Finding Lasting TMJ Relief

A person with his mouth open holding their jaw. Finding Lasting TMJ Relief

Why an Orthodontist Should Be Your First Choice Do you sometimes experience jaw pain, difficulty chewing, or clicking sounds when you open your mouth? If so, you might be dealing with a jaw disorder. These issues can affect your daily life and overall well-being. Orthodontic specialists are experts in diagnosing and treating jaw disorders, also […]

Getting Braces: The Journey to a Perfect Smile

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Do you dream of having a perfect smile? Braces can make that dream come true! They are an effective way to straighten teeth and give you a beautiful smile. But when getting your braces, you might wonder how long it takes to get that perfect smile. The time spent on treatment will vary depending on […]

Orthodontist vs. Dentist: Which One Should You Visit?

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When it comes to dental care, knowing whether you should see an orthodontist or a dentist can sometimes be confusing. While both professionals work to improve oral health, they have different areas of expertise. This article will help you understand the roles of each and guide you in choosing the right professional for your specific […]

Orthodontic Treatment Options

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Orthodontic treatment can help improve the appearance and function of your teeth and jaw. With so many options available, choosing the right one for your needs can be overwhelming. We will cover the orthodontic treatments at Orthodontic Specialists to help you make an informed decision. Traditional Braces. Traditional braces are the most common and well-known […]

It’s Never Too Late to Get Braces!

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It is not uncommon to see children and teenagers wearing braces. It makes sense since childhood is usually the best time to get teeth corrected with braces. With so many young people wearing braces, some adults think they are too old for braces. But it is never too late to get braces! Orthodontic treatment is […]

Mouthguards – 5 Reasons They are Essential for Sports

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If you or your child participates in sports, it’s important to take steps to prevent injuries. One essential piece of safety equipment is a mouthguard. This article will cover the top five reasons why mouthguards are critical for protecting your teeth and preventing injuries during sports activities. Prevent Dental Injuries. One of the main reasons […]

When Should My Child See an Orthodontist?

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Do you know when your child should see an orthodontist and when is the right time to take them? Some signs and indicators can help you gauge whether it’s time for a visit—including crooked teeth, early or late tooth loss and difficulty chewing. Knowing this information will help ensure your child gets the best orthodontic […]

Braces-Friendly Superbowl Snacks

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Hosting a party or just watching the game with your family? Celebrate the big game in style by making up one of these delicious and braces-friendly Super Bowl snacks — your teeth will thank you later! Chicken Buffalo Dip was the top searched-for recipe last year for the Superbowl. The year before that was the […]

Have You Made Your New Year’s Resolutions?

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Don’t you love the New Year? You get a fresh start on the year by wiping your slate clean from last year and making your New Year’s resolutions for 2023. One of the top resolutions for 2023 is “Eat better.” Such a resolution will improve not only your overall health but your dental and oral […]

Merry Christmas from Your Orthodontic Specialists!

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Put up the mistletoe, decorate the tree, and make your wish lists – it’s the Christmas Holiday season! We want this to be the best holiday season for all our patients. While there are some holiday foods those with braces will have to avoid, there are lots of fun foods safe for those with braces […]