Orthodontics

Don’t Make These 3 Retainer Mistakes

After having braces taken off, there is a crucial period after treatment that keeps your teeth straight. This stage, known as the retention period, requires wearing a special orthodontic device called a retainer. Once you’ve gotten your retainer, it’s important to follow your orthodontist’s instructions to get the best results. Top 3 Retainer Mistakes to …

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Do Orthodontists Clean Teeth?

You know routine dental cleanings are an essential part of dental hygiene. But what happens after you get braces or start Invisalign®? Many patients are surprised that they still need routine appointments with their dentist to maintain their smile during orthodontic treatment. Think of your orthodontist and dentist like a dynamic oral hygiene duo — your …

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When Should You See an Orthodontist?

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While orthodontic patients for braces, aligners, and other corrective appliances typically consist of young children to adolescents, it is never too late to see an orthodontist for a potential issue you might have. Here are some valid reasons to consider. Reasons to Visit an Orthodontist You Have Gaps in Your Teeth Bruxism, which involves the unconscious grinding …

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The Impact of Orthodontic Treatment on Self-Esteem and Confidence

A beautiful, straight smile can improve one’s self-esteem and confidence. Orthodontic treatment can not only straighten your teeth but also improve the overall health of your jaw and bite. Whether you’re a teenager or an adult, orthodontic treatment can significantly affect your life. In this blog post, we will explore the impact of orthodontic treatment …

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5 Tips For Selecting The Right Orthodontist For You And Your Family

Choosing the right orthodontist is an essential decision for you and your family. After all, you will work with this orthodontist for several years. To help you make the best decision, we have compiled a list of five tips for selecting the right orthodontist. What is Orthodontics? There is a high incidence of abnormal alignment …

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Can Mewing Change Your Face Shape?

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Mewing is a method of retraining your tongue that’s popular online. The idea is you can change your facial structure and straighten your teeth by flattening your tongue against the roof of your mouth. But there’s little evidence to back it up, and it won’t replace surgery or orthodontic work.  Research on Mewing Mewing has …

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Can You Chew Gum With a Retainer?

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People chew gum for all sorts of reasons. Some want to reduce bad breath, while others find that it simply helps relieve boredom. Sugar-free gum can even have some oral health benefits!  However, when you start wearing a retainer after ending orthodontic treatment, you may need to think twice before unwrapping a stick of your …

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4 Dental Rules for a Healthy Halloween

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Indulging in sweet treats can have some ill effects on your smile. If you or your child is undergoing orthodontic treatment, the risks of candies and snacks are downright spooky.  Fortunately, there are ways to enjoy Halloween while protecting your teeth and gums. Here are four tips from experienced orthodontist Dr. Robert Rudman at Advanced …

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