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Are All Orthodontic Treatment the Same? | Quick Facts

A smile is worth investing in since you are most likely expected to show your pearly whites for a lifetime. Your smile is the key to making new friends and letting people know that you like them. You also need a beautiful smile to help you feel confident at school, work and in social situations. When you think about it, people view your smile as a reflection of your personality, and you want them to know that you are friendly.

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Effects of Vaping on Teeth | 5 INTERESTING & FAST FACTS

Effects of vaping on teeth. Vaping has become the latest trend, allowing many people to enjoy a rush of nicotine or other legal drugs without the tar and pervasive smell of smoking. However, many people who enjoy vaping do not realize that it also can have potent physical effects. Although the smoke coming from a vape pen appears whiter and cleaner than heavy, tarry cigarette smoke, it can have part a particularly profound impact on the health of your teeth and gums. In this post, we’ll take you through the perils and effects of vaping on teeth.

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Braces Color Wheel | Find The Best Color For You

Getting braces is a huge milestone moment for older kids and teens who can finally enjoy the happiness that comes with having a beautiful smile. While there are several types of options that are available for teeth straightening today, traditional metal braces are still one of the most popular styles that we use in our office. Not only can these braces correct major gaps and bite issues, but they also give kids a chance to make wearing them fun. Since these braces require special rubber bands, you can play around with different colors to create fun and unique styles. Now that you are ready to give these a try, you can use these strategies to figure out how to choose the best color for your teeth.

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Why Aren’t My Child’s Permanent Teeth Coming In?

Losing a tooth is a rite of passage that all children must go through sooner or later. Most people choose to celebrate the loss of a baby tooth and the arrival of permanent teeth as their children grow. Unfortunately, sometimes permanent teeth become delayed and parents begin to worry. Why aren’t my child’s permanent teeth coming in? This is a valid question, and there are multiple explanations for why this might happen. Here, we will explain some of the most common reasons why permanent teeth are delayed as well as answering questions.

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Does My Child Need To Have Baby Teeth Removed

If your child still has their baby teeth, you may be wondering when they should be removed to prevent major orthodontic delays. Most baby teeth start to fall out when a child is around five or six years old. It can take a few years for all baby teeth to fall out. If your child still has some or all of their baby teeth when they are nine or 10 years, they may need to be removed. Removing the baby teeth can help your child to have a fuller and straighter smile with fewer orthodontic problems.

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What are Lingual Braces?

Surprisingly, of the more than four million people in the U.S. wearing various types of braces, 25 percent of these individuals are adults. This is according to the insurance company, Humana. Lingual braces are said to be the least conspicuous orthodontic braces available to children and adults seeking to improve their smile with dental appliances. Although this choice of braces does not usually get the spotlight it deserves, it can be as effective as traditional metal braces, tooth-colored or ceramic braces, and Invisalign.

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Are You Too Old for Orthodontic Braces?

You’ve guided your children through braces and various types of dental appointments and you’ve seen the change in their appearance. Now you’re wondering, “Does age matter for braces?”. Seeing these children turn into adults and still have their beautiful straight smile might keep you wondering, “Are above 50 years old too old for orthodontic braces?”

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Things To Do When Experiencing Mouth Ulcer While Wearing Braces

When an individual starts wearing braces for the first time, an achy or sore sensation is normal. There is often tenderness when biting down or general soreness for about three to five days. The individual should consume a soft food diet including mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, milkshakes, soups, ice cream, and smoothies. During the first 72 hours, chewing sugar-free gum will help with the soreness.

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How to Overcome Your Fear of Having Braces

Braces are orthodontic treatments that have been making lives and smiles better for many decades and counting. They’re not restricted to youngsters, either. That’s because it’s not uncommon to come across adults who care about the alignment of their teeth. Braces are devices that can take care of all sorts of issues that relate to the positioning of the teeth.

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Orthodontist Checkup | DO I NEED ONE? | 2020 SUPER FACTS

Orthodontist checkup? Early detection of orthodontic problems gives you the best options for treatment. Many cases of crooked or misaligned teeth can be treated before the permanent teeth are finished coming in. Unfortunately, the myth that only older kids and teens need a checkup still exists, and it often leads people to overlook the importance of orthodontic care until the problems have become unbearable. While the correct answer to this is different for everyone, understanding how to determine when you or your child needs to go help you to protect your smile. In this post, we’ll answer the question – Orthodontist checkup, do I need one?

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