Recognize the Signs of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep condition that disrupts a person’s breathing during sleep. Sleep apnea can cause a person to stop breathing multiple times throughout the night. While each interrupted breathing spell lasts only seconds, sleep apnea can mean the brain and the rest of the body are not getting enough oxygen, and […]

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How long do I have to wear my retainers for?

The retainer phase of orthodontic treatment is the last and final phase in the overall orthodontic process. It plays a crucial role in maintaining the final alignment of the teeth and the beautiful smile that you and your orthodontist worked so hard to obtain. Retainers come in many shapes and forms. The basic function of […]

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2 cups of Starbucks in exchange for a beautiful smile

The esthetic benefits of a perfect smile are countless. Straight teeth also allow for better oral hygiene, healthier gums, more harmonious jaw functions, and better overall health. Many assume that getting the perfect smile is out of their budget and something they simply cannot afford. For adults especially there is a general belief that they […]

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Invisible braces

Advanced Technology for Today’s Braces

Advanced Technology for Today’s Braces Orthodontic technologies have greatly improved the effectiveness, comfort, and aesthetic appeal of wearing braces for today’s patients. Many people who were once concerned about having to wear large metal brackets and thick bands on their teeth for years are now enjoying healthy new smiles thanks to shorter, more discreet orthodontic […]

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Straightening Your Teeth

Straightening Your Teeth Is Good for Your Health

Straightening Your Teeth Is Good for Your Health Straightening your teeth can work wonders on your smile, but did you also know it may help lower your risk of developing serious diseases? Crooked, crowded or unevenly spaced teeth are harder to keep clean and tend to harbor more food and bacteria. This can lead to […]

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Orthodontics

What is a Board Certified Orthodontist?

What is a Board Certified Orthodontist? Orthodontics is more than just straightening teeth. An orthodontist is a specialist in the dental field who has extensive knowledge with all issues related to the jaws and bite. Unlike a general dentist who focuses on dental check-ups and maintaining the health of the teeth and gums, an orthodontist […]

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Digital impressions

The newest trend in orthodontics: Digital impressions

The newest trend in orthodontics: Digital impressions Impressions or molds of the teeth are an integral part of orthodontic treatment and, along with radiographs and photos, constitute what’s commonly known as “orthodontic records”. They allow the orthodontist to easily reproduce and visualize a patient’s teeth and bite and play a vital role in creating a […]

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10 things Parents should know about Invisalign Teen

10 things Parents should know about Invisalign Teen   1. WHAT IS INVISALIGN TEEN? Invisalign Teen uses a series of clear, removable aligners that have been custom-made for your teen’s teeth. Your teen simply wears them over their teeth and changes them out for a new set of aligners every two weeks. Little by little, […]

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Up Close and Personal with Braces

Up Close and Personal with Braces Dental braces and orthodontic braces as they are also known is a complex subject. Trying to understand what they are and how they work can be confusing. This article will attempt to break down the terminology used by orthodontists, making it easier for you to understand this topic. The […]

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Understanding the World of Orthodontics

Understanding the World of Orthodontics For most people the word orthodontics immediately conjures up images of people wearing braces.  Do you really know what this word means though? Orthodontics is a treatment procedure that will help straighten you teeth. This process helps your teeth function correctly and of course look much better. Different appliances are […]

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