The Importance of Wearing Retainers after Treatment

Congratulations you have completed orthodontic treatment. Your braces have positioned and straightened your child’s teeth to ensure they have a lifetime of healthy smiles. Now it is time for the next phase of treatment which will keep those beautiful teeth in position – wearing a retainer. We will go into more detail on the importance of wearing retainers below. Keep in mind that when braces are removed, your teeth would want to move back to their original positions. Wearing retainers after orthodontic treatment will prevent this from happening.

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What Does an Ideal Bite Look Like?

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People are often referred to the orthodontist because of an improper bite. While this is one of the main oral health conditions that orthodontics is designed to fix, you may be surprised to know that an imperfect bite can be used to describe several different types of conditions. For instance, you may have heard of overbites, which give people prominent front teeth. Alternatively, you may have noticed that your teeth seem all over the place, and certain teeth may even hit the others too hard when you chew. When you wonder what should a perfect teeth look like, you can learn the answers to your questions in this guide.

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Seven Tips to Brushing Your Teeth with Braces

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When you or your child get braces put on your teeth, your normal routine is altered slightly and you have to relearn how to do things that used to be simple everyday activities for you. Performing tasks such as eating any food you desire, talking without having metal braces in the way and especially brushing your teeth are instantly more challenging, but easy to overcome if you have a few tips in the bag.

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Does Age Matter When Getting Braces?

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When thinking about braces, we tend to think of a teenager who has a mouth full of brackets and wires when smiling. But the truth is that people of all ages wear braces which causes some questions to be asked. Is it important for someone to wear braces when they are young? Are there complications for an older person who wants to get braces? Is there a specific age for taking up braces? What is the best age for getting braces? Does age affect the success of braces? Am I too old to get braces? These are valid questions to be asked, and we are going to shed more light on this topic. 

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What Happens to Your Lips When You Get Braces to Fix Your Overbite?

If you have an overbite, it can be really frustrating. While a minor overbite might not be much of a concern and can even be attractive if it creates a cute pout, a major overbite can make you extremely self-conscious. You can’t correct this kind of a problem with your teeth on your own. If you are thinking about fixing overbite issues, an orthodontic treatment is a solution. While you are open to the idea of seeking professional help from braces fixing overbite problems, you might wonder what will happen to your lips when you get braces. You can see the effect of your overbite on lips, pushing them out further. You would want to be prepared for the change after an orthodontic treatment.

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Will braces fix my weak chin? If not, what will?

Today’s orthodontic specialists use cutting-edge oral health science to tailor each patient’s treatment to their individual needs. Some patients may seek treatment to fix an overbite or an underbite.
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What is the Best Age for Your Child to Get Orthodontic Braces?

 

Many parents start planning for their children before they are even born. Preparations like the best pre-schools, college savings funds and life insurance policies are in place when the child arrives. This is also a great time to start thinking about orthodontics for your child.
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What’s The Difference between a Dentist, Endodontist, And Orthodontist?

Dentistry has come a long way since the time when it was performed by the first experts. Now, it has divided into specialties that treat different types of problems that have to do with the mouth. Two of those specialties are orthodontics and endodontics.
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Team Demas Orthodontics – Newsletter #3 – January 2018

 

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Many people find themselves thinking about their appearance this time of year. How do I update my wardrobe to stay current with the trends? Which diet should I try? How do I look my best?Recently, a mother came into my office with her appearance in mind. I had treated her children years earlier and hadn’t seen her since. Now she’s in her 60s and making health a priority. By taking simple steps like exercising every day and skipping a glass of wine in the … CONTINUE READING
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Want to See Better Report Cards in 2018?

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How Invisalign Revolutionized Orthodontics

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Escape to Nicaragua

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Team Demas Orthodontics – Newsletter #2 – December 2017

 

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Happy holidays! I can hardly believe Thanksgiving is over and we’re already decorating the Christmas tree.Around the holidays, everyone at our office gets pretty excited to take part in a number of traditions, and we thought it would be fun to share some of those with you. Here are a few ways our team members celebrate at home. Maybe you’ll get some ideas of your …CONTINUE READING
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This Christmas, Give a Gift That Gives Back

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Meet Tracy!

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The Unclear Origin of Christmas Trees

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