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Orthodontics- Braces, Retainers, TMJ

Information on why you may require braces and the treatment options available to correct various orthodontic situations. Learn what types of braces and appliances are used to correct your teeth and jaw, plus discover how to manage with braces and the proper brushing and flossing techniques for your situation.

Is Invisalign Right for Me?
Are you considering Invisalign treatment to correct your teeth? Learn if Invisalign is right for you.

Invisalign - What is Invisalign?
What is Invisalign?

Everything You Need To Know About Braces and Orthodontics
Understanding braces and orthodontics doesn't need to send you into a tailspin. Here, you will find everything you need to know about braces and orthodontics, from why you may need braces to how to fix a broken bracket.

Invisalign - How To Care for Invisalign Retainers
Invisalign - How To Care for Invisalign Retainers

My Orthodontic Band Is Loose - What Should I Do?
Do you have a loose orthodontic band and you don't know what to do? Find out what you should do when you have a loose orthodontic band, and how to fix it.

Rubber Bands on Braces: What Purpose Do They Serve?
Why are elastics used around your braces? Here, we take a look at the role elastics play in your orthodontic treatment

Eating With Braces - Food Recommendations for Eating With Braces
What are your favorite braces friendly foods? Share your favorites with readers looking for ideas on braces friendly foods.

What You Can and Can't Eat With Braces
Do you know what you can and can't eat with braces? Having braces doesn't mean that you will be living on pureed, bland foods during your treatment. Knowing what foods you can and can't eat with your braces will help you achieve the optimum results after your orthodontic treatment has been completed. Preventing damage to the archwires , bands , and brackets as well as keeping your teeth free fro…

My Braces Are Loose - What Should I do?
Are your braces loose? Did a bracket "pop" off your tooth? I have compiled a list of what you should do when you have a loose bracket or braces.

Smiles Change Lives
Profile of the Smiles Change Lives program.

Celebrity Braces
Which famous celebrities have worn braces? Take a look at these pictures and find out!

Can Adults Wear Braces?
Are adults able to wear braces? Learn about adult orthodontics here.

Braces - Adult Braces
As an adult, what is the most unusual comment made about your braces?

What Are Orthodontic Records?
Your dentist or orthodontist has recommended orthodontic records; but what are they? Find out what orthodontic records are and why they are necessary.

Braces Friendly Soft-Crust Pizza
Braces wearers will love this soft-crust pizza recipe, courtesy of Pam Waterman, author of "The Braces Cookbook Recipes You (and Your Orthodontist) Will Love).

The Braces Cookbook - Recipes You (and Your Orthodontist ) Will Love
Review of "The Braces Cookbook Recipes You (and Your Orthodontist) Will Love" written by Pamela Waterman and Brenda Waterman.

Do You Need Braces?
Orthodontic treatment is used for more than just straightening your teeth. Many people wonder if they would benefit from braces. Learn about orthodontic treatment and find out if you or your loved one may need braces now or in the future.

Orthodontic Archwires
Archwires are used in orthodontics. The definition of an archwire is examined.

What is an Orthodontic Bracket?
Brackets are used to move teeth into their correct position. Learn about how they work and what to expect if you need braces.

What is an Orthodontic Band?
The use of bands in dentistry is very common when constructing appliances and when wearing braces, unfortunately not for making "Top 40" hits! Learn about bands and their uses in orthodontics.

Find an Orthodontist in Your Area
As defined by the American Association of Orthodontists, an orthodontist is a " qualified dentists, who after graduating from dental school, go on to additional full-time university-based education in an accredited orthodontic residency program supervised by orthodontists". Use their handy online form to find an AAO member orthodontist in your area.

Can I Eat Candy With Braces?
You have braces and you want to sink your teeth into a gooey candy bar, but you wonder "Can I eat candy with me braces?" If you've asked yourself this very question, I have the answer for you.

Braces- Broken or Loose Braces Eating Candy or Nuts
Have you ever broken or had loose braces because you were eating candy or nuts? If so, share your experience with readers that may find themselves in a similar situation.

Canker Sore Product Reviews
There are many products on the marked that are meant to ease the pain from, and in some cases "cure" your canker sores. If you've tried a canker sore product share your experience with the product and review it here.See submissions

Straight Teeth Without Braces? It's Possible With Invisalign
Are you looking for information on Invisalign braces? I interviewed Texas orthodontist Dr. Randy Kunik for the latest information on this popular option for straightening your teeth.

Invisalign - Reader's Experience With Invisalign
Share your personal experience with the Invisalign orthodontic system.

Are There Canker Sore Treatments and Remedies That Work?
Canker sores are painful lesions that develop inside the mouth. Find out how to treat canker sores at home, plus find out when you should see your dentist for treatment.

Basic Dental Care Information
Everything you need to know about basic dental care, from cavities, gum disease, and early childhood tooth decay to brushing, flossing, x-rays and dental examinations.

Adult Orthodontics: Straight smiles are for more than teens
Orthodontics for adults Clear braces and invisalign can be beneficial for adults with malocclusion or cosmetic concerns

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