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What Is Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment?

  Two phase orthodontic treatment consists of an early, interceptive (preventative) course of orthodontic treatment that is later followed by a second (final) phase of treatment, full braces.  One phase orthodontic treatment usually consists of just full braces.   Why not just wait for full braces? If an early phase of orthodontic treatment is recommended [...]

By |2021-02-17T13:45:21-07:00February 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Is Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment?

10 Things To Know About Orthodontic Insurance

Orthodontic insurance benefits are usually part of your dental insurance policy.  Not every dental policy includes benefits for orthodontic treatment but many do. Some orthodontic benefits have an age limit.  Many dental plans cover orthodontic treatment for adults but some plans only cover orthodontic treatment for children. Sometimes there is a waiting period before you [...]

By |2021-01-05T14:27:01-07:00January 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 10 Things To Know About Orthodontic Insurance

But Mom, I Don’t WANT Braces!

What if the orthodontist recommends braces for your teenager but your teenager is less than enthusiastic…are there other options? Well, you could force them into treatment with the ‘ole “I know what’s best for you” or “you’ll thank me one day” arguments.  Those arguments, while probably true, may not convince your teen.  It’s important to [...]

By |2020-12-02T08:13:53-07:00December 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on But Mom, I Don’t WANT Braces!

Understanding Dental Crowding

Whether the jaws are small or the teeth are big or a combination of both, crowding occurs when there is not enough space to accommodate all of the teeth. Without enough space, the teeth will either erupt out of place, erupt rotated or fail to erupt (become impacted). Treatment   There are two ways to deal [...]

By |2020-10-30T10:29:25-06:00October 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Understanding Dental Crowding

Ideally, the upper jaw should be wide enough so the upper teeth sit outside of the lower teeth.  If the upper jaw is narrow, then the upper teeth may sit directly on top of the lower teeth or they may sit inside of the lower teeth which is called a cross-bite. Sometimes a cross-bite can [...]

By |2020-10-09T12:55:25-06:00September 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on

3 Reasons to Take Your Child to the Orthodontist Today

Wondering when it’s the right time to take your child to the orthodontist? Here are three reasons you should get an orthodontist appointment for your kiddo scheduled now. #1: You may notice something appears off but there are also some things the untrained eye won’t see. Parents are often the first to recognize that something [...]

By |2020-07-28T13:27:04-06:00July 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 3 Reasons to Take Your Child to the Orthodontist Today

Now That Our Office Has Reopened

  Now that our office has re-opened, you may be wondering what precautions we’re taking to ensure your safety. While the appointment process may look a little different, don’t worry, we have always been on the front lines of preventing the spread of diseases. From treatment and waiting room disinfection to the strict use of [...]

By |2020-07-28T13:49:36-06:00June 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Now That Our Office Has Reopened

My Orthodontists’s Office is Closed, What Does That Mean for My Treatment?

  My Orthodontist’s Office Is Closed, What Does That Mean for My Treatment?   Given the outbreak of COVID-19, your orthodontist may have made the difficult, but important, decision to postpone any non-emergent appointments. You can be assured that this decision was not made lightly but was made to protect patients, staff and families. Given [...]

By |2020-03-23T09:54:55-06:00March 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on My Orthodontists’s Office is Closed, What Does That Mean for My Treatment?

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is usually associated with hearts and chocolates but in our office we celebrate the month of February with toothpaste and floss. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, a national observance to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their parents, caregivers and teachers.  Every year in February, Dr. Coombs observes the [...]

By |2020-02-18T15:41:29-07:00February 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

New Year, New Smile… Braces for Adults

January is filled with new year’s resolutions, most of them geared towards bettering ourselves. What better way to improve yourself than with a new smile? A healthy bite and beautiful smile is one resolution that is achievable, even for adults. Unlike some of the other common resolutions we make at this time of year, your [...]

By |2020-01-15T10:35:46-07:00January 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Year, New Smile… Braces for Adults
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