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Why did my Teeth get Crooked after having Braces as a Teen?

San Francisco and Marin CA Many teens that had braces may later experience orthodontic relapse as adults in which their teeth resort to being crooked or overlapping again. This often results in getting braces again as a adult. Unfortunately, getting braces at this point is just a temporary fix until you address what’s causing your…

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I tried DIY Orthodontics. Is My Oral Health at Risk?

San Francisco and Marin CA Large companies with no physical presence have profited in recent years from the internet and people’s desire to have straight, beautiful smiles. At-home orthodontic aligners like those from SmileDirectClub promised to save consumers time and money by straightening their teeth at home. The DIY orthodontic aligners look strikingly similar to…

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How to Care for your Braces

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Children wearing braces should take care to avoid dental damage throughout treatment. With careful food consumption, healthy habits, good cleaning practices, and visiting our family dental practice in San Francisco at Glen Park Dental for repairs and checkups, you can optimize your child’s orthodontic care. Therefore, on the blog…

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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…