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What is Orthognathic Surgery?

Also known as corrective jaw surgery, orthognathic surgery corrects certain bite problems and crooked teeth, if those issues are caused by underlying jaw misalignment. Dr. Robert Rudman may recommend jaw surgery before or after you wear braces, if there are certain underlying issues related to bone structure. Once the jaw bones are resituated, the teeth …

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Wash Your Hands Before Brushing and Flossing Your Braces

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Braces straighten your teeth so that you can enjoy a smile that is both healthy and beautiful. Good dental hygiene is essential while wearing braces (of course, it’s really essential all of the time!). Proper brushing, flossing and rinsing reduces the increased risk of tooth decay associated with brackets and wires that catch food. Effective …

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What are INBRACE Lingual Braces?

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At Advanced Orthodontic Care, Dr. Robert Rudman offers all the treatment options he knows will be safe and effective for our patients. He knows which treatments work because he has been creating beautiful, healthy smiles for decades! We’re really excited about the newest orthodontic addition at our practice: INBRACE lingual braces. This system uses a …

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What Causes a Bad Bite?

A bad bite – what orthodontists call “malocclusion” – is an assessment of the way the upper and lower teeth come together. When they overlap inharmoniously, then the orthodontist considers that a bad bite. There are many possible causes, including congenital conditions of the jaws, genetics, injury, thumb-sucking and other developmental problems, and more. Malocclusion …

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Tips for Living with Braces

Life with braces feels a little different! You’ll need to care for your braces so that food doesn’t get stuck around all of the wires and brackets where they’ll cause decay. You’ll also need to be careful about what you eat so that you don’t damage, bend or break your braces. It’s also really important …

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How Do You Clean Braces Behind Your Teeth?

Many patients struggle with the decision to get braces. Although your smile will look great when the treatment is over, you may be concerned about “metal mouth.” Advanced Orthodontic Care is proud to offer several alternatives to traditional braces, including lingual or Incognito™ braces. Unlike traditional appliances, Incognito™ braces are placed on the back of …

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