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Who Needs Orthodontics

Who Needs Orthodontics?

A beautiful smile can be the very thing that sets you apart from the crowd. But did you know that seeing an Orthodontist is more than simply cosmetic? If you’ve been wondering who needs Orthodontics, and whether it’s something you should consider, there are many reasons that you should make a call to have your first consultation. Who Should Go to the Orthodontist? The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child receive their first Orthodontic check up no later than the age of 7. This allows the Orthodontist to find out if your child has an existing Orthodontic problem…

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3 Signs You May Need A Root Canal

3 Signs You May Need a Root Canal

While for some ailments or illnesses, managing symptoms at home is a wise choice, when it comes to root canals, calling your dentist to make an appointment is an important decision. So what are some signs that you may need a root canal? Sensitivity If your tooth is persistently sensitive to extreme temperatures, pressure, and causing prolonged discomfort, then it is possible that any decay or injury has affected the tooth more severely. Consulting with your dentist on how to manage symptoms until your appointment can be helpful, but do call a dentist to be seen if prolonged sensitivity is…

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Orthodontic Treatments

Orthodontic Treatments: Not Just Cosmetic

Although one of the well recognized benefits of Orthodontic treatments is a straight and beautiful smile, it has other benefits that impact far more than how we look. Having straightened teeth could influence more than the look of your smile, but can also affect other connected parts of your body for the better too! A Healthier Bite and Jaw Misalignment of teeth and jaw may have an impact on bone erosion over time due to pressure the misalignment can cause. It is also possible to affect muscles around the face and jaw, which can cause issues with your jaw, such…

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Teeth With Braces

How to Choose the Right Braces: Traditional Braces vs. Clear Aligners

If you’re considering teeth straightening options and aren’t sure how to decide, we can help! Currently, approximately 4 million people wear braces in America, according to the American Association of Orthodontists. What’s even better is that advancements in cosmetic dentistry have given us more options to choose from. Braces or clear aligners: here’s how to choose the right braces. Before we compare the two, let’s just admit that there’s no clear winner here. The best option is the one that suits you and gives you the desired results. Now, let’s compare the two on the basis of some important factors.…

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Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: What Are Some Must-Haves for Cleaning Braces and Aligners?

Every October is National Orthodontic Health Month, a time to learn more about the benefits of orthodontics, particularly when it comes to oral health. When the majority of our Rio Rancho patients think of orthodontic treatments, like braces or aligners, they focus on the aesthetic value of having straighter teeth. While corrected crooked teeth can certainly make you more confident in your smile, orthodontic treatments also do more than that. Braces or aligners can correct bite issues by fixing misalignments of the teeth and jaw. This makes it easier for you to chew, bite, and even speak. Plus, crooked teeth…

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Invisalign: Making Self-Care A Priority

Invisalign: Making Self-Care a Priority

Today, people are juggling more activities than ever. Work and family often take priority, and many people choose to put self-care on the backburner. But, you don’t have to neglect your smile just because of a busy schedule. Invisalign makes it easy to achieve the radiant smile of your dreams without interrupting your life. Invisalign Made to Move Stories Invisalign shows just how easy it is to fit self-care into your life in the company’s Made to Move Stories video series. In video four, Jenn, a busy business owner and mom, knows how challenging it can be to achieve work/life…

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Invisalign and Student-Athletes: A Perfect Match

The 2018 FIFA World Cup has captured the attention of the planet. Fans from around the globe have watched with baited breath, wondering if their favorite team was going to make it to the top. Teen athletes have also been engrossed by World Cup fever, particularly those who play soccer. For many, the idea of becoming professional players and landing college scholarships with their skills leads them to push themselves physically. Invisalign Forwards: A Soccer Documentary Series Invisalign created a docuseries highlighting the accomplishments and challenges of two teen soccer players from around the country as they pursue their passions…

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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! 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?

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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