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Two-Phase Treatment

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The phrase “timing is everything” is relevant in a lot of situations, including planning orthodontic treatment for your children. It can be overwhelming to try and anticipate if, when, what kind of help your child will need to keep their smile straight and their mouths fully functioning. With a wealth of information available on the subject, it is easy to get confused by so much well-meaning advice, but this does not have to be a stressful experience! Frey Orthodontics would love to give you a better understanding of …

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Invisalign For Teens

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For teens today, “off” days do not really exist. As the most visible generation ever, most have multiple social media accounts and a camera roll full of practiced selfies. Although it is practically a rite of passage at this point, sharing so much so often can sometimes get a little overwhelming. That feeling can be amplified if a teen feels their smile is less than perfect. Here at Frey Orthodontics, we see the unique inner and outer beauty of every patient, but we also know what a good …

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Braces and Gingivitis

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The road to a beautifully straight smile using braces can be filled with roadblocks. One challenge is maintaining an effective dental hygiene routine. When it comes to brushing and flossing, braces can make it more difficult to clean your teeth thoroughly. If plaque isn’t removed every day, it creates a sticky film that produces bacteria and can lead to gingivitis, a minor gum disease. Anyone can develop gingivitis, not just people wearing braces. In fact, more than 75 percent of Americans over 35 are affected by gum disease. …

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What Are the Benefits of Braces Besides Straight Teeth

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Many people choose braces for the obvious benefit of having a beautiful smile. A great smile can do wonders for self-esteem, which is a tremendous benefit for children and adults alike. Here at Frey Orthodontics, we specialize in straightening smiles. However, aesthetics is not the only reason you should fix poorly aligned teeth. There are numerous other benefits of braces that are not cosmetic in nature, and we put together this guide to share them. But first, we should take a look at what braces are and how …

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What Is A Waterpik And How Does It Work?

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Taking good care of your teeth can sometimes be challenging when you have braces, and here at Frey Orthodontics, we believe that an excellent oral hygiene routine is a big part of successful treatment. Good dental hygiene is always important, but it is especially critical during orthodontic treatment. Without it, plaque and food can accumulate around your braces, forming bacteria and leading to unsightly white marks, cavities, or even gum disease. Brushing and flossing regularly and effectively is essential for avoiding complications, but flossing can be tricky at …