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Beyond a Beautiful Smile…Why Bite...

09 Jun 2016
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When it comes to orthodontic issues, straightening crowded teeth to create a beautiful smile is Priority #1 for our orthodontic patients. The correction of bite problems tends to be lower on the priority list. However, a poor bite, also known as a malocclusion can cause significant problems in the future. Bite problems can include overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites. A poor bite can be caused by a number of things: A person’s mouth may be too small to adequately fit all of their teeth, so shifting occurs to make room and crowding develops; the upper and lower jaws can grow at different rates causing a disharmony between the two, which can result in overbites and underbites. An overbite occurs when your top teeth over-close over your lower teeth whereas an underbite occurs when your…

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Considering Orthodontic Treatment As An...

04 Dec 2015
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If your dentist has recommended adult braces to correct certain issues with your teeth, you probably have some questions. When we think of braces we’re inclined to picture a teenager with mouth full of metal wires. However, adults can benefit from braces too, and they’re not often the clunky hardware that you’re thinking of anymore. Adult braces can contribute to better health and an amazing smile. Here are… Read More

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Helping Your Child Get Comfortable With...

04 Jan 2016
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Getting braces for your child can be a little stressful – and that goes for both the child and the parents. For a pre-teen or a teen, wearing braces can seem like a huge cramp on their style, while parents tend to worry about how their kids will cope – both emotionally and physically – with wearing them. It’s important to have a conversation with your child about… Read More

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Warning Signs your Kids May Need...

07 Aug 2015
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We’ve all heard the sayings emphasizing the importance of reacting ahead of time. This concept is relevant in all aspects of life and Orthodontics is no exception! Here are some common warning signs that your child may require orthodontic treatment: Mouth Breathing Common symptoms of mouth breathing include dry cracked lips, a dry mouth, bad breath, snoring and daytime fatigue. If your child consistently breathes through his/her mouth,… Read More