Tips and Tools for Cleaning Your Teeth While Wearing Braces

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BRUSH – FLOSS – RINSE The decision to wear braces to improve you smile is an investment in time and money. You’ll want to protect this investment by taking proper care of your teeth while you’re wearing braces. It doesn’t make sense to wear braces for months and sometimes years, and then end up with cavities because you neglected your …

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What to Expect Before and After Orthodontics

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There are a number of reasons why a child may require orthodontic treatment. While you may be concerned with a particular issue, such as an overbite or underbite, we are trained to assess and treat these with a fairly “normal” course of treatment. These are considered common orthodontic problems in early development that we see on a regular basis. Some …

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What Orthodontic Patients Want to Know (frequently asked questions)

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What is Orthodontics? The treatment of irregularities of the teeth (especially of alignment and occlusion) and jaws, including the use of braces. What is an Orthodontist? An orthodontist is a dental specialist that has not only completed college and 4 years of dental school, but has also completed an additional two to three year residency program accredited by the ADA …

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The Cost of Orthodontics

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There is no question that orthodontic work for yourself or your child is a big financial commitment. If you don’t have insurance that covers orthodontic benefits, you are looking at paying several thousand dollars out of pocket. Choosing an orthodontist should be a carefully thought out decision and one that is not made on price. That said, you should find …

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The First Orthodontic Visit

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When should children get their first orthodontic check-up? The AAO (American Association of Orthodontists) recommends that your child get a check-up with an orthodontist at the first recognition of an orthodontic problem, but no later than age seven. By then, your child has enough permanent teeth for an orthodontist to determine whether an orthodontic problem exists or is developing. The purpose of …

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What is Invisalign®?

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The Invisalign System is a virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth. The series of clear aligners used are also removable.You take out the “trays” to eat, drink, brush and floss. Nakisher Orthodontics is a Premier Invisalign Provider. If you are thinking about orthodontic treatment, come in for a complimentary consultation. The orthodontist will determine if Invisalign is the right treatment …

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How Do I Choose an Orthodontist?

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Choosing an orthondontist for your child or for another family member (or even for yourself) requires careful consideration. There are several criteria you should review once you’ve established that the professional you are considering has all the appropriate education and credentials. The Office: Is it conveniently located? Does the office staff seem well-organized? Is the appearance clean, neat, and modern? …

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Why is Orthodontic treatment so important?

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Orthodontic treatment creates a better bite, making teeth fit better, and decreases the risk of future, and potentially costly dental problems. Crooked and crowded teeth are hard to clean and maintain. A malocclusion can cause tooth enamel to wear abnormally, difficulty in chewing and/or speaking, and excess stress on supporting bone and gum tissue. Without treatment, many problems simply become …

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What Causes Orthodontic Problems?

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Most orthodontic problems (malocclusions) are inherited. Examples of these genetic problems are crowding, spacing, protrusion, extra or missing teeth, and some jaw growth problems. Other malocclusions are acquired as a result of thumb- or finger sucking, dental disease, accidents, the early or late loss of baby (primary) teeth, or other causes. If you are worried about something that you see …

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