Author: Dr. Douglas Shaw

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Survival Guide: Invisalign

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Starting treatment with Invisalign clear aligner therapy is an exciting time. You’re setting off on an adventure that will lead you to a straighter smile that’s fully functional, after all, and that’s something worth celebrating! However, it’s also normal to feel a little unsure about...

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Orthodontic Options for All Ages

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It’s not unusual to immediately picture a teen in braces when the subject of orthodontics comes up, so it can come as a surprise to learn that orthodontic treatment can benefit children and adults, too. Here at Shaw Orthodontics, we believe that patients of all...

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Permanent vs. Removable Retainers

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As an orthodontic patient, we know how much time, dedication, and hard work you’ve put into successfully completing your treatment. Now that you’re in the final stretch of wearing braces or aligners, it can be tempting to think you’re almost through with orthodontics forever. However,...

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Oral Hygiene And Your Braces

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As an orthodontic patient, you play a key part in the success of your treatment. A beautifully aligned smile and improved oral health at the end of the orthodontic process is the result of a team effort that includes you, the team here at Shaw...

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Different Types of Malocclusions

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Malocclusion is kind of a funny word and one that you probably aren’t familiar with unless you’re in the habit of hanging around a bunch of orthodontists! It’s the technical term for a misalignment of the teeth and bite, and it’s something that we see...

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What Is a Waterpik and How Does it Work?

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Good dental hygiene is always important, but it is especially critical when you are undergoing 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 is...