Braces

Metal Vs. Clear Braces

If you have considered orthodontic treatment or have already started the process of beginning treatment, you have probably discovered that there are multiple different braces options out there. As an orthodontic office in Beavercreek, Ohio we are proud to be able to offer our patients with multiple treatment options when it comes to teeth straightening. …

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Will I Need Elastics with My Braces?

Orthodontic treatment can address a number of issues including teeth alignment, teeth grinding, bite issues, jaw alignment, TMJ, bad breath, and more. Because of this, one person’s treatment plan can look a little different from the next. For example, some people may be advised to wear headgear at night.  The same is true for elastics.  Elastics are the little rubber …

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Will I Need a Retainer After Braces or Invisalign Treatment?

Everyone going through orthodontic treatment looks forward to the day where their treatment plan ends, and they get to enjoy their beautiful new smile. However, there is one final step that’s critical to the long-term success of your treatment. Whether you had Invisalign or traditional bracket braces, your teeth have been moved from a state of misalignment to proper alignment.   In order …

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Baby Teeth and Braces: When Can You See an Orthodontist?

Almost everyone goes through two sets of teeth in their lifetime. First, you have your primary teeth, better known as baby teeth. Though these start developing while you’re still in the womb, they don’t emerge until you are 4-6 months old.   Even while these teeth are emerging, your second set of teeth are already developing. These …

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Do You Have to Wear Headgear if You Have Braces?

People hesitate to get braces for a number of reasons, though for many it comes down to concerns over appearance and discomfort. The idea of wearing headgear plays into both of these fears. If you’ve seen a movie or a show where a kid who wears braces attends a sleepover, you know they always seem to go to bed wearing comically …

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Can Braces Help Treat TMJ?

When a person experiences jaw pain and tenderness, they often assume they have a cavity or another tooth-related problem. While that certainly could be the cause, you may also be experiencing temporomandibular joint disorder, more commonly referred to as TMJ or TMD.  The temporomandibular joints located on both sides of your head where your jaw meets your skull. Every time you speak, …

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Why Some Choose Braces Over Invisalign

Invisalign hit the market in 1997. Since then, it’s become an incredibly popular alternative to traditional bracket braces. Not only are Invisalign trays unnoticeable while you wear them, but you can take them out whenever you wish, allowing you to avoid the dietary restrictions of braces.  The advantages of Invisalign are so distinct that some wonder why anyone …

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