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What’s included in my initial orthodontic consultation?

If you’re still debating whether you should schedule your first visit and begin orthodontic treatment, this one’s for you!  We understand that you may want to gather all of the...
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3 Benefits of Cleaning Your Tongue with Braces or Invisalign®

In your oral hygiene routine, you likely focus on brushing and flossing your teeth. But what about your tongue? Is there any benefit to cleaning your tongue?  Here’s everything you...
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How can orthodontists help with multiple missing teeth?

When you’re missing multiple teeth, your first thought may be to go the route of dental implants to gain back your smile. While dental implants are a quick way to...
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Do I need a referral to see an orthodontist?

Typically, before you see a health specialist, you need a doctor referral from your primary care provider or family doctor. Does that apply to orthodontists too? Spoiler alert: No, you...
charcoal toothbrush next to charcoal black powder toothpaste

Should I use charcoal toothpaste with braces?

Charcoal toothpaste has become more popular lately, with well-known brands like Colgate, Crest, Hello and Burt’s Bees entering the charcoal toothpaste market.  Is this trend worth the try? Is it...
teen wears rubber bands with braces

How important is wearing rubber bands with braces?

If you just started your journey to a beautiful new smile and your orthodontist tells you that rubber bands will be a part of your braces treatment plan, you may...
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