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Why Choose an Orthodontist Over a General Dentist?

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Orthodontist over Dentist

If you’re looking for someone to straighten your crooked teeth to give you a beautiful smile, you may be asking yourself: Why choose an orthodontist over a general dentist? Firstly, let’s look at a major difference between general dentists and those who specialize in orthodontics. While many general dentists offer orthodontic services, an orthodontist has greater expertise in correcting misaligned teeth and jaws, acquired through years of extra training.


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Orthodontic Treatments

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Ortho Treatments

There are all different types of orthodontic treatment available for patients with crooked teeth, improperly spaced teeth, and additional oral health challenges. However, the average person is aware of the field of orthodontics yet does not understand there are significant differences in orthodontic treatments and procedures.


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How to Take Care of Your Teeth After Braces

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Teeth After Braces

Taking proper care of your teeth after braces is important if you want to get the best outcome from your orthodontic treatment, a great smile to be proud of. With post-orthodontic dental care and a regular routine of oral healthcare at home, you can keep your teeth healthy and straight for the rest of your life.


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Warning Signs That You Need Braces

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Braces Warning Signs

Do you avoid smiling because of misaligned teeth? Does your teeth or jaw hurt when you chew or bite hard foods? These may be a few indications that you need braces. While your orthodontist can help you determine the right treatment path, it is always a good idea to empower yourself by arming yourself with the correct information. Here are a few warning signs that you need braces, what to do, and how to get started prepping for the process.


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What Not to Eat When You Have Braces

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Eating with Braces

Traditional braces come with a few rules. It’s extremely important that you take care of your teeth by eating only the foods that will support your treatment progress. With metal braces, you need to be mindful of the brackets and the wires and how certain foods can affect all the moving parts. It takes some time to get the hang of it, but with a little practice, you’ll learn what not to eat when you have braces.


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How Can I Afford Braces or Invisalign Treatment?

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Afford Invisalign and Braces

The cost of traditional braces or Invisalign treatment varies from patient to patient depending on the treatment requirements including total treatment time, complexity of the issues, health of the gums and teeth, and other factors. Patients differ too in terms of their ability to pay for treatment, but luckily, there are lots of options available to patients to make treatment more affordable at OMG Smiles.


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What to Do in an Orthodontic Emergency

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Orthodontic Emergency

Orthodontic emergencies have the potential to arise at some point down the line. What matters most is how you react to the emergency. The response to your orthodontic emergency should not be a DIY (do it yourself) attempt to rectify the problem. Rather, it is in your interest to have our orthodontic experts analyze the emergency and determine how to alter or replace your orthodontic appliance as necessary.


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Importance of Retainers

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Importance of Retainers

Made from either metal or plastic, retainers are a special kind of orthodontic tool that can be used to keep teeth in place. They’re specifically used after an individual has traditional braces removed or after they stop using Invisalign trays. Retainers are intended to help keep teeth from shifting after they’ve been straightened.


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Why Children Should See an Orthodontist

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Children Orthodontist

Has your child been referred to an orthodontist at an early age and it has left you wondering why? There are multiple reasons why it is important to visit an orthodontist when your kids are young.


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