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What You Need to Know About Digital Impressions

Say goodbye to goopy impression material, and trays that cause gagging.   Say hello to modern day digital dentistry. Our practice is proud to offer you iTero impressionless scanning technology, which can be used for Invisalign®, appliances, and retainers. iTero Digital Scanner The iTero digital scanner is a light, handheld tool that takes 3D images […]

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Do I Have a Bite Problem?

As the weather warms up and we dust off the grill, we look forward to summer BBQs and grilled corn on the cob.  Ever thought about how we chew these delicious treats?   Occlusion is a fancy word to describe the way in which your upper and lower teeth come together when you are chewing. […]

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How to Prevent Cavities While Wearing Braces

Whether you’re a parent of a pre-teen or an adult who decided braces are the best course of action to improve your smile, these orthodontic devices can be challenging to have. Not only do metal braces affect your appearance, they can be uncomfortable at times. Fortunately, once your braces come off and your new smile […]

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4 Things a Parent Needs To Know About Invisalign Teen

The Invisalign System first made its debut in 1997 and is described as “an aesthetic orthodontic treatment with removable, clear semi-elastic polyurethane aligners,” in the journal Annali di Stomatologia. This system relies on computer-aided modeling technique to create aligners that are custom made to fit a specific treatment plan. The aligners are typically worn for […]

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Traditional Braces vs. Invisalign®

Not everyone is born with a Hollywood smile, and teeth straightening has been an ever-growing, fast-developing field of orthodontics. Conventionally, braces are the first thing that comes to mind, but nowadays more and more dentists recommend Invisalign®  as a better alternative. While these two options deliver very similar results, Invisalign offers more comfortable teeth straightening […]

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How to Reduce Braces Pain?

For anyone that has or has had braces, you know that they can get painful at times. Especially after they are tightened. Your teeth are moving and shifting, and they can get pretty sore. Also, braces can cause blisters in your mouth just from the metal scraping against the inside of your lip. Luckily, there […]

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How do Rubber Bands for Braces Work?

It is no secret that braces can be quite a nuisance, and many people who wear braces will also be given elastics to use. Elastics can add on to the annoyance that braces bring and you may be wondering what these tiny little rubber bands are even doing to help your smile. Well, those elastics […]

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How to Keep your Teeth Straight After Braces

Getting your braces off is an amazing feeling, finally free from the crippling metal grip of the braces. If the braces did their job, you may finally have teeth you’re proud of and a smile you can be confident in! Seeing your braces-less teeth for the first time in awhile can come as almost a […]

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Will Invisalign Affect My Speech?

For those of you who have adjusted their teeth with either braces or retainers, you may have experienced difficulty pronouncing certain words. Even moving your mouth can feel a bit strange due to the new restrictions caused by braces or Invisalign. The major difference between Invisalign and braces is that you are less likely to […]

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Tips & Tricks While Wearing Braces

Learning to live with braces can pose challenging within the first few days. Patients who are new to braces must learn how to properly care for them over the course of treatment. By maintaining oral hygiene while wearing braces, you can expect healthy, aligned teeth when the treatment is finished. Eating with Braces Avoid sticky […]

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