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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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All About Retainers

All About Retainers

You finally got your braces off! But wait, your work here isn’t done. Now you are onto your next phase of treatment - retention. After orthodontic treatment, it is extremely important to wear retainers if you want your smile to last a lifetime. What is a retainer? A...

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Braces vs. Clear Aligners

Braces vs. Clear Aligners

What’s the best method to straighten your teeth: braces or clear aligners? The answer is that neither option is better than the other. Conventional braces and clear aligners can both create beautiful smiles. Both methods do have their pros and cons. Let’s learn a bit...

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