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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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How Orthodontic Rubber Bands Work

There are two types of elastics used in orthodontics. The first kind, called ligatures, is the tiny colorful one that holds the wires of your braces in place. Your orthodontist replaces the…

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Post-Braces Orthodontic Tips To Retain Your Amazing Smile

You’ve spent years with braces. Now that they’re gone, you can enjoy your amazing smile. But make sure you keep up with a post-braces orthodontic plan. Post-Braces Orthodontic Phase During this phase,…

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Do You Need Second Time Braces?

After years of having braces, you might think everything is over. You already have the perfect smile. But second time braces are definitely possible. There are cases wherein the same patient has…

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The Best Ways To Prevent Teeth Stains From Braces

Teeth stains from braces often occur after the treatment. This may be from the adhesive used to put the brackets in place. But it’s not always because of the braces. It can…

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Braces vs. Veneers – What’s The Best Teeth Straightener

You get to choose between braces vs. veneers if you have crooked teeth. But what’s the best choice? The Problem With Crooked Teeth Growing with crooked teeth is difficult, not just socially…

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Can You Get Braces With Fillings Or Crowns?

Many patients believe that once they have had teeth restorations, they can’t get braces. That’s why it’s common for people to ask if they can get braces with fillings or dental crowns….

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Getting Braces With Missing Teeth

Unfortunately, not everyone has grown with all of their teeth intact. A huge percent of the population has permanently lost a tooth or two. For these folks, would getting braces with missing…

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