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Palatal Expander

Giving Your Teeth the Space They Need What Is a Palatal Expander? A palatal expander is an appliance that fits into the roof of your

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Palatal Expansion

Making the Upper Jaw Wider Palatal expansion Palatal expansion is a combination of tooth movement and jaw expansion. It works by widening the two halves

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Thumb & Finger Sucking

Questions & Answers What Causes Thumb/Finger Sucking Habits? After an Infant Is born the activities of the mouth quickly become the center of his/her universe!

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EMERGENCY PATIENTS

Some orthodontic emergencies can be handled over the telephone.  Instructions can often be given by telephone at My Smile Orthodontics to relieve a patient’s discomfort

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Invisalign Instruction Sheet

Congratulations on your decision to pursue improved oral health with the Invisalign appliance! Please read this worksheet carefully and make sure to clarify any questions

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Foods to Avoid

Eating foods that cannot be easily removed from your braces can cause permanent discoloration and decay. Hard and sticky foods can damage brackets and wires

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Oral Hygiene

Brushing  3-4 times daily (after each time you eat) Flossing  daily   First Aid Wax – apply to affected area, may also be used to

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ORTHODONTIC TWIN BLOCK

WHAT IS A TWIN BLOCK? The twin block is an appliance that moves the lower jaw into a more forward position, encouraging growth and a

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TWO-PHASE ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT

The Appropriate Treatment at  the Appropriate Time WHAT IS “TWO-PHASE” ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT?   Two-phase orthodontic treatment consists of two separate times when a child receives

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WISDOM TEETH

HOW YOUR WISDOM TEETH GROW At about age nine, the crown of your wisdom (third molar) tooth begins to form in a small sack inside

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TADs TEMPORARY ANCHORAGE DEVICES

What is a TAD? Temporary anchorage devices or TADs are small titanium anchors used in certain orthodontic cases to help achieve quicker tooth movement with

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ORTHODONTIC RETAINERS

Congratulations on your new smile!  First, we would like to thank you for your efforts in helping us create your great smile!  We hope you

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RESULTS OF PHASE ONE TREATMENT

Now that your child has finished their interceptive (early) phase of orthodontic treatment, a tooth guidance appliance has been delivered.  When teeth are moved, ligaments

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MYOFUNCTIONAL EXERCISES

The tongue is a voluntary muscle and therefore can be trained like other muscles of the body.  The following three exercises will help you learn

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IMPACTED CANINE

WHAT IS AN IMPACTED CANINE? An impacted canine is a tooth that has veered slightly off course during its eruption path and is now “stuck”

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GINGIVOPLASTIES

ADJUNCTIVE PERIODONTAL PROCEDURES FOR SUCCESSFUL ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT   A HEALTHY, BEAUTIFUL SMILE THAT’S GOOD FOR LIFE   The goal of orthodontic treatment is to provide

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FRENECTOMIES

WHAT IS A FRENECTOMY?   A frenectomy is a minor surgical procedure that removes or repositions a portion of the frenum when there is excessive

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FIBEROTOMIES

ADJUNCTIVE PERIODONTAL PROCEDURES FOR SUCCESSFUL ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT   A HEALTHY, BEAUTIFUL SMILE THAT’S GOOD FOR LIFE   The goal of orthodontic treatment is to provide

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ELASTICS CARE

WHAT ARE ELASTICS? Elastics are rubber bands that help move your teeth in a direction that cannot be accomplished with braces alone.  They use constant,

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HEADGEAR CARE

WHY IS MY CHILD BEING TREATED WITH HEADGEAR? Growth of your child’s face normally occurs with a forward movement of the upper and lower jaws,

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INSTRUCTION FOR YOUR BRACES

CONGRATULATIONS!  YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY TO A FANTASTIC SMILE!   Braces are a big investment in your smile, so make sure you take great

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Invisalign Wear and Care Instructions

Congratulations on the start of your orthodontic treatment.  Here are some guidelines that we recommend you follow while you continue your Invisalign treatment: Each aligner

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Separator Care Before Banding

Separators (spacers) are small rubber bands that go in between your teeth to make room for the orthodontic bands you will have placed on your

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PROTRACTION HEADGEAR (FACEMASK)

WHY IS MY CHILD BEING TREATED WITH A FACEMASK?  Growth of your child’s face normally occurs with a forward movement of the upper and lower

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