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Getting to Know Dr. Darren Rodabough

Getting to Know Dr. Darren Rodabough

Dr. Darren’s experience with orthodontics as a child made a direct impact on his career choice as an adult. At 8 years old, classmates made fun of him because of a 3mm gap between his two front teeth, so he often kept his mouth closed trying to hide it. He remembers...

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Are Retainers Really Necessary?

Are Retainers Really Necessary?

Whether you’ve been wearing braces or clear aligners, you’re probably super excited if you’re nearing the end of orthodontic treatment. Shortly, you will have a gorgeous smile that will make all your friends jealous! The next step in your treatment is necessary if you...

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5 Great Tips for Heading Back to School with Braces

5 Great Tips for Heading Back to School with Braces

If your child started braces over the summer, he or she may be a little anxious about beginning a new school year. Not only do braces change a student’s appearance, but they also require incorporating a change into their daily routine. Here at Bankhead, our Experts in...

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What to Expect During an Orthodontic Consultation

What to Expect During an Orthodontic Consultation

If your dentist has referred you to an orthodontist, it means he or she thinks you could benefit from the structural and esthetic changes that a specialist can provide. When you visit our office for a consultation, our Experts in the Art of Orthodontics will make you...

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Getting to Know Dr. Jeff Lenius

Getting to Know Dr. Jeff Lenius

While attending dental school at the University of Iowa, Jeff Lenius quickly became interested in orthodontics. Not only did he notice how much fun the orthodontic students seemed to be having, but while wearing braces himself, he actually looked forward to his own...

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Getting to Know Dr. Jacob Bleyer

Getting to Know Dr. Jacob Bleyer

We are so happy to welcome Dr. Jacob Bleyer to the Bankhead family! Dr. Jacob grew up in southern Illinois and recently finished his residency at Texas A&M College of Dentistry. He is thrilled to be back in the Saint Louis area doing what he loves. He enjoys coming to...

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Orthodontics and Your Athlete

Orthodontics and Your Athlete

If your child plays sports, there’s a good chance he or she will experience a blow to the mouth at some point. Mouth injuries can be painful any time, but even more so while wearing metal braces if your mouth is not protected. Our Experts in the Art of Orthodontics...

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Can Adults Get Braces Too?

Can Adults Get Braces Too?

Let’s face it: There are some things grownups just can’t do. Fortunately, attaining a perfect set of pearly whites isn’t one of them. Wearing braces as an adult is absolutely possible and offers multiple advantages, so if you’ve been hesitating to ask about braces,...

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When Are Early Braces Needed, And Why?

When Are Early Braces Needed, And Why?

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, children should have an orthodontic consultation no later than seven years old. At this age, baby teeth are falling out as permanent teeth are erupting, the jaw is still growing, and habits such as thumb sucking...

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