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  • The Magic of Orthodontics

    Proper alignment of the teeth is basic to “Smile Design”. Their position dictates how they work together and affects the way you look and smile. Only orthodontic treatment can move teeth into the right position. Simply put, when things look right, they probably are right. Learn the basics of smile analysis and design and whether the magic of orthodontics will work for you...

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  • Early Orthodontic Evaluation

    Even if your child is 5 or 6 years of age and is too young for braces, it is not too early for an orthodontic evaluation. Early detection of orthodontic problems may make it easier to correct those problems in the future.

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  • What are TADS?

    TADs (Temporary Anchorage Devices), comprised of mini-screws and mini-implants, are a new technology used to more accurately control the movement and positioning of teeth and reduce time of orthodontic treatment. Using mini-implants such as TADs is a rapidly developing technology. TADs are becoming a necessary part of orthodontic practice by allowing for accurate and predictable tooth movement and positioning by providing stable non-movable anchor units.

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  • Preventative & Cost Saving Orthodontics

    Does a two-stage orthodontic treatment help save time or money? Phase one treatment may indeed set the conditions up to make the second phase of treatment easier and less costly.

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  • CAT Scans In Dentistry

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, what are a thousand, or even a million pictures worth? For medical and dental professionals, CAT Scans really do provide the ability to see and experience the body from the inside; thus changing the way diagnoses can be made.

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  • Minor Tooth Movement

    Minor tooth movement usually refers to relatively simple movements of a single or several teeth by orthodontics or tooth straightening. It is important to understand that even when the teeth have moved into their new position and the space is closed, they must be retained or kept in the new position until the bone stabilizes around them so that they will remain in the new position by themselves. This will mean wearing retainers for a few months.

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  • Clear Orthodontic Aligners

    Clear aligners are an alternative system to traditional braces that use a sequence of individual clear, removable “trays” to gradually straighten teeth. They are usually recommended for correcting mild to moderate crowding or spacing of teeth.

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