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Enameloplasty dental code

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What is the enameloplasty code? What is the cost? Before and after? Enameloplasty code refers to the ADA dental code we use for removal of tooth structure without replacement. The dental code is in the D9971 and we most often use it for minor cosmetic corrections. Other common names for the enameloplasty code D9971? The […]

Teeth cleaning before braces?

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Do I need a teeth cleaning before braces? Do you need a teeth cleaning before braces? The short answer is YES! Why do orthodontists and dentists make you get a teeth cleaning before braces? There are many reasons that an orthodontist will want you to get a professional teeth cleaning before starting braces. Not least […]

Orthodontic treatment and quality of life

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Orthodontic Research This is a collection of orthodontic research that we find interesting. Does orthodontic treatment impact your quality of life?  YES!! Well common sense might tell you that a more attractive smile will likely help you in similar ways that other things that make you attractive do.  Self-esteem and self-confidence, for better or worse, […]

Invisalign cost

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What does Invisalign cost near me? Invisalign cost estimate and Invisalign cost vs braces are the two most popular financial questions that we hear at Bauer Smiles. What does Invisalign cost vs braces? The cost of Invisalign is usually more than the cost of traditional braces. This is due to the fact that the Invisalign […]

Micro osteoperforation

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What is micro osteoperforation in Orthodontics, also known as MOPs? Micro osteoperforation in orthodontics (MOPs) is a process of creating small pinhole openings (or perforations) in the bone around the teeth to accelerate tooth movement during orthodontic treatment.  It is an in-office procedure done by your orthodontist with no down time after and can be […]

Caring For Teeth With Braces

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Caring for Teeth with Braces For many of us, braces are a part of life when we were kids. In many instances adults are getting braces as well. And like kids, we all enjoy reaping their benefits such as correcting crooked teeth, spacing out crowded teeth, bringing spaced out teeth back together, and genuinely improving […]

Clear aligners for teeth

Clear aligners for teeth

Are you looking for clear aligners for teeth? Clear aligners for teeth are a series of plastic trays that move your teeth in small intervals. How do clear aligners for teeth work? The aligners work by moving your teeth at small intervals. Each new tray will be very slightly closer to the ideal position of […]

Orthodontist near me

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Did you search “Orthodontist near me”? Orthodontist near me is near the top of the list of things people search for in order to find a good local orthodontist. Finding an orthodontist near your home or work is often an important factor, although it should not be the only factor. Almost certainly the most important […]

The Benefits of Invisalign®

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The Benefits of Invisalign ® Conventional metal braces, though effective at aligning and straightening your teeth, are not for everyone. For those with more active or physical lifestyles, metal braces can prove to be difficult to not only maintain, but they may present difficulties. This may be particularly true if you have a teenager involved […]

Your Wheaton Orthodontist Explains Accelerated Orthodontics

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Your Wheaton Orthodontist Explains How Accelerated Orthodontics Work Are you considering getting braces?  If so, you’ve probably asked or wondered, “How long will my braces have to stay on?” Typically the answer is about one to three years, or longer. However, your Wheaton orthodontist Dr. Danielle offers accelerated orthodontics; a new, emerging treatment that significantly […]

Benefits Of Invisalign Clear Aligners Over Metal Braces

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The Benefits Of Invisalign While the desire for straight teeth and a beautiful smile have been around since the ancient Egyptians, the technology for straightening teeth has made significant strides in just the past couple decades. The most notable advancement has been the introduction of Invisalign clear aligners in 1999. Today, more than 3 million […]