Rubber band and braces

Most people who get braces will need inter arch rubber bands or inter arch elastics. The purpose of these rubber bands is to put forces on the teeth to move the upper and lower jaw and the upper and lower … Continue reading

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What Causes Crooked Teeth?

Heredity plays the major role in the development of crooked teeth. Large teeth in small jaws, too many teeth, small upper jaw with large lower jaw, and jaws not positioned one over the other are some inherited characteristic that cause … Continue reading

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Orthodontics art of aligning the teeth and the jaw
Beautiful young woman with brackets on teeth eating apple

Orthodontics is the specialized science of dentistry that is concerned with alignment of the teeth. Crooked teeth, protruding teeth, extra or missing teeth and poorly aligned jaws can create a problem called malocclusion. The orthodontist (the dentist who specializes in … Continue reading

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What are the retainers in orthodontics?

The retainer is appliances to be used after completion of orthodontic tooth movement. It is used to keep the teeth in perfect position and also to prevent any relapse and problem that may happen after the removal of the braces.   There are three types … Continue reading

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Brushing Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth is an important part of your oral hygiene routine. For a healthy mouth brush your teeth three times a day with a soft-bristled brush. The size and shape of your brush should fit your mouth allowing you … Continue reading

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