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What is a Palatal Expander, and What is it Used For?

A palatal expander is a dental appliance commonly used to help address various teeth and jaw issues, known as malocclusions. Reasons why a patient might need a palatal expander include: Who Might Be a Candidate for a Palatal Expander? A palate expander is most commonly used to treat growing children and young teenagers. An orthodontist … Continued

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Beneath the Surface: The Critical Role of In-Person Consultations and Orthodontic X-Rays

Orthodontic treatment creates a more aesthetically pleasing smile while ensuring your teeth and jaws are healthy and function properly. This transformative treatment begins with an in-person consultation, where your orthodontist will use X-rays or dental imaging to gain a complete picture of your oral health and create a tailored treatment plan that meets your unique … Continued

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How Much Do Braces Cost? Financing Options for Orthodontic Treatment

Whether you’re considering braces for yourself or a loved one, the excitement and anticipation of achieving a beautiful smile may be overshadowed by the practical consideration of cost. The financial aspect of orthodontic treatment is a critical consideration that varies widely and no two patients are alike. Treatment costs are influenced by factors such as … Continued

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A Message of Support and Guidance from the American Association of Orthodontists

Dealing with SmileDirectClub’s abrupt closure may leave you with many questions and concerns. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) understands how important it is to have a reliable support system, especially when it comes to your health and well-being. If you find yourself in a situation where you are left without treatment options and no … Continued

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The Milestone Visit: Why Age 7 is The Best Age For Orthodontic Treatment

Educating parents about the importance of early orthodontic intervention and taking children to see an orthodontist by age seven is part of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) new Consumer Awareness Program campaign. “When Should Your Child See an Orthodontist?” is the second video in the Straight Talk series. In the latest video, Dr. Larry Wang, an AAO … Continued