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Five “Don’ts” When You Wear Aligners

April 17th, 2024

Choosing clear aligners was a great decision on your part! Straight teeth and a healthy bite? Subtle, almost invisible aligners? 3D technology custom-designed just for you? All the positives we’ve come to expect from your choice of orthodontic treatment. So, don’t sabotage your good work! Here are five negative habits that will prevent you from…
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Keeping It Clean—Better for Your Retainer, Better for Your Oral Health!

April 10th, 2024

Now that you’ve graduated from your braces or aligners, you might think you’re finished with orthodontic cleaning tips. Not quite yet! Your retainer needs love, too—not just because it can look or smell “less than appealing” without your help, but because it’s good for your dental health. Removable Retainers If you have a Hawley retainer…
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Snowball Effect

April 3rd, 2024

Winter and its snowball fights are behind us, true, but there might be another kind of snowball heading your way. When you neglect the small steps involved in your everyday orthodontic routines, little problems can start to snowball into bigger ones, affecting your dental health and delaying your orthodontic progress. Here are three areas where…
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What role do elastics (rubber bands) play in orthodontics?

March 27th, 2024

Wearing orthodontic braces may be the best choice for correcting your teeth and improving your smile, and that's why you've come to see Drs. Shah, Makki, and Wardell at Palos Orthodontics. Braces, which consist of brackets and wires, work by gently applying pressure to the teeth, and that pressure causes them to move into the…
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