Orthodontic Treatment Planning: What to Expect

Orthodontic treatments represent a substantial commitment, both in time and resources. Knowing what to expect can demystify the process and enhance your experience. Nestled in the heart of Glendale, CA, Massih Orthodontics, led by the experienced Dr. Karmen Massih, offers a transparent and tailored approach to orthodontic treatment planning. Initial Consultation: The Starting Point Your […]

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InBrace vs. Traditional Braces: The Invisible Revolution in Teeth Straightening

The world of orthodontics has seen radical changes over the years, with technology evolving to offer more comfort, efficiency, and aesthetic appeal. One of the most groundbreaking advancements in recent years has been InBrace. Nestled within the community of Glendale, CA, Massih Orthodontics, under the adept guidance of Dr. Karmen Massih, delves deep into the […]

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Spring Cleaning Your Orthodontic Routine

As we embrace the freshness of spring, many of us dive into the annual spring cleaning ritual. Beyond decluttering closets and scrubbing floors, it’s an ideal time to revamp and refresh our orthodontic care routines. At Massih Orthodontics in Glendale, CA, Dr. Karmen Massih offers a comprehensive guide to ensure your orthodontic regimen remains pristine. […]

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How Orthodontics Can Improve Your Overall Health

When you think of orthodontics, straightened teeth and picture-perfect smiles likely come to mind. However, the benefits of orthodontics go far beyond aesthetics. Investing in orthodontic treatment can lead to significant improvements in your overall health. At Massih Orthodontics, based in the heart of Glendale, CA, Dr. Karmen Massih takes a comprehensive approach, ensuring patients […]

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Braces vs. Invisalign: Which is Right for You?

The road to a picture-perfect smile often comes with choices, especially when considering orthodontic treatments. The two leading contenders in this realm are traditional braces and Invisalign. Both offer unique benefits, but how do you determine the right fit for your smile? Let Massih Orthodontics, your trusted partner in Glendale, CA, led by Dr. Karmen […]

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Adult Braces: What You Need to Know

Orthodontics is often associated with adolescence. However, the truth is, more adults than ever are opting for braces to correct dental issues and achieve the smile they’ve always wanted. If you’re an adult considering braces, there’s a lot you should know. At Massih Orthodontics in Glendale, CA, led by Dr. Karmen Massih, we’ve compiled the […]

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How InBrace Works From Behind the Teeth

Orthodontic treatments have evolved rapidly, introducing innovative solutions that prioritize both efficiency and aesthetics. One such groundbreaking approach is InBrace. Unlike traditional orthodontic methods, InBrace works discreetly from behind the teeth, offering a virtually invisible treatment process. Massih Orthodontics in Glendale, CA, led by Dr. Karmen Massih, is proud to offer this state-of-the-art solution to […]

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How to Keep Your Braces Clean and Healthy

Your journey to a stellar smile with Traditional Metal or Clear Braces is an exciting one. However, while braces work hard to align your teeth, you must ensure they stay clean and free from potential pitfalls like cavities or gum diseases. Keeping your braces in tip-top condition is crucial for oral hygiene and ensuring the […]

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Orthodontics and Sports: Mouthguards and Safety Tips

Engaging in sports activities is exhilarating, beneficial for health, and often vital for building character. But when orthodontic appliances come into the picture, navigating the sporting world requires a bit more preparation. Whether you’ve chosen Invisalign, Traditional Metal or Clear Braces, or any other orthodontic service, safety during sports becomes paramount. This blog aims to […]

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Orthodontics and Your Diet: What to Eat and What to Avoid

Embarking on an orthodontic journey is a significant step toward achieving a healthier, straighter smile. However, with the various treatment options available, such as Invisalign or Traditional Metal or Clear Braces, there’s an essential yet often overlooked aspect to consider – your diet. Understanding what foods can aid or hinder your orthodontic progress is crucial, […]

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The Importance of Orthodontic Care

The journey to a radiant smile is often overlooked, emphasizing the destination and neglecting the road that leads us there. But as anyone who has undertaken the transformative experience with Massih Orthodontics can testify, orthodontic care is much more than just aesthetics; it’s a keystone to holistic oral health. Located in the heart of Glendale, […]

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Are There Alternatives to Invisalign?

Among the many options we provide here at Massih Orthodontics, one topic we often encounter is about the popular Invisalign system and its alternatives. As the world of orthodontics expands, it’s essential to be informed about all available options. Here, we delve into the various alternatives to Invisalign and the potential they hold. Beyond Invisalign: […]

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What Causes a Gummy Smile and Can it Be Fixed?

Because we are steadfast in our commitment to excellence and patient-centered care, one aspect of aesthetic dentistry we often address is the “gummy smile”. Many are intrigued, some concerned, about the reasons behind it and its possible remedies. Let’s embark on a journey to demystify the gummy smile and discover if it can indeed be […]

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Deep Dive: Diet’s Role in Oral Health

School lunches have been an important part of our educational experience for decades. They’re more than just a way to stave off hunger; they’re instrumental in ensuring we grow and develop well. More importantly, they also contribute to your ability to pay attention and absorb information. Unfortunately, poor dietary choices for school lunches can impact […]

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Recognizing Symptoms and the Preventative Role of Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment often brings to mind images of teenagers with metal braces, primarily considered a cosmetic intervention for a charming straight smile. However, there’s a deeper, health-driven side to orthodontics that many might overlook. At Massih Orthodontics, Dr. Massih emphasizes the connection between orthodontic procedures and the broader spectrum of oral health. A straightened smile […]

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What is Ectodermal Dysplasia?

