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Are Clear Aligners My Best Solution for Achieving a Better Smile?
... Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your questions about orthodontics and clear aligners...

Braces and Other Orthodontic Appliances: Which Type Is Best for You?
...Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to discuss your questions about orthodontics...

Straightening Your Child's Teeth: When is the best time to start?
... Treatment that begins while a child's teeth are erupting or coming in, is called “interceptive orthodontics...

Updating Your Appearance? Don't Forget Your Smile
...Orthodontics to realign teeth and treat for malocclusion (where the teeth on the upper and lower jaws do not meet properly) could be part of that approach, as well as replacing missing teeth with dental implants that replicate the teeth they replace...

Removing Certain Teeth can Benefit Orthodontic Treatment
... Damaged teeth in need of replacement may also be removed before orthodontics and certainly more desirable — if any tooth needed to be removed, you would always choose a damaged tooth first...

Treating Bite Problems Early Could Make Later Treatment Easier or Unnecessary
... If you would like more information on preventative orthodontics, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Frequently Asked Questions About Porcelain Veneers
... Alignment and spacing: For closing a small gap between teeth or making other minor adjustments in tooth spacing or position, veneers may be just what you need; more serious issues can be handled with orthodontics...

Can You Envision Your Ideal Smile?
...Almost anything is possible from simple whitening procedures to a complete smile makeover, which may include repositioning your teeth with orthodontics and changing tooth shape and color with porcelain laminate veneers, to name a few options...

Good Reasons to Consider Orthodontics - Even in Adulthood
...Orthodontics not only enhances your appearance but may also improve your long-term oral health...

Cosmetic Gum Surgery Can Restore Health as Well as Appearance to Gums
... In conjunction with plaque removal to stop gum disease and possibly other treatments like orthodontics to correct misaligned teeth, cosmetic gum surgery is used to rejuvenate lost gum tissues around teeth through tissue grafting...

Straight Facts About Straightening Teeth — The Science Behind Orthodontics
What is orthodontics...

Orthodontics Could be in Your Smile Makeover Plan
... That’s why orthodontics, the dental specialty concerned with the bite, could be a consideration in your smile makeover plan...

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Teeth Whitening
Transforming your smile doesn’t necessarily require complex treatments like orthodontics, dental implants or porcelain veneers...

Gaining a New Attractive Smile is More than Achievable
...  These and other measures like orthodontics can all be used to turn a smile you find embarrassing into one you’re confident to share with the world...

Improving a 'Gummy Smile' Depends on its Cause
...Other cosmetic enhancements such as orthodontics, bonding or porcelain restorations can also prove effective...

Weigh a Poor Smile's Emotional and Social Cost when Considering Restorations
...The plan may be as singular as whitening procedures or porcelain veneers applied to the outside of your teeth — or it may be comprehensive with a variety of procedures that could include other specialties like orthodontics or oral surgery...

Transform Your Smile and Dental Health by Correcting Your Bad Bite
... That's where orthodontics, the dental specialty for moving teeth, can work wonders...

4 Causes for Gum Recession and What We Can Do About It
...The best solution is to move the tooth to a better position within the bony housing through orthodontics...

Reduce Future Bite Problems with These Innovative Techniques
When you think orthodontics, you may instantly picture braces or clear aligners worn by teenagers or adults...

Here is How You can Improve Your Wedding Day Smile!
... Orthodontics...

Keep on Course during the 3 Phases of a Smile Makeover
...But it might also involve multiple procedures and other specialties like orthodontics...

5 Ways to a Beautiful Wedding Day Smile
...Orthodontics...

Your Teenager's Teeth May Not Be Mature Enough for Veneers
Teenagers and adults alike can improve their smile appearance with dental solutions like teeth whitening or orthodontics...

Effective Oral Hygiene is Key to Disease Prevention While Wearing Braces
...In extreme cases, the braces may need to be removed to adequately treat the gums and allow them time to heal before proceeding with orthodontics...

Considering a Smile Makeover? Be Sure You Include Your Bite
...Orthodontics—the dental specialty dedicated to correcting poor bites—can be just as important to your smile appearance as veneers, crowns or other restorations...

Removing One or More Teeth Could Improve Orthodontic Outcomes
Moving teeth through orthodontics may involve more than simply wearing braces...

A Loose Tooth is a Sign of Deeper Dental Trouble
...Similarly, taking orthodontics into your own hands could also damage your teeth, especially if you have undiagnosed gum disease...

Glossary
... Orthodontics - A field of dentistry that deals with tooth and jaw alignment...

Braces (Orthodontia)
... About Braces Orthodontics is a field of dentistry that deals with corrections involving jaw and teeth alignment...

General Dentistry
...General dentists are highly educated and trained in multiple facets of dentistry, providing a variety of different services for you and your family including: Crowns and bridges Dentures Dental implants Gum disease (Periodontal) treatment Orthodontics Root canal therapy Teeth cleanings Bonding Dental fillings General dentists who do not perform a certain treatment will provide you with a specialist referral...