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Types of Malocclusion That Could Be Treated by an Orthodontist

No two sets of teeth are the same. That goes for “perfect” smiles or those with misalignments. The types of malocclusions and severity range the gamut from insignificant to debilitating. If you’ve been diagnosed with a malocclusion, you may be wondering exactly what that means. Read on to learn about types of malocclusion often treated…

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5 Tips to Improve Your Dental Care After Braces

Few days are as exciting in a child or teen’s life than when their braces finally come off. The results of orthodontic treatment can be breathtaking – and well worth the effort to get there! But are there any steps you should take to maintain your oral health for dental care after braces come off?…

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What Should You Expect from Your Child’s First Orthodontist Appointment?

Everything in your child’s life has a long-lasting impact that can change who they grow up to be. The same is true for their dental health! In addition to regular dental visits, parents should consider the importance of an orthodontic exam for their child during their formative years. The benefits of your child’s first orthodontist…

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Breathe Easy: Learn Orthodontic Causes & Treatments for Mouth Breathing

Breathing through your nose comes naturally – but to some, it’s nearly impossible! When your nasal airways are obstructed, your body’s response is to find oxygen through mouth breathing. Your mouth can pull in a large volume of oxygen at a time, which is why we mouth breathe during strenuous physical activity. However, chronic mouth…