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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 […]

Is Invisalign® Right for You?

By |July 1st, 2016|

You know what they say. Image is everything. The thought of metal brackets and wires attached to your teeth for an extended period of time may be more than enough to make you think twice about pursuing orthodontic treatment. But now we have options that quell those apprehensions. Invisalign clear aligners are a great option […]

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Orthognathic Surgery

By |June 16th, 2016|

Orthognathic surgery is sometimes needed in conjunction with orthodontic treatment. It is used to correct a wide variety of abnormalities of a patient’s jaw and teeth. The primary purpose is to correct functional problems, but it may also significantly improve the patient’s appearance.

Some common reasons for orthognathic surgery are:

Unbalanced facial appearance
Protruding jaw
Open bite (upper and […]

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What is Hyperdontia?

By |June 4th, 2016|

Sometimes children are born with supernumerary, or additional, teeth, which is an oral condition called “hyperdontia.” Extreme cases are very rare, and the majority of cases are limited to only a single tooth. The standard number of primary teeth is 20, and the standard number of permanent teeth is 32. The first set of teeth […]

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Let the Journey Begin!

By |May 30th, 2016|

Most of our patients are excited to get braces because they know that a beautiful smile awaits. But we certainly understand the anticipation that comes with waiting to get them off. Depending on your individual circumstances, treatment may take up to two years or more, and we know that time can seem infinite. Having a […]

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Does Orthodontia Affect Overall Body Health?

By |May 2nd, 2016|

Over the last several years, research has shown that there is a correlation between orthodontic treatment and whole body health. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, scientists have discovered that people with gum disease are more likely to develop heart disease or suffer blood sugar irregularity than people without gum disease. […]

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Don’t Be a Soda Jerk!

By |April 1st, 2016|

As school ends and summer begins, it can be easy to lose discipline with our diets. And when you’re wearing braces, you already know to avoid crunchy and chewy foods, but it’s also important to be mindful about beverages. Whether you say soda or pop, it’s all sugary carbonation. And while we may enjoy this […]

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Braces-Friendly Breakfasts!

By |March 15th, 2016|

Kids can be picky, and this quirk often occurs at mealtime. How many times has your child tried to feed their greens to the dog waiting anxiously under the table? If that ever-elusive “recommended daily allowance” of fruits and vegetables is a chore, our orthodontist and team understand that. Add braces to that equation, and […]

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How to Keep Your New Invisalign® Smile!

By |March 1st, 2015|

You’ve worked really hard to achieve your ideal smile! You followed doctor’s orders, worn your Invisalign clear aligners as instructed, cared for your teeth, and now you have a megawatt smile. Congratulations on this achievement! However, to keep your smile in tip-top shape, keep these things in mind when continuing your new and improved oral […]

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