Orthodontics

Early intervention orthodontics

Early Intervention Orthodontics: What Is It and How Can It Help My Child?

Have you ever noticed how many kids have braces? Orthodontists and pediatric dentists estimate that 45% of kids require braces to help correct a misaligned bite. And, nearly 75% of kids could use braces to help straighten their teeth and improve their facial shape. But how do parents know if their kids need braces, and…
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Best braces hygiene tips

3 Tips to Prepare Your Teen for Successful Tooth Brushing With Braces

Braces can be a bit of a time commitment, but when they are left to do their work, the benefits far outweigh any inconveniences. Braces will correct your teen’s bite, straighten their teeth, and help them feel more confident about their smile. That said, teens need to learn the ins and outs of dental hygiene…
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Know what is causing your child's jaw pain

My Child Complains of Jaw Pain. Could Teeth Grinding Be the Culprit?

Your dentist can diagnose and treat your child’s jaw pain. Has your child ever mentioned feeling soreness or pain in or around their jaw from time to time? The pain might arise seemingly at random and persist for various amounts of time or only show up when they’re eating. In either case, this is a…
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Early orthodontic treatment

Braces in Elementary School? A Parent’s Guide to Early Orthodontic Treatment

If you’re a parent today, you probably remember braces as being something relegated to the teen years when you were growing up. However, a lot has changed about orthodontic treatment since then. Braces are now being used at younger ages, and there are some clear reasons why. Early intervention can help address many issues before…
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Braces improve dental health

4 Ways Braces Can Improve Dental Health for Your Child

Braces: Not Just for a Dazzling Smile Orthodontic treatment for your child can provide them with a beautiful, straight smile that will fill them with self-confidence. However, that’s far from the only benefit of braces for kids. Along with improving the appearance of your child’s smile, braces improve dental health as well. We’ll delve into…
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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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