Articles relevant to: Orthodontics

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Digital Smile Design: When Is It Useful and Why Would I Want It?

Digital Smile Design: When Is It Useful and Why Would I Want It?

When you’re unhappy with your smile, it’s hard to feel confident. Taking photographs, talking to others, and meeting new people can all feel like a challenge if you don’t want others to see your smile. With Digital Smile Design (DSD), you can get your confidence back while enjoying a more positive dental experience. Not all dental providers offer Digital Smile Design treatment options. It is limited to a small group of dental providers. Understanding the benefits of this treatment protocol can help you determine if it might be a good option for you.

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What Are Orthodontics?

What Are Orthodontics?

Most people know to visit their general dentists often for cleaning or for help with complications such as cavities and gum disease. However, dentistry is a broad field, and patients who present with certain irregularities may need to follow up with an orthodontist. Orthodontic specialists can help individuals with problems related to their bite alignment and those who need teeth straightening procedures that go beyond simpler solutions such as Invisalign.

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iTero Intraoral Digital Scanners – Everything You Need to Know

iTero Intraoral Digital Scanners – Everything You Need to Know

In 2007, iTero launched its first intraoral scanner. This revolutionary piece of dental equipment changed the landscape for dentists and orthodontists, allowing them to work more effectively and efficiently by taking advantage of enhanced digital scanning. Take a closer look at this innovative piece of dental equipment.

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DIY Braces – 6 Reasons You Should Leave it to the Professionals

DIY Braces – 6 Reasons You Should Leave it to the Professionals

DIY braces and at-home teeth straightening kits are popping up all over the internet, promising dentist-quality results at a fraction of the price. Unfortunately, things that sound too good to be true often are. In fact, DIY solutions can be downright dangerous, causing even more damage to your teeth in the long run. We break down common types of DIY braces and explore the reasons you should leave quality dental work to the professionals.

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What is an Orthodontist?

What is an Orthodontist?

Many people use the terms dentist and orthodontist interchangeably. That’s not quite right. The two professions certainly have similarities, but orthodontia is a specific type of dental care. These specialists treat certain types of dental problems. You may never need to see an orthodontist. If you do, however, you need to understand exactly what’s in store for you. Here’s a guide on orthodontists.

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Can I Have an Allergic Reaction to Invisalign®?

Can I Have an Allergic Reaction to Invisalign®?

Are you considering Invisalign® as a way to straighten your teeth? You’ve probably read that this sort of aligner tray can straighten your teeth without all the aggravations that come from braces. While that’s partially true, you’ve also probably heard that side effects are possible with Invisalign®. That’s also only part of the story. Here’s everything you need to know about whether you can have an allergic reaction to Invisalign®.

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Can you prevent your child needing braces?

Can you prevent your child needing braces?

Children entering their early teen years often find themselves needing braces to correct crooked teeth and other alignment issues. However, this doesn’t mean that braces are a rite of passage that everyone wants to go through.

The discomfort, cost, and self-consciousness that can come with traditional braces can be quite the deterrent. So, is there anything you can do to prevent your child from needing them? Depending on your child’s needs, there are some options and preventative measures that could help them steer clear of metal braces. Read on to find out what they are.

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123 Dentist Presents: The History of Braces

123 Dentist Presents: The History of Braces

All month 123 Dentist has been offering our best ever promotion on Invisalign, the clear alternative to braces. It’s almost hard to remember a time when braces weren’t metal wires fastened to your teeth, but Invisalign is helping to make the past feel more distant. Now dentists and patients have a better option, one that achieves the same result without the downside.

Invisalign costs about the same as regular braces, treatment takes around the same time and you can eat and drink what you want without worry. Invisalign represents the most current and best solution for most patients looking to straighten their teeth or correct any number of other issues, from jaw alignment to crowding and gaps. But what came before? How did we get here? To close out our month long look at this special 123 Dentist Promotion we are taking a closer look at the history of braces.

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