Early Prevention

How Orthodontists Fix Early Orthodontic Problems

Learn how orthodontists fix early orthodontic problems

You may not realize it, but certain behaviors exhibited by your child may hold the key to whether or not they need to begin orthodontic treatment at an early age. In some cases, failure to address certain issues can result in severe dental problems developing later on in life, so it’s best to speak with…

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Bad Habits That Could Be Hurting Your Kids’ Teeth

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There can be a lot of temptations as a child. Sugary sodas and chewy candies, skipping a brushing session every once in a while, and other factors can lead to some problematic issues with the teeth. Before you know it, your child is battling cavities and discomfort that could have been avoided! When it comes…

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What Is a Functional Appliance? Does My Child Need One?

Learn how an appliance or expander can help your child's teeth

The field of orthodontics is full of confusing, unfamiliar terminology. In an effort to help our patients understand their diagnosis and treatment options, we’re discussing some of the more commonly used terms in several of our posts. Today we are talking about functional appliances. One might think any appliance used in orthodontics would be functional,…

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When Should My Child See An Orthodontist?

Most people have crooked teeth, and almost all of them can straightened.

It’s not unusual to associate orthodontics with adolescence or older children. Plenty of teens wear braces and visit their orthodontist regularly. An orthodontist, however, should be a part of your child’s oral health from a young age, even before adult teeth begin to erupt. By seeing an orthodontist early, you are potentially eliminating any risk…

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