Orthodontics

74% Of Adults Have Mild To Moderate Orthodontic Problems

An estimated 74% of adults require mild to moderate orthodontic correction. Most never undertake the simple treatment dental braces can offer, as they are unaware of how mildly crowded or crooked teeth can negatively affect dental health. Healthy and properly position teeth allow you to open and close your jaw “in occlusion”.  When teeth are not…

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Ancient Egyptians & Greeks Used Orthodontics Too

A Brief History of Orthodontics There have been many advances in orthodontics in the last few decades, taking us from metal bands around every tooth, to brackets and wires, to the new clear aligners available from Invisalign. But did you know that these advances are only a small part of a history that dates back…

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Does Your Child Really Need Braces?

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Childhood Orthodontics – Bowmanville, ON Many parents don’t even think about orthodontia for their children, mistakenly believing that baby teeth are naturally crooked or only permanent teeth require straightening. However, when it comes to orthodontic oral health issues, early detection and treatment is vital. At Bowmanville Dental, we regularly provide pediatric orthodontic evaluations and recommend…

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Orthodontic Home Care

A Visual Guide To Brushing & Flossing With Braces Upper Teeth Use a soft tooth brush.  Start in the upper right area.  Brush above and below the braces.  Use a small circular motion.  As you come to the middle of your mouth, simply continue over to the left side. When you have finished cleaning above and below…

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