Category: Orthodontics

7 Facts About Orthodontics
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7 Facts About Orthodontics

No matter what you call the process, “braces”, “orthodontics” “getting your teeth straightened”, some of these facts about orthodontics might surprise you The word “orthodontics” is of Greek origin. Ortho means straight, or correct. Dont (don’t confuse with don’t) means tooth. Put it all together and you get straight teeth. People have had crooked teeth...

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...

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...