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Keep the Gaps in Your Smile to a Minimum With Retainers and Aligners

If you have gaps between your teeth, you might feel self-conscious about the appearance of your smile. In addition to aesthetic concerns, large gaps in your smile can also be traps for food particles, bacteria, and plaque, making you more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. Luckily, there are different orthodontic treatments available to

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How To Relieve And Ease Pain Caused By Braces

Braces are a great way to straighten teeth and fix a wide variety of dental issues, including overbites, underbites, gaps between teeth, open bites, overcrowding, and more. However, many people who require braces, especially adults, do not like the look of traditional metal braces. Lingual braces are an alternative to traditional braces that are much

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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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