How can orthodontic treatment help?

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that treats malocclusion, a condition in which the teeth are not correctly positioned when the mouth is closed. This results in an improper bite. An orthodontist specializes in making the teeth straight. Treatment can be cosmetic, to improve a person’s appearance, but it often aims to improve oral function, […]

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3M Brings Clarity to Clear Aligner Market

ST. PAUL‚ Minn. – (May 4, 2018, 4:00pm CST) – In recent years, clear aligners have captured consumers’ attention due to their nearly invisible and removable nature. With high demand, yet few options to choose from, orthodontists have been seeking additional esthetic solutions for their patients. Understanding this increased need for high quality, flexible solutions, […]

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Researchers develop adhesive materials to prevent bracket stains on teeth

Researchers from Valencia (Spain), London (England) and Sul (Brazil) have performed research to develop adhesive materials that will prevent white stains from appearing on the teeth of people who use brackets. The white stains that orthodontic brackets often leave on teeth is a result of enamel demineralization caused by bacterial proliferation in the adhesive area, […]

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How to Manage the Cost of Orthodontic Care for Your Kids

Every year millions of Americans undergo orthodontic care, and whether they’re seeking cosmetic enhancement or improving oral health, one thing is certain: Treatment is expensive. According to a 2013 survey of dental fees by the American Dental Association, the cost for comprehensive treatment to fix problems such as misaligned teeth or overbites for adolescents ranged […]

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Myths Begone! Seven Myths about Orthodontic Treatment

Myth #1. Anyone who provides braces or clear aligners is an orthodontist. Some providers of braces or clear aligners are not orthodontists. To be an orthodontist means a doctor has graduated from dental school, and then successfully completed 2-3 years of study in an accredited orthodontic residency program. Only doctors with this level of formal […]

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Orthodontists warn against uptick in DIY teeth straightening

Orthodontists are warning parents and patients of the dangers in the recent trend of at-home teeth straightening techniques, saying that in some cases these do-it-yourself braces can cause irreparable damage to your teeth. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recently reported that 13 percent of its member orthodontists saw patients who have attempted DIY teeth […]

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