What Does an Ideal Bite Look Like? (5 SIMPLE ANSWERS)

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So, an ideal bite. While it’s easy for some people to identify when they may need to have their teeth straightened, there are also times when it can be difficult to do so. Small issues pertaining to a misaligned bite or crooked teeth can be tricky to spot unless you know exactly what you’re looking for. In order to fully understand what a perfect bite should look like, you’ll need to look at your teeth from several different angles.

Brushing Your Teeth with Braces (7 Tips)

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Last Updated on March 6, 2019 If you have braces, you probably can’t wait for the day when you can finally see your new and improved smile. For the time being, though, you have to deal with the hardware. Which means caring for your teeth and the braces themselves. If you want to be truly impressed once it’s…

What Guidelines Help Children? (Remain Cavity-free)

Last Updated on March 6, 2019 What guidelines will help children remain cavity-free? Cavities are one of the most preventable oral health conditions that your child can get, but it does take a strong commitment from you and your child to reduce their risk of developing tooth decay. Today, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry guidelines are the most…

Avoid Teeth Removal for Braces (FACTS)

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Last Updated on January 26, 2019 Avoid teeth removal for braces? Orthodontists sometimes use dental braces to deal with misaligned or crowded teeth. Having straight teeth helps to improve a person’s cosmetic appearance. Straight teeth also affect how a person chews their food. Dental patients often wonder whether their orthodontist will remove some teeth during treatment….

Orthodontic Fact #10 The first ever certified orthodontist in the United States is Dr. Charles Tweed

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Last Updated on January 26, 2016 In the early 20th century, Dr. Charles Tweed became the first certified orthodontist in the United States. He was born in Arizona, then became a pre-dental student at Stanford before receiving a D.D.S. degree from the University of California in 1919. Dr. Tweed also attended the Angle School of Orthodontia located in…

Orthodontic Fact #9 Irregularities of the teeth is one of the earliest writings about dental deformities, written by Hippocrates in 400 BC

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Last Updated on May 28, 2018   Dental irregularities are as old as human life. Some families may be more prone to them than others, but it is a widespread and longstanding condition. Many people are born with or later develop deformities of their teeth or mouth structures through no fault of their own. Thankfully, today…

Orthodontic Fact #8 Statistically speaking, over 1 million Americans over the age of 18 consult orthodontic clinics to help align their teeth.

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Last Updated on January 26, 2016 Contrary to popular belief, braces are not just for kids. A sizable percentage of the adult population seek orthodontic care for their misaligned teeth. Having their teeth straightened is the first step toward achieving a healthier mouth and a youthful appearance for many over the age of eighteen. Some adults…

Orthodontic Fact #7

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Last Updated on January 25, 2016 Some dental wires used in dental braces are activated by body heat and were developed by NASA. When it comes to orthodontics, many exciting advances have happened over the years. Patients have more than one solution when it comes to treating any problems that are concerned with the position of…

Orthodontic Fact #6

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Last Updated on January 25, 2016 The first braces were of a piece of flat metal in 1720. This was connected to the patient’s teeth by using several pieces of thread. If you or your teen need braces, it can make anxiety levels run high. No one wants to look in the mirror to see a…

Orthodontic Fact #5

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Last Updated on January 25, 2016 Improve your dental health in style. Many teens today fashion their dental braces with colored bands and brackets. Braces are now worn as a fashion statement Getting braces may not be the most appealing prospect for teens. There is enough to deal with at an age when self-consciousness rules the…

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