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4 Cosmetic Dental Treatments for the Perfect Summer Smile

June 3, 2021

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girl in straw hat smiling in the sunshine after cosmetic treatment

Are you and your family planning a dream vacation? Someone will likely want to capture the exciting adventures so you can all have something to look back on fondly. If your teeth are not up to standard, you may be considering cosmetic dentistry to achieve a picture-perfect smile. With a wide array of services to choose from, it can be challenging to narrow down the right one for you. Fortunately, your cosmetic dentist breaks down four treatments to help you decide. Read on to determine which one’s best for your needs.

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Invisalign vs. Braces – Which One’s Better for Athletes?

May 4, 2021

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student athlete wearing orthodontic treatment

If your child is a student-athlete, they may have a lot on their plate from school and homework to practices and games for their respective sport. With so much of their time spent partaking in physical activity, you may begin to wonder if orthodontic treatment will suit their lifestyle.

Fortunately, treatments like Invisalign and braces shouldn’t affect the ability to play sports if proper precautions are taken. Now you may be wondering, “Which one’s best?”. Read on to learn the pros and cons of each option to help make a decision.

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Can Braces be Placed on My Child’s Primary Teeth?

April 19, 2021

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child wearing braces with baby teeth

Traditional braces do an excellent job of fixing bite problems and straightening teeth to ensure a functional smile. With the typical age range for kids to receive braces being eight to 14, is there a way to intercept bite issues in younger children? Continue reading to get details about how braces with baby teeth work and learn about the eligibility requirements.

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How to Tell If Your Child Needs Braces

March 15, 2021

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Young boy needing braces for childrenThe alignment of your child’s teeth and bite are crucial for their oral health and development. It’s not uncommon for children to need braces to correct certain issues. Often, signs of orthodontic complications are obvious, such as overcrowded or crooked teeth; however, there are times they aren’t always as noticeable. If the problem isn’t addressed early using braces for children, it can lead to various dental concerns down the road that may require a more complex or invasive treatment plan. Not sure how to tell if your child needs to see an orthodontist? Here are some of the most frequent indications they might need braces.

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Is Invisalign Possible with Crowns, Bridges, and Veneers?

February 26, 2021

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Woman pointing to her smile after completing Invisalign.If you have gapped, overcrowded, or rotated teeth, you don’t need to live with an imperfect smile. Invisalign is a discreet solution to correct your bite and alignment concerns to improve your oral health and your self-esteem. If you’ve considered clear aligners in the past, you might not believe they are an option for you because you have restorations. There isn’t any reason to worry. You can still enjoy Invisalign even if you have crowns, bridges, or veneers. Here’s what you need to know to achieve the straight smile you deserve.

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What’s the Difference Between Veneers and Bonding?

February 16, 2021

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The difference between veneers and bonding.If you’re unhappy with the look of your teeth, you don’t need to live with a less than perfect smile. Your cosmetic dentist can help you achieve the results you want using the latest advancements in dentistry. Among the most popular options are dental bonding and veneers. Both can provide a drastic improvement in the appearance of your teeth, but which is right for you? Here’s what you need to know about the difference between veneers and bonding to make the best decision for your smile.

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The 3 Best Tips on How to Find an Invisalign Provider

January 17, 2021

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A woman learning how to find an Invisalign provider.

For many, a smile is not just another part of their appearance. In fact, it’s also a part of their identity, both professionally and socially. When you have a beautiful smile you feel confident showing to others, your entire outlook on life can change. If you’ve already determined that Invisalign is the best treatment option for you moving forward, but don’t know who to visit for this service, consider these three tips on how to find an Invisalign provider!

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Tips for Traveling With Invisalign

November 5, 2020

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Invisalign aligners in tray

The end of the year often involves traveling to see family and friends or making plans for next year’s vacation sites. Along with taking trips away from home comes the planning and packing process. If you have Invisalign, you have one extra item on your list of essentials to make sure you don’t forget. Keep reading to learn a few ways you can help make traveling with Invisalign easier.

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Why the End of the Year Is the Best Time to Start Invisalign

October 21, 2020

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Smiling woman holding Invisalign aligners while outside

Invisalign in McKinney is an excellent way to get a straighter, healthier smile without an awkward mouth full of metal. Correcting crooked teeth is an investment in both your confidence and oral health that’s well-worth the cost. In fact, now is the best time to make the most out of your dental insurance and save money on an orthodontic treatment! Read on to find out why the end of the year is the best time to start your journey towards a straighter smile with Invisalign.

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5 Dangers of Using Mail-In Clear Aligners

October 13, 2020

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closeup of professional Invisalign aligners

In today’s society of instant gratification and quick results, many people are looking for a fast, convenient way to get straighter teeth without needing to visit their orthodontist. To answer this need, a new product called mail-in aligners has recently become very popular. While the simplicity and easiness of this method is appealing for many people, studies and experts report that it is widely ineffective and even potentially dangerous. In fact, professional organizations have publicly warned against them—and for good reason. Here are five significant dangers you should know about if you’re considering using mail-in clear aligners.

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