What Is Sleep Apnea?

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Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep apnea is a common medical condition but you might not realize you have it. It occurs when air is unable to get into your lungs as you sleep – apnea is Greek for “want of breath”. This can expose your body to multiple stresses, leaving you exhausted during the day and posing the risk […]

What is Myofunctional Treatment?

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Spokane Orthodontist

Myofunctional treatment corrects problems with facial muscles and can be used alongside orthodontic therapy. Myofunctional literally means muscle function. Studies suggest that three out of four growing kids have misaligned teeth and issues with facial development, mainly caused by soft tissue problems. Adolescents and adults also get orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs), which can lead to […]

Benefits of Kids Going to the Orthodontist’s

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Orthodontist for Kids

Benefits of Kids Going to the Orthodontist’s Diagnosis of any issues with the development of the teeth or jaw in your child can avoid more serious oral health problems in the future. Benefits of kids going to the orthodontist’s include early treatment to steer jaw and dental growth in the right direction so their adult […]

What is Accelerated Orthodontics?

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Accelerated Orthodontics

Accelerated orthodontics refers to treatments that speed up the lengthy process of straightening teeth. Adults and children alike are often concerned about how long they will have to wear braces. On average, it takes 18 months to two years to complete orthodontic treatment. In complex cases, it may take up to three years. One form […]

Benefits of Ceramic Braces

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Clear Braces

One of the main benefits of ceramic braces is that they take the middle ground between metal braces and plastic aligners – and offer the best of both worlds. Like plastic aligners, ceramic braces are made from clear materials, which makes them far less conspicuous than their metal counterparts. This is why ceramic braces are […]

Things to Remember When Wearing Braces

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Spokane Orthodontist

Traditional fixed braces to reposition crooked teeth are today less noticeable, more comfortable and sturdier than ever. Nevertheless, to achieve the best outcome from your orthodontic treatment, there are certain things you need to remember when wearing braces.

Signs You Need Braces

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Spokane Orthodontist

People get braces for many different reasons – some obvious, others not so much. For instance, feeling self-conscious about showing crooked teeth when you smile is a common sign you need braces. However, you may not realize that if your jaw is making strange sounds, the cause could well be an orthodontic problem.

When Should Kids First Visit an Orthodontist?

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Kids Orthodontist

Orthodontics can play a key role in children’s health and appearance. The American Association of Orthodontics1 (AAO) advises parents that kids should first visit an orthodontist for an examination by the time they’re seven. This recommendation is based on the fact that at about this age, the first set of permanent molars and some of […]