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Orthodontics
Modern orthodontics brings smiles into line with ease and comfort.

Orthodontic Basics

What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. Crooked teeth and teeth that do not fit together correctly are harder to keep clean.    Read "What is Orthodontics?" article

Early Orthodontics May Mean Less Treatment Later

Look at yearbook or prom pictures from the 1950s or '60s and you'll see many smiles framed with heavy metal braces, a sight that's increasingly rare on today's high school campuses.    Read "Early Orthodontics May Mean Less Treatment Later" article

Diastemas and Treatment Options

What is a Diastema and How do I Treat It? A “diastema” is an area of extra space between two or more teeth. The two front teeth of the upper jaw area is where diastema is most frequently seen. Read "Diastemas and Treatment Options" article

Braces & Other Appliances

Orthodontics: Braces and More

Orthodontics is the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. This specialty field of dentistry offers correction for people with an irregular or "bad" bite.    Read "Orthodontics: Braces and More" article

Adults and Braces

As braces have become less bulky and visible in recent years, more and more adults are wearing them, for a variety of reasons.    Read "Adults and Braces" article

Space Maintainers for Premature Tooth Loss

Baby teeth (dentists call them primary or deciduous teeth) aren't just for chewing. Each one also acts as a guide for the permanent tooth that replaces it. If a primary tooth is lost too early, the permanent tooth loses its guide and can drift or erupt incorrectly into the mouth.    Read "Space Maintainers for Premature Tooth Loss" article

Orthodontic Care

Broken Braces or Wires

Even though braces are less noticeable than they used to be, they aren't any less complex. Broken braces, loose bands, or poking or protruding wires can be the cause of problems.    Read "Broken Braces or Wires" article

Wearing and Caring for Your Retainer

Most retainers are removable, meaning that you take them out when eating.    Read "Wearing and Caring for Your Retainer" article

Cosmetic Dentistry

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