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Yearly Archives: 2019

Dr. Andy speaking with a patient about orthodontics.

Explore the Truth Behind 5 Common Myths About Braces

“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” While myths aren’t necessarily lying, they’re still just as quick to spread around! Myths about braces are pervasive, especially among children. But which myths are just that, and what is the truth behind these myths? Read on to learn…

A row of model teeth showing off different types of malocclusion

Types of Malocclusion That Could Be Treated by an Orthodontist

No two sets of teeth are the same. That goes for “perfect” smiles or those with misalignments. The types of malocclusions and severity range the gamut from insignificant to debilitating. If you’ve been diagnosed with a malocclusion, you may be wondering exactly what that means. Read on to learn about types of malocclusion often treated…

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…

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…