Crossbite of A Front Tooth: Before and After

  What is a front tooth crossbite? A front tooth crossbite is where a top tooth improperly bites behind the bottom teeth instead of in front of them. A crossbite needs to be corrected as early as possible because it can cause: Wear or chipping of the teeth Interference with proper jaw growth Loosening of the teeth by damaging the surrounding bone and gum tissue  Treatment Early orthodontic treatment (Phase I) is recommended in children who have a mix of adult and baby teeth in order to correct a front tooth crossbite.  Age 7 is the best time for an orthodontist to start checking for issues like this.
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Difference between Orthodontists and Dentists

  There is much confusion about orthodontists and dentists.  All dental professionals go to 4 years of dental school to become dentists and have the knowledge and skillset to treat a wide range of dental issues.  However, some dental students decide to continue their education after dental school.  These dental specialists complete an additional 2 to 3 years of rigorous schooling and clinical training where they focus solely on an area of specialty and become experts in their field. Dentists are like your primary care physician. They manage your general dental health and maintain the health of your teeth, gums, and supporting structures.  Regular
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Make Your Teeth Move Faster

One of the most common concerns with orthodontics is the length of time required for treatment.  Faster orthodontic care without sacrificing quality typically results in fewer hygiene problems and greater satisfaction. Our office has invested in new technology that can make your braces or Invisalign treatment proceed faster. ACCELEDENT AURA is a micropulse device that works along with conventional orthodontic treatment to accelerate tooth movement.  It is a hands-free device, used daily for a recommended 20 minutes, and generates vibrations that accelerate the changing – or remodeling – of the bones that surround and hold your teeth.  In turn, it speeds up tooth movement by 50% which
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Orthodontic Health Month Contest

  Orthodontists receive an additional 2-3 years of specialized education to learn the proper way to straighten and align teeth. October is National Orthodontic Health Month and, with Halloween around the corner, children of all ages will be tempted to indulge in hard, sticky, and chewy treats that are likely to damage orthodontic appliances. Our office is running a braces-friendly recipe contest for all existing and new patients for the month of October. Submissions should focus on food or beverage recipes/ideas that satisfy a Halloween sweet tooth without damaging orthodontic appliances. Please either post your submission on our Facebook page,
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Invisalign Tip of the Month Tip #2

Tip #2: Refinements Sometime the first set of aligners is NOT enough to get the ideal result.  Some doctors give up at this point and say this is the best you are going to get.  Others will offer to order a new set of aligners (called a refinement) but charge you for this.  Ordering refinements are a standard procedure; accepting subpar results are an easy way out.  In more difficult cases, we may even order 2-3 refinements to get the ideal result at no additional cost to the patient.  Make sure you ask your doctor if refinements are including in your
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Invisalign Tip of the Month

It’s unfortunate how often we talk to friends who have received Invisalign treatment, but are disappointed with the outcome. There are also many times where their front teeth are now straight, but their “bite” is now off because the treatment was not properly managed. Here is our first of many tips to help you understand Invisalign treatment. Tip #1: It’s all in the virtual set-up (ClinCheck) What is a ClinCheck? After your doctor takes impressions of your teeth, he sends them to the Invisalign laboratory where a digital set-up of your teeth is created. Your doctor, in conjunction with a
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