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An Alternative to Metal Braces? Your Orthodontist in Lake View Says Yes!

March 19, 2018

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brand new Invisalign clear alignerAt times, you’ve worried that you missed a valuable opportunity during your teenage years, when you had a chance to correct your imperfect smile by wearing traditional braces. The way you see things, you could have endured the inconvenience of having metal, bulging pieces in your mouth back then. But now, as an adult, there’s no way! Your orthodontist in Lake View understands your reservations, which is why he offers Invisalign clear aligners to get the job done. Learn more about the process and how it can meet all of your desires as you continue reading.


I Broke My Retainer! Your Orthodontist in Lincoln Park Says Do This

March 2, 2018

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woman smiling wearing silver retainerAs you sit holding your broken retainer, you reflect on all the years that you spent dreaming about having perfectly aligned teeth. You think about how you counted down every month in your braces Invisalign aligners, eagerly waiting on the day that they would be removed or completed. And now you wonder, “Will I lose all of my results since I’ve broken my retainer?” Your orthodontist in Lincoln Park says that as long as you act fast by scheduling an appointment, you’ll be able to maintain your progress. Learn what else you can do to help the situation as you continue reading.


Orthodontist in Lake View Makes a Statement About DIY Braces

February 17, 2018

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braces woman smilingLots of us love taking on DIY (Do It Yourself) projects that we come across on the internet. But there’s one thing that you shouldn’t try to do all alone: your orthodontic treatment. You should always trust your orthodontist in Lake View to correctly and safely straighten your teeth.

As a parent you may be horrified by the thought of DIY braces, and you should be! But a quick search of ‘DIY braces’ brings up so many overwhelming results online—both good and bad stories. Clearly, there are lots of people who are considering DIY braces if there are so many search results, but your dentist highly recommends doing a different route.


Need Emergency Help from Your Orthodontist in Lincoln Park?

February 7, 2018

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man dental painIf you have traditional braces from your orthodontist in Lincoln Park, you know that you can rely on your dental team if something were to happen to your orthodontic treatment. We make sure that you know you’re not on this journey to a straighter smile by yourself.

But how do you know if you need assistance or not? Here are a few ways to be able to tell if your orthodontic treatment has damage and needs repair from your local office. Keep reading to learn more!


Your Orthodontist in Lincoln Park Knows Foods Safe for Braces

January 18, 2018

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A girl with braces.As you walk out of the orthodontist office with your new braces, you’ll need to avoid certain foods so there aren’t any hiccups during your treatment. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of the foods that are safe to eat.

The better you take care of your braces, the sooner you’ll be able to remove them. While many of the foods we talk about are safe to eat with braces, they should always be consumed in moderation. After all, you don’t want to put your teeth at risk in the process. We’ll be looking at the foods to avoid and what to enjoy during your orthodontic treatment.


Your Orthodontist in Lake View Says to Wear Your Retainer!

January 10, 2018

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A woman pointing at her braces.If you recently completed your orthodontic treatment, whether it was with traditional braces or clear aligners, your orthodontist in Lake View will provide you with a retainer to wear. While orthodontic treatment can be a long process, and hearing that you need to do more can be frustrating at first, it’s an essential part of your overall orthodontic treatment.

We’ll be focusing on the purpose retainers fulfill, as well as providing a few tips to help you remember to wear your retainer. After spending months wearing braces or clear aligners, you’ll be glad you have a way to retain your investment.


Your Orthodontist in Lincoln Park Compares Ceramic and Metal

December 15, 2017

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smiling woman with bracesIs it time for you to get braces? You’re in for an exciting journey! As your orthodontic treatment slowly repositions your teeth, you’ll come closer and closer to having the beautiful, healthy smile that you’ve always wanted. But with so many different types of teeth-straightening treatments out there, how can you know which is right for you? Your orthodontist in Lincoln Park is here to talk about some of the similarities and differences between ceramic and metal braces.


Visiting Your Orthodontist in Lake View Isn’t Frightening!

December 3, 2017

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woman smiling braces There was once a day where children all wanted braces. Their friends would brag about what color bands they would add to their orthodontic treatment, using their brackets and wires as a form of expression.

Nowadays, there’s a bit of apprehension that circulates around traditional braces. Finding out you or your child needs braces doesn’t have to be scary, though. In fact, it can be exciting when you visit an orthodontist in Lake View. Learn more about the very first orthodontic appointment here at our office.


4 Ways Misaligned Jaws Affect Your Overall Health

November 29, 2017

Woman looking at crooked jaw in mirrorAn improperly positioned jaw doesn’t just cause concerns with the appearance of the face and the smile. In fact, these cosmetic concerns are the least of your worries. If you have a misaligned jaw, work with a trusted orthodontist to recreate the ideal positioning using dentofacial orthopedics to ensure you can speak, chew, and smile without concern.

Thumb Sucking & Orthodontic Care

November 19, 2017

Older girl child sucking thumbKids engage in thumb, digit, and pacifier sucking to soothe themselves. However, if these habits continue past the eruption of teeth, orthodontic issues can occur. Talk to your dentist about when you should begin to break your child’s thumb sucking habits. It’s important to help children develop healthy smiles now, so they can keep them for a lifetime. Read this post to learn more about thumb and digit sucking habits, potential oral health concerns, and how to keep your kids smiling with phase 1 orthodontics to correct alignment issues caused by thumb sucking.

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