Team Demas Orthodontics – Newsletter #1 – November 2017


You don’t often hear sophomores in high school saying their dream job is to be an orthodontist, but at that age, I knew that was what I wanted to do. I enjoyed working with my hands and studying science, so it seemed like a good fit.Yet it took me a lot more life experience, and 16 years of being an orthodontist, to fully appreciate what we …CONTINUE READING

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Do [Braces] Cause Difficulty in Speech?

If you are considering braces, it is important that you ensure you have all the information you need. Some questions people ask include:

Are the braces painful?

Will they require maintenance?

Will they make you speak differently?

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Difference between a Dentist and Orthodontist

The field of medicine has many different specialists. In dentistry, there are two professionals that may confuse patients with oral conditions; a dentist and orthodontist. The two are quite similar. In general, ever, orthodontists train for a longer period than dentists. This makes them qualified for more procedures than general dentists. 

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Can You Still Get Braces If You Have [Fillings]?



In a perfect world, everyone would have a perfect smile. Everyone would have perfect oral hygiene habits, so they wouldn’t have any cavities. Their teeth would already be straight, so there would be no need for orthodontic intervention. Unfortunately, this is not the current state of reality. Most people don’t have perfect smiles. Most people don’t have shiny, white teeth. Many people do end up needing some sort of orthodontic intervention.

Luckily, trained professionals are ready and willing to provide whatever services the public needs. Nevertheless, a lot of people are under the impression that their dental problems are so unique that they can’t receive care from an orthodontist. This is simply not true. One of the most common assumptions is that braces and fillings don’t mix. Take a look at questions people have and what the experts say.

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Missing Tooth

Can You Get Braces with a Missing Tooth?

Braces are becoming more common among people of all ages. Both children and adults can benefit from the corrective help of orthodontic braces. But many adults wonder if it is possible to get braces if they have a missing tooth in their mouth. 

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Newsletter #1

Anyone who crosses paths with Dr. Don Demas has the pleasure of experiencing his big heart. Dr. Demas is not only one of the top orthodontists in the country, with over 20 years of experience, but he shares his heart with every person, patient, and family.

This characteristic is even evident in his family. For, out of this, we can see why it carries over so easily into his work at Team Demas Orthodontics.

Dr. Demas and Amy have been married for four years and have five ...CONTINUE READING


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Tooth Whitening

Is Tooth-Whitening Recommended for Children and Teens?

Tooth whitening is done for different reasons that range from cosmetic to medical. The practice has one clear benefit; when you are done, you will have stunning white teeth. It is mostly done by adults using whitening strips, but first, one has to consult an orthodontist. 

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Is it Possible for a Patient to [Change Orthodontists]?

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Is it Possible for a Patient to Change Orthodontists?

Sometimes, the relationship between a patient and an orthodontist is unsuccessful. The patient may feel as if the orthodontist is not acting in his or her best interest. The patient may have experienced an unexpected painful treatment or an attitude that was unprofessional. Perhaps, the person feels as if a different orthodontist may offer affordable braces, whereas the current orthodontist does not. In such cases, a person may want to change the orthodontist from which he or she has been receiving care. This individual may want to know if changing an orthodontist is allowable. The short answer to the question is “yes.”

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Orthodontic treatment

Is It Safe to Undergo Orthodontic Treatments During Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is a vulnerable time, and in light of the potential risks some women may feel hesitant to undergo orthodontic treatments during pregnancy. The fear of radiation exposure associated with medical imaging is particularly common, and it’s natural for mothers-to-be to worry that their babies might be adversely affected.
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Not aligned

My bottom and top teeth are not aligned. Can braces help align my jaws?

Bottom and top teeth can go out of alignment for any number of reasons. This misalignment, which orthodontist specialists often term “malocclusion,” has actually been traced back to our earliest farming ancestors in 12,000 B.C., according to Science Daily! 
Today, an estimated 4.5 million people (children and adults) currently wear braces to correct some level of misalignment, as reported by The American Association of Orthodontists. As well, much more may benefit from braces to alleviate health and comfort issues from not aligned teeth. 
In this article, learn how braces align jaws to help correct malocclusion.

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