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What is a Palatal Expander?

Just when you think you’ve got all the basics of orthodontics figured out, something like a palatal expander comes along and throws you for a loop. Imagine being a parent and getting told your child needs one of these. Although it may sound strange and be tongue-tying to say, palatal expanders are actually pretty common

By |2019-12-13T19:29:55-08:00November 12th, 2019|

Wisdom Teeth and Braces

It’s common for younger patients to have braces than it is for adults. This is often because adults feel it’s unprofessional or unbecoming. However, when it comes to younger patients wearing braces, there is often the snag of wisdom teeth. Many are curious about how wisdom teeth may affect the brace work once it’s off

By |2019-10-16T14:04:39-07:00October 16th, 2019|

Top Questions to Ask Your Orthodontist

It’s common that a patient feels intimidated when visiting a doctor, orthodontist, or other health providers. However, there’s no reason to be intimidated. Further, you should feel comfortable asking questions, especially those that will make you more confident in the care you and your family might receive. The best time to ask these top questions

By |2019-10-16T13:58:25-07:00October 10th, 2019|

Retainers and Care After Braces

Traditional braces are still a very common sight, especially when it comes to teens or preteens. In fact, it’s getting more popular to see them in adults as well. No matter the type of braces you choose, whether it’s traditional, Invisalign, etc. you will most likely have a retainer for long term use after the

By |2019-10-16T13:24:32-07:00September 21st, 2019|

Do You Need Referrals for All Orthodontic Work?

Referrals are a common occurrence when it comes to health in general, across all types, including dental work. This is more commonly connected to an insurance need more often than it’s connected to an orthodontist need. Depending on the situation, the insurance company involved, the treatment being suggested, etc. a referral may be needed. Keep

By |2019-10-16T13:18:01-07:00September 7th, 2019|

Bite Problems Most Common in Children and Adults

Bite problems are common in general and range across all ages and ethnicities. These various bite issues usually plague children just as much as they plague adults. Due to various reasons, adults may not have had access to proper dental care as easily as children these days do. Although, children these days may still struggle

By |2019-08-23T14:10:35-07:00August 9th, 2019|

How to Determine What Type of Braces are Best for You

Back in the day, there weren’t very many options when it came to braces. You either had a mouth full of metal or headgear, and neither of them was comfortable. However, with the advancement of technology, braces have been made more comfortable and more options have been added to the treatment list. Although there are

By |2019-08-23T13:30:39-07:00August 2nd, 2019|

Can I Get Braces if I Have Dental Implants?

Dental implants and braces are both a great option for gaining that healthy, beautiful smile you have always dreamed of. However, these two procedures and treatments don’t go hand in hand. Dental implants act like normal teeth, but in the end, they aren’t natural teeth and that means they can be limited in some aspects,

By |2019-08-23T12:00:51-07:00July 19th, 2019|

Are Orthodontics Medically Necessary?

Orthodontics is a branch of dental work that many people see as medically unnecessary. However, this is a misconception since there is quite a bit that goes into orthodontics that make it a very important branch of the dental field. Contrary to popular belief, orthodontics doesn’t exist just to make the appearance of your teeth

By |2019-07-15T10:17:27-07:00July 15th, 2019|

Can Orthodontics Fix a Gummy Smile?

Many people believe that orthodontics is limited to only that which absolutely has to be done for the good of a patient’s dental health. However, sometimes, people just aren’t pleased with the aesthetics of their smile and wish to have it altered in some ways in order to gain the look they’re satisfied with. An

By |2019-07-10T11:52:04-07:00July 10th, 2019|
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