Category: General Information

What is an Orthodontist?
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What is an Orthodontist?

What is an Orthodontist? Orthodontists and dentists both help patients improve their oral health, but in different ways. Dentistry is a broad medical specialty that deals with the teeth, gums, nerves, and jaw. Orthodontics is a specialty within dentistry that focuses on correcting bites, jaw alignment and growth and the straightness of teeth. Orthodontists attend...

Can I Do It Myself?
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Can I Do It Myself?

Can I Do It Myself? Clear aligners are an excellent way to straighten teeth because they are incredibly discreet. They surround the teeth like a clear retainer would, but by working on a set treatment plan they can move teeth from a crooked position to a straight position. However, as uncomplicated as that may seem,...

Caring For Your Smiles After Braces
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Caring For Your Smiles After Braces

Caring For Your Smiles After Braces Caring for your smile does not stop when your braces come off. Your retainer is a KEY component to your orthodontic treatment. Retainers are typically worn full time for 8 weeks following the removal of braces, followed by indefinite nightwear for the rest of your life. Maintaining your beautiful...

Thumb Sucking And Binky Wearing
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Thumb Sucking And Binky Wearing

Thumb Sucking And Binky Wearing Did you know that every child is born with the need to suck? Thumb sucking and binky sucking habits are normal behaviors for children to soothe themselves. But the question we hear all the time is: when do I need to stop my child! As the child grows, the comforting...

Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene
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Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene

Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene While undergoing orthodontic treatment, oral hygiene is extremely important. Proper brushing and flossing is vital to keeping your teeth and gums healthy. It is essential in preventing the development of stains, streaks or other structural damage on the teeth. The damage can present itself in the form of permanent white spots,...

I Don’t Need An Orthodontist, My Dentist Does Invisalign
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I Don’t Need An Orthodontist, My Dentist Does Invisalign

I Don’t Need An Orthodontist, My Dentist Does Invisalign Many dentists and orthodontists alike are trained in administering Invisalign to patients. This begs a crucial question: “Should I get Invisalign from a dentist or an orthodontist?” The answer lies in specialty. General dentists who are treating with Invisalign have a team of orthodontists thousands of...