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Tongue Thrusting

Tongue Thrusting

Posted Oct 15th, 2017

Tongue thrusting (otherwise known as immature swallow or reverse swallowing) is an orofacial muscular imbalance that causes the tongue to protrude through the anterior incisors when a person swallows, speaks, and sometimes  even when the tongue is at rest. If left unaddressed, it can cause serious orthodontic problems.

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Treatment Options for Adults Who Need Braces

Treatment Options for Adults Who Need Braces

Posted Sep 15th, 2017

Until recent years, the majority of people who had braces were children and teens. Today, more and more adults are choosing to undergo orthodontic treatment, and they have their own set of unique challenges to go with it.

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The Pros & Cons of Translucent Ceramic Braces

The Pros & Cons of Translucent Ceramic Braces

Posted Aug 15th, 2017

If traditional braces or clear aligners aren't right for you, 'translucent' ceramic braces are another great low profile orthodontic treatment option. But keep in mind that there are a few important factors to consider before you choose this option.

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How Long Do I have to Wear My Retainer?

How Long Do I have to Wear My Retainer?

Posted Jul 15th, 2017

Our patients are sometimes a bit dismayed when they find out that they'll have to wear a retainer after their braces treatment is complete. Here’s some information about how long they need to be worn.

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Caring for Your Teeth After Braces

Caring for Your Teeth After Braces

Posted Jun 15th, 2017

We know how exciting it is for our patients when their braces finally come off – we're excited too! But now the work of maintaining your straight new smile begins. Here's what to do.

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Sports Mouth Guards for Braces

Sports Mouth Guards for Braces

Posted May 15th, 2017

For those who have braces and play sports, there are few pieces of equipment more important than a sports mouth guard.

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5 Braces-Friendly Dinner Ideas

5 Braces-Friendly Dinner Ideas

Posted Apr 15th, 2017

Meal planning isn't always easy when you or a family member has braces. Here are 5 simple but delicious and braces-friendly dinner ideas that will help mix things up, and will appeal to children and adults alike!

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Retainers: What Are They, And Why Do I Need One?

Retainers: What Are They, And Why Do I Need One?

Posted Mar 15th, 2017

Choosing to undergo orthodontic treatment is a really big decision, and it's made even more so by the fact that even when your braces come off, you have to commit to wearing a retainer, at least periodically, for the rest of your life.

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How Straight Teeth Affect Your Self Confidence

How Straight Teeth Affect Your Self Confidence

Posted Feb 15th, 2017

If you suffer from teeth misalignment issues, you may not feel that confident about your smile. Orthodontics can help!

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Taking Good Pictures with Braces

Taking Good Pictures with Braces

Posted Jan 15th, 2017

Getting a good picture of yourself can be pretty difficult (we've all been there!), and doing it with braces can be even more so. The following tip and ideas will help you to take a better picture during your braces treatment.

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