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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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Early Intervention- Orthodontics

Early Intervention. The average age of individuals who get braces is between nine and 14, although it is appropriate for younger children to visit Childers Orthodontics for a consultation with Dr. Kyle Childers. While parents may be concerned about the efficacy of early orthodontics, research suggests that early intervention can prevent greater dental health problems later in life. Read more

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Five Tips in Caring for Your Braces During Orthodontic Treatment

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Five Tips for Your Braces

After getting your braces, it is important to know how to take care of your teeth in order to ensure that your braces stay intact and do their job so that your teeth are in top-notch condition after you complete your orthodontic treatment. Today, our team at Childers Orthodontics thought we would provide you with five tips you need to know to ensure you undergo successful treatment at our Benton, Harrisburg or Herrin, IL office.

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Bad Breath Causes

Bad breath, medically referred to as halitosis, can be caused by poor dental hygiene, underlying health issues, lifestyle choices as well as particular foods. This article will explore among other questions “What are the foods that cause bad breath?”, “What are the best remedies for bad breath?”, and “Do cavities make your breath smelly?”

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Besides Straight Teeth, What are the Benefits of Braces?

 

What are the benefits of Braces?

Everyone wants a naturally aligned and beautiful smile, and it is no secret that orthodontic braces from Childers Orthodontics can help deliver one. However, there are greater benefits to wearing braces than just having straight teeth. You’ll gain many oral health benefits in addition to the cosmetic ones. Read more

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Why should I visit the dentist during my treatment?

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So, you just got your braces on, and you’re wondering why you should continue visiting your general dentist since you’re seeing Dr. Kyle Childers every other month. Patients always ask us if they should continue to see their dentist while in orthodontic treatment. The answer is yes.

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Sports and Orthodontics

We’re halfway through the summer, and the summer months bring an increase in outdoor activities and a greater chance of kids damaging their precious mouths and pearly whites. If you play sports, it’s important that you consult our office for special precautions, such as wearing a mouth guard. A protective mouth guard is advised for playing spring sports such as baseball, soccer, lacrosse and others. Be sure, however, to avoid mouth guards that custom form to your teeth as these will resist any tooth movements we are trying to achieve.

In case of any accident involving the face, check your mouth and the appliances immediately. If teeth are loosened or the appliances damaged, please schedule an appointment with the office. And don’t forget to ask us about how you can get a mouth guard for yourself.

Only by using a mouth guard and other forms of facial protection can kids with and without braces avoid serious sports injuries. Please give us a call if you have any questions about mouth guards or your treatment at our office.

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How to Protect Your Braces During Sports Activities

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Protect Your Braces During Sports Activities

Proper mouth protection is recommended when you participate in any sports activities. If you wear braces, this protection becomes essential. Injuries to your mouth can not only damage your teeth, but your braces could break and cut open your lip. Read more

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Permanent or Removable Retainers: Which is Right for You?

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Permanent or Removable Retainers

When the time comes for Dr. Kyle Childers to remove your braces, it is very exciting. Unfortunately, it can be somewhat confusing, too, because you are faced with choosing between two kinds of retainers. Should you go with permanent, removable, or a combination of the two? It is always wise to follow Childers Orthodontics recommendations, but knowing more about the two types of retainer beforehand can be helpful. Read more

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Together, We Keep Your Orthodontic Treatment Moving Smoothly

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Have you ever asked us, “How long until my braces come off?!” Well, we hope you know that we don’t mind that question one bit, and we’re not surprised when you occasionally ask it. We hear that question often! We know that you’re eager to see your new smile. We are too!
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