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3 Reasons Why Orthodontics is Worth the Effort – at Any Age

Think braces and you may conjure up the image of a teenager undergoing what is for many adolescents a rite of passage. But while correcting poor bites (malocclusions) is usually optimal between pre-adolescence and early adulthood, it’s just as viable an option for older adults. Still, many people in their later years with malocclusions think […]

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How to Treat the Problem of Teeth that Never Developed

About one-quarter of people have teeth that never developed. While most of these congenitally missing teeth are wisdom teeth, they can also include premolars or lateral incisors (the teeth right next to the two front teeth, the central incisors). Missing teeth can have an adverse effect on smile appearance. But that’s not all: because each […]

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Understanding the Aging Process Leads to More Effective Orthodontics

If you’ve ever looked at younger photos of yourself, you’re sure to notice differences with your present appearance. Of course, your basic features might appear much the same. But maybe your lips seemed a little thicker back then, or your nose a bit less prominent. This is because your facial features don’t stop growing when […]

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Dealing with the Reality of Increased Disease Risk with Braces

Wearing braces is all about the future: you undergo many months of treatment to gain a lifetime of better mouth function and a more attractive smile. In the meantime, though, you’ll have to deal with a few new realities during treatment: restrictions on foods, limitations with mouth function, and (perhaps) embarrassment over your new “metallic” […]

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The Risk for Gum Disease Increases While Wearing Braces

Your child has had braces for a few months and making good progress with correcting a poor bite (malocclusion), but you’ve also noticed something else: his gums are becoming red and swollen. These are symptoms of gingivitis, a periodontal (gum) disease. It’s an infection that arises when plaque, a thin film of bacteria and food […]

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Your Gums May Need a Little Extra Care While You’re Wearing Braces

While braces improve your mouth function and smile by moving teeth into better positions, they may also adversely affect another part of your oral health — your gums. It’s not uncommon for the gums of braces wearers to become inflamed during treatment. There are a couple of reasons for this happening during orthodontic treatment. The […]

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