When should my child be seen for an orthodontic evaluation?

June 13th, 2024

Thanks for asking! It really depends on the dental age of the patient rather than their chronological age. Usually a good time to have your child evaluated by an orthodontist is after the front permanent teeth have erupted into the mouth or if there appears to be extreme crowding of the teeth. The American Association…
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What Did You Do on Your Summer Vacation?

June 5th, 2024

The best part of summer vacation is time. Time to hang with friends, time to travel, time to get a summer job, time to catch your breath after a busy school year. And if Drs. Shah, Makki, and Wardell and our team have recommended braces, summer is also a great time to start orthodontic treatment!…
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Plaque Attack? Let’s Fight Back!

May 29th, 2024

Plaque is a sticky subject! It sticks to the enamel of our teeth above and below the gum line, and it collects around braces. Plaque is one of the major causes of tooth decay and gum disease, and our teeth are under daily attack by this filmy menace. What are the facts about plaque, and…
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Memorial Day

May 28th, 2024

Memorial Day is not only a federal holiday in the United States, but it is a day of observance and remembrance of those who died in service. Originally known as Decoration Day, this solemn day has been marked on calendars since the end of the American Civil War as a day to commemorate both the…
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