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What is Adjunctive Orchestrated Orthodontic Therapy?

Many people who would otherwise benefit from orthodontic treatments have previously found themselves hesitant due to the length of the process. There’s been a growing trend of providers who have opted to obtain a secondary certification in orthodontics. As a result, there’s greater availability of orthodontic treatment. Specifically, adjunctive orchestrated orthodontics has been offered at […]

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The Top Aesthetic and Restorative Products Used By Orthodontists

Performing a task well requires three different things. You must have the proper skillset. You need the right materials to do the job. You need the right tools to bring those two things together well. Creating a beautiful dental restoration requires that your dentist have these conditions met. Using the right tool is one of […]

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Ceramic Orthodontics

How Accelerated Orthodontics Is Improving Oral Health Care

Advances in orthodontic care have led to the creation of accelerated orthodontics. These new approaches to orthodontic care allow patients to experience the benefits of orthodontic realignment without a mouthful of metal. Even better, they are faster and more effective than previous approaches to treating malocclusion. If you’ve ever considered straightening misaligned teeth or addressing […]

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When Orthodontic Treatment Becomes Necessary For Oral Health

A medical practitioner’s central goal is to improve their client’s health. Dentists work hard to help their patients maintain a smile that’s healthy for a lifetime. One of the core principles of this pursuit is ensuring that the patient retains all their teeth. At a time, extraction was a central part of any dental healthcare […]

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New Tech Improving Today’s Orthodontic Industry

 Several advances in digital technology have been changing the face of orthodontic care. These advances have enabled these professionals to serve a broader range of patients. The results they achieve are more predictable and happen quicker than ever before. This is due to advances that make it possible to move teeth more precisely than ever. […]

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Ensure Your Orthodontic Journey Is Successful

Receiving orthodontic treatment can be a serious game-changer. The result tends to be a beautiful, straight smile and a great improvement in your oral health. Achieving these results does require notable attention to detail when it comes to caring for your braces. These orthodontic devices have come a long way since their initial creation. They’ve […]

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How Aesthetics and Orthodontics Work Together

When discussing dental care, most people immediately gravitate to the teeth and gums. However, there’s far more to this medical profession than just these structures. It also involves the temporomandibular joint, sensory, and cardiovascular systems. The various treatments and procedures used during dental care can impact our appearance and facial aesthetics. Through this kind of […]

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What Are Dentofacial Deformities and How Are They Treated?

Dentofacial deformities occur in the oral cavity or the skull’s front (facial) portion. While these conditions can be mild, they can also present a significant struggle to the patient in question. These deformities come in many forms, including jaw orientation, position, or size issues. These concerns may be traumatic, congenital, or nongenetic. Certain habits, such […]

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How The Covid-19 Pandemic Has Affected Orthodontic Care

The way we receive dental care is just one thing that was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been an increasing reliance on teledentistry whenever possible, and many offices have drifted towards a contactless form. The truth is that many of the changes that came as a response to pandemics are likely here to […]

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Clear Aligner

Short-Term Orthodontics: Breaking Down Barriers In Cosmetics

The goal of orthodontic care is to address malocclusion or improper positioning of the teeth in a closed mouth. Using orthodontic appliances and years of experience, your dentist can produce meaningful changes in your smile. Some types of orthodontic care require treatment that takes years to complete. This meant long periods of time spent with […]

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What Are Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs)?

Temporary anchorage devices are some of the least talked about orthodontic appliances out there but can be an excellent choice for patients with misaligned teeth to receive gradual tooth movement. As the name implies, these devices are temporary, which means they remain in place for a period of time and then are removed. The purpose […]

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Orthodontic Splint

How Can Conservative Care Influence Orthodontics

Conservative care is a concept that crosses boundaries in the medical industry. New approaches to less-invasive care have been showing up in dentistry more frequently. Conservative care aims to provide positive outcomes without immediately resorting to surgical solutions. This is accomplished through various approaches, including the use of medication, physical therapy, and minimally-invasive procedures. What […]

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What is Aesthetic-Driven Orthodontics?

Having straighter teeth doesn’t just have to be for your health – it can also be a way to treat yourself, especially if you decide to see a cosmetic dentist for treatment! Many restorative and cosmetic dentists have begun taking on orthodontics as a specialty for their practices and also have worked orthodontic treatments such […]

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Why General Dentists Are Becoming Orthodontic Specialists

There’s been a growing trend among general dentists. Recent statistics have shown that more of these dental professionals seek to move into a specialty. One typical specialty that is shown to be quite popular is orthodontics. This specialization allows them to offer their patients a greater range of services. They can also offer these specialist-grade […]

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How The Osteoclastic Bone Affects Orthodontic Tooth Movement

It’s common for orthodontists to go over the details of your treatment in significant detail before the day of the procedure arrives. While they cover what they’ll be doing and what you should expect, they often skim over the actual mechanics of the procedure. While this information isn’t necessary for the successful completion of the […]

