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My Kid needs Braces. How can I Afford Treatment?

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Straight teeth usually don’t just happen without the help of an orthodontist or a qualified dentist. These days, braces seem like a right of passage for children and teens, yet there are many benefits both related to dental health and overall health of having straight teeth. For some parents,…

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Can Invisalign Fix an Overbite?

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA An overbite is when the upper teeth protrude too far over the bottom teeth, and the lower jaw appears recessed. Typically, traditional braces have been the go-to for correcting overbites in teens and adults. But now, an increasing number of people are choosing Invisalign to get straighter teeth. Using…

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What’s the Best Age for an Ortho Consult?

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA It’s a common myth that patients must wait until all of their adult teeth erupt before getting braces. While many people don’t get braces until they are older, that doesn’t mean it’s the right approach. Orthodontists in the Bay Area are learning that early intervention could lessen the length…

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How do Braces Correct an Overbite?

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA An overbite is more common than you might think. Occurring when the top teeth stick out above the bottom teeth, an overbite affects many children in the United States. There are several varieties of overbite and several causes for this issue. Overbites or severely misaligned teeth can be corrected…

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San Francisco Dentists Bust 4 Common Invisalign Myths

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Many people seek orthodontic treatment to obtain straighter teeth and a confident smile. Not only do straight teeth instill confidence, but they also help improve your oral health since they are easier to keep clean. You’ve probably heard about braces, those metal brackets and wires used to gently force…

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How Kids can Benefit from Early Orthodontic Intervention

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Every day parents share their concerns with dentists about their child’s oral health. When a parent speaks to the dentist about protruding, crowded, or gapped teeth, they expect a professional answer about addressing the situation. Unfortunately, not all dentists believe that a child is old enough to handle orthodontic…

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5 Reasons to be Thankful for Straight Teeth

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA It’s the season for being grateful. In a year that’s been full of fear and doubt, it’s refreshing to take some time this month to reflect on what’s important – life, health, family, and friends. But there may be another thing to be grateful for – your teeth. Today…

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A Few Reasons to Love Invisalign

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA The famous poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning once wrote in one of her most-renowned sonnets, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” If you have crooked teeth, you may not love what you see when you look in the mirror. Through orthodontic treatment, you can fix this…

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How Adult Teeth become Crooked

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Covering your mouth when speaking, smiling, or yawning because of crooked teeth may be commonplace if you feel embarrassed by your teeth. Even though you may have had orthodontic treatment in the past to correct gaps or crooked teeth, the solution is not permanent. There are some situations as…

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When should my Child get Braces?

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Teens and adults alike seek orthodontic treatment to achieve straighter teeth. But, aesthetics isn’t the only reason why orthodontics may be necessary. Most people opt to have their teeth straightened during adolescence, but, if you’re a parent, you might be wondering when your child should get braces. The correct…