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General

Would an adult patient benefit from orthodontic treatment?

There are many, many benefits! Everyone wants to look and feel their best: a great smile is key to great communication and many happy life events....
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What kind of toothpaste do you recommend for adults and for kids?

A fluoridated toothpaste like Colgate Total is great for adults. For kids, we recommend any fluoridated toothpaste that they like, such as a strawberry-flavored toothpaste. We...
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What kind of mouthguard should I buy if my child plays sports? Where should I buy it?

For contact sports (football, basketball, even baseball) we recommend the Shock Doctor for Braces. You can get them on Amazon or Dicks Sporting Goods store.
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What is Phase I orthodontics? How many phases are there?

Phase I refers to orthodontic treatment when there are both baby teeth and adult teeth present. As much work as possible is done in Phase I...
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What is a permanent retainer?

A permanent retainer is a thin wire placed on the back of the teeth so that crowding does not come back, or spaces that were previously...
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What do I need to know about my retainers?

You should wear your retainers every night for a lifetime. You simply have to wear them every night so that your teeth do not shift. Please...
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What causes white marks on teeth?

White marks are caused from leaving plaque on your teeth for too long. Plaque forms naturally, but has harmful bacteria that cause scarring if it is...
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Should I see my general dentist while I have braces?

Yes, definitely. Please continue to see your general dentist or dental specialist every 6 months, or as prescribed by your dentist. We recommend more frequent cleanings...
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Ideally, how many times a day should I brush? With Braces and Without?

With or without braces, at a minimum you should brush 2 minutes in the morning and 2 minutes in the evening. Brushing after lunch is recommended...
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How long will each appointment take?

Each appointment has a specific amount of time associated with it. While some appointments are longer and some are shorter depending on the procedure, we aim...
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