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Orthodontics

Choosing Between Braces and Clear Aligners

How to Choose between Invisalign and Traditional Braces When it comes to straightening your teeth, you have options. The two most predictable and successful options are Invisalign, which straightens the teeth using clear aligners, and traditional braces, which use brackets and wires.  Of course, each option has considerable pros and cons. In order to decide which

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Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces

Evaluating Orthodontic Options

How to Choose between Invisalign and Traditional Braces When it comes to straightening your teeth, you have orthodontic options to choose from. The two of the most predictable and successful options are Invisalign, which straightens the teeth using clear aligners, and traditional braces, which use brackets and wires. Of course, each option has considerable pros and cons. In

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Keeping braces clean for good oral health

Oral Hygiene for Braces

What are the Best Tools to Use for Cleaning Teeth with Braces? The day you get your braces off is an exciting one! You finally get to see your beautiful, straight smile after months or years of wearing unsightly metal brackets and wires. There is one thing that can ruin this day, and that is removing the

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Orthodontics provides more than just cosmetic benefits

Orthodontics is More Than a Cosmetic Treatment

Is Orthodontic Treatment Purely Cosmetic? We hear these types of questions from patients and patients’ parents all the time.  Many people think straightening the teeth is unnecessary because it is “just cosmetic”.  Make no mistake: orthodontic treatment does improve the cosmetic appearance of a smile.  But that is not all it does. Orthodontic treatment provides

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Mouth ulcers from braces

When Braces Cause Ulcers

My Braces are Causing Ulcers in my Mouth.  What Can I Do? Many people who undergo traditional orthodontic treatment with braces experience some uncomfortable side effects during treatment.  Some notice headaches or tension in the facial muscles.  Others experience pain in the teeth as they are moving.  More rare, but still possible, are symptoms associated

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Keeping Your Child’s Spacer Clean

How to Help Your Child Clean His Space Maintainer In order to promote proper growth patterns in the upper and lower jaws, allowing the permanent teeth to come into the correct position, orthodontists often use “fixed” appliances.  These are appliances, usually made of metal, that the orthodontist cements into place so that the appliance stays

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The Importance of Orthodontic Care

Did you know having your smile cared for by an orthodontist can save you from oral health problems down the road? Well, it’s true! There are many reasons to improve your smile. No matter if you are upgrading your smile for looks, or for health, our orthodontist, Dr. Rush Davidson with Empire Dental Specialties in

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There are Different Types of Braces

If you are about to adjust your smile, the good news is you have options! Did you know there are several different types of braces? Well, it’s true! Depending on your own alignment needs, you will be able to figure out which system is ideal for you and your unique smile. When it comes to

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Getting an Orthodontics Consultation

Have you been considering straightening your teeth or making a correction to the alignment of your jaw? The first step in undergoing orthodontic treatment is to schedule a consultation. When you sit down with our orthodontist during the consultation, he will listen to your concerns and make a professional recommendation for your treatment. The orthodontist

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