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The Dangers Of DIY Orthodontics

Everybody loves a little DIY project. Whether it’s repurposing furniture, using items at hand to create cute decor, or concocting homemade beauty products, DIY taps into a common human desire to make something with our own hands, to stretch resources to their limit, and to do it all with little to no expense. If you Read More

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What is TMD?

One of the biggest causes for the most common types of problems with the jaw and the muscles in the face is temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. Sometimes mistakenly called TMJ, after the joint, this is a common condition that can be frequently misdiagnosed. But what exactly is it? What treatments are available? And how Read More

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Wichita Invisalign 101

Dillehay Orthodontics Is Your Wichita Invisalign Provider Orthodontics have taken some pretty big strides in recent years, offering more treatment options, as well as advances in comfort and appearance. Yet traditional metal braces have a reputation that’s hard to shake, and many patients still react to the news that they need orthodontic treatment with dismay. Read More

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Removable vs. Fixed Retainers

Congratulations! You’ve successfully completed the hardest part of your orthodontic treatment, and you are finally out of braces or Invisalign aligners. You deserve to celebrate and show off your new smile, but while your mouth is experiencing a lot more freedom, your treatment isn’t completely over. It’s time to talk retainers! You’ve probably heard it Read More

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Braces and Gingivitis

There are a lot of benefits to wearing braces, including the end goal of a beautifully straight, healthy smile. It can also come with some challenges! One of those is finding, and maintaining, a really effective dental hygiene routine. Traditional metal braces can make cleaning your teeth thoroughly a little tricky since you’re having to Read More

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Orthodontic Emergenies

The experience toward a healthy smile with orthodontic treatment is not one without some natural anxiety. Orthodontic treatment can take some getting used to, whether it is Invisalign’s clear aligner system or traditional metal braces. While it can take a while to get used to, orthodontic treatment is nothing to get nervous about! At Dillehay Read More

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How to Protect Your Braces While Playing Sports

Sports are a big part of most teenagers’ lives, especially for those that are active in them. Many athletes fear getting braces because they believe they won’t be able to play sports anymore. That couldn’t be further from the truth! At Dillehay Orthodontics, we frequently get questions about how patients can play sports while undergoing Read More

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Why Retainers Are Important After Braces

The day you get your braces taken off is a big one! You finally get to eat all those treats that you’ve had to give up, and your smile is looking the best it’s ever been! However, you don’t want to get so caught up in the excitement that you forget that your treatment isn’t Read More

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Invisalign for All Ages

Your Certified Invisalign Wichita Providers One of the things that we love here at Dillehay Orthodontics is how versatile our Invisalign aligners are. They are invisible, removable, and priced the same as regular braces. Not only that, but there are no limitations on what foods you can eat, and brushing and flossing are just as Read More

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Wisdom Teeth and Braces

There are many questions about how wisdom teeth affect your braces or other orthodontic treatment. Will they reverse all that work that braces did for you if you don’t remove them soon enough? Can you get them extracted while wearing braces or should you wait? What if they’re impacted; does that make a difference? Don’t Read More