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Four Surprising Benefits from Getting Braces

It goes without saying that dental braces fix your teeth’s alignment. Other than this, though, did you know there are other benefits to undergoing this orthodontic treatment? The benefits even extend beyond your oral cavity. Here are a few of the many oral health advantages you’re bound to experience when you get braces: Better Digestion Teeth are important in the digestion process. Each...

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It’s Never Too Late to Get Adult Braces

Failure to get braces during adolescence may lead to crooked teeth and misaligned bite, which worsen as you age. Fortunately, it’s never too late to get braces. Why Do Adults Need Braces? You should have straight teeth to clean them properly and to maintain healthy gums. Our orthodontic treatment corrects misaligned teeth that occurred over the years. Some adults never received braces as c...

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5 Most Common Orthodontic Services

You can choose from many types of dental treatments to achieve that perfect smile. Most of these treatments fall under orthodontics. Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that mainly deals with the study and treatment of malocclusion or improper bites. Improper bites may result from having irregular teeth, disproportionate jaw alignments, or both. Most patients visit orthodontists to prevent or...

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Taking Care of Your TMJ

Your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are probably one of the most neglected parts of your facial area. Ironically, they are one of the most functional. When something’s wrong with them, you may not be able to eat, talk, or open your mouth as you naturally would. Neglecting the problem may require you to have a serious orthodontic treatment. Although TMJ disorders are almost unheard of, million...

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Common Questions about TMJ Disorders

Are you familiar with that clicking sound in your jaw? Does it come with severe pain and sometimes, headaches? Beware if you experience these things. These are telltale signs you might have TMJ disorder. What is TMJ? TMJ or temporomandibular joint is the joint connecting your lower jaw to the skull. This joint is essential in our daily activities like chewing and talking. This makes it one of th...

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Debunking 10 Common Orthodontic Myths

Orthodontics is one of the most important fields of dentistry. It does not only correct a patient’s bite and dental arch structure, it may also potentially make a person look more attractive. Orthodontic treatments, such as braces, have inspired outrageous myths over the years (braces can attract radio signals, lightning, etc.). Read on to find out which is fact and which is not. 1. Wire brac...

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Effective Orthodontic Treatments for Teens

Some teenagers may reach a point in their lives where they want to be the center of the crowd, or simply gain attention from newfound friends. These often lead to consciousness over appearances, which may affect their self-esteem. At times like these, healthy and straight teeth are perfect assets to boast. It is important, though, to get the right treatments and orthodontic services to maintain ov...

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Benefits of Interceptive Orthodontics

Interceptive orthodontics deals with potential dental problems while the teeth are still developing. This practice in orthodontics is associated with preventive dentistry, because it helps patients avoid or treat dental diseases at their early stages. Preventive orthodontics is highly recommended especially for kids. This type of healthcare can keep them from experiencing any trouble and trauma...

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Fixing Your Bite Irregularities

Many people have bite irregularities. Some may have teeth that are slightly crowded or unevenly spaced. In fact, many dentists claim that most adults have irregular bite. The main problem with this condition is it affects your appearance. In other circumstances, it may cause pain and discomfort whenever you talk or eat. Teeth irregularities may also be inherited; however, not every bite problem...

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Straight Talk about Clear, Removable Braces

Wanting straight teeth is not a new phenomenon. While the pursuit is old, the approach continues to change over the years. Braces have become lighter, more efficient, and more comfortable. With today's technological advances, dentists made braces less noticeable. They call this development Invisalign. It uses plastic, instead of metal, to straighten teeth. The clear, removable aligners move your t...

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