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How to Treat and Prevent Mouth Sores from Braces

Braces are amazing for correcting a variety of oral health problems – not to mention preventing future ones! It can be challenging to focus on the long-term health benefits of braces when you’re dealing with some of the immediate inconveniences they can bring. One concern that some patients ask about is regarding mouth sores from…

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3 Speech Problems that Orthodontic Treatment Can Help

If your child has a speech problem, you may want to make an appointment with an orthodontist along with a speech therapist. Orthodontics is a specialty within dentistry that focuses on correcting misalignments of the teeth and jaw and is proven to be an effective speech problem treatment.  A number of speech problems are caused…

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Food for Kids with Braces: The Holiday Naughty and Nice List

The holiday season is here again, and so are those wonderful holiday treats! But holiday food for kids with braces can be tricky and when you wear braces, many of the seasonal favorites are on the “naughty” list – off limits – until your braces come off and you’re ready to reveal that beautiful smile. When deciding which holiday foods…

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5 FAQs About Adult Braces

Can you ever be too old for braces? In a word, no. More and more adults are getting the smile they’ve always wanted by adding braces to their dental treatment. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists released data noting that 20% of orthodontic patients are over the age of 21. But are there differences…

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