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Am I Too Old For Braces?

If you are considering getting braces as an adult, know that you are definitely not alone. In fact, the number of adults opting to better their teeth and smile through braces is growing steadily every year. Lets’ face it, being born with perfect teeth is a great rarity, and for those of us who weren’t so fortunate, orthodontic work can …

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What Is A Crossbite

A crossbite is a type of malocclusion (misalignment of teeth). Simply put, the teeth don’t fit together the way they’re supposed to. When a person’s bite is correct, the upper teeth come down slightly over the lower teeth. For someone with a crossbite, that isn’t happening. The top and bottom teeth either don’t come together or do not bite in …

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Do Braces Move Your Teeth Everyday?

The decision to follow your orthodontist’s recommendation and begin the application of braces if often met with dread and self-consciousness. These feelings usually stem from the look and pain of braces, as well as the length of time the braces will have to be worn. Most recipients of braces are eager to look for ways to shorten the amount of …

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Can braces fix teeth that are overcrowded?

I’m sure nearly all our readers have heard of braces, if not known someone who has used them before. Braces are known for being an effective way that patients can fix even their most extreme teeth situation, and, as I’m sure you’ve seen, they can even be stylish at times. However, although braces are effective, they aren’t a magic wand …

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Adult Braces Tips

Tips For Dealing With Braces As An Adult Braces are not just a childhood or adolescent experience. Many adults decide to fix their misaligned teeth later in their life and must learn to deal with braces in their everyday lives. This can be quite a challenging transition, especially at the beginning of the process when you’re forming new habits. The …

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Longterm Thumbsucking Effects

Long Term Effects of Thumb Sucking on Teeth AlignmentThumb-sucking: A Common Behavior Pattern Thumb-sucking is common in young children, but does this seemingly benign habit carry possible long-term effects on the alignment of permanent teeth? Sucking one’s thumb or finger is a self-soothing behavioral pattern most frequently encountered in children under four. The child may display this behavior especially often …

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Can You Whiten Your Teeth While You Have Braces On?

Braces provide much-needed structural repair to the teeth. But there’s more to a great smile than straight teeth. People also want their smile to be a dazzling white. Consider these things if you have braces and want to use whitener. Consider That Braces Are Glued to Your Teeth The little brackets in braces are attached to your teeth with extra-strong …

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Do Wisdom Teeth Affect Braces?

Do Wisdom Teeth Move Other Teeth? Wisdom teeth don’t actually move the other teeth in your mouth. It’s a misconception that wisdom teeth cause overlap in other teeth. Wear and tear on teeth as well as growth spurts in the jaw do cause teeth to move, though. Many people choose to wear braces to create a beautiful smile. Braces can …

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How Do Braces Move Teeth

Orthodontics means “straight teeth,” and that’s exactly what it achieves. Many people have misaligned or crowded teeth that can present problems down the road. Orthodontists use braces to realign the teeth and make patients’ smiles look better. But how do they work? Knowing the basics of braces can help you have a better orthodontics experience. What are Orthodontic Braces? Braces …

How To Choose The Best Orthodontist For You Dr. Hunter Harrison

How To Choose The Best Orthodontist For You

Everyone wants to have as close to a perfect smile as possible, yet for most people, that doesn’t come naturally. Let’s face it; we’re all human with our imperfections and quirks. In order to create a natural-looking, perfect smile, it’s going to take some work. The good news is, it is fairly simple to get that work done. Orthodontic treatment …