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I Don’t Have Any Dental Problems: Should I Still Visit an Orthodontist?

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Orthodontics is a field of medicine that is mainly used by someone who has developed a dental problem. It is rare to find someone visiting an orthodontist for preventive measures. However, most problems with tooth alignment can be effectively dealt with if found out in time. 

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Things to Do When Experiencing Mouth Ulcer While Wearing Braces 

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Getting braces can be a wonderful way for you to transform your mouth and smile for the better. Unfortunately, braces don’t always come without problems. You may be experiencing mouth ulcer issues while trying to fix your mouth situation. Thankfully, there are ways for you to avoid mouth ulcers or get rid of them if you already have mouth ulcer for wearing braces right now.

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How to Overcome Your Fear of Having Braces

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Having braces is incredibly common as millions of adults and teens go for braces every single year. One of the main issues that patients have is a fear of getting braces altogether because they probably don’t understand the process or assumed that dental appliances are going to hurt. No matter what type of dental appliances you’re getting, the key is to overcome this fear so you can use this orthodontic treatment for yourself.

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My Bottom and Top Teeth Are Not Aligned, Can Braces Help Align My Jaws? 

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If you are unhappy with your smile, you are not alone. Fully 80 percent of teens and an estimated 25 percent of adults are currently seeking the help of orthodontic professionals to achieve a straighter, whiter smile. Most parents are now advised to schedule their child’s first orthodontic visit as early as age seven, especially if there is a family history of not aligned teeth or adult bottom and top teeth that grow in with improper spacing.  

To alleviate your suspense, the answer to the question posed in the title to this article is a definitive YES. Absolutely, braces can help to correct issues of tooth spacing, alignment, bite, jaw pain, and other oral health issues. Read on to learn more about how this process works. 

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Winning

Winning Starts with Beginning – Robert H. Schuller 

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Ultimately, winning starts with beginning and most people who go for orthodontic work realize this to be the truth. After all, you cannot obtain a gorgeous smile unless you seek professional services of your local orthodontist. Winning starts with finding a reputable expert who straightens teeth for a living.

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Because of Your Smile, You Make Life More Beautiful – Thich NhatHanh

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Most people aren’t born with perfectly straight teeth, making it difficult to feel confident about their smile. Orthodontics are specifically designed to create the beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of. When you have teeth you can feel proud to show off, you’ll have a reason to smile.

Why Orthodontics?

The field of orthodontics is different from regular dentistry. Orthodontic work not only improves crowding and crooked teeth, but it helps to eliminate over and under bite issues as well as jaw alignment problems.

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Tooth-Friendly Recipe 2: Eggplant Pizza

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Prepare a Tooth Friendly Recipe for Lunch or Dinner

If you are wearing braces, then your orthodontist will tell you not to chew on hard pizza crust because it can break your wires or brackets. Fortunately, there is a simple eggplant recipe to make tasty pizza. You need to buy several ingredients to make this delicious healthy pizza. Put these items on your shopping list:

• Olive oil
• Parmesan cheese
• Eggplant
• Tomato sauce
• Basil
• Fresh spinach
• Fresh tomatoes

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5 [Signs] that a Child, Teen, or Adult Needs Braces

LAST UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 13, 2016

Five Signs that a Child, Teen, or Adult Needs Braces

Although these fall in no particular order of importance, I’ll highlight five signs you may need braces, regardless of your age.

You may need braces if…

1.) You have an uncomfortable bite.Does your bite feel funny? Do you bite down and your teeth don’t fit together? Do you bite down and have a big space between your upper and lower teeth (an overbite)? Can you put your tongue between your upper and lower teeth? If you answered, “yes,” to any of these questions, you may need braces. You may also feel comfortable eating and chewing, bit that large space between your upper and lower teeth puts the teeth in a position where they can’t protect themselves that well (in addition to being unaesthetic).

When the teeth fit together nicely, they protect themselves as you move your jaw forwards or backwards. When you have a large overbite, the teeth aren’t protected. Another bite issue is an underbite. Your lower teeth stick out further than your top ones. With an underbite, it’s hard to chew, and your teeth are susceptible to trauma and damage.

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Diastema; Causes and Treatments

LAST UPDATED: JULY 29, 2016

What is the Best Way to Fix Spaces or Gaps in Between the Teeth?

“What’s your No. 1 concern?” I ask patients.

“I’ve got a space between my two front teeth,” they reply.

This conversation is common.

Sometimes, they’ve dealt with for a while and thought, “Okay, I’m ready to get this fixed.” Other times, it’s a recent concern that pops up.

Teeth Gaps FAQ

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Tooth brushing Mistake No.3: “Not Brushing Often Enough or Long Enough”

If your child has the bad habit of not brushing often enough or long enough, you know that there are going to be problems down the line. In addition to flossing on a daily basis, your child should brush his or her teeth for at least two minutes every time. That means devoting at least a minute to the top and a minute to the bottom, thoroughly brushing every surface to ensure the teeth are cleaned well. It’s also essential that your child knows the proper method to brush teeth. Strokes should be short, moving back and forth across every surface, using the tip to get in hard to reach places, such as behind teeth that are in the front. If your child doesn’t brush long enough, bacteria can continue to breed, leading to gum disease. Accumulating debris can cause decay and excess plaque can actually lead to heart problems in the future.

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