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There are several major causes of crooked teeth that can impact your smile. Crooked teeth affect more than your appearance; they’re often responsible for tooth decay, jaw pain, and lack of self-confidence. What can cause crooked teeth in a person? The following are the four major causes of misaligned teeth. …

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With over 4 million people in the United States alone receiving orthodontic treatment, it’s no surprise that people want straight teeth! Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for looks. Straight teeth actually encourage a healthy oral cavity, which means a reduced risk for numerous dental health issues—but why is this? …

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There’s a reason that the American Association of Orthodontics recommends your child get an evaluation by age 7. At this age, your child is still shedding their primary teeth and getting their permanent teeth in. Their mouths are growing and flexible. At this age, some orthodontic issues may be present, such as a …

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We get it—not everyone wants braces. Although traditional braces are one of the most effective ways to move teeth in a relatively short period of time, kids are often reluctant to get braces, especially as they get older. By the time they enter their teenage years, your child might not want to be burdened with …

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Overbites happen when the top row of your teeth essentially covers the lower row, especially in the front. These are caused by the unique size and shape of your jaw as well as your teeth, as having too little room for your teeth or too much could cause an overbite. It’s likely that your overbite is a combination …

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Many people think that since adult teeth are permanent, they will not move or change over the adult lifetime. This isn’t true—adult teeth can and do shift over your lifetime, whether or not you had braces as a child or teenager. Why does this happen, and what can you do about it? Here are a few things that can …

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A gap between two teeth in your smile is technically known as diastema. This gap could happen between your two front teeth or between any of your other teeth. You might also have a missing tooth that causes a gap you’d like to close. When it comes to your treatment for closing the gap in your smile, you have …

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Since the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first orthodontist visit by age 7, your child could have braces before they reach their 10th birthday! It can seem difficult to ensure your child will keep his or her mouth clean with braces, but the truth is that having braces …

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You have the option of having straight teeth at any age. There’s no age bracket for orthodontic work. In fact, over one million people who are receiving orthodontic treatment are adults! You’re not alone in seeking a perfect smile and you have options when it comes to less visible forms of treatment. Here are your …

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