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Broken braces? What To Do - From A Top Orthodontist in Ohio
02/02/2023

When you have braces, it’s not unusual to sometimes break a wire or bracket. Even with strict adherence to best practices (like no taffy), things can happen. But as a top orthodontist in Ohio, we can tell you now DON’T PANIC! Even if it’s a Friday night and you won’t be able to get it repaired at your trusted orthodontist near you for a few days.

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Do Wisdom Teeth Undo Orthodontic Treatment?
01/11/2023

Wait – what about my teen’s wisdom teeth?

Finally, after 16 months of orthodontic treatment for my 14 year old, we achieved that beautiful smile. And now, 4 years later, it’s still picture perfect with her faithful nightly retainer wear. I’m feeling pretty confident that she will continue with her retainer routine even as she goes away to college in the fall – but WAIT! What about her wisdom teeth?

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Do I REALLY need to wear retainers after orthodontic treatment?
12/02/2022

That glorious day! You’ve had your braces on for 21 months – that’s almost two years of your life without Starbursts, popcorn, and corn on the cob!

Today, Dr. O’Brien (a top orthodontist in Ohio, let alone the Dayton areas!) removed your braces and gave you retainers (two sets) with the instructions to wear them 23/7 (all the time except when eating and brushing) for the next four months, and then only at night time after that. BAH!

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Who can use Invisalign instead of braces?
11/01/2022

My teeth are too messed up for Invisalign to treat, right?

Wrong! Here’s why:

Clear aligner treatment, first developed and introduced by Invisalign in 1999, has gone through tremendous advancements in technology and technique since the early days. The minor crowding and malalignment that was able to be corrected with Invisalign initially has now progressed into the proficient treatment of moderate to complex bite problems.

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Does my 8 year old REALLY need orthodontic treatment now?
09/27/2022

As you beam with pride at your family dental office when all 3 of your kids receive glowing reports that they have no cavities, your smile begins to fade when the dentist hands you a small referral slip to the orthodontist for your oldest child, who is only 8. What?! He only has 6 adult teeth in, the rest are still baby teeth and they aren't that crooked!

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