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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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Teeth Crowding Facts & Treatment

Few things are worse than being crammed in a tight space, jostling around to find a way to comfortably fit. The same goes for your teeth – they need their space and will do anything they can to fully grow in. For many, this means crooked or overlapping teeth know as teeth crowding or tooth…

A girl with braces holds her toothbrush and smiles. Brushing with braces takes practice but it pays off with a winning smile.

Tips for Dental Care and Brushing with Braces to Finish Your Treatment with a Winning Smile

When you get braces the journey to a winning smile will require time and patience. One of the most important parts of the process is good oral hygiene and brushing with braces is at the top of the list. Even if you’ve always been an avid tooth brusher, the process of brushing with braces will…

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Eating Sugar with Braces: Why It’s Best to Avoid Sugary Foods

Orthodontic treatment is a great way to get your teeth (and mouth) looking the best they can! But during treatment, it’s important to take care of your teeth just as you would normally, to avoid everything from cavities to cosmetic issues. Eating sugar with braces isn’t forbidden, but it’s something you should do in moderation….