Ectodermal dysplasia is a rare genetic condition that varies widely depending on its subtypes and severity but is a condition that can cause many dental anomalies. When treating rare conditions like these, some of the best resources for oral care come from orthodontic treatment, as orthodontics addresses these concerns by correcting signs of malocclusion or […]

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What Are Cleft Lips and Palates? 

Cleft lip and palate conditions present distinct challenges requiring a multidisciplinary care approach. As orthodontists, we can offer various treatments to help manage and treat these conditions, especially when they interfere with oral health. In today’s article, we’ll briefly discuss cleft palates and lips, how they affect oral health, and what treatment options can help […]

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How Orthodontic Treatment Can Benefit The Aging Population 

As the population ages, there’s a growing need for orthodontic treatment for older adults. While orthodontics has been long associated with children and teenagers, adults can also greatly benefit from these procedures. Orthodontic treatments go beyond cosmetic concerns, as it also works to address functional and health-related issues that arise as we age. At Massih […]

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How Sleep Apnea Can Be Treated With Orthodontics

Problems with sleeping can cause more than just a feeling of exhaustion. Sleep problems can reduce cognitive function and lead to more health issues if left untreated. Orthodontic interventions can help play a role in managing sleep apnea and snoring. At Massih Orthodontics, we understand the impact sleep apnea can have and can offer orthodontic […]

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Understanding The Importance Of Adult Orthodontic Care

It’s a common misconception that orthodontic care is only for teenagers and young adults. The truth is that oral health is a lifelong commitment, and it’s possible to correct malocclusion and misaligned teeth even late in life. No matter what your age, everyone deserves to have healthy, beautiful teeth that they’re proud to share with […]

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Learn About Dental Implants and Bone Grafting

When replacing missing teeth, no restoration option is more effective than dental implants. This incredible approach provides both restorative and cosmetic benefits in a way that looks and feels entirely natural. For the majority of patients, receiving dental implants won’t come with any additional preparatory work. However, bone grafts may be necessary for those with […]

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The Science of Straight Teeth: How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Do you dislike the way you smile? Do you feel self-conscious about your misaligned bite or crooked teeth? Orthodontic therapy may be the answer for you if so. Orthodontics is a field of dentistry specializing in resolving issues with the teeth and face. Straightening your teeth may enhance more than just your smile’s appearance; it […]

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Aftercare Procedures You Should Focus on After Invisalign Treatment

Making an effort to collaborate between you and your orthodontist is essential for improving your smile. After completing your Invisalign treatment, it’s important to remember there’s still work to be done to keep your smile functioning and beautiful. Aftercare procedures are the actions and treatments you use following your Invisalign treatment, and below, we’re here […]

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Invisalign: Before and After Overbite

Do you need help with what to think about regarding Invisalign before and after overbite? Are you trying to get solutions to all your inquiries about Overbites and Invisalign? We can assist you in finding out everything there is to know about Invisalign for an overbite. The dentistry profession has changed significantly because of Invisalign. […]

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Can You Get Braces If You’re Over 40?

It’s unfortunate that most advertising and information about orthodontics focuses on children and young adults. Orthodontic care isn’t limited to these individuals. If you’re 40 or older and have lived with misaligned teeth or other orthodontic conditions, it’s not too late to live with a beautiful, straight, properly aligned smile. Getting orthodontic care may have […]

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How Investing in Your Child’s Smile Pays Off

Proper dental care must begin at a young age for your child to have good oral health. Putting money into their grin now can pay off later by preventing expensive procedures or even more severe health problems. With the proper instruction and routine dental care, you can ensure that your child develops healthy dental habits […]

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Diastemas And How Treatment Can Close The Gap

When a gap forms between the front two teeth, it is known as a diastema. The gap size can vary widely based on its origin and other factors. Some people are perfectly comfortable with the gap in their teeth, with some celebrities embracing it as part of their presence. Others, however, can find the diastema […]

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How To Care For Your Braces Effectively During Orthodontic Treatment

Going for orthodontic therapy will allow your teeth to be professionally straightened, which is the main advantage. Orthodontic treatment may be your best choice if you’ve been unhappy with how your teeth look for a long time. If the appearance of your teeth has brought on your low self-esteem, you should certainly give it some […]

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How To Keep Making Music in Band With Braces

Those who have lived their lives with misaligned teeth are often excited at the prospect of having a beautiful smile with straight teeth. However, it’s important to remember that receiving braces means making some accommodations for them. Modern braces are notably less intrusive than their predecessors, but they can still make some things more challenging. […]

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Reducing Anxiety About Braces in Children

Many children experience anxiety when they find out they need braces. Even if your child seems excited about braces, they can be nervous during their first appointments. Braces are fitted and tightened for the first time during the first few appointments. It can be challenging to calm your child when they’re anxious about getting braces. […]

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