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Tips To Keep Teeth From Shifting

After what might have felt like forever, your braces are off and your smile is flawless. But as you probably know, beauty and perfection take work. In order to maintain those results you (and your orthodontist) worked hard to achieve, you will have to put effort into your dental care. Our teeth naturally move and

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Braces and Veneers: What is the Difference?

Naturally, you want the quickest and most painless path toward a perfect smile, as well as one that will achieve lasting results. If your journey includes orthodontic treatment, there are several types of braces to consider. You also might have heard of dental veneers as an alternative to orthodontic treatment. Here is what you need

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White Spots And Your Braces

After the time and financial investment you have spent on your children’s braces, the last thing you want is for the treatment to cause other flaws in their smiles. So you might be concerned if you’ve heard that wearing braces can form noticeable white spots under and around the brackets. The answer is yes, it

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Boy covering mouth nervous about orthodontic procedure

Getting Braces? Relax. And Here’s How

It’s normal to feel some anxiety before getting your braces fitted. No matter how old you are, how many times you have heard that getting your braces put on doesn’t hurt or people have told you that you should just relax, you will still feel nervous about appliances being attached to your teeth. So what

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Photo of twins wearing braces

6 Steps to Brace Against Orthodontic Discomfort

Many patients approach orthodontic treatment with some anxiety, often pertaining to the uncertainty about whether braces will hurt and how much. While it is true that braces can at times be uncomfortable, the majority of one’s treatment usually includes minimal or no pain. Your teeth are most likely to be sore after the orthodontist initially

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Before and after photos of teeth with braces

Stages of Change in Braces

That gorgeous smile you will have after your orthodontic treatment is the culmination of many different forces and careful planning by your orthodontist. However, as important as that smile is to your self confidence and appearance, how your teeth fit together and how it relates to your overall oral health is probably more important. This

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Girls with braces listening to music and singing

Improving your Speech with Braces

Making the decision to get braces (or other appliances orthodontic treatment) can have a positive effect not only on the way you look, but also on the way you speak. Your pearly whites play a big part in how you form words. If your teeth are out of normal alignment your speech will be affected. Depending

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Plastic mold of upper teeth created in 3D printer

3D Scanning, Printing and Orthodontics

The phenomenon of 3D printing has come a long way in the last couple of years. So much so that there is now an antimicrobial resin used in reproducing teeth on a 3D printer that could drastically reduce the growth of bacteria on replacement teeth! Known as additive manufacturing, the cost maybe higher than the

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