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The Difference Tech Makes in Your Treatment

By Dr. Jeffrey Mastroianni

The orthodontic industry has made incredible technological strides over the last several years, therefore raising the standard of care across the board. How do these new technologies affect you as a patient? Here are a couple of ways our cutting edge office uses tech to improve your treatment.

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Can I Afford Treatment?

By Dr. Jeffrey Mastroianni

Orthodontic treatment gives us more than just a beautiful smile – it can also correct how we bite down, help with jaw alignment, and alleviate chronic headaches. But even when treatment seems like a win-win, making the investment can be a big decision. If you’ve been considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or your family but…

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All About Insurance

By Dr. Jeffrey Mastroianni

Insurance helps make orthodontic treatment possible for millions of people, but if you don’t know how to navigate the tricky waters, you could be missing out on certain benefits! With open enrollment right around the corner, here are some of your top insurance questions, answered: Who should I talk to about my insurance? Many orthodontic…

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Friends stand up to bullying

Stand Up to Bullying

By Dr. Jeffrey Mastroianni

A brand new school year brings all kinds of exciting things – new friends, new teachers, and tons of new experiences. But unfortunately, many children are not so excited for the start of school, especially those prone to bullying. Getting bullied in school is harmful to a child’s education, school involvement, and can seriously affect…

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10 Must-See Summer Activities for St. Louis Kids

By Laura Kelley

It’s the best time of the year – school is out, the weather is warm, and there are plenty of opportunities for adventure! Here are 5 must-do activities before heading back to school in the fall: School is out, the weather is warm, and it’s the perfect time for some adventure! To help plan what…

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Invisalign clear aligners

Clear Aligners: Professional Vs. Do-It-Yourself

By Dr. Jeffrey Mastroianni

Clear aligners like Invisalign have exploded in popularity due to their ease of use, discreetness, and the amazing results they create. Teens and adults alike can utilize this new technology to achieve their goal of creating a perfect smile. However, these days there are many places to turn for clear aligners, including kits that can…

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7&Up Child

A Case for Kids’ Care

By Dr. Jeffrey Mastroianni

When people think of orthodontists, they usually picture pre-teens in braces or adults with aligners. But kids can benefit from an early visit to the doctor as well! Around age 7, children are growing quickly and often have a combination of permanent and baby teeth, which makes it the perfect time to introduce them to…

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Girl Scout Troop to Troop

Troop to Troop: Giving Back Near and Far

By Laura Kelley

At Amazing Smiles, we believe our community is everything. That was the inspiration behind our development of the Troop to Troop program, which support scouts, first responders, and members of our military. This program combines two things we love – educating young people and supporting the people who work hard for our country and communities.…

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Braces Vs. Invisalign

By Dr. Jeffrey Mastroianni

When you find out that you or your child are in need of orthodontic treatment, it can leave you feeling a little overwhelmed. You’re likely to have a number of questions and concerns, and may be wondering what’s caused the issue, what treatments are recommended for your specific case, and how we’ll correct the problem.…

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Amazing Smiles staff

How To Survive Halloween With Braces

By Dr. Jeffrey Mastroianni

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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