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What is Phase I and Phase II treatment?

Phase I, or early interceptive treatment, is limited orthodontic treatment (i.e. expander, Herbst, Facemask, headgear, or partial braces) before all of the permanent teeth have erupted. Such treatment can occur between the ages of six and ten. This treatment is sometimes recommended to make more space for developing teeth, correction of crossbites, overbites, underbites, or harmful oral habits. Phase II treatment is also called comprehensive treatment, because it involves full...

What’s the deal with mouthwash??

While mouthwash is not an alternative to regular brushing and flossing, it can help keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy always, but especially while wearing braces. There are several different types of mouthwashes available, and all of them will help do different things for your smile, keep your mouth fresh and clean and help keep your teeth healthy while wearing braces. The most common types of mouthwashes are:
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Are my teeth worth it?

Yesterday I went to the dentist for my regular check-up. I also inquired about my options for orthodontics, because the past 3 dentists I’ve been to have suggested that it would be a good option for me – not only to straighten my teeth, but also to prevent problems in the future. I’m kind of borderline though; my teeth aren’t that bad. Looking at my teeth, you probably wouldn’t think...

Braces Vs Invisalign

Braces Vs Invisalign Went for an initial assessment today with Dr. Farrow who gave me the option of fixed ceramic braces or Invisalign braces. Invisalign is all computerized at the beginning of your treatment, a series of aligners are made for you in advance so no adjustments can be made as you go along. You swap to a new tray when the teeth have moved into place with the current...