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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.


Areas We Serve: Meet Your Trusted Pediatric Dentist

July 11, 2019

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young girl at dentistYour child’s teeth are invaluable to their oral health and development. Not to mention, they are influential to their self-esteem. Besides brushing and flossing at home, their smile relies on the care they receive from a pediatric dentist. Unfortunately, you haven’t found the ideal dental office yet. We understand the struggle you face because your child deserves to benefit from the best. We strive to ensure the young smiles in our community stay strong and healthy from the start. We provide the comfortable and personalized care your child needs from a convenient location. Our office is near the corner of Auburn St and Southbridge St, across from the Auburn fire department. We make it easy to help your child achieve optimal oral health.

5 Surprising Benefits Of Getting Braces From Your Orthodontist

May 15, 2019

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adult with bracesWhile getting a straighter smile with traditional braces is a huge confidence-booster, they can do way more than that. If you’re suffering from crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth, or a misaligned bite, there’s one treatment that can fix it all. Your board-certified orthodontist can help you  improve your oral health and get your dream smile all while helping you maintain your professional image with braces. Read on to learn about 5 surprising benefits to getting braces besides a seamless smile. (more…)

Is There a Difference Between Adult and Kids Orthodontics?

April 6, 2019

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Close-up of bracesDo you have a child at home that needs orthodontics? Or, maybe you’re looking for orthodontics for yourself? You may be wondering if there’s a difference as well as which type of treatment would work best for you. Thankfully, your orthodontist in Auburn has the answers. They can treat kids and adults at their practice for quality and convenient care. Keep reading to learn more about orthodontics for adults and kids as well as which option would work best for you.


Worried About the Cost of Braces for Your Kids? Here are Some Solutions

March 6, 2019

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As a parent, you take every precaution to ensure your children have the best oral health. What can you do, though, if two or more of your kids need braces to correct their bite? While the thought of this can leave you feeling overwhelmed, there is help available. Read on to learn about the different payment options for braces.


Best and Worst Foods for Kid’s Teeth, Explained by a Pediatric Dentist in Auburn, MA

March 3, 2019

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different types of snack foods The foods your children eat are just as important as their brushing and flossing habits when it comes to what your pediatric dentist in Auburn, MA will see during a routine exam. Healthy foods are low in sugar and simple carbs and high in protein and unsaturated fats. Unsaturated ones have a high sugar and acid content and lack crucial nutrients.


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