Invisalign Teen

Can Children Get Invisalign Treatment?

Invisalign treatment is a wonderful option for many orthodontic patients, especially those minor tooth corrections. Invisalign uses comfortable, clear aligners that are removable to gently guide teeth into their ideal locations. Teens and adults love it, but at what age is it appropriate? The American Association of Orthodontists recommends first seeing getting an orthodontic evaluation […]

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Orthodontic cost

What Factors Determine the Cost of Orthodontic Treatment?

What factors can impact the cost of orthodontic treatment in Santa Clarita? It happens to us all. We see an item we like for a certain price at one store, and then see the same item at a different store for a different price. It can be frustrating, but there are reasons for such discrepancies. […]

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Thumbsucking

Does Thumbsucking Lead to Braces?

Sucking is a natural reflex for babies and small children – it provides comfort and soothing for them. But, persistent thumb or finger sucking, or use of a pacifier, can cause significant issues with tooth alignment and can even deform the jaw as it grows. Common issues associated with persistent thumbsucking include: Protruding upper teeth […]

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Braces timeframe

How Long Do I Really Have to Wear Braces?

Orthodontics is complex – it involves altering and rearranging living cells and tissues. Because of that, it must be done gently and with great care. We have to apply just the right amount of pressure to align the teeth correctly – too little pressure and the teeth won’t move, but too much pressure and irreversible […]

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Good Oral Hygiene

How To Practice Good Oral Hygiene with Braces

Braces create lots of nooks and crannies for food debris to hide and build up, leading to plaque formation, cavities, and even white spots once your braces are removed. It is important to take extra time to properly clean around the brackets and wires to ensure a healthy, bright smile when your braces are removed. […]

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Cost of Invisalign

Does Insurance Cover the Cost of Invisalign?

Orthodontic treatment is an investment. It not only increases one’s self-confidence but also improves overall oral health and wellness. However, the initial price tag can deter some patients from seeking treatment. Luckily, orthodontic care, including braces and even Invisalign, is covered by most dental insurance. The cost of Invisalign treatment has leveled out over the […]

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invisalign with mandibular advancement

Invisalign with Mandibular Advancement

When Invisalign treatment was first introduced, it was hailed as revolutionary to the orthodontic field. Patients loved the idea of straightening their smiles with the clear, removable aligners, but the technology wasn’t advanced enough to treat the more severe malocclusions. But over the last 20 years or so, Invisalign has continued to research and redefine […]

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Damon

What Are Damon Braces?

Your smile says a lot about you and is often what helps people form their first impression of you. But if you have a crooked, crowded or otherwise misshapen grin, you might not want to show it off as much. Orthodontic treatment can help you get the smile you’ve always wanted, and ensure a healthy […]

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Orthodontic Consultation

10 Questions to Ask at Your Orthodontic Consultation

If your child needs braces, chances are good that you are seeking out recommendations and reviews for the best orthodontist on your area. But once you find an orthodontic office, it’s important to ask several questions to be sure the office will be the right fit for you. What is the orthodontist’s background? It’s important […]

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headgear

Orthodontic Headgear Explained

Braces are a common sight, but some patients may require the use of different appliances to ensure a healthy, functioning bite and smile. Orthodontic headgear may be used for patients who have discrepancies in how their upper and lower jaws have grown, resulting in a severe overbite or a deep bite. Patients wearing headgear will […]

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