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Types of Retainers

Types of Retainers

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?

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?

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?

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

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?

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?

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

'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?

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?

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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