What is the Difference between an Orthodontist and a Dentist that does Orthodontics?

I get this question all of the time. In fact, I’ve been hearing it more and more lately, which is a good thing! It means that patients are becoming more educated about their treatment options, wary of advertising, and more inquisitive as a result. Sometimes it can be difficult to tell if your dentist is […]

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Three Most Common Reasons to see a Pediatric Orthodontist

Children are prime candidates for bite treatment from a pediatric orthodontist. In fact, abnormalities in dental alignment can be diagnosed as early as seven years old. Addressing issues promptly, especially before the end of the teen years, leads to long-term dental health.  Fixing misaligned bites early makes sense. During the sensitive stages of adolescence, children […]

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Micro-Esthetics in Orthodontic Treatment – Achieving the Best Results

Achieving the best orthodontic treatment results often involves more than just alignment of teeth. Sometimes, the shape of teeth themselves will not allow for ideal placement, or supporting gum tissues are insufficient for optimal esthetics. In these cases, changes on a very small scale can make noticeable differences in the end result. Our patient was […]

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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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