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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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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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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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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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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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How to Protect Your Braces While Playing Sports

By Dr. Jeffrey Mastroianni

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

By Dr. Jeffrey Mastroianni

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

By Dr. Jeffrey Mastroianni

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

By Dr. Jeffrey Mastroianni

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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