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Elastics for Braces, Explained.

Elastics for Braces, Explained. Whether you’ve had orthodontic treatment or not, you’ve seen people wearing elastics or rubber bands as part of the process. But do you know what they’re used for? To help give you a better idea of why rubber bands are used with metal or clear braces, we’ll explain what they are, why they’re used,

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Wisdom Teeth After Braces, Explained

Wisdom Teeth After Braces, Explained You’ve been patiently waiting for your orthodontic treatment to come to an end and your braces to come off. You followed all the oral hygiene instructions during and after treatment, but now your wisdom teeth are starting to come in. Will they ruin your new smile? At DeHaan Orthodontics, we get this question

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Two Phase Treatment, Explained

Orthodontic Treatment: One Phase Or Two? Did you know that orthodontic treatment is not just for teens and adults? In fact, the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends that by the age of 7, children should have an initial orthodontic consultation. These comprehensive consultations determine whether or not a child’s teeth are developing properly or if early orthodontic

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4 Tips to Keep Your Smile Healthy

4 Tips to Keep Your Smile Healthy Just like the rest of your body, your mouth and teeth need to be well-nourished and taken care of in order to keep your smile radiant. Orthodontist Dr. Andrew DeHaan at DeHaan Orthodontics has four tips for keeping the beautiful and healthy smile you deserve! Brush and Floss The American Dental Association

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Canker Sores

Unfortunately, orthodontic treatment can contribute to the onset of canker sores. It could be the braces, an expander, a retainer, or even Invisalign that causes irritation. In someone who is prone to canker sores, they are at higher risk for canker sores while in orthodontic treatment. So, we can talk about two things, how to prevent the onset

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Missing Teeth

Did you know that about 1 in every 20 people have permanent teeth that never develop – they’re missing! The most commonly missing tooth is the “Wisdom teeth” or third molars. The next most common one is the “lateral incisor” which are the teeth right next to the front two. Its my job as an Orthodontist to put

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Appointment Reminders

We are constantly taking your feedback and responding to make your experience here at DeHaan Orthodontics as smooth as possible. This week, we are introducing a new appointment reminder system. This digital system will text, email, or call you to remind you of your upcoming appointment. You can confirm your appointment through the system, so we know to

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Early Treatment (Phase 1)

Many parents are surprised at how many third and four graders are in orthodontics appliances. They often say: “This is not how it was back in the day.” Well, times have changed, and the knowledge we have about orthodontics, growth, and development is helping us provide better options for our patients. Rather than getting into all of the

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