The Future of Orthodontics [Braces Yourself for Lasers]

The Future of Orthodontics – Braces Yourself for Lasers

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Lasers continue to show very amazing and even more promising results in many fields of medicine and dentistry – including in the future of orthodontics. They are constantly being developed further and have already gained wide usage in dental offices across America. Their use has significantly improved results in many orthodontic functions and much more can be expected in the near future.

Lasers now come in many types, power output, and usage. The usage is determined by its power range and it can either be used on soft or hard tissue. The light beam is generally delivered through fiber-optic cables, hand-held devices, and articulated arms.

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Teeth Shaving – Will it Correct Crowding?

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What is Teeth Shaving?

An interproximal reduction is commonly referred to as teeth shaving. This procedure often becomes necessary for individuals with overcrowded teeth.

Overcrowding will cause issues with alignment if the individual requires braces. This is true for all types of braces from traditional metal braces to Invisalign.

Teeth shaving enables braces to straighten the teeth as opposed to crowding together with awkward positioning. This generally eliminates the need for the orthodontist to remove any teeth.

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What Conditions Can an Orthodontist Treat

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Orthodontics is a specialty or a branch of dentistry, and one who engages in this field is an orthodontist. This means an orthodontist is also a dentist, who did further studies in the field of orthodontics.

The aim of an orthodontist is to treat a malocclusion. This is a condition wherein the teeth are not properly positioned when the mouth is closed, leading to an incorrect or improper bite. On top of that, an orthodontist specializes in making crooked teeth and overcrowded teeth straight and correcting problems resulting from the jaw, so patients will have an aesthetically pleasing smile with straight teeth and a more comfortable bite that reduces jaw pain.

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Online Dental Hygienist Programs

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What are the best dental hygienist programs available today? If you’re considering becoming a dental hygienist, you’re probably thought to yourself, “How can I find great dental hygienist programs near me?”. The answer to that question is far simpler than you’re probably thinking. You can find a great dental hygienist program no matter where you live by going to school online!

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How Much Does an Orthodontist Make

How Much Does an Orthodontist Make?

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If you’re thinking about becoming an orthodontist, you might be wondering what the average orthodontist salary is. Like most specialties related to dental care and health care, the salaries for orthodontists are usually on the higher end. These salaries have also increased substantially over the past decade. For orthodontists who are still in training, the lowest salary that you’re likely to make is just under $70,000 to upwards of $303,000 for an experienced orthodontist in NYC.

However, there are a number of factors that determine what an orthodontist makes, which include the location of the orthodontist and the type of medical facility that the orthodontist works at.

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Orthodontics - The Straight Facts and Crooked Fiction

15 Orthodontic Myths [Busted] – The Straight Facts and Crooked Fiction

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Orthodontics is a maligned profession. The idea of needing braces strikes fear into the hearts of schoolchildren and adults alike.

The popular media persists in portraying orthodontic treatment as a form of torture sanctioned by society, a needlessly painful way of providing a cosmetic service. And no wonder; when people think braces will attract lightning in a thunderstorm, or set off metal detectors at the airport, misinformation spreads everywhere.

Ready for a laugh? Here are 15 orthodontic myths and facts to set you straight.

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Orthodontics for Kids

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Seeing an orthodontist around the age of seven or eight years old can help to give a child more options

As we develop and our adult teeth begin to come in, reversal of certain orthodontic conditions can become more difficult. Identifying issues early on in the stages of life can help to increase the number of treatment options that are available and also allow kids to take advantage of nonsurgical options. Many adults did seek orthodontic care will require the surgical options because their teeth, bones and jawline have all set in place. With orthodontics for kids, there are more non invasive options that can help children to get the perfect smile.

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Orthodontics for Adults

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Orthodontics for Adults

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It is an exciting time for adults in the field of orthodontics. Today there are more treatment options than ever before for adults who are looking to straighten their teeth discreetly and quickly. For many adults who are extremely hesitant to get braces or any other form of orthodontic appliance, treatment options such as Invisalign as well as short-term braces like the six month smile program are extremely beneficial.

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Life with Braces

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Getting braces really does not affect your life too significantly. It may take some time for you to adjust to life with braces but after you have had your braces on for a few weeks you will barely notice that they are there.  In this article, we will discuss some of the restrictions and adjustments that you may need to make in your existing lifestyle when you first get braces.

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Types of Orthodontic Treatment

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Orthodontic treatment can come in many forms depending on the condition of the patient. Orthodontists are trained in a variety of different methods and are constantly updating their training to provide the best possible treatment options in their clinics. In this article we will explore the types of orthodontic treatment that are typically given by most offices.
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