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What Can I Eat With Braces?

When you choose orthodontic treatment with Dillehay Orthodontics, it can be really exciting! After all, you’re taking the first step towards improving your oral health and achieving the straight smile you’ve always wanted. However, orthodontic treatment also comes with quite a few changes. Many of these are relatively small, but some can take a little Read More

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First Orthodontic Visit

Here at Dillehay Orthodontics, we know that embarking on a new adventure like orthodontic treatment is a big decision. We’ve worked hard to create a welcoming environment where you’ll feel at ease from the moment you walk in the door! As exciting as it is, the unknown can be a little scary sometimes. We want Read More

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Top Tips To Keep Your Smile In Shape in 2019

Are you looking to take your smile to the next level in 2019? Do you want to improve your oral health, give your smile some extra sparkle, and straighten your teeth at the same time? Dillehay Orthodontics is here to help! We’ve put together our top tips for keeping your mouth healthy and your smile Read More

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5 Tips to Get Your Child Excited for Braces

If you’re getting ready to break the news to your child that they need braces, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed. It can definitely be a daunting task, and we know how nerve wracking it can be for both children and parents setting out on such an important process. Braces are a pretty big Read More

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Teeth Grinding

If you have a child that grinds their teeth, it’s probably cost you at least a few hours of sleep over the years. As annoying as it can be, all that crunching and squeaking is actually part of a pretty common habit, especially in kids younger than 11 or so. However, even though teeth grinding, Read More

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How to Stop the Nail Biting Habit

If you find your fingers creeping towards your mouth when you’re stressed out, nervous, or just plain bored, you’re not alone! Nail biting is a very common habit, with some figures estimating that close to half of us have chewed our nails at one point or another in our lives. Though it usually begins in Read More

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Periodontal Disease and How It Affects Your Health

With school starting back recently, our schedules just got a whole lot busier. In all the hustle and bustle of making lunches, doing homework, and chauffeuring to various extracurricular activities, it’s easy to forget how important it is to maintain a good oral hygiene routine. While this is true for everyone, it’s particularly important for Read More

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What Is Orthognathic Surgery?

While orthodontic treatment such as braces or clear alignment therapy can be used to correct misalignment of the teeth and any related issues, corrective jaw surgery may be necessary to fix abnormalities with the jaw growth or positioning. Trying to correct mismatched jaws using orthodontics alone can lead to periodontal problems, relapse, jaw joint problems, Read More

Beautiful smiling girl wearing braces.

How Do Braces Move My Teeth?

If you’re a current orthodontic patient, chances are you already know a good deal about braces. Here at Dillehay Orthodontics, we often cover topics such as: what to expect when you get braces how often your braces will need to be adjusted what foods to avoid how to take care of your teeth and braces Read More

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Benefits of Braces Besides Straight Teeth

Here at Dillehay Orthodontics, we are proud to use traditional braces to create beautiful smiles for patients of all ages. Your smile can have a big impact on your life, whether you realize it or not! It’s the first thing people notice about you, and the feature they’re most likely to remember. Multiple studies have Read More