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Need Help Getting Used to Braces? Follow These Tips for You or Your Child!

“My teeth hurt!” You may have heard this phrase recently, or something similar. No parent likes to see their child hurting, but with new braces there is bound to be some discomfort for a while. Additionally, sore cheeks, lips and even tongue can occur while your child is getting used to braces. There is also…

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A woman wearing braces after using spaces to prepare for orthodontic treatment

What Are Spacers for Braces and How Do They Help?

Embarking on the journey to a perfect smile with braces often begins with a crucial but little-known step: the use of spacers. So, what are spacers for braces? These small devices are key to preparing your mouth for braces, ensuring there’s enough room for the bands that play a critical role in the treatment. Spacers…

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A person trying to clean clear aligners to ensure they're safe to use

How to Clean Clear Aligners – A Comprehensive Guide to Proper Maintenance

Clear aligners have revolutionized orthodontic treatment, offering a comfortable and nearly invisible alternative to traditional braces. But as with any dental appliance, it’s critical to maintain clean aligners for optimal dental health. This guide is designed for anyone who is using or considering using clear aligners and aims to answer a straightforward but essential question:…

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What Is an Orthodontist?

Orthodontists are dental specialists who focus on diagnosing, preventing, and treating dental and facial irregularities. Although they share many similarities with general dentists, their scope of practice is different in significant ways. From special education and training to the unique types of services they offer, orthodontists are experts in aligning teeth and jaws. Orthodontists Are…

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