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Your Teen’s Back To School Braces Survival Guide

The new school year is just around the corner, if your kids haven’t already started back. Before you know it, life will once again be full of early morning alarms (with a solid number of snooze buttons hit, of course), extracurriculars, and homework every night. Summer break was full of fun while it lasted, but Read More

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Happy Mouth, Healthy Body

There are plenty of reasons to take good care of your mouth that go beyond a bright, white smile. Good oral hygiene can actually impact your overall health! Studies have shown there are a number of different ways in which our oral health can impact our bodies, everything from reducing inflammation to keeping our memory Read More

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8 Braces-Friendly Summer Treats

People often talk about all the things you can’t eat when you’ve got braces on your teeth. If you’ve got braces yourself–or you’re thinking about getting them–the list of things you can’t have might seem huge, but don’t get discouraged. There are tons of tasty treats that’ll have you wondering why you ever ate popcorn Read More

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7 Reasons Why Invisalign is Great for Teens

7 Reasons Why Invisalign is Great for Teens Teens have a lot on their plates nowadays, from school projects, participating in sports or music activities and summer vacations with friends and family.  Having to deal with braces in the process can sometimes be too stressful to an already busy schedule.  The advancement of braces has Read More

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The Ins And Outs Of Two-Phase Treatment

When your child visits Dillehay Orthodontics for the first time, you may hear the term “two-phase treatment” once their evaluation has been completed. It can sound pretty intimidating if you don’t know what it means! Essentially, Two-phase orthodontic treatment is a specialized process that encompasses tooth straightening and physical, facial changes. The major advantage of Read More

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5 Common Orthodontic Myths: BUSTED

Everybody loves the opportunity to bust a persistent myth (hence shows like Mythbusters racking up an impressive 19 seasons over the years!) In the world of orthodontics, we come across our fair share of myths related to everything from braces to overbites and back again. At Dillehay Orthodontics, our patients are generally well-informed and come Read More

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5 Common Orthodontic Issues

Here at Dillehay Orthodontics, we generally like to talk about all the things we can fix rather than focusing on the things that need fixing in the first place! But understanding what kind of dental issues would benefit from orthodontic treatment is important information to have. If you find that you or your child are Read More

How Much Do Braces Cost?

Being told your child could benefit from braces can be an overwhelming experience. Suddenly you’re faced with an unknown orthodontic journey, one that you’re likely to have many questions and concerns about. Of those, one of the most common we hear as orthodontists is: exactly how much will these braces end up costing? Unfortunately, that’s Read More

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

You’d likely be hard-pressed to find anyone among us who doesn’t desire a healthy, straight smile. However, for one reason or another, many people end up with misaligned or crooked teeth, which can be a problem for overall oral health as well as a knock to their self-confidence. Fortunately, a wide variety of orthodontic treatments Read More

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Picking Colors for Your Braces

Getting braces is a rite of passage for many young people, a means of achieving the beautiful smile they have always wanted. While braces do give you that picture-perfect smile; they can also be used as an excellent way to showcase the wearer’s personality. With so many band colors to choose from, the question for most Read More