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Tongue Thrusting

Tongue Thrusting

Tongue thrusting (also called reverse swallowing or immature swallow) is an orofacial muscular imbalance that causes the tongue to protrude through the anterior incisors during speech, swallowing, and in some cases when the tongue is at rest. It can cause serious orthodontic problems if unaddressed.

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The Pros & Cons of Translucent Ceramic Braces

The Pros & Cons of Translucent Ceramic Braces

'Translucent' ceramic braces are another great low profile orthodontic treatment option, if traditional braces or clear removable aligners aren’t right for you. However, there are a few important factors to consider before you decide to go with ceramic braces.

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How Long Do I Have to Wear My Retainer?

How Long Do I Have to Wear My Retainer?

Many of our patients are a little dismayed to learn that they will have to wear a retainer after their braces treatment is complete. Here’s some information about retainers, and how long they should be worn.

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How Can I Make Sure My Treatment Goes According to Plan?

How Can I Make Sure My Treatment Goes According to Plan?

Our patients aren't always aware of how much their approach and choices during their orthodontic treatment can have an impact on the final outcome, and on on how long it takes and their level of comfort during the process.

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What is A Palatal Expander?

What is A Palatal Expander?

Palatal expanders are orthodontic appliances that are used widen the upper jaw (the maxilla) in children, so that the upper teeth fit together with the bottom ones properly.

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The Impact of Early Orthodontic Intervention on Future Treatment

The Impact of Early Orthodontic Intervention on Future Treatment

Although malocclusion is not entirely predictable, and is not necessarily avoidable, a combination of regular dental checkups and early orthodontic evaluation and treatment can help your child avoid needing treatment in the future.

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Why Shouldn't Children Use Invisalign?

Why Shouldn't Children Use Invisalign?

Invisalign clear aligners are a very convenient and nearly undetectable orthodontic treatment option. Unfortunately, they aren’t for everyone, and children are typically better off with more traditional orthodontic treatment options.

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When is Jaw Surgery Necessary?

When is Jaw Surgery Necessary?

As part of your treatment plan, your orthodontist may recommend surgical orthodontics if you are an adult whose bite problem cannot be completely fixed through less invasive means.

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What is ‘Phase I’ Orthodontic Treatment?

What is ‘Phase I’ Orthodontic Treatment?

When children are still young and their teeth, jaws, and mouths are still growing and developing, there is an opportunity for an orthodontist to identify issues that may become more serious problems later on, and begin to treat them straight away. This type of treatment is called Phase I (or early interventive) treatment.

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Does Orthodontic Treatment Hurt?

Does Orthodontic Treatment Hurt?

Everyone is different, and has different levels of sensitivity to pain. Orthodontic treatment can sometimes be uncomfortable, but don’t worry! It’s all part of the process, and doesn’t usually last for long.

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