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7 Ways To Clean Your [Clear Plastic] Orthodontic Aligners

 If you have misaligned teeth, then it is important to visit an orthodontic facility for a thorough examination. An examination at an orthodontic office includes X-rays of your mouth and facial structure to determine if you have mild to severe malocclusions. For mild to moderate malocclusions, you can often wear clear plastic aligners that are removable. Children cannot wear removable aligners because the devices can create a choking hazard for them, and due to a child’s rapid growth, it is difficult for them to have aligners that fit properly. However, teenagers and adults are the perfect candidates for Invisalign aligners that are customized to fit over their top and bottom teeth. Read more

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Braces Will Change Your Smile? [ 4 Facts]

Many of us look to celebrities for fashion, hair and makeup ideas, and we often end up zeroing in on their perfect, pearly whites.

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4 [Best] Options to Fix a Sticking Out Tooth

If you have been dealing with a single sticking out tooth, you are likely frustrated with having to deal with this particular imperfection. Those with multiple crooked teeth are typically referred to an orthodontic specialist for brace treatment. Having a sticking out tooth can be confusing because it is a somewhat different issue.

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Slanted Teeth: Not a Problem [Anymore]

Slanted teeth can be embarrassing, and they can cause challenges for your confidence and self-esteem. They may occur because of mouth crowding, accidents, tooth extractions, tooth disorders and the like.

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What Happens to Your Lips? [When You Get Braces]

What Happens to Your Lips When You Get Braces to Fix Your Overbite? A huge concern for people who are thinking about getting braces for their overbites is that they will experience discomfort. Such people ask questions about what happens to their mouths and their lips when they get a correction for an overbite. The truth is that some discomfort can exist, but an experienced orthodontist can help to minimize the discomfort to an almost non-existent level. The key is to schedule the care with an excellent provider.

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Does Smiling Contribute to Your Success? 2017

Smiling contributes to your work and success, as well as your health and happiness – Dr. T.P.Chia. We all need to be equipped with a stunning smile in order to get ahead in life. A confident, attractive smile helps us land jobs, find our true soulmate and let our friends and family know that we love them. Studies even show that smiling reduces levels of stress, greatly enhancing our mental and physical health.

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Braces or Veneers Checklist 2017

A nice smile is often the first thing people notice about you. Crooked, chipped or stained teeth detract from your appearance and may have health implications as well. Once you decide it’s time to do something about your smile, you may be unsure whether braces or veneers are the best choices. Here’s some information to help you make a choice, courtesy of Dr. Patricia J. Panucci of Beach Braces, in Manhattan Beach, California.

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Wear a Smile: Be the Height of Fashion 2017

Lee Mildon believes that most people won’t notice your old clothing when you wear a smile. Your face is the first thing that people look at when meeting you, and having an attractive smile with straight teeth can make a difference in how you are greeted.

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The Greatest Self Has a Peaceful Smile

In one study, researchers found that 25 percent of participants hesitate to smile in pictures due to the appearance of their teeth. 28 percent of people in the study don’t smile when they’re featured in social media due to their smile. Lastly, over 80 percent of study participants believe that their teeth are ugly. That’s a lot of people who are unsatisfied with their smile!

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Are there foods I can’t eat with braces?

Orthodontic science today provides patients with a wide variety of options for tooth straightening, bite alignment and overall oral health.