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When is Jaw Surgery Necessary?

When is Jaw Surgery Necessary?

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Your orthodontist may include surgical orthodontics in your treatment plan if you are an adult whose bite problem cannot be completely fixed through less invasive means.

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What is ‘Phase I’ Orthodontic Treatment?

What is ‘Phase I’ Orthodontic Treatment?

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While children's teeth, jaws, and mouths are still developing, an orthodontist has the opportunity to identify issues that could become more serious problems later on, and begin to treatment early, to head them off. This type of treatment is called Phase I (or early interceptive) treatment.

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Does Orthodontic Treatment Hurt?

Does Orthodontic Treatment Hurt?

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Orthodontic treatment will occasionally be uncomfortable, but don’t let it be a cause for concern! It’s a normal part of the process, and doesn’t usually last very long.

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What is A Palatal Expander?

What is A Palatal Expander?

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A palatal expander is an orthodontic appliances used to widen children's the upper jaws (the maxilla), so that the upper and lower teeth fit together properly.

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The Impact of Early Orthodontic Intervention on Future Treatment

The Impact of Early Orthodontic Intervention on Future Treatment

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Malocclusion is not entirely predictable, and it's not necessarily avoidable. However, with regular dental checkups and early orthodontic evaluation and treatment, your child may be able to avoid needing treatment in the future.

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What Are Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs)?

What Are Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs)?

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Orthodontists use TADs (Temporary Anchorage Devices) as part of an orthodontic treatment plan to to help make the tooth movement process go more quickly and comfortably.

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Tongue Thrusting

Tongue Thrusting

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Tongue thrusting (also sometimes called immature swallow or reverse swallowing) is an orofacial muscular imbalance that causes the tongue to protrude through the anterior incisors during swallowing, speech, and sometimes when the tongue is at rest. If left unaddressed, it can cause serious orthodontic problems.

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The Pros & Cons of Translucent Ceramic Braces

The Pros & Cons of Translucent Ceramic Braces

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Translucent in appearance, ceramic braces are a fantastic choice for a low profile aesthetic, if traditional braces or clear removable aligners aren’t right for you. However, there are some important factors to consider before you decide to go with ceramic braces.

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How Long Do I have to Wear My Retainer?

How Long Do I have to Wear My Retainer?

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Many patients are disappointed to learn that they will have to wear a retainer after their braces treatment is complete. Here’s some information about retainers, and how long they need to be worn.

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How Can I Make Sure My Treatment Goes According to Plan?

How Can I Make Sure My Treatment Goes According to Plan?

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Our patients don’t always realize how much their choices and approach during their orthodontic treatment can have an impact on not only the final outcome, but on how long it takes and their level of comfort during the process.

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