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Aug
07

Why We Have Crooked Teeth and How to Treat Them?

Why We Have Crooked Teeth and How to Treat Them?
We mostly want the perfect straight smile like we see on the television. But if you take a close look at your near ones, you will see that people have crooked teeth than the perfect straight. A correct treatment in time can help you overcome these crooked teeth. What exactly are crooked teeth and its types? Crooked teeth are those which are simply ...
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Apr
02

The Most Common Ways Medications Can Adversely Affect Your Oral Health

The Most Common Ways Medications Can Adversely Affect Your Oral Health
Medicines help us recover from various ailments. But they also have some adverse effects on our health in general and our oral health as well. It is important for you to mention all the medicines that you are having when you visit your dentist as few oral problems can occur as a response to these medicines. Here is a brief list of the most common w...
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Jan
05

SMOKING CAN AFFECT MUCH more than just your lungs!

SMOKING CAN AFFECT MUCH more than just your lungs!
It is quite known how smoking can destroy your lungs. As a matter of fact, smoking can be extremely detrimental for your overall health as well. The blood vessels harden due to smoke products causing heart diseases and high blood pressure. Your oral health is also compromised due to smoking. Impact of smoking on oral health - The ill-effects of smo...
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Oct
02

Why does my Orthodontic bracket keep falling off?

Why does my Orthodontic bracket keep falling off?
Getting braces is not an easy task as your mouth needs to get adjusted to few pieces of metal fastened onto your teeth. These braces need to stay within your mouth intact for about eight to twelve months to achieve the desired results. In your pursuit for a beautiful smile what can be frustrating than a falling bracket! Well, it is important to und...
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Aug
31

Why Lingual Braces Are Popular With Image Conscious Patients

Why Lingual Braces Are Popular With Image Conscious Patients
Lingual braces, also known as hidden braces or inside braces were first introduced in the 1970's. They are referred to as lingual braces because although the braces are like the traditional systems, there is one big difference.Instead of being fastened to the outside or front of the teeth, they are bonded to the inside or behind. Lingua is actually...
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Jul
31

Why Does My Smile Show A Lot Of Gum And How Can I Fix It?

Why Does My Smile Show A Lot Of Gum And How Can I Fix It?
Do you feel that when you smile you show a lot of gum? A gummy smile can actually make you feel self-conscious. A gummy smile does not have a set of definition and it is mostly based on perception. As such, it varies from person to person. However, it has been shown that a smile will generally be seen as gummy when a gum tissue measuring about thre...
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May
01

What are elastics and why are they important?

What are elastics and why are they important?
Why do orthodontists use elastics with braces? Rubber bands or orthodontic elastics are used for orthodontic treatment and have a very important role in bringing about optimum teeth movement.   Types of elastics There are two types of elastics primarily- 1. Ligatures - Braces are composed of brackets (that are stuck on the teeth) and archwires...
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Feb
02

Questions You Need to Ask an Orthodontist

Questions You Need to Ask an Orthodontist
An Orthodontist is a specialist who has received extra training to obtain skills in the diagnosis, correction and management of teeth alignment and occlusion. People have varying degrees of alignment and occlusion problems. You may be troubled by your crowded or crooked teeth. Perhaps, you are annoyed that your teeth have spaces in between or they ...
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Dec
01

What is the ideal bite?

What is the ideal bite?
The ideal smile is desired by almost every person, but not many people realize the importance of an ideal bite. You may be surprised to know how many people fail to realize that they have a problem with their bite. It's not until they develop a problem or are informed by an orthodontist about it, do they understand that their bite is off? So, ...
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Nov
01

Benefits of early orthodontic treatment for your kids

Benefits of early orthodontic treatment for your kids
Children between ages 7 to 10 is around the best age to allow an orthodontist to evaluate their teeth to see whether early treatment is required. If some form of conditions is found, parents can begin their children on preventative treatments as it presents the opportunity for an orthodontist to have control over the development the children's perm...
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Oct
02

What happens if I stop wearing my retainers?

What happens if I stop wearing my retainers?
This is a commonly asked question as patient are overjoyed when braces are removed at the end of their treatment plan.  So why do I have to wear a retainer right after? Retainers are needed to hold your teeth into their new positions.  After your braces are removed, teeth position will creep out as there is nothing holding them in pl...
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Aug
31

Braces for Adults - Are They Right for You?

Braces for Adults - Are They Right for You?
Middle school was usually synonymous with getting braces (which might've also induced bullying among kids). However, the trend right now sees a growing number of adults getting braces with some even starting in their 60s or 70s! If you are considering getting braces as an adult, fear not for you are not alone. According to Oral-B, around 20% of tho...
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Jun
02

Do Braces Hurt?

Do Braces Hurt?
Thinking about getting braces?  Most people's concern about braces (and most orthodontic procedures) is,  if it's going to hurt.  If you are considering getting braces, it will be helpful you can get an overview of what it will be like when you have them on,  so you won't get too surprised of how they will feel in your...
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Mar
31

How much do braces cost?

How much do braces cost?
So you're almost ready to invest in your smile and improve your confidence but how much do braces costs? Prices can't be provided verbally because an orthodontist is unable to determine your treatment costs without a consultation. Here are some factors and reasons why: Nature and the condition of your teeth :  The length of your treatment plan...
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Feb
24

Reasons why your braces are still on

Reasons why your braces are still on
The anticipation of having your braces off is very exciting. Our orthodontist develops an orthodontic treatment plan based on your condition of your teeth and treatment selected. If the given estimated treatment time is longer than advised, then you'll be wondering what is going on.  Here are reasons why: 1.  Appointment Visits Your ortho...
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Jan
20

Invisalign Teen – Will your teens love it?

Ugly traditional braces are the things of the past. With Invisalign Teen, they can get that smile they always wanted. It's like having clear braces without the metal brackets and wires. Invisalign Teen are a series of custom clear aligners that effectively fixes misaligned teeth. How does it work? ​See how Invisalign Works? Treat a Broad Range of D...
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Dec
23

Adult Braces: Why more adults are getting braces

Adult Braces:  Why more adults are getting braces
Braces are not just for children and teens so it's never too late to improve and enhance your smile. When your teeth are healthy, they can be moved at any age. Here are great reasons why adults are getting braces:  1) Everybody notices a beautiful smile. It changes the way how people interact with you in a positive way, improving your self-est...
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