Braces and Baby/Primary Teeth

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Parents often assume that their child cannot receive orthodontic treatment if they still have primary/baby teeth. The American Association of Orthodontists actually recommends having your child first seen at age 7 and younger patients can benefit from treatment called “two-phase …

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How Failure of Fixed Retainers Occur

jessica Orthodontics, Retainers

A fixed, or permanent retainer, conjures up the idea that it’s, well, permanent. Unfortunately, this is a misnomer. Orthodontists place fixed retainers after treatment to help the patient protect the positions of their aligned teeth. Fixed retainers are in addition …

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Is My Teen a Candidate for Invisalign?

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Invisalign Teen is a system of clear aligners made to straighten teeth made especially for teens. Many children in middle school and high school specifically ask about Invisalign over traditional wire braces due to concerns of aesthetics and sports injuries.  …

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