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How To Treat TMJ?

The temporomandibular joints, also known as TMJ, are among the most complicated joints in the body. Thanks to TMJ, the lower jaw moves up and down, back and forth, and from side to side. If you’re experiencing temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD), then you’re probably keenly aware of your jaw joint. It might be hard to open or close …

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Invisalign vs Braces

Congratulations on deciding to straighten your teeth. It’s an important choice that can improve your dental health and overall confidence. Now it’s time to make another important choice: should you use traditional braces or Invisalign?  There’s no right or wrong answer. The most important thing is to choose the option that best meets your goals. Think about the feasibility, time …

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Retainers After Braces: What You Should Know

If you’re nearing the end of your orthodontic treatment with braces, your orthodontist will inform you that you’ll transition to wearing a retainer for a while. How long you need to wear a retainer, and the type of retainer you’ll wear will depend upon your unique alignment and bite. Read on for everything you need to know about wearing a …

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Adult Braces: Are They Right for You?

Braces aren’t just for teenagers. Adults can also benefit from orthodontic treatment, particularly if they never had braces when they were younger. If you feel self-conscious about the way your teeth look or have trouble keeping your teeth and gums clean, adult braces might be right for you. Why Do Adults Need Braces? Adults need braces for many of the …

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Common Problems with Braces and How to Fix Them

If you’re wearing braces, you’re in good company. Millions of teens and adults get braces each year to correct imperfect smiles. Although stainless steel braces have been widespread since the 1970s, they have gone through many evolutions to improve comfort and function. Even still, problems can arise with braces. But fortunately, they are almost always very easy to fix. Here …

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5 Foods/Drinks That Are Notorious for Tooth Discoloration

You brush your teeth twice a day, don’t smoke, and floss diligently. So, what’s the deal with your tooth discoloration?! It can be frustrating to feel like you’re doing everything right and still getting stains on your teeth, but the answer might be in your diet rather than your oral hygiene practices. Here are some of the most common causes …

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Getting Braces: What You Should Know

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already decided to get braces. Congratulations! Now, you’re wondering what it’s like to get braces. Is it painful when braces are put on? Is it possible to go two years without eating popcorn? Even if you’re going to the movies?! In this post, we’ll address some of our patients’ most common concerns about getting …

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How to Brush Teeth With Braces

When you wear braces, brushing and flossing are more difficult, but they are also more important than ever. Brush around your brackets and wires for a few additional minutes each day to make sure they’re thoroughly cleaned, and you’ll be glad you did when it’s time to get your braces removed in a year or two. Need some tips? Here’s …

What You Need to Know About Aligner Startups

What You Need to Know About Aligner Startups

Several aligner startups now sell aligners directly online. If you’re considering improving the alignment of your teeth, you might even be tempted to order aligners online. Here are some things you should know about aligner startups.
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