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Removing Baby Teeth vs. Permanent Teeth

Removing Baby Teeth vs. Permanent Teeth

Nobody likes having a tooth removed, but sometimes it’s necessary. This might happen when there’s not enough room in the mouth or when permanent teeth are growing in at an angle. However, it matters whether it’s a baby tooth or a permanent tooth removed. There are...

Your Gums Are The Tires Of Your Mouth

Your Gums Are The Tires Of Your Mouth

My practice is outside Detroit, aka The Motor City or The Automotive Capital of the World. Because of that, I tend to use car analogies to explain orthodontic issues to my patients so they can more easily understand where I’m coming from. That’s why I say the gums are...

Do You Make Good Mouth Investments?

Do You Make Good Mouth Investments?

An investment is something you put money into that you expect to get a return on over time. Stocks that pay dividends or real estate that grows in value are the classic examples. You spend money up front, but you know that money is well spent because you’ll be...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Braces

The Do’s and Don’ts of Braces

Despite all the advancements in orthodontic treatment, traditional metal braces still have their place. They are great at straightening teeth and correcting bites and can be effective in cases where other treatment solutions, like Invisalign, aren’t advised.   As...

The Technologies That Are Reshaping Orthodontics

The Technologies That Are Reshaping Orthodontics

New orthodontic technologies. One of my passions is keeping up on the latest in orthodontics. I always want to know what technologies are right around the corner and which new techniques my colleagues are using to get better, faster results. At my practice in...

The Dr. Jamie Reynolds Story

The Dr. Jamie Reynolds Story

It surprises me how often people ask me not about teeth, but about myself. Questions like, “Why did you become an orthodontist?” and “Growing up, did you always know you wanted to be an orthodontist?” So I thought I’d write a little bit about my story and how I ended...

How often should you see your orthodontist?

How often should you see your orthodontist?

How often should you see your orthodontist? As often as it takes to get the job done!   Really, this question is so dependent on individual circumstances that there’s no single answer to it. You know to see the dentist once a year, and to visit the hygienist...

The Right Age for Braces

The Right Age for Braces

“When is the right time for braces?” This is a common question from parents about their children. But I think they’re asking the wrong question; when they think of orthodontic care, they think that means braces to straighten teeth, but there’s so much more to it....

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