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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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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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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