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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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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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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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Ways to improve your smile before your wedding day

There's a lot of hustle and bustle for couples who are about to get married - cue in the dress fittings, the cake tastings, the somewhat daunting task of making seat plans and of course readying the picture perfect smile for those wedding photos you'll be looking back for the years to come. Lucky for you, we're giving you some great tips on how to ...
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Health Benefits of Having Braces

There is no doubt in anyone's mind that the payoff of getting braces is having a great smile once they are removed. However, the aesthetic advantage of braces is just one of the many benefits that might not be known to a lot of people. Correct alignment of teeth not only looks good but it also feels good to chew with them as they are more effe...
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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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Can you use mouth wash instead of flossing?

Anyone who has tried flossing (and unsuccessfully prevented injuring their gums in the process) will know that it can be challenging to get into this habit. The question is if mouth wash can be used as an alternative to flossing. We hate to be a bearer of bad news but the answer is no. Many people would hands down choose mouthwash over flossing thi...
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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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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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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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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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Waiting Rooms Are Boring

Waiting rooms don't have to be boring.  We have done some renovations at our Ballajura practice to ensure that you aren't bored when waiting for you next appointment. ​Play or Browse on our iPads - ​We have installed a few iPads in our waiting rooms but don't worry, they aren't for show.  They are for you to either get a high score on Can...
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What is the Difference Between an Orthodontist and a Dentist?

Aren't dentists the same as Orthodontists? Aren't dentists - Orthodontists?  Well if not, what are the differences between a dentist and a orthodontist? The short answer is that an orthodontist is a specialist dentist that focuses specifically in teeth, jaws and face to ensure not only for aesthetics, but also functionality.  An orthodont...
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