Some Things to Consider About Ceramic Braces

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When you hear the word “braces,” you may imagine the typical metal varieties. Metal braces are still fairly standard today, but your choices are not limited to them. If you would like, you can look into ceramic braces. Since ceramics are still braces, they perform the same function as their... Read more »

Dental Checkup Details for When You Have Braces

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Your dental checkups are vital if you want a top-notch oral health and smile. They are also very important if you want to have a successful and problem-free orthodontic treatment with braces. This is because they deeply clean your teeth, gums and appliance and help you prevent major dental issues,... Read more »

Simple Oral Hygiene Tips for Maintaining Teeth with Braces

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Orthodontists like Dr. Mark Padilla will often use traditional braces to correct the alignment and orientation of misaligned teeth. This involves a matrix of metal brackets, wires, bands, spacers, and other components that create a system capable of affecting the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth in your mouth.  ... Read more »

You Will Need a Retainer After Your Braces Have Been Removed

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An increasing number of adults turn to orthodontists like Dr. Mark Padilla to have their misaligned teeth corrected by braces. This process calls for routine adjustments appointments to tighten the braces hardware and alter the periodontal connective tissues that influence the alignment of your teeth. Once this is done Dr.... Read more »

Damage Control for a Broken Bracket

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A common orthodontic emergency is a broken braces bracket. Brackets often become damaged because they are fragile and can become damaged from several things, including: - Eating foods that can be damaging to braces - An injury to the mouth - Brushing teeth too vigorously or incorrectly in some way... Read more »

Orthodontics: A History

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You may think of orthodontics as a modern development, but in reality, orthodontics has been developing since ancient times. This branch of dentistry has developed gradually over time to become the modern orthodontics we know and love today. Orthodontics in Ancient Times Human remains with crooked teeth have been found... Read more »