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3D Printing in Orthodontics

3D Printing in Orthodontics

3D printers are incredible machines with uses in several industries. Did you know that they are used in the field of orthodontics too? The iTero intraoral scanner takes a digital impression of the teeth. A 3D printer takes that digital impression and turns it into a...

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iTero Intraoral Scanner

iTero Intraoral Scanner

Traditional orthodontic treatment involves the use of alginate impressions to create study models and appliances. Adults who have been through orthodontic treatment as children will remember gagging on a tray of goopy alginate before their braces were put on and again...

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How Your Smile Changes As You Age

How Your Smile Changes As You Age

As you get older, your body ages. This includes your smile. A lifetime of use can result in wear and tear, such as gum recession and yellowing of the teeth. However, did you know that your teeth can also shift as you age? There are several changes that orthodontists...

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Braces-Friendly Halloween Treats

Braces-Friendly Halloween Treats

Happy October! It's hard to believe it is already Halloween time. Children, teens, and adults all love to enjoy Halloween treats. You may have heard that you can’t eat candy with braces on, but that’s not entirely true. Dr. Peterson wants you to have fun and enjoy...

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Whitening After Orthodontic Treatment

Whitening After Orthodontic Treatment

There is nothing quite like the feeling of getting your braces off! It is a day vividly remembered by everyone who goes through treatment. Unfortunately, sometimes the teeth don’t look as white as patients would like them to.  Many choose to have their teeth whitened...

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History of Orthodontics

History of Orthodontics

The desire for a beautiful smile is not new. Humans have been using some pretty interesting methods to straighten teeth throughout history. Ancient Orthodontics Egyptian mummies have been found with metal bands around their teeth. Archaeologists believe that the...

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Direct-to-Consumer Clear Aligners

Direct-to-Consumer Clear Aligners

Clear aligners have been a hit since they were first introduced in the 90's. Patients love them because they are a discreet way to straighten teeth. When Invisalign’s patents began expiring in 2017, many companies jumped on the clear aligner bandwagon and began...

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Electric Toothbrushes for Braces

Electric Toothbrushes for Braces

Brushing your teeth is always important, but even more so when you have braces. Braces, with all of their associated parts, offer plenty of nooks and crannies for food and plaque to hide in. Insufficient brushing can lead to swollen gums, bad breath, and unsightly...

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