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13 Mar 2018

How are fixed braces adjusted?

Submitted by admin on March 13, 2018

You have probably heard of braces being ‘tightened’ and wondering what that may mean.Your braces adjustment appointments will normally be scheduled every 4-6 weeks. Some braces systems like the Damon braces system allow these appointments to be 8-10 weeks. It is vital that your orthodontic treatment is regularly reviewe...

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21 Oct 2011

I have very crooked teeth. Is fixing them only a matter of aesthetics?

Submitted by admin on October 21, 2011

I have very crooked teeth. Is fixing them only a matter of aesthetics? Is there any health concerns associated with crooked teeth?

When teeth are overlapping or crooked they can be a potential plaque trap and food may get caught between the teeth when eating. Without regular tooth brushing and flossing it can act as a plaque trap with a risk of decay or gum disease. Having straighter teeth reduces the potential of this plaque trap and the teeth are easier t...

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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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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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