Tag Archives: orthodontist

Do You Need Orthodontic Braces?

Wearing braces on your teeth is something like a rite of passage. But not everybody NEEDS braces. Your dentist may refer you or your child to an orthodontist for the following reasons. When you or your child experience: Early or late loss of baby teeth A finger sucking or other oral health habit Difficulty in […]

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Ask an Orthodontist: Wearing An Old Retainer

Orthodontic retainers are custom-made devices that hold teeth in position after braces or any method of realigning teeth. This week, Dr. Ron Maddox, an orthodontist at Smile Generation-approved office Crossroads Dental Group in Upland, CA, answers a question about retainers. Sean O sent us the following message: “Hello just seeking some advice here. So I […]

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Early Orthodontic Evaluation

An early childhood orthodontic evaluation can yield excellent results. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that children get a check-up with a n orthodontist by age 7. Here is a question and answer feature from Dear Doctor magazine. Q. Dear Doctor, My son is only 7 years old and I can already see that […]

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Orthodontists See Adult Patients Too

Years ago, it would be difficult to find an adult with braces. In the past, braces were something for privileged children. In today’s world, the lower costs and higher emphasis placed on looks has inspired more adults to seek the help of an orthodontist. Traditionally, people wore braces for about two years. Today, an orthodontist […]

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