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Clear Aligners vs. Braces for Teen & Adults

You must still be committed to the treatment plan, but there is certainly an extra amount of flexibility you get with the aligners…

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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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With Braces, How Often Do You See an Orthodontist?

It depends on the type of treatment; but in general, you’re looking at an office visit every…

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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 are the Consequences of Forgoing or Delaying Orthodontic Care?

For some children, the treatment can be mostly cosmetic. For others, the treatment is necessary at a young age…

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Orthodontic Options for Adults

While teeth won’t move quite as easily as they did as a teenager, a skilled Orthodontist can make a difference in your smile with the right approach…

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Is Invisalign Ideal for Adults with Crooked Teeth?

A skilled Orthodontist can make a difference in your smile by using the right approach…

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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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True or False? with Dr. Barakat, Part 2

We now have the technology in our office to speed up treatment and increase comfort…

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Your Dentist Recommended Your Child See an Orthodontist…Now What?

Choosing an Orthodontist is a big decision — you’re investing a considerable amount of time, effort, and finances into the process…

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