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Bad Childhood Habits That Can Lead To Crooked Teeth

What Causes Crooked Teeth

Growing up with crooked teeth can destroy your self-esteem. But sadly, our habits as children have a lot to do with how our teeth are aligned. Our teeth as children are still…

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How To Stay Cavity-Free With Braces

Can You Get Cavities With Orthodontic Braces

Can Orthodontic Braces Prevent Cavities? Traditional orthodontic braces make it easier for food debris to get stuck in your teeth after you eat. Those food particles could turn into plaque and bacteria…

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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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How to Maintain a Healthy Diet During Orthodontic Treatment

Safe Eating With orthodontic Braces

Food to Eat and to Avoid During Orthodontic Treatment When you have braces, you’ll have to a few minor adjustments to your diet. During the first few days after you get your…

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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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