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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Ectodermal Dysplasia

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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When Should My Child See An Orthodontist?

When the topic of orthodontic care comes up, parents are often surprised to learn that their child is late for their first visit. In the minds of many, orthodontic care doesn’t become necessary until your child is well into their teenage years. However, the first orthodontic visit should happen far earlier than that. Specifically, your […]

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When Is Early Orthodontic Treatment Necessary?

Sometimes, some children need early orthodontic treatment to ensure that their permanent teeth grow correctly. Treating potential orthodontic issues can reduce crowded teeth, crooked teeth, and gaps. Most children can be seen by an orthodontist as early as seven. While this isn’t necessary for all children, a parent might notice something that concerns them.  The […]

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At What Age Should My Child First Visit An Orthodontist?

One topic often glossed over when considering children’s dental care is the importance of their first orthodontic visit. It’s common for parents to assume that an orthodontic visit is only necessary if evidence of some related concern is present. However, your orthodontist can do more for your child than address an existing problem. When you […]

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How Teleorthodontic Care Makes Dental Visits Better

At first glance, teledentistry may appear less useful on the surface. But modern technology has dramatically enhanced how dentists use this type of care. For orthodontists, teledentistry can provide care options that revolutionize how they interact with patients on both a short-term and long-term scale. Let’s look at the ways that teledentistry is expanding orthodontics […]

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Why More Men Are Seeking Out Cosmetic Dental Treatment

For many years it was common for the number of men seeking cosmetic dentistry to fall far under that of women. However, over the past few decades, a changing view of masculinity and self-care has led to more men seeking cosmetic dental treatments. Men today tend to be more conscientious of their appearance and go […]

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How CAD/CAM Technology Helps Us Create Your Orthodontic Treatment

CAD/CAM technology is shaping dentistry. Abbreviated from computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing, this type of technology produces ceramic restorations such as crowns, onlays, inlays, and veneers. For orthodontists, this technology has a significant role in designing appliances and prosthetics such as aligners, retainers, and mouth guards. Over the past 20 years, dentistry has begun seeing the value […]

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Digital Imaging and Virtual Planning In Dentistry

The advance of dental technology has significantly impacted how physicians provide care. While dental health standards have changed over time, and new treatment methods have been introduced, the underlying technology makes the most significant difference. Among these technologies, it’s quite possible that dental imaging is the most important in terms of recent innovations. Using advanced […]

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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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