How Orthodontics Works: Braces

March 11, 2020

Successful orthodontic treatment depends on three things – pressure, time and cooperation. Braces put pressure on teeth to gradually move them into the correct position over time.

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Trailblazing Women in AAO Leadership: Paving the Way for Women in Orthodontics

March 6, 2020

Today, one in three AAO orthodontists is a female and more than 50 percent of student members are women.

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Should I Floss or Brush First?

February 17, 2020

Researchers have found that flossing before brushing may be the most efficient for a thorough removal of dental plaque.

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Why the Number of Adults Seeing an Orthodontist Is at an All-Time High

February 5, 2020

The number of adults seeing an orthodontist is at an all-time high. Why? Because orthodontic treatment is just as effective for adults as children.

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Vaping + Oral Health

January 22, 2020

Vaping causes damage that may lead to the death of gum tissue, gum disease and, in some cases, loss of teeth – making vaping a risk to your oral health.

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3 Ways to Prioritize Your Family’s Smiles This Year

December 17, 2019

Prioritize your family's smiles this year with these three easy steps from the American Association of Orthodontists.

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Athletes Are More Likely to Have Poor Oral Health – Here’s Why:

November 18, 2019

Athletes are more likely to have poor oral health because they often refuel with high-acid drinks - which can weaken tooth enamel and damage teeth.

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What is a Crossbite?

November 1, 2019

A crossbite is a type of malocclusion, or a misalignment of teeth, where upper teeth fit inside of lower teeth. This misalignment can affect a single tooth or groups of teeth.

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