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Should I Wait To See An Orthodontist Until All The Baby Teeth Are Gone?

Even though most orthodontic treatment begins between age 9 and 14, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends…

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Can Invisalign Aligners Double as Mouth Guards?

With Invisalign, it’s true that you don’t have to worry about sharp brackets cutting into your mouth if you take a blow to the face, but…

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Will Time Instead of Treatment Fix Orthodontic Problems?

Orthodontic issues are rarely self-correcting; in fact, they may worsen over time, as permanent teeth are larger than primary teeth…

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What Types of Braces Should a Child-Athlete Wear?

Since the type of braces your child is wearing was initially determined by their orthodontist to be the best means of treating the orthodontic issue…

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Can Kids Wear Braces for an Extra Year to Avoid the Retainer?

Children still need to wear a retainer post-treatment for several reasons…

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Why Do Braces Appear Dirty?

Braces offer new places for food to stick to or become lodged. But that doesn’t mean you can’t keep them as clean as possible…

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Do Water Flossers Work as Well as Regular Flossing?

As a mom, I know that getting your kids to floss daily can be a struggle – especially when they are wearing braces…

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Invisalign & Teens

When a teen is a good candidate, there are many benefits to Invisalign Teen…

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Does My Child Need a Permanent Retainer After Braces Come Off?

Whether you have a permanent or removable retainer, the most important thing is to wear and care for your retainer…

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Will Braces Damage My Teeth or Gums?

Usually, there are no lasting damages. However, it likely will depend on you and your child…

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