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Emergency Care for Orthodontics

Orthodontic Emergency Care

At first, your braces and orthodontic care may take a little longer to get used to. It is not surprising to undergo a little soreness when your braces are first applied or…

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Spacers for Braces

Spacers are tiny rubber or metal pieces that your orthodontist uses to prepare your teeth for braces. How do they work? Does it hurt when the orthodontist puts them in? What Are…

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Parts of Braces: The Wire

The wires that hold your braces together are called archwires. There are two archwires, one for your top arch (or top teeth) and another for your bottom arch (bottom teeth). These wires…

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Parts of Braces: Brackets

Brackets are the most important part of traditional braces. They hold the wires that move the teeth and correct the patient’s bite. Nowadays, there are many types of brackets to choose from….

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How to Floss with Braces

When you have braces, regular flossing is more important than ever. But flossing with braces can be difficult. Trying to keep the gaps between the brackets and wires clean can take a…

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Correcting an Overbite

When your upper teeth protrude over your lower teeth, you have an overbite. While most people have a slight overbite, one that is too large (exceeding 25%) can cause significant health issues…

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Types of Malocclusion

A malocclusion is a condition in which the upper dental arch and the lower dental arch do not align as the jaws close. It means that your upper and lower teeth do…

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Wearing Braces to Improve Speech Impediment

People who lisp, slur, or have difficulty producing certain sounds are often made fun of. But did you know that some speech impediments may be a result of dental issues? If you…

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What to Expect with Your Child’s Orthodontic Expander

The orthodontic expander is one of the most common orthodontic devices used in children and preteens. The contraption spreads over the roof of the mouth and attaches to the patient’s teeth with…

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Toothache While Wearing Braces

Orthodontic treatments can definitely cause some pain. These usually come in the form of tooth sensitivity, pain in the gums, soreness in the jaw, and residual bleeding. But when you experience toothache…

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