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How To Keep Your Smile Beautiful After Braces

Home→Blog→Teeth Health Articles Keeping Your Smile in Tip Top Shape After Braces Braces are a large investment when it comes to both time and money. We hear too many stories about people who had braces as a teenager, and years later, they find themselves back in the orthodontist’s chair because their teeth have moved back to where they were before …

Crossbite Dr. Hunter Harrison

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 …

Do Braces Move Your Teeth Everyday Southern Orthodontic Specialiists Collierville Southaven

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 …

Longterm Thumbsucking Effects On Teeth Alignment Dr. Hunter Harrison

Longterm Thumbsucking Effects

Long Term Effects of Thumb Sucking on Teeth AlignmentThumb-sucking: A Common Behavior Pattern Thumbsucking 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 …

8 Things to Know Before Getting Braces Dr. Harrison

8 Things to Know Before Getting Braces

Braces Are Available for Many PeopleDid you know that you can get braces as an adult—or a teen? Though the younger you are, the more likely you are to get the best results in the shortest amount of time, most people will be able to get braces that improve their smile. It is important that your teeth and gums be …

How To Clean Your Mouthguard

How to Clean Your Mouthguard

Discoloration on a mouthguard is, often, a good sign proper cleaning isn’t happening. It’s not uncommon for people to let saliva sit in the guard, and over time, this can create a yellowing effect. While it’s common, that doesn’t mean it’s good for your oral health. Your dental night guard needs routine maintenance to keep it clear of any germs …

Sports And Braces

Sports and Braces

More than 45 million American kids play at least one sport—and three in four families with kids in the household shuttle at least someone to practices and games. But, once braces come on, many families worry about their child’s ability to hit the field, the court or the rink. It’s the same for adults—many play in recreational teams and worry …