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Posts From May, 2011

What Problems Can Invisalign® Fix?

Invisalign® is an exciting new advancement in orthodontics that can be used to correct a wide range of mild bite issues. Invisalign® has been proven effective in treating: Widely spaced or gapped teeth Overbite Underbite Cross bite Overcrowded teeth Invisalign® has been very effective in gently moving teeth one to five millimeters and correcting mild […]

How Long Does Invisalign® Take?

Invisalign® uses a progressive set of clear plastic aligners to correct common orthodontic problems. These aligners work to gently move your teeth in two week increments. The length of time you will need to wear the aligners depends on factors including: The problem being corrected How frequently you can wear the aligners How closely you […]

What are My Options for Orthodontics as an Adult?

The consequences of an uneven or crooked smile for an adult are much greater than those for a teenager. In addition to increased feelings of awkwardness, an incorrect bite can lead to several painful symptoms such as headaches and jaw misalignment. For most adults, the thought of having traditional, metal braces is not very appealing. […]

Questions about Orthodontics

What is orthodontics? Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. Commonly, orthodontics treats issues of misaligned teeth such as overbite, underbite, crossbite, gaps, and crowded teeth. At what age is orthodontics necessary? The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children with misaligned […]

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