Teeth Care

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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Understanding the Anatomy of Your Teeth

Teeth seem pretty simple on the surface. They’re white (usually), they’re hard, and they help you do things like chew food, pronounce consonants, etc. Beneath their shiny exterior, however, things become a lot more complex.   At Dhingra Orthodontics, we believe a person should have a better understanding of their dental makeup. This helps them know how and why they should protect …

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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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Are My Teeth Too Sensitive for Braces?

Everyone’s teeth are sensitive to some degree. Though they’re protected by calcified mineral known as enamel, teeth house a lot of nerves. Extreme temperatures can breach even the strongest enamel, causing you to feel discomfort in your mouth. For some, however, teeth sensitivity is a near constant issue. Just eating a snack or brushing your teeth can cause …

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