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Can You Get Braces If You Have Wisdom Teeth?

Whether you're an adult or a teen, you may still have your wisdom teeth. If you're supposed to get braces or other orthodontia in the future, you may wonder if having your wisdom teeth will get in the way. If you still have your wisdom teeth, there are a few things you should know before you get braces. Wisdom Teeth Can Cause Crowding Wisdom teeth can cause your other teeth to shift and become crowded. Read More 

4 Things To Know About Self-Ligating Braces

Have you met with an orthodontist that has recommended you get self-ligating braces, but you don't know much about them? Then you'll definitely want to know about how these braces are different from using traditional brackets.  Self-Ligating Braces Use Latches Self-ligating refers to the method that is used to secure the archwire to the brackets. There is a small latch on the front side of the bracket that the archwire slips into. Read More 

6 Common Questions About Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Cosmetic dentistry offers dental patients several techniques to improve the appearance of their teeth. Cosmetic bonding is one of the most common cosmetic dental treatments. Here are six of the most common questions that patients have regarding cosmetic dental bonding. 1. What is cosmetic dental bonding? Cosmetic dental bonding uses a putty-like material to cover tooth imperfections and improve the appearance of teeth. Dentists place composite resin onto teeth, then shape the material before using a light to cure or harden it. Read More 

Soft Teeth: Is It A Real Issue?

You may have heard that you or someone you know has soft teeth. To find out what this term means and what can be done, read on. What Are Soft Teeth? Dental practices don't acknowledge soft teeth as a legitimate dental malady. It's not listed in any dental disease guideline. However, some people seem to have more problems with their teeth than others do and thus may use the term soft teeth to describe it. Read More 

When Do Dentists Use Sedation?

If you have anxiety or nerves about visiting the dentist, you may have some concerns about an upcoming appointment. You may even wonder if you can use sedation to get through the appointment. While it's not always necessary, there are some instances where your dentist may recommend using sedation. When You Need a Filling  If you have a fear of needles, this can make getting dental work done very difficult. It may even prevent you from getting the care that you need. Read More