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Straight Facts About Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment

Straight Facts About Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment

While many patients don’t begin orthodontic treatment until all of their adult teeth erupt, our Experts in the Art of Orthodontics sometimes recommend that children begin a “first phase” while they still have baby teeth. Phase one is problem-focused and may revolve...

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If I have straight teeth, do I really need an orthodontist?

If I have straight teeth, do I really need an orthodontist?

Have you ever heard the term “Looks can be deceiving”? Well, it’s true when it comes to your straight teeth. While your smile may look perfect, our Experts in the Art of Orthodontics may find underlying issues with your bite that could eventually be bad for your oral...

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What is a Deep Bite and How Can Orthodontics Help?

What is a Deep Bite and How Can Orthodontics Help?

During an orthodontic consultation, your orthodontist will examine all aspects of your teeth, including how your upper and lower teeth fit together.  Under ideal circumstances, the upper front teeth should slightly overlap the lower teeth, but we often see excessive...

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5 Necessities for Cleaning Orthodontic Appliances on the Go

5 Necessities for Cleaning Orthodontic Appliances on the Go

Whether you have aligners or braces, it’s really important to keep your teeth and appliances clean throughout the day. Since you can’t always be at home after meals and snacks, it’s a good idea to keep cleaning aids in your locker, backpack, purse or desk so you...

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Sleep Apnea and Orthodontics

Sleep Apnea and Orthodontics

One of the emerging fields of study in the orthodontic community is sleep apnea.  Dental professionals are in a perfect position to help screen for sleep apnea, because we see our patients so regularly.  Sleep apnea is an important topic, not only because it is a...

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Is Drinking Soda Bad for My Orthodontics?

Is Drinking Soda Bad for My Orthodontics?

If you love soda, you may be wondering if it’s okay to keep drinking it while wearing braces or aligners.  The truth is that while soda doesn’t harm the appliances themselves, it can damage the beautiful smile you’re working towards. Since our goal as the Experts in...

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Orthodontic Treatment Myths – BUSTED

Orthodontic Treatment Myths – BUSTED

There is a lot of information floating around about braces and aligners. Some of it is accurate, and some is misleading. Here at Bankhead, our Experts in the Art of Orthodontics want to set the record straight on a few of the most common myths you may encounter. Myth:...

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Getting to Know Dr. Alex Oldroyd

Getting to Know Dr. Alex Oldroyd

Ask anyone in our office and they’ll agree: Dr. Alex loves to have fun. It’s just not hard to do when work doesn’t feel like – well – work. “Every day, I get to help people feel better about themselves,” he says. “I watch patients go from never wanting to show their...

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