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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choose an orthodontist

How to Choose an Orthodontist For Your Child

Valencia, CA – A quick Google search in your area will no doubt bring up a host of orthodontists. Being prepared with questions, and starting with a basic idea of what you are looking for in your child’s orthodontist can be a huge help in finding the right office for you. Below are things to […]

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About Adult Orthodontics

The Top Ten Things to Know About Adult Orthodontics

Santa Clarita, CA – Did you know that today, nearly one in five orthodontic patients is an adult? If you are looking at orthodontic treatment to perfect your smile, there are some things you should know first. Here, we’ve compiled a list of the top ten things adults should know about orthodontics. You can straighten […]

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Oral Hygiene with Braces

How To Practice Good Oral Hygiene with Braces

Santa Clarita, CA – During your orthodontic treatment, you are working hard to ensure a beautiful smile once your braces come off. But, if you don’t follow a good oral hygiene plan, all of that work can be for naught. Braces create lots of nooks and crannies for food debris to hide and build up, […]

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DIY

The Dangers of “Do It Yourself Orthodontics”

A quick Google search can yield answers to basically anything and social media and YouTube videos of do it yourself projects are very easy to find. But one area that should not be left as a DIY project is orthodontics. In recent years, more do it yourself videos of people claiming they’ve corrected their own […]

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Paying for Braces

Paying for Braces

If you or a loved one need orthodontic treatment, the questions that immediately follow are probably how much will it cost and how can I pay for it? The good news is that, although braces are often viewed as a significant investment, the cost of braces has remained relatively steady over the years. Did you […]

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Recall Appointment

What Happens at an Orthodontic Recall Appointment?

We all have very busy schedules, and fitting in extra appointments can be difficult. If your child has been seen by an orthodontist, but wasn’t quite ready for braces, or if your child has undergone interceptive orthodontic treatment, your orthodontist will most likely be scheduling orthodontic recall appointments for you. These appointments tend to be […]

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