What is an Open Bite?

There are many different varieties of malocclusions (bad bites) that can affect not only a person’s smile, but their ability to bite, chew, and function normally. Examples of bad bites include overbites, underbites, cross-bites, deep bites and open bites. In this post, we’ll talk about open bites and give an example of a case that …

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How Long Will I Be in Braces?

One of the most common questions on people’s minds when they are considering starting orthodontic treatment for themselves or their child is “How long will this take?” And the answer is, well, “it depends.” It depends on multiple factors that primarily fall into two categories: the needs and goals of each individual. First, we will …

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Do I Still Need to Wear a Retainer?

After orthodontic treatment is completed and teeth are straightened and moved into their ideal positions, retainers are then made and worn to keep them that way. We refer to this as the retention phase of orthodontic treatment (compared to the active phase of orthodontic treatment when teeth are being moved). How long do you need …

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