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In-Ovation System Braces: The Pros & Cons

In-Ovation System Braces: The Pros & Cons

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For a gentler, lower profile orthodontic treatment option, In-Ovation System self-ligating braces are great option. Here are some factors to consider before choosing In-Ovation.

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7 Things You Must Know Before Trying Invisalign

7 Things You Must Know Before Trying Invisalign

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Invisalign is for adults and teens who want to straighten their teeth without the obvious look of traditional braces. Before choosing Invisalign, there is some important information you should consider.

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Orthodontic Emergencies: Don’t Panic!

Orthodontic Emergencies: Don’t Panic!

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Once in a while, our patients find themselves in an emergency situation related to their braces or orthodontic treatment. Find out how to recognize an emergency, and what to do about it!

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Lingual Braces: Pros & Cons

Lingual Braces: Pros & Cons

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Linugal braces are, for many, the best of two worlds. Lingual braces force consistent wear (unlike removable aligners), but are nonetheless almost invisible when worn. However, like any orthodontic treatment option, they have their pros and cons.

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Types of Retainers

Types of Retainers

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Committing to orthodontic treatment is a big decision, especially when you consider the fact that it also means committing to wearing a retainer to hold or “retain” the results.

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What is ‘Phase I’ Orthodontic Treatment?

What is ‘Phase I’ Orthodontic Treatment?

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Orthodontist can identify and treat developing orthodontic issues in children, preventing them from becoming more serious problems later on. This type of treatment is called Phase I (or early interventive) treatment.

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Does Orthodontic Treatment Hurt?

Does Orthodontic Treatment Hurt?

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During your orthodontic treatment, there will be times when you feel discomfort or mild pain. Discomfort is a normal part of the process, but it doesn’t usually last very long. Here are some ways to cope!

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What is A Palatal Expander?

What is A Palatal Expander?

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A palatal expander is an orthodontic appliance used to widen the upper jaw (the maxilla) in children, so that the upper teeth fit together with the bottom ones properly.

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The Impact of Early Orthodontic Intervention on Future Treatment

The Impact of Early Orthodontic Intervention on Future Treatment

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Malocclusion is not necessarily predictable, and it's not necessarily avoidable, either. However, with regular dental checkups and early orthodontic evaluation and (in some cases) treatment, your child may be able to avoid it in the future.

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Why Shouldn't Children Use Invisalign?

Why Shouldn't Children Use Invisalign?

Posted in Orthodontic Treatment Options

Although Invisalign clear aligners are a very convenient and nearly undetectable orthodontic treatment option, they aren’t right for everyone, and children are typically better off with more traditional orthodontic treatment options.

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