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4 Great Reasons to Have Your Overbite Corrected

August 13, 2022

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happy young woman smiling with braces

An overbite is what we call it when the top teeth extend too far over the bottom teeth. Aside from the potential negative cosmetic side effects of this orthodontic issue, an overbite can cause a number of other problems – including jaw pain, teeth grinding, difficulty speaking, and more. 

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5 Tips to Care for Your Retainer

July 21, 2022

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Set of blue retainersAfter your braces come off, or you’ve finished your series of clear aligners, it’s time to preserve your new smile. Your teeth can drift back into their previous positions if you don’t commit to wearing your retainer. Initially, your orthodontist will instruct you to wear it at all times before decreasing how often it’s needed. You can ensure nothing compromises your straight smile by maintaining the device. Here are 5 tips to use when caring for your retainer. 

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3 Reasons to Start Your Invisalign Treatment This Summer

June 6, 2022

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person holding Invisalign aligner and smiling

After years of seeing photos of your gapped, misaligned smile, you’ve started to consider undergoing Invisalign treatment. This process utilizes clear aligner trays to move your teeth into a better position over a period of months or years. Though there are benefits of getting Invisalign any time of the year, beginning treatment during the summer offers extra perks. Read on to learn about three reasons why you should get Invisalign this summer.

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5 Signs That Your Child Might Need Braces

May 2, 2022

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Drawing of smile with braces.

Sometimes, children may not be able to communicate problems they have with their teeth. While it’s often apparent when your child may require braces, other times it might not be quite so obvious when tooth correction is necessary. If you think braces for your children may be needed, here are some signs to look for.

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What Should You Do If You Break Your Braces?

April 4, 2022

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girl having trouble with braces

Traditional braces use metal brackets and wires to guide your teeth into the proper positions. While the materials are very durable, they aren’t indestructible. Being mindful about what you eat and wearing a mouthguard when playing sports are key to preventing a broken bracket or wire, but there’s always the possibility of an accident. If you ever have to deal with broken braces, learn what to do from your emergency orthodontist in Huntington.

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5 Reasons Your Teeth are Shifting

March 15, 2022

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Older woman smiling after orthodonticsHave you noticed a tooth or two looks a little out of place? Maybe your bite feels off? You may not be imagining things. Although your teeth are meant to stay in place, they can move from their positions. The changes often occur gradually and the signs can be subtle. However, if the underlying issue isn’t addressed, it can lead to greater complications. Here are the 5 reasons why your teeth might be moving and what your orthodontist can do to stop it. 

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What Should I Know About Dating with Invisalign?

February 4, 2022

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couple on valentines’ day date

Now that February has arrived, Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it! If you’re currently undergoing Invisalign treatment, you may be wondering if it has an impact on your dating life. The truth is, even though the aligners are convenient and discreet, they can certainly affect any social situation. With that in mind, here are a few things you should know about dating with Invisalign.

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Why Is Flossing with Invisalign Important?

January 25, 2022

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Woman looking in mirror and flossing her teethIf you’re about to begin your journey to a straight smile with clear aligners, you’re making a wise decision; however, Invisalign requires time, commitment, and money. Don’t let something as simple as not flossing compromise your investment. While there aren’t any brackets or wires to clean around, there are a couple of things you should know about flossing with Invisalign.

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6 Perfect Holiday Gifts for People with Braces

December 6, 2021

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girl with braces holding toothbrush and other braces products

You’ve picked out the perfect holiday gifts for just about everyone in your life – everyone except that one person who wears braces. Since caramels, popcorn, and many other popular seasonal treats are out of the question, you don’t have many options. Why not get them something that will make it easier to deal with having braces? Here are six braces products that your loved one with braces will truly appreciate!

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What Should I Know About Getting Braces After 50?

November 4, 2021

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mature woman with clear braces

When you hear “braces” and the “orthodontist,” most people think about teenagers they know or their own teenage years. The fact is the age spectrum for good braces candidates is much wider than that.

Famous actors Fay Dunaway and Danny Glover each decided to get braces at age 61. If you are over age 50, braces could still be very beneficial for your smile. Dr. Norman Nagel, an orthodontist practicing in California for nearly 50 years, says braces for adults are quite common.

“Adult patients now consume 45-55 percent of our practice with many over 50 and a growing number over 70,” he said. “My oldest patient was 92. At this point in life, people see things changing in their mouth structure and their smile, so they decide to do something about it.”

Keep reading to learn why braces aren’t merely a cosmetic decision, the link between the mouth and oral health, potential pain if you pass on getting braces, and the multiple options you have to straighten teeth.

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