Crowded Teeth- To Extract or Not?

Times change, and so do approaches to orthodontic treatment. It once was common practice to wait until all of a child’s baby teeth had erupted to begin treatment. That often meant extracting some adult teeth if a child’s teeth were too crowded, or the jaws were deemed too small to provide adequate room. But that… Read More

Gum and Braces: It’s a Sticky Situation

When it comes to chewing gum while wearing braces, some orthodontists believe it’s not harmful, and even can be helpful. Alternately, others warn it can lead to decay, lengthened orthodontic treatment and an overall compromised end result to treatment. We’re the first to agree it’s a sticky situation, but we are firm in our stance. Our stance… Read More

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