Category: General Information

What if my dentist has not referred my child to an orthodontist yet?
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What if my dentist has not referred my child to an orthodontist yet?

Dentists and orthodontists usually have different perspectives. General dentists look at the overall health of your child’s teeth and mouth. He or she examine how well your child is brushing/flossing and if there are any cavities.  And while the dentist looks at both the upper and lower teeth, they may not be focused on evaluating...

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...

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,...