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Contrary to what some may think, TMJ is not a disorder! TMJ actually describes a hinged joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull….also known as the temporomandibular joint. This joint is flexible; which allows the jaw to move up and down or side to side. It also allows for talking, chewing, and yawning. […]


George Washington’s Bad Teeth

Did you know????? It is a fact that George Washington suffered from such bad dental health that he lost all his teeth at an early age? He had two sets of false teeth that were actually made of hippopotamus ivory and gold…not wood. The only problem with these creative dentures is that they were made […]

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When will my child get braces?

There are many reasons that kids need braces. Seeing an orthodontist is usually recommended around age 7; which is about the time when permanent teeth start to come in.  Your child’s dentist will probably be the first to suggest that you see an orthodontist.  This does not always mean your child will start treatment right […]

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Self Ligating Brackets

The brackets used for orthodontic treatment are now being manufactured with doors or clips to automatically hold the wire in place. Traditionally braces, up until now, have been designed with a horizontal slot across the front of the bracket for the wire to fit into. The wire then had to be held in place with small colored […]

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Smile for a Lifetime

Orthodontics can seem expensive, especially if finances are extremely tight for a family. Thankfully, there are organizations such as Smile for a Lifetime that can help. According to their website, the “Smile for a Lifetime Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization comprised of local chapters throughout the country that provides quality orthodontic treatment for patients […]

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