What Is Palatal Expansion?

December 02, 2014



Palatal expansion works to widen the upper jaw using a device. If an orthodontist has recommended palatal expansion, it means that it is necessary to […]



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Tobacco Use and Orthodontic Treatment

November 25, 2014



Most adults are aware that tobacco use has an effect on oral health and can increase the risks of mouth cancers and other diseases. However, […]



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Is Teeth Shifting after Braces Normal?

November 18, 2014



It can be frightening and disheartening for patients that have just had their braces removed to see their teeth shifting. While wearing a retainer can […]



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What Is Two-Phase Treatment?

November 04, 2014



Two-phase treatment is an orthodontic process that separates orthodontic care into two distinct phases beginning when the patient is very young. The advantage of two-phase […]



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Tongue Thrust Complications and Treatment

October 30, 2014



Tongue thrusting, also known as orofacial muscular imbalance, is a condition in which the tongue protrudes from the mouth during swallowing and speaking. In some […]



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Importance of X-Rays in Orthodontics

October 29, 2014



X-rays, also known as orthodontic radiographs, are an important tool for assessing a patient’s jaw, mouth, and bone health. There are several different types of […]



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