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Orthodontic Treatment for Young Children

  Misaligned teeth are dental problems common across all generations. Misalignment can happen to anyone and arises not because of poor dental care, but occurs naturally because of poor tooth development. Some things to blame include the early loss of milk teeth or the rapid growth of permanent teeth replacing milk teeth. Habits such as thumb sucking may also apply force to teeth causing mi...

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Providing Beautiful Smiles for Adults

You can never be too old to wear braces. In fact, adult orthodontics exists to address this specific type of need. Here at Orthodontic Affiliates, we offer the Fast Acting Adult Braces (FAAB) to help adults like you straighten your teeth. This incredible solution can give you a perfect smile in less than a year. Finishing the treatment in less than six months is also possible. FAAB gives you a ...

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Improve Your Appearance with Facial Orthopedics

Some people appear more attractive after orthodontic treatment,while some people look awkward, almost unnatural. What is the cause of this, and how can it be prevented? Facial orthopedics is a branch of dentistry that involves guiding facial growth and development, usually in childhood. It attempts to correct facial abnormalities through braces and headgear. Not all dentists specialize in this ...

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Why Orthodontic Treatment is Necessary

Orthodontics is an important field of dentistry concerned primarily with giving you better bite and improved smile. Its goal is simple – to produce straight teeth that function properly with those in the opposite jaw. A good bite is important because it makes it possible to bite, chew, and speak normally and with ease. Moreover, a good bite is an essential component of maintaining or enhancing y...

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Different Types of Orthodontic Treatments for Malocclusion

Malocclusion may cause several problems. You may have trouble eating and speaking properly, as your teeth are not in their proper alignment. It may also affect your facial structure and overall appearance, which may reduce your confidence to smile. Fortunately, orthodontic specialists may offer different treatments to restore your teeth in their proper position. Dental Braces Dental speciali...

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Should You Undergo Orthodontics Earlier or Later in Life?

It is a common question among people who have yet to undergo orthodontic treatment. “Am I no longer eligible for this type of procedure?” Most people probably know some of their peers who had braces when they were younger. It is a prevalent belief that when you are younger it is easier for your teeth to adjust with the dental equipment. While this may be true, this does not necessarily mean it...

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All About Orthodontics: Why Age Doesn’t Matter

There was a time when orthodontic services mattered only to youngsters, but today thousands of adults around the world also recognize their benefits. This does not change the fact that younger patients are perhaps better candidates for the corrective properties of orthodontics, but at least it is now highly acceptable for patients of all ages. Most orthodontists may discuss the application of b...

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Benefitting from Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment is a discipline in dentistry focused on correcting improper bites or malocclusions. It is important for people to go through orthodontic check-up to make sure they do not have dental issues affecting the overall function of their tooth, mouth, and gums. You may avoid tooth irregularity, misaligned jawbones, and oral misplacement through this dental specialty. Aside from addre...

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Overcoming Your Fear of Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment is one of the most feared by patients everywhere. Although there is a little bit of pain involved, the outcome far exceeds the small inconveniences it will cause. Here are three tips to help you overcome your fear of getting braces. Recognize that you will benefit from it The first step to getting over your fear of braces or other orthodontic work is to acknowledge the ...

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Three Different Orthodontic Treatments for Adults

When talking about people wearing braces, you might think of children or teenagers being teased and called “metal mouth” by their peers. Sometimes, though, adults need braces and other orthodontic treatments, too. The problem is many adults hesitate to get braces installed because of the notion that braces are only for kids. These days, many dentists offer adult orthodontics. These speciali...

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