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Is Invisalign Faster than Braces?!

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In the year 2000, when Align Technology began its commercial production of custom computer-generated clear aligners – the product known then and now as Invisalign, the orthodontists of the nation were skeptical (and we include ourselves among those skeptics at the time). In fact, our skepticism was entirely justified. At the time it was introduced, […]

Pediatric Dentist Kansas City | Pacifiers and Teeth Development

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One of the best ways to calm fussy babies is by giving them a pacifier. However, as babies grow this can be a difficult habit to break. The use of pacifiers can cause improper mouth development which leads to abnormal tooth growth and additional complications later in life. Here’s what you need to know about […]

Four Things to Know About Orthodontic Retainers

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What do orthodontic retainers do? When braces are taken off, teeth can tend to move back to their original position…especially in the first 12 months. Retainers hold the teeth straight while they “settle” in the bone of your jaw. How long do retainers have to be worn for? For as long as you want your […]

How To Get Ready For Your Kid’s First Visit To The Dentist

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Your child’s first trip to the dentist doesn’t have to be scary. In fact, many tots look forward to being “big kids” who are developing a mouth full of strong teeth that need to be cared for. The American Dental Association recommends that little ones go for their first dental visits by the age of […]

4 Ways To Get Your Kids To Brush Their Teeth

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Brushing Doesn’t Have To Be a Battle If getting your child to brush their teeth every day is an uphill battle in your house, you aren’t alone. With 75% of parents admitting in a 2014 survey that their kids “sometimes” or “frequently” forget to brush, motivating your child to take care of their dental hygiene […]