The Health Benefits of Having Straight Teeth

For many people, the decision to get braces is purely cosmetic. Having crooked, overcrowded, or gapped teeth is a major source of low self-esteem and lack of self-confidence, so it’s hardly a surprise that people find they have confidence in spades once their teeth have been straightened. But a winning smile isn’t the only benefit … Continued

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How to Prepare for Getting Braces

Have you or your child been told you need braces? It can be a pretty daunting moment when your orthodontist drops the B-word. You may feel upset or anxious about the upcoming adjustment. After all, getting braces is a life changing decision. However, it’s also important to remember any inconveniences of braces are only temporary. … Continued

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What are Functional Appliances?

Crooked teeth aren’t the only orthodontic issue which can impact aesthetic appearance. A misaligned bite or teeth sticking out too far can cause people to feel self-conscious over their otherwise straight smile. This is where functional appliances can help. Designed for young people with still-growing jaws, functional appliances take advantage of this natural growth potential … Continued

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