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When is the Best Time to Floss?

At Clear Advantage Orthodontics, we encourage our patients to practice good oral hygiene between office visits. Good oral hygiene includes flossing, cleaning between the teeth to remove the food and debris that get lodged in areas hard to reach with a toothbrush. When food is left stuck between teeth, it provides a breeding ground for [...]

2017-12-01T16:58:04+00:00 December 1st, 2017|

The Evolution of Braces

Did you know that even in ancient times, people wanted to improve the look and function of their smiles? We think of modern orthodontic appliances as efficient, sleep, and technologically sophisticated, but this wasn't always so! Check out our highlights of the evolution of braces below. Ancient Times: From Greece to Rome According to The [...]

2017-10-30T16:59:19+00:00 November 1st, 2017|

When your kids should see an orthodontist

Orthodontic treatments vary from dental treatment, in that they primarily address malocclusions, jaw spacing and tooth alignment, rather than the actual health of the teeth. That is why it is often more difficult for parents to determine when a child needs orthodontic treatment rather than dental treatment. So how can you know it is time [...]

2017-08-31T10:53:49+00:00 October 1st, 2017|

Questions worth asking during your orthodontic consultation

Are you thinking about orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth or correct jaw alignment? Consider making your first step an orthodontic consultation. During the consultation we will address your questions, concerns, and talk about a treatment plan that would best suit your situation. We want you to feel prepared and in charge of your orthodontic treatment [...]

2017-08-31T10:53:01+00:00 September 1st, 2017|

How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Take?

Orthodontic treatments are used to correct malocclusion, a condition more commonly known as a bad bite. The length of treatment time varies depending on the severity of the bite problem. What is a "bad bite"? A bad bite occurs when alignment or spacing problems are present. This often includes teeth that are crowded, protruding, or [...]

2017-08-31T09:28:15+00:00 August 1st, 2017|

How do I know if my child needs orthodontic care?

If your child has visibly crooked teeth, there may be more serious orthodontic issues. But what other less obvious signs should we as parents look out for that might be issues for our child's oral development? Here are some warning signs that may lead to orthodontic issues: Bite Your child has an overbite: Your child's [...]

2017-05-23T09:20:05+00:00 May 1st, 2017|

Five tips to prevent plaque!

Our team at Clear Advantage Ortho knows that no one likes plaque on their teeth. Build up can lead to further dreaded orthodontic treatment. That's why we're suggesting these 5 tips to help you prevent plaque build up. #1 Brush Regularly For a healthy mouth, brush your teeth twice a day with toothpaste that contains [...]

2017-05-23T09:20:05+00:00 April 1st, 2017|

Is there something like Invisalign that I can buy online?

I want to have my teeth straightened with something like Invisalign. I am looking for an affordable solution and I am wondering if I can buy Invisalign online? You can only get Invisalign through a orthodontist who is trained and certified to work with the aligners. The reason is orthodontics require the careful planning, placement, [...]

2017-05-23T09:20:05+00:00 March 1st, 2017|