Maintaining good oral hygiene is critical to attaining good orthodontic treatment results. The question often arrises “DO powered toothbrushes do a better job in reducing gum inflamation on orthodontic patients?” Based on a 2008 study, to our surprise, it was…

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Do Two Phase Orthodontic Treatments Create Better Results?

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19 Jan 2015
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Being a  North Phoenix orthodontist, some of our patients come in for second opinions regarding braces (or Invisalign) treatment.  Especially if the patient is young, frequently an other orthodontist will have proposed a two phase treatment plan-inferring that it is in the…

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Ah, a very controversial subject! I’ve been in the field of orthodontics working, just for a Phoenix orthodontist and for a Scottsdale orthodontist, for over twenty years and in the last 5-7 years the question will occasionally come up–so I…

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Gently, Gently

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19 Jan 2015
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No matter if you seeing a Phoenix orthodontist, a Scottsdale orthodontist, or a Kalamazoo orthodontist, when you receive your first orthodontic appliance–a word to the wise, gentle. Chewing that is . . . After a few hours, no matter what…

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EASY CHEWING

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19 Jan 2015
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Working for a Phoenix orthodontist, I frequently get asked “what can I make my daughter/son for dinner the day they get their braces on?” This macaroni dish is an old standby that almost everyone enjoys, courtesy of the American Association…

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Teeth & Tongue Piercing

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19 Jan 2015
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Ok, so you (or your child) are thinking about getting your tongue pierced. Working in the dental field for aPhoenix orthodontist, it’s not a new concept. So in the interest of our followers, I decided to do a little research…

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Retainer (S) – How Long Do I Have To Wear It ?

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19 Jan 2015
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Ahh yes, the million dollar question. Our Phoenix orthodontist (and staff) will quickly respond: “Only as long as you want your teeth to stay straight!” I can personally attest to this unfortunate truth. Back in the “dark ages,” when I…

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Braces & Mouthguards

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19 Jan 2015
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Posted by admin On August 22nd, 2012 Posted in Braces Ok, so you’re in braces and you want to play sports. Not a problem! Go have fun, enjoy, but be careful to protect your teeth and lips by wearing a mouthguard….

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Orthodontics For My Dog?!

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19 Jan 2015
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Ok, for some of us, our pets are members of our family. . . but really, would we get orthodontics for them?! Since I work for a Phoenix orthodontist, I’m “in the biz” and this sparked my interest. My first…

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Flossing And Braces

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19 Jan 2015
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Okay, the braces have been put on and now the assistant is going over how to take care of your new “hardware.” Yeah, the brushing seems straight forward enough . . . but the flossing?! Yes it can be done,…

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