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Is Your Orthodontist Offering Virtual Consultations?

Does Your Orthodontist Offer Virtual Consultations?

Is your orthodontist offering virtual consultations during the shelter-at-home Covid-19 crisis?

If you are currently in treatment but can’t visit your orthodontists office, check out their website to see if they have the new SmileSnap app installed. If they haven’t, ask them to install it.

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Is Your Smile the First Thing People Notice About You

Is Your Smile the First Thing People Notice About You?

The way that you look matters more than it probably should because people judge you on your appearance and your smile. One of the most critical issues in how you look is whether you have a healthy set of teeth. A recent survey is out that reports that 37% of people say the first thing that they notice when meeting someone is their smile.

Badly shaped, missing, crooked or yellowed teeth can be off-putting, but it’s even worse if your teeth cause embarrassment that prevents you from smiling.

Serious tooth alignment problems can prove tremendously embarrassing. Genuine smiles make you approachable and enhance your appearance.

Even if you have tooth problems, smiling is more important to social and business success than not smiling to hide some dental imperfections.

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What is Smiles Change Lives - Best Orthodontists USA

What is Smiles Change Lives?

If your child is struggling with crooked, crowded, or misaligned teeth, braces can help. They can also go a long way toward boosting a child’s self-esteem as dental problems are known to be a source of insecurity for many children. Unfortunately, for many parents, the cost of braces is more than they can afford.

If any of this resonates with you, you will be happy to know that organizations like Smile Change Lives, for example, can provide your child with the braces that they need to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile at a reasonable cost.

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How Much Are Braces?

The Cost of Braces

How much are braces?

Your final cost for braces will depend on several factors, including:

  •  Your age
  •  The degree of your malocclusion or misalignment
  •  Your health dental insurance policy
  •  Additional dental work you may need
  •  The type of braces you select

During your initial visit, your dentist or orthodontist will thoroughly examine your teeth to determine the scope of work that you need. You’ll then be provided with a detailed breakdown that will specify the amount of work to be done and your final cost.

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What Conditions Can an Orthodontist Treat

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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Orthodontics - The Straight Facts and Crooked Fiction

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

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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