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The Potential Thumb Sucking Effects on Teeth for Your Child & How to Prevent Them

Sucking on pacifiers or teethers can be soothing and entertaining for children. Even as they continue to grow, this tendency may not go away. When you take away these objects, they often transition to thumb sucking. While thumb sucking effects aren’t an issue early on, it can be a concern as they near the eruption…

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Is It Better to Get Braces Younger or Older?

When your child may need braces, it’s a big decision for parents to make. One of the factors that plays into the equation is timing – is it better to get braces younger or older? After all, people of all ages can get braces, so is there a rush? On the flip side, are there…

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Foods to Avoid with Braces to Keep Your Treatment on Track

If you’ve recently received braces, you may be learning all about the new tips and restrictions for life during orthodontic treatment. Fortunately, the restrictions are minimal, and they’re all designed to help you achieve the best outcome with your braces in the least amount of time! One of these restrictions is learning about foods to…

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How Parents Can Help Their Children Adjust to Braces

Most kids don’t exactly get excited when it comes time for them to get braces. Getting braces is a big change in a young adult’s appearance and habits and can certainly cause some anxiety. As a parent, it’s tough to see your child struggle with this change. Here at Dr. Andy’s office, we’ve gathered some…