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Why you should choose an ORTHODONTIST for your Invisalign treatment

  What is an Orthodontist? An orthodontist is a specialist in orthodontic treatment (proper alignment of teeth and jaws) and dentofacial orthopedics (guidance of dental, jaw and facial development). Only those who graduate from dental school, usually a four-year program, and who successfully complete an advanced study in orthodontics at an accredited two-to-three year orthodontic [...]

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The Key to Avoiding White Spots Lesions During Braces

What are white spot lesions?  They are chalky white stains that can develop during braces as a result of decalcification. Braces do not cause those white spots to develop, bacteria does.  Decalcification or demineralization is a loss of the hard minerals on the tooth surface caused by bacteria that has built up around the brackets [...]

By |2021-04-09T13:41:21-06:00April 9th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Key to Avoiding White Spots Lesions During Braces

Please click BOTH links below to print the necessary forms.  Complete both the COVID questionnaire and consent forms and bring them with you to your appointment.  It will be necessary to complete new forms for each appointment.   Click To Link to COVID Questionnaire Form Click To Link to COVID Consent Form     Our Goal [...]

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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 [...]

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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
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