5 Things to Look for in an Orthodontist

5 Things to Look for in an Orthodontist

  While orthodontic treatment can properly align the teeth and bite for a functional, more aesthetic smile, it is not only the orthodontic appliance that is important. When it comes to perfecting your smile with orthodontic treatment, choosing the best orthodontist for your needs is key to obtaining a wonderful smile. This is because your […]

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Types of Braces

Dental braces are a fixed orthodontic appliance that uses a series of brackets and wires to gradually align the teeth. There are two variations of dental braces that can be used. The first is traditional metal braces, which use brackets and wire made from metal. Traditional metal braces are the most commonly used and people […]

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Orthodontic Post-Op Instructions

The process of placing an orthodontic appliance is non-surgical, but it does require special post-procedural instructions to minimize patient discomfort and protect each patient’s appliance from damage. Failure to follow these instructions can prolong treatment, make treatment more costly, or even result in a dental or orthodontic emergency. Did you know… that it is normal […]

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What is an Orthodontist

An orthodontist is a dentist who specializes in the treatment of crooked or misaligned teeth. Contrary to popular belief, this branch of dentistry is not merely about the cosmetic appearance of patient smiles, but also about their oral health. Patients who visit an orthodontist for treatment often find it easier to brush their teeth and […]

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Type of Appliances

Orthodontists primarily treat patients who need help correcting certain maxillofacial problems, such as misaligned teeth, malocclusion, or too much space between the teeth. Treating these conditions requires the assistance of orthodontic appliances, of which there are many. Orthodontic appliances come in many variations – some being fixed and some being removable. They serve various purposes, […]

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When is the Best Time to Consult an Orthodontist

Orthodontists are dental specialists who work to bring the teeth and jaws into their ideal position for optimal oral health. It is very common for children and young teens to visit orthodontists to monitor or correct complications with emerging permanent teeth. Though a child may visit the orthodontist at any time, the elementary years serve […]

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