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A growing child likely to experience thumb sucking effects on dental health

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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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…

A child ready for phase 1 orthodontic treatment

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…