Two-Phase Treatment

You may hear us at Amazing Smiles refer to something called Developmental Orthodontics after your child has completed his or her orthodontic evaluation with us. It can sound a bit daunting, especially if you are new to this term. But there is hope! It is definitely not as intimidating as it might seem, in fact,…

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Orthodontist Vs Dentist For Braces

Payment Plan For Braces Near Glen Carbon, IL

Many patients who are contemplating braces for themselves or their children wonder if this is something that absolutely requires the services of an orthodontist, or if it is something their regular dentist can handle. While there are many similarities between the two, they are not interchangeable. There are some significant differences that set orthodontists apart…

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Wisdom Teeth And Braces

Girl at orthodontics office

If you have a child in braces, or if you yourself are undergoing orthodontic treatment with Amazing Smiles Orthodontics, you have probably picked up quite a bit of information about your teeth over time. There is probably one related subject that you still do not know too much about: wisdom teeth. Or, more specifically, wisdom…

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Why Retainers Are Important After Braces


Any type of orthodontic treatment takes dedication on your part! There are guidelines you have to follow, extra time you need to spend, and determination on your part to be the best patient you can be while transforming your smile. When the day finally arrives for you to finish up your treatment, it is a…

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Orthodontic Options For All Ages

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Although we often think of tweens and teens when we talk about orthodontic treatment, it is actually for patients of all ages. As a matter of fact, the American Association of Orthodontics recommends a child have their first orthodontic evaluation before the age of seven, and about 25% of current orthodontic patients are adults, proof…

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What Age Should My Child See an Orthodontist?

Mom playing with child

As a parent, you’re already aware of how important regular dental care is for your children, starting from an early age. You’re probably vigilant about scheduling regular checkups and making sure everybody brushes their teeth before bed, but you may not know that the American Association of Orthodontists recommends a child have their first orthodontic…

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What is Orthodontics?

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Orthodontics isn’t an uncommon term, with most people having heard it at least once or twice. However, it can feel a little vague, and even orthodontic patients may struggle to understand all it encompasses sometimes! Here at Amazing Smiles, we like to take a team approach to the services we offer, and we know that…

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