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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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What Parents Should Know About Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment

If you have a pre-teen or teen, you’ve likely had a conversation with another parent about orthodontics and why it’s being recommended so early for some kids. Orthodontics as a profession used to be focused only on straightening teeth. Now, we can do many things to aid in proper growth and development that we couldn’t…

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How Wisdom Teeth with Braces Are Handled for Your Orthodontic Treatment

Straightening your smile is all about getting your teeth into their ideal position. But what about wisdom teeth, that so frequently grow in positions that require them to be removed? It’s common for parents and teens to worry about how wisdom teeth may affect their braces. Fortunately, the myths surrounding wisdom teeth with braces are…

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The Importance of Primary Teeth & Early Orthodontic Treatment for Oral Development

They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. But did you know this applies to orthodontic treatment too. While braces are seen as a way to adjust your permanent teeth into their ideal position, early orthodontic treatment can prevent problems from occurring in the first place! This form of treatment, referred to as early interceptive…