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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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When is Jaw Surgery Necessary?

When is Jaw Surgery Necessary?

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

As part of your treatment plan, your orthodontist may recommend surgical orthodontics if you are an adult whose bite problem cannot be completely fixed through less invasive means.

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The Pros & Cons of Translucent Ceramic Braces

The Pros & Cons of Translucent Ceramic Braces

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

'Translucent' ceramic braces are a fantastic choice for a low profile aesthetic, if traditional braces or clear removable aligners aren’t right for you. However, there are a few important factors to consider before you decide to go with ceramic braces.

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How Long Do I Have to Wear My Retainer?

How Long Do I Have to Wear My Retainer?

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Orthodontics patients are often somewhat dismayed to learn that they will have to wear a retainer after their braces treatment is complete. Here’s some information about retainers, and how long they need to be worn.

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How Can I Make Sure My Treatment Goes According to Plan?

How Can I Make Sure My Treatment Goes According to Plan?

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Our patients aren't always aware of how much their approach and choices during their orthodontic treatment can have an impact on the final outcome, and on on how long it takes and their level of comfort during the process.

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The Benefits of Invisalign

The Benefits of Invisalign

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

For teens and adults, the idea of dealing with metal braces on a social level can be extremely disheartening. With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth without that obvious ‘braces’ look.

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Breaking the Thumb Sucking Habit

Breaking the Thumb Sucking Habit

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Although thumb sucking is a natural and healthy behaviour in babies, it can result in the development of a malocclusion once the permanent teeth begin to erupt.

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What Are Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs)?

What Are Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs)?

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Orthodontists sometimes apply TADs (Temporary Anchorage Devices) to help make the tooth movement process go more quickly and comfortably.

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Tongue Thrusting

Tongue Thrusting

Posted in articles, Orthodontic Treatment Options

Tongue thrusting is an orofacial muscular imbalance in which the tongue protrudes through the anterior incisors during speech, swallowing, and even when the tongue is at rest. It can cause serious orthodontic problems if unaddressed.

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