Orthodontics

What to expect after braces come off

How to Prepare Your Child For Success After Orthodontic Treatment

Getting a retainer, braces, or any other orthodontic treatment seems to be a right of passage for most young adults. An estimated 45% of children will require braces to fix orthodontic issues such as a misaligned bite. Furthermore, nearly 75% of kids could benefit from braces to straighten their teeth or improve their facial shape. …
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Myths about braces

Braces Can Rust and 9 Other Braces Myths Debunked

Do You Believe These Braces Myths? Braces have been the most common way to straighten teeth for decades. But despite their popularity, there’s still a lot of strange stories and weird myths that kids hear from friends, parents, or even television shows. Although most of these myths are harmless, it’s important to know the truth…
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Know the foods to eat with braces

10 Tasty Foods You Can Still Eat With Braces

How to Eat Healthy With Braces Most kids will need to wear braces for a year or two, so that means they’ll need to stick with a braces-friendly diet for a while. While wearing braces, it’s important to keep sugar to a minimum and try to eat a diet that’s nutritious, varied, and typically softer,…
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History of braces

8 Fascinating Stories of Braces from History

Did Our Ancient Ancestors Wear Braces? Braces are pretty common nowadays. You probably have friends who have worn braces, or maybe you’re about to get braces yourself. Orthodontic care is so familiar to us now that the idea of braces might not seem very exciting, but getting straight teeth is pretty cool. Did you know…
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Orthodontic treatment for your child

Why Get Orthodontic Treatment at Your Pediatric Dentist Office?

Address all of your child’s dental needs under one roof. It’s estimated that between 50%–70% of American children will need to get braces before they reach their adult years. Whether your child has crooked, overcrowded, or overlapping teeth or malocclusion (bad bite), getting their teeth corrected early on will help with their self-confidence and success…
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What to eat and not eat with braces

10 Things Your Child Should Never Eat With Braces

A change in diet doesn’t have to be a bad thing. If your child just got braces, you’re probably wondering what types of foods they can eat with braces. With such a big investment in their smile, the last thing you want to do is allow them to eat something that’s bad for their braces…
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The dos and don'ts of an orthodontic retainer

6 Tips for Effective Orthodontic Retainer Use

Proper orthodontic retainer use ensures your child gets the most from their braces. If your child is nearly ready to get their braces off—congratulations! This is an exciting time for your child, and we know both you and your child have worked hard throughout the course of their treatment. Now you’ll both get to see…
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Early orthodontic evaluation helps prepare for the future

What to Expect During Your Child’s Orthodontic Evaluation

Preparing for your child’s first orthodontic evaluation Children grow at an incredible rate, hitting new milestones almost before you have finished wrapping your mind around the last one. When it comes to dentistry, one of the really big milestones for your child is their first orthodontic evaluation—and it comes earlier than many parents expect!  Nowadays,…
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Orthodontic treatment for children

Orthodontic Treatment: How Long Does It Last?

And 7 Other Questions About Orthodontic Treatment for Kids As your child’s adult teeth begin to arrive, you’re probably starting to think about future orthodontic treatment. You might be wondering whether or not your child will need braces and how to even tell if orthodontic care is really necessary. You’re eager to help your child…
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Learn about 2 phase orthodontic treatment

Introduction to 2-Phase Orthodontic Treatment Plans

Understanding Phases 1 & 2 of Kids’ Orthodontics Quick! What comes to mind when you think about orthodontic care? Braces, right? Most adults are often surprised to learn that these metal brackets or their counterpart, clear aligners, aren’t the only orthodontic treatments available for kids. Two-phase treatment is a specialized orthodontic treatment that combines teeth…
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