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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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What’s the Best Age for Braces for Children? How Early Can My Child Start?

Healthy mouths support healthy lives. Part of a healthy mouth is proper development with teeth aligned, allowing for ideal bone and gum growth. But when your child is showing signs that they may need orthodontic treatment, when is it time to assess the problem? Determining the right age for braces can be difficult – but…

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Why Do You Need a Retainer After Braces?

You’ve been counting the days until your braces come off and you can finally see your new beautiful smile without anything in the way. But that’s not the end of your treatment! To keep all the progress your smile has made over the last few months or years, you’ll be given a retainer. It’s common…