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When Are Braces the Right Choice for a Child?

Posted on 8/2/17 10:00 AM By John Schmidt

Braces are an investment in your child's oral health, but are they right for every kid? For that matter how do parents know if and when their child needs orthodontic treatments like braces? The idea of braces has been haunting parents and teens for decades. Parents because it's a cost they don't always plan for when budgeting for dental care and kids because they just don’t seem fun to wear.

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5 Ways to Help Your Teen Love Their Smile

Posted on 7/19/17 10:30 AM By John Schmidt

Many children experience some tooth alignment problems between the ages of 10 and 13. Orthodontic work of some kind is the norm when permanent teeth appear, and millions begin treatment each year to correct oral problems from mild to severe. The most common form of treatment is temporary — in the form of braces — and they have changed dramatically from when you were a kid. In fact, great strides have been made in the last decade which assure that modern braces are stronger, lighter, more comfortable and more effective than ever before.

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