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At What Age Should My Child See an Orthodontist?

Although orthodontics are for patients of every age, they tend to be most commonly associated with teenagers in braces -- that old “braceface” stereotype is one that just won’t quit. We rarely consider young children when talking orthodontics, so it can be surprising to learn...

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How to Protect Your Braces While Playing Sports

School just started, and that means school sports are about to become a big part of after-school activities! Many of our newer patients dread getting braces at this time of year for fear that they won’t be able to play sports like their peers. At...

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All About Two-Phase Treatment

Once your child has completed their orthodontic evaluation with us here at Shaw Orthodontics, you may hear us mention something called "two-phase treatment." If you've never heard this term before, it can seem a little bit intimidating! It's a lot less complicated than it sounds, however....

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The Top 3 Questions You Should Ask Your Orthodontist

Finding the right orthodontist is a big decision, and knowing the kinds of questions to ask will help you make a well-informed decision. It’s important to us that our patients be well-informed and understand every aspect of their treatment before embarking on their orthodontic journey....

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Orthodontics and Adults

For many people, the first image that comes to mind when thinking of an orthodontic patient is a braces-clad teenager. It’s true that we see quite a few adolescent patients here at Shaw Orthodontics, but that’s certainly not the only demographic visiting our office for...

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Wisdom Teeth And Braces

Considering braces? There's likely a whole laundry list of concerns circling around in your head, questions like how long you'll need to wear them, if they'll be painful, whether you'll have any food restriction, and if your wisdom teeth will affect that straight smile you've...

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Invisalign For Teens

Admit it: when you think of orthodontic treatment, you probably still picture an unflattering mouthful of metal. Even though modern braces treatment has advanced considerably in recent years, not only cosmetically but in comfort as well, most of us are hard pressed to shake that...

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What Is Orthodontics? Who And How Does It Benefit?

With orthodontic treatment becoming more and more affordable, comfortable, and popular with both children and adults, you may be hearing and seeing more about orthodontics in general. However, hearing and seeing doesn't necessarily mean understanding! If you've ever wondered what exactly orthodontics is about, who...