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Busting The Top 3 Orthodontic Myths

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“Braces set off metal detectors.” “I’ll have a higher chance of getting hit by lightning.” “Treatment takes, like, ten years.” You’ve probably heard a few of these orthodontic myths, which thankfully are not true (people with braces have the same chance of getting hit by lightning as those who don’t – one in 700,000!) We’re […]

The Importance Of Dental Care For Babies

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Our pediatric dental offices in Kansas City and Overland Park, KS, are frequently asked about oral care for baby teeth. At Starting Point, it’s our mission to provide you with the best care possible for your little ones. To help you succeed, our pediatric dental team has put together this guide on how to care […]

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 […]