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Docbraces’ Dental Guide for Halloween

October 24, 2019
Docbraces’ Dental Guide for Halloween

Halloween is a frightfully fun holiday. Chances are that you want your children to continue to enjoy this night full of ghosts, goblins and delectable delights, but have concerns about how all the candy they collect affects their teeth. Docbraces is here to help: Our Dental Guide for Halloween is designed to assist parents by […]

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Teeth-Straightening Options for Orthodontic Treatment Plans

October 15, 2019
Teeth-Straightening Options for Orthodontic Treatment Plans

Besides providing patients with the straight teeth that are normally associated with a beautiful smile: Straight teeth play a very important role in the digestion of food, which means they are vital to the body attaining the nutrition it needs. This is one of the reasons seeking orthodontic treatment from an experienced orthodontist early-on is […]

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How To Keep Track of When Your Child’s Adult Teeth Come In

August 14, 2019
How To Keep Track of When Your Child’s Adult Teeth Come In

An odd pattern of tooth eruption can cause more orthodontic problems for a child than is seen when the permanent (adult) teeth come in several months too early or too late. If your child’s teeth do not come in as expected, his or her bite and smile could both be affected. Studies show that changes […]

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Orthodontists Address Issues Related to Missing or Extra Teeth

July 15, 2019
Orthodontists Address Issues Related to Missing or Extra Teeth

The teeth are naturally organized in such a way as to provide support to one another; therefore, if a tooth is missing, this lost support causes additional force to be placed on the remaining teeth. Some people are actually born missing teeth. While missing teeth are a problem, extra teeth are also a concern. Having […]

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Don’t Let Crooked Teeth Negatively Affect Your Child’s Self-Esteem

June 13, 2019
Don’t Let Crooked Teeth Negatively Affect Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Healthy, straight teeth can give your child improved confidence, a positive self-image and an increase in his or her self-esteem: Sadly, a lot of times, crooked teeth cause a child to feel the exact opposite. Besides causing issues with confidence; did you know that crooked teeth can even negatively affect your child’s overall health and […]

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Recognizing and Treating a Child’s Misaligned Jaw

May 14, 2019
Recognizing and Treating a Child’s Misaligned Jaw

What is a misaligned jaw (malocclusion)? When a child has malocclusion, his or her upper and lower teeth do not come together correctly upon closing the mouth. For example, if a child’s upper teeth stick out farther than his or her lower teeth do, this is referred to as an ‘overbite.’ When the lower teeth […]

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How Sleep Apnea Affects Children

April 09, 2019
How Sleep Apnea Affects Children

We have all heard about the effects that sleep apnea has on adults; but what about the effects of sleep apnea in children? The impact that this disorder has on children may surprise you. Understanding Sleep Apnea in Children Just as with adults, children who have sleep apnea wake up on-and-off due to a brief […]

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An Orthodontist Can Address Issues Related to Permanent Tooth Eruption

March 19, 2019
An Orthodontist Can Address Issues Related to Permanent Tooth Eruption

Diagnosing and treating problems related to permanent (i.e., secondary or adult) tooth eruption early on may prevent the need for more expensive orthodontic treatments in the future. Seek Treatment Early When Adult Teeth Do Not Erupt By the time your child turns 7 years old, our orthodontists can usually tell if problems related to permanent […]

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Recognizing Bad Habits Damaging Your Child’s Teeth

February 11, 2019
Recognizing Bad Habits Damaging Your Child’s Teeth

We all know the importance of teaching our children how to brush and floss, but most of us don’t even think about all the other things they do that could be damaging their teeth. Recognizing and addressing the bad habits affecting your child’s teeth now can help prevent serious dental issues from developing in the […]

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Prevent Orthodontic Problems Through Early Intervention

January 08, 2019
Prevent Orthodontic Problems Through Early Intervention

Genetics can play a major role in misaligned teeth; therefore, if either biological parent had, or should have had, orthodontic treatment, chances are their child will need some type of treatment as well. However, there are also several non-genetic issues that can result in the need for orthodontic treatment. For example, children who use a […]

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