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If I remove my braces [by myself] what damage do I risk?

Having orthodontic work done can be a painful and awkward time for anyone. Children, teens and adults that have a less than perfect smile may have an assortment of brackets, wires and spacers which are doing their part to maneuver teeth to their optimal location. This lengthy process is generally something that is tolerable and not such a problematic ordeal. But you may feel differently. It may be tempting to take it into your own hands to make changes to your orthodontic work.

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How can I fix my face and make it more symmetrical?

Over time the mouth and all of its internal parts may make movements. This can cause features on the face to skew or not be straight in a way. This can be very concerning to young children and teenagers. Especially because it happens at a time when they are most socially exposed to others who may not act positively when there are discrepancies amongst the symmetry of the face.

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If I Self-remove [my Braces] What Are the Risks?

Having orthodontic work done can be a painful and awkward time for anyone. Children, teens and adults that have a less than perfect smile may have an assortment of brackets, wires and spacers. Devices which are doing their part to maneuver teeth to their optimal location. This lengthy process is generally something that is tolerable and not such a problematic ordeal. You may feel differently and it may be tempting to take it into your own hands to make changes to your orthodontic work.

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6 Month Orthodontic Treatment [Amazing Facts]

Today’s orthodontic treatments are far advanced from the clunky, chunky and often uncomfortable metal hardware of decades past. Lightweight, streamlined and in some cases nearly invisible, orthodontic hardware works its magic in record time. And in record numbers of patients.

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Improve your Smile [5 Amazing Ways]

A single smile can make a difference in the world. It’s one of the easiest ways we use to transmit our feelings. According to research, it releases endorphins, helps our muscles to relax and reduces tension in our bodies. But sometimes we don’t like how our smile looks due to poor dental health, and thus we try to hide or cover it. Often, this isn’t something that braces or a visit to the orthodontist can’t fix.

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Can Braces Help Align My Jaws? {Epic Facts}

Every joint in the human body is designed to move in a specific way, and the jaw joint is no exception. As such, you will experience discomfort, pain and other issues when a joint fails to move as it should. Since the TMJ (jaw joint) is one of the most complex and hardest working joints in the human body, a misaligned jaw is usually a major cause for concern. Incorrect jaw alignment is when the top and bottom teeth are not aligned. The result of which they do not meet comfortably. Besides being uncomfortable and extremely painful in some cases, misaligned jaws can have adverse effects on your dental health.

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Difference Between an [Orthodontist – Dentist]

Have you been having a difficult time understanding the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist? Here are some simple facts to help you identify the existing differences with respect to their definitions and practices. However, you need to know that all these categories refer to dental care professionals with their focus being on different dental care problems.

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Do Braces Cause Difficulty? [in Speech]

Overbites make the most common dental disorders. There are two types of overbites – horizontal and vertical. The latter types of overbites occur when teeth on the upper jaw significantly overlap teeth located on the lower jaw. Horizontal overbites occur when the upper teeth protrude in front of those located on the lower side.

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Are Orthodontic Treatments [During Pregnancy] Safe?

With an increasing trend of adults undergoing orthodontic treatments, the concerns of pregnant women regarding such procedures are also growing. Many fear variations in hormone levels, necessary x-ray scans, and even potentially looser teeth can all make it unsafe to begin or continue orthodontics if pregnant. While there are certainly things to consider and additional steps to take, there are many ways to ensure the health of both the mother and the baby if you choose to undergo this type of work while carrying. Here we will lay out a few of these concerns in detail and discuss how to overcome them.

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Massaging Your Invisalign Aligners [Over Your Teeth]

If you are someone who is thinking about getting Invisalign aligners, you may be wondering exactly how they work. For example, you may want to know what kinds of exercises you can do with your aligners to ensure that you maximize the system’s straightening abilities. Massaging is one procedure that can help you to promote straightening and dental health. The following piece elaborates on massaging and other procedures. These are easy once you have your Invisalign system put in place.

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