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When (Not) to Get Your Permanent Teeth Pulled

When (Not) to Get Your Permanent Teeth Pulled

This may be the most important warning I give you: think twice before having permanent teeth removed. Before you read any further, know that extractions are no longer needed in over 99 percent of orthodontic patients. As a prospective patient, you need to advocate for...

5 Things to Consider Before Choosing Your Ortho

5 Things to Consider Before Choosing Your Ortho

There are countless factors to consider when trying to decide whether or not to pursue treatment, and who to trust with your oral health. Simplify your decision-process by considering these five things before choosing an orthodontist

Considering Orthodontic Treatment Part 4: Pulling Permanent Teeth

Considering Orthodontic Treatment Part 4: Pulling Permanent Teeth

After your initial exam with an orthodontic provider to check for misaligned teeth and a “bad bite,” one or more treatment plans will be presented. If your doctor recommends pulling any permanent teeth, it’s wise to stop and think twice. The question you should be...

Considering Orthodontic Treatment Part 3: Correcting Your Bite

Considering Orthodontic Treatment Part 3: Correcting Your Bite

Orthodontic treatment not only moves crooked teeth so they are beautiful and straight, it corrects major bite problems. Although “bad bites” can seem subtle, and may not present noticeable symptoms, a bite that doesn’t fit well together can result in long-term...

Considering Orthodontic Treatment Part 2: Choosing the Best Provider

Considering Orthodontic Treatment Part 2: Choosing the Best Provider

So, you’ve decided to schedule an initial exam for you or your little one to see if it’s time to start orthodontic treatment. An online search, recommendations from coworkers and friends, dentist referrals, and even business signs offer more than enough providers for...

Considering Orthodontic Treatment Part 1: When to Start

Considering Orthodontic Treatment Part 1: When to Start

You may have arrived at this post with your head spinning. You’re considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or a loved one, searching online for more information, feeling overwhelmed by the ever-changing techniques and treatment options, and looking for some...

How to Decrease the Cost of Braces

How to Decrease the Cost of Braces

Orthodontic treatment is an investment in health, self-confidence, and the future. It's a significant monetary investment as well. After doing all the research and asking all the questions to find the right orthodontic provider, navigating the payment arrangements...

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