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Straightening Your Teeth Could Rejuvenate Your Smile

Advanced cosmetic dental techniques are helping people around the world achieve their dream smiles. But long before many of these procedures existed, straightening teeth with braces could make a Read More

What To Do About White Spots on Teeth After Wearing Braces

The big day finally arrives when your braces come off. And there it is—your new, beautiful, straight smile! But on closer inspection you notice something else: tiny white spots Read More

We May Be Able To Treat Some Bite Problems Early

In any given year, 4 million tweens and teens are in the process of having their teeth straightened with braces or clear aligners. It's so common we tend to Read More

Removable or Bonded, Retainers Help Protect Your New Straighter Smile

The straightening process for a crooked smile doesn't end when the braces come off. There's one more crucial phase to undergo to make sure we don't lose the progress Read More

6 Signs Your Child Could Be Developing a Poor Bite

If your child has seen the dentist regularly, and brushed and flossed daily, there's a good chance they've avoided advanced tooth decay. But another problem might already be growing Read More

Some Bite Problems May Require the Help of Other Tools in Conjunction With Braces

If you're into social media, you might have run across the idea that there's nothing to straightening your teeth. According to some SM influencers, you can even do it Read More

Targeted Tooth Removal Could Aid Treatment for Certain Bite Problems

Before we begin correcting a malocclusion (poor dental bite), we need to ask a few questions: How extensive is the malocclusion? How far must we move the teeth to Read More

Interceptive Orthodontics: Stopping Poor Bites Before They Develop

Approximately 4 million tweens and teens are currently undergoing orthodontic treatment for a poor bite (malocclusion) that can cost their families thousands of dollars in braces or clear aligners. Read More

Too Old to Straighten Your Smile? Not If You're Like These A-List Celebrities

If you're well past your teen years, you probably have several reasons for not straightening your crooked smile: the expense, the time and the embarrassment of being a 30-, Read More

Lingual Braces: An Invisible Way to Move Your Teeth

Once upon a time, braces were the way to straighten a smile. They were—and continue to be—an effective orthodontic treatment especially for younger patients. But braces do have a Read More

3 Ways Orthodontic Techniques Could Prevent a Poor Bite

While orthodontists can effectively correct most poor bites (malocclusions), some can be quite complex requiring much time and expense. But there's good news—we often don't have to wait on Read More

3 Things You Might not Know About Moving Teeth

If you press your tongue against your teeth, unless something is badly wrong they won't budge. In fact, your teeth are subjected to a fair amount of pressure each Read More

New "Behind the Teeth" Braces Could Give You the Advantage of "Invisibility"

Orthodontic braces are a familiar sight, especially among tweens and teens: metal brackets and wires attached to the front of the teeth for all to see. Now imagine the Read More

Lady Gaga Wasn't "Born This Way?"

Sometimes, looking at old pictures can really bring memories back to life. Just ask Stefani Germanotta—the pop diva better known as Lady Gaga. In one scene from the recent Read More

Beat Dental Plaque While Wearing Braces with These Tools and Tips

Wearing braces will probably never make your list of Most Pleasurable Life Experiences: you'll have to avoid certain foods and habits, endure some occasional discomfort, and perhaps feel some Read More

Anchorage Tools Help Orthodontists Correct Complex Bite Problems

While braces are often the stars for straightening smiles, they're not the only cast members in an orthodontic production. Orthodontists occasionally turn to other appliances if the bite problem Read More

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