Orthodontic Treatment Transfers

Orthodontic Treatment Transfer Q &A with Bakersfield Orthodontist Dr. Jared R. Gianquinto DMD, MS   Families sometime have to relocate during orthodontic treatment, and that brings up a lot of questions! Dr. Jared R. Gianquinto, DMD, MS, your Bakersfield orthodontist has the answers!     How do transfers work? How long is it going to […]

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PROPEL Accelerated Orthodontics

PROPEL Accelerated Orthodontics in Bakersfield, CA Perhaps the most popular question in any orthodontic treatment consultation, “How long is it going to take?” Weddings, senior photos, proms, formals, quinceneras and lots of life events can happen in the course of a normal comprehensive orthodontic treatment time of 27 months. Advances in bracket design, wire technology […]

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Best Lost Retainer Story To Date

We have a policy in our office that the first time a retainer is lost, broken, damaged, or generally needs replacement for some reason, our patients are given the opportunity to do a creative writing assignment describing how their retainer was lost in lieu of a replacement fee. The stories are posted in our office, […]

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Troubleshooting Palatal Expanders

Palatal Expander Troubleshooting We’ve had quite a few parents asking about palatal expanders recently. During the delivery appointment, there’s a lot of information provided and even though we walk every parent through turning the expansion screw, oral hygiene instructions and the do’s and don’ts of orthodontic treatment, it’s handy to have a quick reference once […]

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Does My Child Need A Palatal Expander?

One of our most popular questions from concerned parents is, “Does my child need a palatal expander?” Many times, our answer to the expander question is “No,” which is difficult for some parents to take in after hearing other opinions on the subject. In fact, many parents aren’t exactly clear on what a palatal expander […]

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