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Adult Orthodontics and Aligners

June 9,2020

Far too many adults decide to live with crooked teeth rather than face the prospect of wearing braces. Fortunately, Invisalign, an innovative orthodontic treatment offered by Drs. Jay Ghosh and Trent Lofgren, your orthodontists in McKinney and Allen, TX, can straighten your smile discreetly. Invisalign Offers a Novel Approach to Orthodontic Treatment Unlike traditional braces, […]

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4 Ways to Avoid Dental Disease While Wearing Braces

May 8,2020

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy isn’t always easy—and it’s even more of a challenge if you’re wearing orthodontic appliances like braces. That’s why a fair percentage of patients wearing braces also contend with tooth decay or periodontal (gum) disease. The reason is simple: The orthodontic hardware makes it difficult to fully reach all parts […]

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Bonded Retainers Provide a Less Noticeable Option for Keeping Teeth Straight

October 31,2019

If you’re currently undergoing orthodontic treatment, you’re no doubt looking forward to the day your braces come off. But that won’t end your treatment just yet — you’ll need to wear a retainer. Teeth are held secure in the bone of the jaw by an elastic tissue known as the periodontal ligament. As the braces […]

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Coaxing Impacted Teeth to the Right Position can Improve Your Smile

April 14,2019

What makes an attractive smile? Of course, shiny, straight and defect-free teeth are a big factor. But there’s another equally important element: all your teeth have come in. Sometimes, though, they don’t: one or more teeth may remain up in the gums, a condition known as impaction. And if they’re in the front like the upper canines […]

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4 Tips for Avoiding Dental Disease While Wearing Braces

March 25,2019

Wearing braces takes time, but if all goes well the changes to your smile will be well worth it. In the meantime, though, you’ll have to contend with one particular difficulty—keeping your teeth clean of disease-causing, bacterial plaque. Don’t worry, though—while keeping dental disease at bay with braces can be challenging, it is doable. Here […]

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There’s a Good Reason for Adults to Consider Orthodontics – Better Oral Health

March 14,2019

You’ve had crooked teeth since you could remember. Perhaps you and your parents talked about braces when you were a teenager, but it never happened. Now you’re well into your adult years and you’re comfortable with how you look — so why go through the expense and time now to have them straightened? There’s a […]

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Orthodontic Headgear: What It Is and Why It May be Needed

February 12,2019

Most of us are quite familiar with what traditional braces look like. But occasionally we see more complex-looking devices being worn by young orthodontic patients: thicker wires that extend outside the mouth, with straps that may go behind the neck or over the chin. What are these devices, and why are they sometimes needed? In […]

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A Long-Term Orthodontic Strategy Could Help Ensure an Attractive Smile Later in Life

January 23,2019

Orthodontics relies on certain mechanics in the mouth to move teeth to better positions. As the specialty has advanced, we’ve become ever more precise in moving teeth with braces, the “workhorse” of orthodontics, and other specialized appliances and techniques. But although cooperating effectively with the mouth’s natural ability for tooth movement is crucial for success, […]

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Don’t Forget Your Oral Hygiene While Wearing Braces

December 14,2018

There are a few things you need to do — and not do — while wearing braces: avoid hard or sticky foods, for example, or wear protection during sports to avoid injury. There’s one important thing, though, that should be at the top of your list — extra attention to daily brushing and flossing. The […]

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A Retainer Helps You Keep Your New Smile After Braces

November 4,2018

Moving your teeth to a more functional and attractive alignment is a big undertaking. You can invest months — even years — and a lot of expense to correct a bad bite. But all that effort could be for nothing if your teeth return to their original positions. The very aspect of dental physiology that […]

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