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Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: Should I Get Metal Or Clear Braces?

Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: Should I Get Metal or Clear Braces?

When you decide to get braces, you are taking an important step when it comes to caring for your teeth. Braces not only correct alignment and bite issues, but they can also result in a beautiful smile, giving you additional confidence to match your improved oral health. When you are considering orthodontic treatment, you generally have two options when it comes to braces: metal or clear. Both options are viable, providing a range of benefits that should be considered. If you’re trying to figure out whether clear or metal braces are right for you, here’s what you need to know.…

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October Is Orthodontic Health Awareness Month: 5 Health Benefits Of Orthodontics

October is Orthodontic Health Awareness Month: 5 Health Benefits of Orthodontics

October is Orthodontic Health Awareness Month! According to the American Academy of Orthodontics, “Straight teeth not only look good, they also give you a good bite…so it’s easier to bite, chew, and speak.” That means receiving proper care from an AAO orthodontist won’t just make you more confident about your smile, it can improve your health too. In honor of this month, and to help you see how proper care can improve your wellbeing, here are five health benefits of orthodontics. Head, Neck, and Shoulder Pain Relief Did you know that imbalances in your mouth can have a negative impact…

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Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: When Is The Right Time To Screen My Children For Their Orthodontic Needs?

Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: When is the Right Time to Screen My Children for Their Orthodontic Needs?

When you think about orthodontic care for your child, you likely picture them potentially having braces or aligners as a preteen or teenager. However, there are actually several reasons why your kids should be evaluated by an orthodontic specialist much sooner, with many professionals recommending that exam take place no later than age 7. Here’s what you need to know. Identify Issues Early The biggest benefit of having your child evaluated by a local Rio Rancho orthodontist is to spot subtle problems that may be developing. Issues with emerging teeth and jaw growth can lead to serious, and sometimes complicated,…

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American Orthodontics: Made In America!

American Orthodontics: Made in America!

At Rio Dental & Orthodontics, we understand that to help you achieve your best smile it takes not only exemplary clinical skill but also quality supplies and materials! That is why we are proud that all of our orthodontics supplies are from one of the leading vendors in the country: American Orthodontics. Not only do they develop and produce some of the highest quality products available in the industry, but products are also made in America! Over 95 percent of American Orthodontics products made in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Award-Winning Orthodontic Products American Orthodontics uses state of the art technology in all…

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Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: What’s The Difference Between Invisalign And Metal Braces?

Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: What’s the difference between Invisalign and Metal Braces?

Orthodontics is a specialty field of dentistry that addresses irregularities in teeth, especially alignment and the way the top and bottom rows of teeth meet or fit together when your mouth is closed. Specialty trained dentists and orthodontists provide treatments to assist with the correction of crooked or misaligned teeth. The goal in each case is not only to achieve beautiful results that can provide you with a boost of confidence, but also to help you achieve the optimum level of health for your mouth and smile. Adults and children who have all their adult teeth can be good candidates…

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8 Benefits Of Invisalign

8 Benefits of Invisalign

While there are many options to straighten your teeth Invisalign is the only clear option that is free of brackets and wires. Invisalign allows you to work, eat, and participate in social situations worry free! All while giving you a perfect smile. Invisalign has many benefits for the wearer, such as comfort and flexibility, below we will look at 8 of the many benefits Invisalign has to offer. Invisible Appearance Invisalign trays are invisible! They are completely clear so they don’t detract from your face or smile. This is an especially great option for adults, teens, and young adults who…

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Kids And The Orthodontist: Is It Time?

Kids and the Orthodontist: Is it Time?

From the moment that first baby tooth erupts, your child’s teeth require proper care to stay healthy. You already know your child needs to brush and floss daily and see her dentist twice a year for cleanings and exams. But some children’s teeth need extra care - with the help of an orthodontist. So when should your child see an orthodontist - and how do you know if she needs one? Dentists can spot problems early During a routine dental exam, your child’s dentist can look for potential problems like crooked teeth, a misaligned jaw, or problems with your child’s…

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