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How To Survive Halloween With Braces

Did you know that October is National Orthodontic Health Month? Here at Amazing Smiles Orthodontics, this means taking a little extra time to educate people about what orthodontics is, how beneficial orthodontic treatment can be, and how to achieve a healthy, aligned smile. It also happens to be the month we celebrate copious amounts of…

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How to Protect Your Braces While Playing Sports

The next couple of months are full of sporting activities, from Friday Night Lights to fall ball. If you participate in sports regularly and have learned that orthodontic treatment with braces is on the horizon for you, you may be worried this will keep you stuck on the sidelines. We treat many athletes here at…

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Back to School Braces Survival Guide

It seems like summer took forever to get here, and now it’s already almost gone! Getting into the swing of a new school year is always a mix of emotions, but for students who have recently gotten braces, heading back to school can feel especially stressful. Students have experienced changes to their appearance, and their…

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Braces For Adults

Although orthodontic treatment was once seen solely as a rite of passage for teens, there is been a shift in the way patients think, and orthodontists are treating more adults than ever before. In fact, about 1 in every 4 current orthodontic patients is over the age of 18, a record number! With the number…

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Summer is the Best Time to Start Orthodontic Treatment

Summer days are finally here! Whether you plan on camping or glamping, swimming or sunning yourself by the pool, staying close to home or jetting off to exotic locations, these long days and later mornings are something we can all get excited about. You probably have not spent much time thinking about your child’s teeth…

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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

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

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

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…