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White spot lesions

Post-Orthodontic White Spots? How It Can Be Prevented

Previously, we’ve talked about white spot lesions, which are demineralized areas of enamel that are caused by plaque accumulation along with the enamel layer. If you have cases of white spot lesions, then your orthodontist can most likely treat it through regular fluoride treatments and acid microabrasion to help eliminate these areas and fortify the […]

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Our Strategies For Treating Orthodontic Pain

Getting orthodontic appliances can be an exciting time. It marks the beginning of a journey to improving your overall smile and improving oral health. Whether you’re adjusting your jaw or realigning the position and angle of your teeth, it can be an involved process. The adjustments that are being made can understandably produce some discomfort […]

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How Teledentistry Can Improve Access To Orthodontic Care

Advancing technology has brought with it many changes in the medical world. Fueled by the ongoing pandemic, the rise of telehealth services is among them. While telehealth services have been a reality for decades, the advent of the internet has changed its nature. There are more services available than ever. Patient portals set the stage […]

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The Role Of Orthodontic Anchorages In Treatment

Mail-order orthodontics and DIY braces are seeing a disturbing rise in popularity over the past year. If either of these practices sounds risky at best and dangerous at worst, you’re right to be concerned. All financial considerations aside, one of the driving forces behind their popularity is a lack of understanding about the risks involved. […]

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Mail-Order Orthodontics: Are They Safe?

Recent social media trends have led to a growing number of people considering or even trying at-home teeth aligners and braces. A lot is driving this movement, with financial considerations leading the pack. Social media is packed with hundreds of influencers and review sites talking up this new type of orthodontic treatment like it’s a […]

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How Our Mouth Bite Changes Throughout Adulthood

Whenever we look at younger photos of ourselves, we may notice how some of our essential features, such as our eyes, nose, and lips, change to accommodate for our growth into adulthood. Our facial features continue to change throughout our lives, and while each of us ages at different rates, our facial physiology plays an […]

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Brush Then Floss, Or Floss Then Brush?

Of all the questions you’ve asked about brushing your teeth, likely, which order to brush or floss in hasn’t been one of them. While the answer may seem obvious on the surface, there’s more to it than you may suspect. Most of us immediately default to brushing and then flossing. We’re going to consider the […]

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Dentin Sensitivity And How To Overcome It

One of the common symptoms reported by dental patients is that of dentin hypersensitivity. Symptoms typically appear when a tooth is exposed to chemical or thermal stimulation that results in pain or extreme sensitivity. Dentin is the yellow, porous material that is located directly beneath the enamel layer of your teeth. Also known as dentin […]

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Your Role In Preventing White-Spot Lesions

It can be an exciting day when you first receive your braces. You know that you’re at the start of a long road that will end with a beautiful smile. You’ll be able to share it boldly, knowing that your straightened teeth are flawless. However, during the process of wearing braces, you have to take […]

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Orthodontic Care

Orthodontics: Aesthetic Choice or Medical Necessity

When considering the cost to benefit ratio of orthodontics, aesthetics frequently come up. There’s a misguided concern that orthodontic care is primarily an aesthetic choice rather than a medical one. The truth of this perception is far more complex. It’s undeniable that the end result of orthodontic treatment is a much-improved smile. However, the long-term […]

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Palatal Expander

Rapid Palatal Expanders vs Niti Palatal Expanders

Palatal expanders work to prevent malocclusion, or misaligned bites, from affecting the growth and progression of your child’s teeth. These orthodontic devices work as both a treatment and prevention method to help expand the upper palate and widen the upper jaw to prevent the onset of misaligned teeth, which present a greater risk for cavities […]

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Splint Therapy and How It’s Used To Treat TMJ

Our TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is one of the most critical joints in our body. While primarily thought of for its role in connecting the jaw to our skull, it has a larger importance. In addition to its use in speaking and chewing, it’s also been found to play a role in our posture. Despite […]

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Important Minerals In Your Diet To Support Healthy Teeth

There’s a lot of talk about what our teeth need to be healthy. Most of the time, this talk focuses on foods to avoid, like sugary snacks. Our oral structures are more complicated than we often give them credit for being. This fact is one reason why they require a full range of vitamins and […]

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Discover If You Should Be Flossing Before Your Brush

No one needs to tell you how important it is to practice good oral hygiene. The results of keeping to a steady routine are fewer cavities and less gum disease. These benefits aren’t the end of the good news, though! A steady oral hygiene routine will keep your teeth white and your breath smelling fresh. […]

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Discovering The Risks Posed To Your Oral Health By Vitamin D Deficiency

If you remember anything from the countless dairy commercials you’ve seen throughout your life, you know that it’s essential to get enough Vitamin D. In addition to milk, it’s possible to get this vital nutrient from eggs, fish, red meat, and a variety of vegetables. Not getting enough of this crucial nutrient can lead to […]

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