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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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Why Summer is the Best Time to Get Braces for Your Child

While many parents are often concerned with what age their child should get braces, they should also consider which time of year is the best time to get braces for their child. No, braces don’t work differently in the summer versus the winter, but there are some advantages to getting braces after school lets out…

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School Pictures Are Coming! Should You Smile with Braces?

It’s a new school year, and you’ve got a whole new smile – thanks to your braces. Now the big question: Should you smile with braces in your school pictures? The answer is: Absolutely! Never miss a chance to show off your great smile! Trust us – whether or not you think your school pictures…

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Back-to-School Hack: Braces Survival Kit

The new school year is in full swing! There’s a rush of excitement. You’re making new friends; you’ve got new classes and new teachers. But often times that excitement comes with anxiety, and if you wear braces, that’s just one more thing to stress about. But don’t worry! We’ve got an easy way to minimize…