oral health. Straightening teeth not only promotes dental health but also boosts your child’s comfort and confidence in their smile. Here are signs to help you recognize if your child might benefit from braces and a visit to the orthodontist.


Sports & Orthodontics: What Should You Expect?

June 4, 2024

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adult athlete playing basketball

Are you an athlete who is currently undergoing orthodontic treatment? If so, you may worry that orthodontic treatment might hinder your performance? Fortunately, that’s not the case! Both traditional metal braces and Invisalign can be compatible with an active lifestyle if proper precautions are taken. Here’s what to expect from these options and how to choose the best one for your smile.


Can Gums Grow Back After Gum Recession?

May 27, 2024

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person wondering if gums grow back

When the soft tissue around your teeth decreases, it leads to a condition called gum recession. This exposes the tooth roots and creates gaps or pockets along the gum line, which can harbor harmful bacteria and affect your oral health. If you or someone you know is dealing with this, you might want to understand what causes gum recession and how to manage it effectively. Let’s look at three main reasons for gum recession and discuss ways to deal with it.


What It Feels Like to Get Braces

April 2, 2024

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: person with braces having them worked on by orthodontist

Are you interested in improving your smile with traditional braces? Despite their long history, if you’re new to wearing braces, you likely have many questions about the procedure. You may be wondering: what does it feel like to have braces? Keep reading as we explore how they feel shortly after getting them, within the initial week, after several months of treatment, and on the day they’re removed!


The Step-by-Step Process of Getting Dental Veneers

March 21, 2024

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person going through last step of the veneer process

Porcelain veneers offer a popular solution for patients looking to fix imperfections in their smiles, like cracks, gaps, chips, and minor misalignments. Unlike traditional orthodontic treatments, the veneer procedure is quicker but still involves several important steps. In this guide, we’ll explore the porcelain veneers process in detail, giving you a clear picture of what to expect as you embark on your journey to a more beautiful smile.


Can I Wear Braces a Second Time?

March 8, 2024

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smiling adult with braces

For those who are looking to improve a crooked or gapped grin, braces may be the best way to achieve a more uniform smile. Braces, which have been a trusted way to straighten smiles for generations, are often the orthodontic option of choice. If you’ve had them before, you know about the metal brackets and wires that create your new smile. But did you know some people need braces again? Keep reading to find out why.


My Invisalign Aligner Doesn’t Fit; What Should I Do?

February 21, 2024

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Lady shows pretty smile

Invisalign is an increasingly popular orthodontic treatment that allows patients to straighten their smiles without the dietary restrictions and conspicuous metal wires and brackets that come with traditional braces. The system uses removable clear aligners that are virtually invisible to gradually realign a smile, but some patients may sometimes have a hard time getting them to fit over their teeth properly. Here are a few methods that can help make popping your aligners into place a breeze.


How Long Does It Take to Straighten My Teeth with Braces?

February 13, 2024

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Lady smiles with braces

Braces are a tried-and-proven way to straighten teeth into healthier and more beautiful arrangements. They have been used to realign the smiles of millions of patients and can effectively treat even complex cases. However, they require the patient to make a significant commitment of time and effort to be successful, so it’s understandable if you’d like to know just how long you can expect to wear them before you schedule an orthodontic appointment. Here’s a brief guide to how long treatment with braces can last.


Why Are My Teeth Shifting?

January 18, 2024

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Woman with questioning lookDid you know that your teeth aren’t immovable? They are connected to your jawbone by the periodontal ligament and cementum material, which allows your pearly whites to withstand the pressure of chewing. They have a little flexibility, which can increase with age. As a result, your teeth can shift over the years. Many factors can trigger tooth movements, but your cosmetic dentist has the solutions you need to restore a straight smile.


SmileDirectClub Has Gone Bankrupt; Here’s What Former Clients Can Do to Continue Treatment

January 12, 2024

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Orthodontist smiles

SmileDirectClub marketed itself as a faster and more affordable alternative to traditional orthodontic methods. It was founded in 2014 and has served over two million clients since then. The company received significant pushback from the dental community throughout its existence and has recently declared bankruptcy and ceased operations. Here’s what SmileDirectClub’s former clients should know about the situation and how they can continue straightening their teeth with a qualified orthodontist.

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