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Make Your Smile Snap

By |May 15th, 2017|

Braces or Invisalign treatment are often supplemented with rubberbands, or elastics, to help your course of orthodontic treatment achieve the perfect bite. They provide the additional force needed to nudge your teeth in the right direction, and can be a super helpful part of your treatment regimen to achieve perfectly aligned pearly whites! Rubberbands are […]

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One Phase or Two?

By |May 1st, 2017|

If your child has bite or jaw problems, two-phase treatment allows that to be addressed in order to reduce dental issues they may later experience.

Dr. Lawless will sometimes recommend two-phase treatment to improve how well the second phase of orthodontic treatment works, and to essentially help make room for permanent teeth. Two-phase orthodontic treatment overall helps […]

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April is National Facial Protection Month!

By |April 1st, 2017|

Dr. Lawless and team advocate for proper facial protection, especially when participating in any sports activities. This protection is essential, particularly during orthodontic treatment. We want you to achieve your ideal smile in the most efficient manner possible, and an injury to your mouth can certainly be an obstacle.

Full Facial Guards

Full facial guards offer protection to […]

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3 Top Reasons An Orthodontist Was The Right Choice For You

By |March 15th, 2017|

1. Orthodontists Have Additional Education

Orthodontists first graduate from dental school (that’s right, we’re fully qualified dentists too!) and then continue on to an additional two (or more) years of training in specialized orthodontic care.

During that time, orthodontists learn more about the bones and muscles of the face, jaw, teeth, and spine… The whole complex network that […]

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KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!

By |February 3rd, 2017|

Emergencies happen, and we get that. Our office takes every precautionary measure to prevent them, but we all know sometimes dilemmas rear their ugly heads! If you ever have an issue with your braces and you need to call us, we can be more effective in ameliorating the situation if we know exactly which piece […]

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7 WAYS TO CLEAN YOUR INVISALIGN TRAYS

By |January 8th, 2017|

If Invisalign trays aren’t cleaned properly, they can become dingy, dull or discolored. To get your gleaming smile at the end of your treatment, you need two things — good oral hygiene and clean aligners. The good oral hygiene part is simple — brush and floss your teeth regularly to avoid cavities and decay. Cleaning […]

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INVISALIGN VS BRACES

By |December 7th, 2016|

So you’re tired of your crooked smile and/or mismatched jaw, but don’t know what type of orthodontic treatment is right for you? The two top contenders — Invisalign and traditional braces — come with their own set of pros and cons.

Braces

How it works:

Small brackets are strategically placed on each tooth and attached using a type […]

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MANUAL OR ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH?

By |November 6th, 2016|

It’s time for a new toothbrush. What to do — take the plunge into the world of rotating, vibrating, oscillating brush heads or stick with the classic, manual toothbrush? To ease your confusion in the toothbrush aisle, we’ve compiled a pros and cons list for each contender.

Classic toothbrush:

Simple and cheap
Easy to travel with and brush […]

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FLOSSING WITH INVISALIGN

By |October 3rd, 2016|

Fact one: Flossing is more important than brushing your teeth when it comes to preventing gum disease and tooth loss.

Fact two: Your Invisalign treatment becomes pointless if your teeth fall out.

When it comes to hygiene habits, flossing ranks extremely high — yet, a recent study released by the American Dental Association showed that only 50.5 […]

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4 REASONS TO LOVE OUR ITERO SCANNER

By |September 7th, 2016|

The iTero Scanner is a system that allows Dr. Lawless to take a 3D digital scan of your malocclusion, aka your teeth and your bite! With the digital scanner, we can make adjustments in real time and even transmit the file wirelessly for processing. It’s clear that we enjoy using it, but here’s 4 reasons why you’ll […]