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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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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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