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Invisalign vs. Braces: Differences, Treatment Length, and Benefits

June 7, 2020

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Woman holding Invisalign tray and model bracesCrooked, misaligned, or otherwise imperfect teeth can take a serious toll on your self-esteem and confidence. To correct these issues, the American Association of Orthodontics estimates that roughly 4.5 million Americans wear braces on their teeth. Also, roughly 80% of that statistic are children between 6 and 18 years of age. However, traditional braces aren’t your only option to straighten your teeth. If you are currently deciding whether you want to pursue Invisalign or traditional braces, keep reading for the differences, length of treatment, and benefits of each.


How to Keep Your Family’s Hand’s Clean in COVID–19

May 18, 2020

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Someone practicing handwashing in COVID-19 as recommended by Auburn family dentistAccording to mothers around the world and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regular handwashing plays a key role in keeping you healthy. Utilizing proper hand hygiene is an effective way to protect yourself from a variety of sicknesses, including the common cold, the flu, and COVID-19. While the best way to keep your family safe during the coronavirus pandemic is to practice social distancing, regular handwashing is essential to staying healthy in quarantine as well. Your Auburn family dentist shares a few simple yet effective hand hygiene tips to keep you and your loved ones safe in the COVID-19 pandemic.


7 Easy Ways to Care for Your Child’s Smile in Quarantine

April 16, 2020

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Father and daughter practicing tips about great children's dentistry Is your child stuck at home because their school has temporarily closed to stop the spread of COVID-19? While practicing social distancing is the best way to keep them safe from the coronavirus, your son or daughter may be prone to develop bad dental habits without their normal routines. The last thing you need during quarantine is for your little one to get a toothache or chip a tooth! Here are seven children’s dentistry tips to help your child take care of their smile while staying home in Auburn.


What Are the Different Types of Braces?

March 14, 2020

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Boy smiling with braces in red shirtIf you have a loved one at home that has crooked teeth, you’re probably researching solutions. Of course, there is the traditional braces treatment, but are there any other types of orthodontics? Today, there are a variety of treatment options available, and your orthodontist will recommend the service that best meets your child’s needs. Keep reading to learn about the different types of braces and how your son or daughter can benefit from them.


Tasty Treats to Keep Your Child’s Smile Happy & Healthy

February 7, 2020

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Little girl eating smile-friendly foods for lunchFebruary is National Children’s Dental Health Month! Now is a great time to make sure your little one’s precious smile stays happy and healthy. Sometimes it can feel like a challenge to convince your son or daughter to take care of their teeth. Thankfully, improving their oral health can be as easy as adding a few smile-friendly snacks into their lunchbox! Your pediatric dentist explains which foods are the worst for your child’s teeth and which ones can boost their oral hygiene.


Does Insurance Cover Orthodontics?

December 15, 2019

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braces on dental modelMisaligned teeth pose a serious threat to oral health, and they can detract from your smile’s aesthetic potential. Still, you might hesitate to commit to orthodontic treatment due to concerns about cost. That is understandable, especially since braces or clear aligners typically cost thousands of dollars. Will your insurance step up to help cover the cost of your care? If your insurance does not cover orthodontics, what other resources can you use to get the treatment you need? Let’s discuss these important questions.


What It Means When Your Child’s Braces Have Power Chains

November 17, 2019

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Power chain on bracesThe colorful elastics – the rubber bands that are usually attached to braces – are the best part of orthodontic treatment for many children. But did you know that there are different kinds of elastics that can be used? While they’re often tied to each bracket individually, some are actually linked to each other. How does this affect your child’s orthodontic treatment? Read on to learn how power chains on braces can make a significant difference when correcting your child’s smile.


“How Long Will They Need Braces?” Planning Your Child’s Orthodontic Treatment

October 19, 2019

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BracesWhen your children gets braces to straighten their smile, you’re committing them – and yourself – to a treatment that could last for months or even years. How long can you expect it to last? How many trips will you need to make to the orthodontist? And most importantly, how can you make sure the treatment time doesn’t become longer than it needs to be? Here’s what you need to consider when planning your orthodontic treatment.


Who Can Benefit from Functional Orthodontics? Find Out Here

September 10, 2019

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Young boy smiling and holding mouth guardOne of the many joys of being a parent is watching young children as all their baby teeth come in to eventually form a full, happy smile. At this stage, it may seem premature to consider whether your son or daughter would benefit from early orthodontic treatment. However, in reality, many children as young as 7 can benefit from orthodontics, and not just to achieve a straighter smile. In today’s blog, we discuss functional orthodontics – what it is and how it could benefit your child.


How Long Does Invisalign Take? Less Time Than You Think!

August 4, 2019

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Clear aligner tray on black backgroundIf your teen needs orthodontic treatment, you’ve probably done some research to see whether metal braces or Invisalign in Auburn is a better option. And while you’ve probably heard that Invisalign is a fantastic choice for many reasons, one of the first questions people have is, “How long will it take?” While the length of treatment varies from person to person, you may be pleasantly surprised to hear the answer! Keep reading to learn more about the length of Invisalign treatment and whether it may be a good choice for your child.


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