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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…

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How to Handle an Orthodontic Emergency or Unexpected Problems

A true orthodontic emergency is uncommon. Most issues with your treatment that occur outside of your orthodontist’s office hours can be dealt with the following day. However, there are a few orthodontic emergencies that occasionally happen – and it’s important to know what to do! If you’re worried about an issue with your braces, read…

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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…

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Taking Care of Braces During Your Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment is a longer process than most typical dental procedures. It can last months or years. When you have new braces, you’ll have to make adjustments to take proper care of them to help ensure your treatment doesn’t have any delays or problems. Taking care of braces isn’t too difficult – as long as…