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Your child is all set to get their braces and begin straightening their teeth—but now that the appointment day is approaching, you’re having some anxiety about what the experience will be like for your child and what to expect. Even if your orthodontist has prepared you for your child’s appointment, the following …

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The human mouth houses 32 teeth—which means that molars, incisors, canines, and wisdom teeth all need a place in your mouth. For some people, there just isn’t enough room for all their teeth. Due to genetics, some people have smaller mouths that aren’t able to accommodate every single tooth. When this happens, …

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Lumineers and porcelain veneers are very similar cosmetic choices for your smile. Porcelain veneers are made of a durable ceramic material that’s thin yet provides a strong, attractive solution to tooth appearance that may be impacted by chips, stains, or unusually shaped teeth. Meanwhile, Lumineers are made of a …

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Having an underbite is not only usually noticeable, it can also cause many different problems with your smile. These include problems eating or speaking, jaw pain, and uneven wear of your tooth enamel, which can cause tooth decay. The main cause of an underbite is usually genetic and not something that can be …

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Many people have a misaligned bite, but not everyone will have symptoms, or some may have symptoms that are more severe than others. With some patients, an improper bite is apparent through their appearance, but many times, the signs are not so obvious. Here are a few signs and symptoms that might be trying to …

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Your gums play a crucial role in the health of your teeth. Gums cover and protect the tooth roots and also serve to help anchor the teeth in place. In fact, gum disease is often the primary cause of tooth loss in adults. Without healthy gum tissue, teeth are less likely to survive! Receding gumlines happen when …

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Headgear is a broad term for orthodontic appliances that strap around the head to exert pressure from outside the patient’s mouth. Although not every child or adult who has braces will need headgear, headgear is important for certain cases and has its benefits. What are the benefits of needing orthodontic …

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Getting braces can feel like more of a commitment than some adults want to make. Depending on your unique smile, some people need to wear braces for a few years before their treatment is complete. For adults who want to skip orthodontia, it makes sense to seek a cosmetic alternative to braces. When you want to …

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Braces are one of the most effective ways to transform your natural smile into your dream smile. Although braces are beneficial, they can making brushing and flossing a little more challenging while receiving treatment. Cleaning your teeth well when you have braces will take more time, but will also be more …

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Getting braces can be an exciting time—you’re finally getting the smile you want! However, not everyone who gets braces is happy about their treatment. Many people ask how long the treatment will take before exploring orthodontic treatment options for their smile. Different types of braces will have different …

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