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20 Oct 2011

Will braces help at all with the overbite?

Submitted by admin on October 20, 2011

I have an overbite and crooked teeth. Will braces help at all with the overbite?

Yes, brace treatment would most definitely help correct the overbite. Fixed braces work by producing gentle forces to guide the teeth into the correct positions. By moving the teeth into their ideal positions, the overbite can be corrected along with straightening the teeth. ...

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19 Oct 2011

I’m an adult and I’m interested in getting braces

Submitted by admin on October 19, 2011

I’m an adult and I’m interested in getting braces. Are there any options for braces that can straighten my teeth in a short period of time?

There have been some great advances made in orthodontic treatment as technology has improved. There are braces now available which in some cases can reduce your treatment time than before. The Damon brace system can in some cases reduce your treatment time. ...

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18 Oct 2011

How do pacifiers affect the look of teeth?

Submitted by admin on October 18, 2011

How do pacifiers affect the look of teeth? My son is 3.5 years old.

When you suck your thumb or a dummy, the pressure of the thumb can push the upper front teeth forwards, the lower teeth backwards. The cheeks which are moving to suck the dummy/thumb can narrow the upper back teeth, If you try sucking your thumb now, you can easily see how the cheek muscles are moving and where the thumb is ...

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17 Oct 2011

How do you address teeth that are overcrowded?

Submitted by admin on October 17, 2011

How do you address teeth that are overcrowded? Do teeth need to be pulled or can braces straighten them out?

Braces will certainly straighten them out, but whether teeth need removing is very dependent on the severity of the crowding. To straighten teeth, overcrowded or crooked teeth, we need space in which to straighten them. In mild cases, only a small amount of space is needed, and we can find this small amount of space already in t...

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16 Oct 2011

My daughter has buck teeth, can braces improve this?

Submitted by admin on October 16, 2011

My daughter has buck teeth, can braces improve this?

It sounds like your daughter has a bite where the upper front teeth are positioned slightly further ahead and protruding forward. Correcting this type of bite is a very common reason to have brace treatment. When the upper teeth are protruding forwards, there is also a slightly increased risk of trauma as a child, as the teeth a...

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6 Sep 2011

Are invisible braces as effective as other types of braces?

Submitted by admin on September 6, 2011

Are invisible braces as effective as other types of braces?

Lingual braces are fixed braces on the inside surfaces of the teeth. Lingual brace treatment is suitable and effective for many types of teeth straightening. They work the same way as conventional fixed braces but with the big difference of being invisible braces. Lingual braces have opened up the doors for many people to have o...

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5 Sep 2011

I feel like I could use braces to straighten my teeth

Submitted by admin on September 5, 2011

I’m in my late 30s. I never had braces as a child and I was very happy about that then… they were very ugly and very obvious. Now I feel like I could use braces to straighten my teeth. How have they changed over the past 20 plus years? Do I have more option to choose from now?

You will be bowled over with the number of brace options that are now available for you. Braces have changed considerably over the years. There are now a number of brace options available including invisible braces. You no longer just have metal fixed braces but there are clear transparent brackets called ceramic braces. Ceramic...

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4 Sep 2011

I’m interested in getting invisible braces

Submitted by admin on September 4, 2011

I’m interested in getting invisible braces. My only concern is that it would be really obvious and look really bad if you were to get food stuck in your braces. Is this a common problem? Are there any ways to avoid this?

Invisible braces these days can achieve ‘invisible’ status. Lingual braces are braces fitted on the inner surfaces of the teeth and no-one need know that you are wearing braces. There is no risk of anyone seeing any ‘spinach stuck in your braces’, because the brackets are all on the inside of your teeth. The only obvious...

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3 Sep 2011

Are the Invisalign trays made of sturdy material?

Submitted by admin on September 3, 2011

Are the Invisalign trays made of sturdy material? Is there any way that these trays could shatter in the mouth?

Yes, the Invisalign trays are quite sturdy and robust. They are able to withstand the average forces in the mouth. One of the great things about Invisalign is that you can remove them for eating which I hope will allay your concerns of shattering in the mouth. And additionally being able to remove the Invisalign aligners, the go...

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2 Sep 2011

Do you provide evening or Saturday appointments?

Submitted by admin on September 2, 2011

Do you provide evening appointments? I want to get the lingual braces but will not be able to make daytime appointments. If you don’t have evenings, do you have Saturday appointments?

We can definitely arrange both evening and Saturday appointments to schedule your appointments. You’ve made a great choice with the invisible lingual braces and we look forward to seeing you very soon! ...

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