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Four things to know about modern orthodontics

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At its most fundamental level, orthodontics is the art of straightening the teeth. We use a range of techniques to move and straighten the teeth for both cosmetic and functional purposes. As well as simply helping our patients to achieve a smile they can be proud of, orthodontics also involves functional aspects such as expanding cross bites, correcting thumb sucking habits and making overall improvements to your dental health.

1. Orthodontics is not just for kids

While orthodontics is perhaps most commonly linked to childhood braces, the good news is that it has something to offer patients of all ages. Its true that some orthodontic issue- such as malocclusion - ...

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Straight Teeth - The Benefits Are Not Just Cosmetic

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For many people, straight teeth are synonymous with the perfect smile. This is why millions of people seek out cosmetic dentistry services every year. Did you know, however, that having straight teeth yields more benefits than simply a perfect smile? Straight teeth can actually promote better overall oral health and physical well-being. Here’s a look at some of the lesser known benefits of straight teeth.

Healthier teeth and gums

Straight teeth are easier to keep clean with basic brushing and flossing. Food, bacteria and other debris can become lodged between teeth that are misaligned. It can be difficult to reach in and around irregular areas created by misaligned teeth with a ...

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