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How Dentofacial Orthopedics Can Help

While most people associate orthodontics with braces, many are uncertain about what dentofacial orthopedics is. Dentofacial orthopedics is the specialization in guiding facial growth and development– in other words– your jaw development. Your jaw develops mostly during your childhood; that's why the American Association of Orthodontists recommends dentofacial orthopedic treatment for children from 8 to [...]

2018-04-04T10:35:35+00:00 May 1st, 2018|

Preventing Sports Injuries

Ask parents what their biggest fear is when their child is playing sports, most will say injuries. But according to the American Association of Orthodontists, 67% of parents say their child doesn't wear a mouth guard. Now that spring has arrived and everyone is excited to take sports outdoors, it's time to remind you about protecting [...]

2018-05-31T12:34:19+00:00 April 1st, 2018|

Permanent or Removable Retainers: Which is Right for You?

When the time to remove your braces finally arrives, it is very exciting. Unfortunately, it can be somewhat confusing, too, because you are faced with choosing between two kinds of retainers. Should you go with permanent, removable, or a combination of the two? It is always wise to follow your dentist’s recommendations, but knowing more [...]

2018-03-29T11:18:08+00:00 March 1st, 2018|

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!

Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular visits with your dentist, especially while you're wearing braces, helps our you get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. The American Dental Association has sponsored National Children’s Dental Health Month every February for the last 68 years to raise awareness [...]

2018-01-31T17:40:25+00:00 February 1st, 2018|

Top Ten Tips for Cleaning Your Braces Like a Pro

Keeping your teeth clean is more important than ever when you have braces! When you have braces, food has more places to hide in your mouth, so diligent cleaning is more important than ever in order to avoid bad breath, swollen gums, discoloured teeth and cavities. If you remove plaque regularly during the course of [...]

2018-01-01T20:51:09+00:00 January 1st, 2018|

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|