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How To Relieve And Ease Pain Caused By Braces

Braces are made of wires which are attached to the teeth. The wires are fastened on the teeth using brackets. The use of these wires and brackets exerts pressure on the teeth and mouth when they are chained together. This causes pain and discomfort in the mouth. Putting on braces is not as painful as

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How Long Should I Wear Braces

A dentist specializing in tooth and jaw alignments will use braces or aligners to treat the misalignment of teeth in the mouth. While most braces are worn for one to three years, the period you are supposed to wear them will, however, vary depending on various factors in your treatment plan. Of course, the severity

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Causes of Crooked Teeth

Crooked teeth can affect the alignment of teeth, resulting in an uneven bite and an aesthetically displeasing smile. There are several causes of crooked teeth, including genetics, jaw size and shape, and poor oral habits. It is essential to understand the causes of crooked teeth so that one can seek the appropriate orthodontic treatment. Genetics

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Why Retainers Are Important

If you have been using a retainer for a period of time or you know someone who has used a retainer, you know that many people complain about needing a retainer. They say wearing a retainer is tedious and time-consuming. However, wearing a retainer is far more important than you realize. Here is some information

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What Are The Different Types Of Braces?

If you have a problem with tooth spacing or you have bite issues, you may need braces. Not too long ago, braces were only made one way. Now, however, you have options. Here is information on the different types of braces and the types of problems they address. About Braces All braces, no matter what

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Braces vs. Veneers

Many people don’t like their smiles, so if you have been avoiding those selfies or group photos on social media, you’re in good company. Nearly 90% of all adults have teeth that are crooked or poorly spaced. If you are an adult that wants to improve your smile, you may be wondering whether to opt

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