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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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10 Reasons Why You Should Take Your 7-Year-Old to the Orthodontist

December 18, 2018
10 Reasons Why You Should Take Your 7-Year-Old to the Orthodontist

Unless you notice that your child is experiencing an orthodontic problem sooner, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children visit an orthodontist once they reach the age of 7. By the time your child turns 7, enough permanent teeth have erupted for an orthodontist to decide if orthodontic treatment is necessary and, if so, […]

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Protect Your Long-term Oral Health with Invisalign

October 12, 2018
Protect Your Long-term Oral Health with Invisalign

Having crooked teeth can make practicing good dental hygiene a problem; however, addressing crooked teeth with a teeth-straightening method like Invisalign can prevent tooth decay, gum disease (i.e., periodontal disease) and bad breath. Furthermore, did you know that by practicing good dental hygiene now you are reducing your chances of developing certain diseases in the […]

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An Innovative Solution: Invisalign, Where Comfort is Key

September 17, 2018
An Innovative Solution: Invisalign, Where Comfort is Key

In years gone by, the only option for straightening teeth was the traditional set of metal braces; however, advancements in the world of orthodontics has led to the creation of a revolutionary new teeth-straightening solution, Invisalign. Two Methods Offering the Same Result: Braces vs. Invisalign Traditional braces consist of metal brackets attached to the teeth. […]

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