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What is First Phase Treatment?

First Phase Treatment, also known as early interceptive treatment, is orthodontic treatment that often includes expansion, active retainers, or partial braces. This is done around the ages of six to ten before all the permanent teeth have erupted. When there is a more moderate to severe orthodontic issue in a child, a first phase of… Read more »

Orthodontic Treatment for Adults

Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for teens. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists states that one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. Many adults are choosing to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health, and they want to feel better about their appearance. Adults everywhere… Read more »

The Downfalls of DIY Braces

First of all, you may be astonished that such a thing as DIY braces exist in the first place. But it’s true. They’re not recommended and can actually do lasting damage to your teeth. Traditional metal braces can cost between $3,000 and $7,000 depending on how long you must wear them and how much correction… Read more »

What Causes an Overbite and Underbite?

You may have heard these two terms before, especially if you have kids in braces. In fact, these are two main reasons why people have to get braces in the first place. So, what do they each mean? Let’s take a look. According to WebMD, crooked teeth, overbites and underbites are usually inherited traits; in… Read more »