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eating with braces

Santa Clarita, CA – After you have your braces put on, one of the first things your orthodontist probably tells you is to avoid eating anything too sticky or chewy so you don’t damage your braces. Chewing gum is probably one of the first things that comes to mind to be sure to avoid. But […]

Invisalign Teen

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 […]

Thumbsucking and orthodontics

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 […]

how long should a patient 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 […]