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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Plan Ahead to Make Your Smile the Best it can be for Your Big Day!
...In more complex situations you may want to look at orthodontics to repair an unattractive bite, or plastic surgery to change the look of a gummy smile...

Endodontics
...Extensive dental procedures (such as multiple fillings or restorations on the same tooth) may cause trouble; occasionally, even routine procedures like orthodontics may eventually lead to root canal problems...

Oral Surgery
...You may have a wisdom tooth that is impacted; a diseased tooth that can't be saved; or overcrowded teeth that need to be removed so more room can be created to facilitate proper alignment during orthodontics...

Orthodontics
... The amazing thing about orthodontics is that it harnesses the body's natural ability to remodel its own tissue...

Orthodontics
... The amazing thing about orthodontics is that it harnesses the body's natural ability to remodel its own tissue...

Porcelain Veneers
...For example, if you have significantly misaligned teeth or a large gap, orthodontics might be a more appropriate solution than veneers...

TMD
... Other Treatment Options Severe TMD cases may require more complex forms of treatment, which might include orthodontics, dental restorations like bridgework, or minor procedures inside the joint such as cortisone injections or lavage (flushing) of the joint...

Stress & Oral Health
...If your malocclusion (bad bite) is more serious, orthodontics might be recommended...

Cone Beam CT Imaging
... Orthodontics: Having accurate information on the position of teeth and jaws helps determine exactly how and where teeth should be moved...

Extractions
...This is particularly important when the extraction is going to be followed at some point by the placement of a dental implant, which needs to fuse to existing bone, or orthodontics, which gently moves teeth through bone...

Root Canal Treatment
...Occasionally, common procedures like crown preparation or orthodontics may eventually lead to root canal problems...

Adolescent Orthodontic Care
...   Related Articles The Magic of Orthodontics Proper alignment of the teeth is basic to “Smile Design...

Adult Orthodontic Treatment
...Periodontal health plays a key role in all of this; if the gum tissues are not healthy during orthodontics, bone loss can result and weaken the long-term prognosis of your teeth...

Brushing & Flossing with Braces
...Read Article The Magic of Orthodontics Proper alignment of the teeth is basic to “Smile Design...

Early Orthodontic Treatment
...Read Article The Magic of Orthodontics Proper alignment of the teeth is basic to “Smile Design...

Invisalign for Adults
When you hear the word “orthodontics,” what comes to mind...

Types of Braces
...   Related Articles The Magic of Orthodontics Proper alignment of the teeth is basic to “Smile Design...

Orthodontics & Dental Hygiene
... Related Articles The Magic of Orthodontics Proper alignment of the teeth is basic to “Smile Design...

Your First Orthodontic Appointment
...Read Article The Magic of Orthodontics Proper alignment of the teeth is basic to “Smile Design...

Thumb Sucking
...Though orthodontics can usually fix bite problems that result from sucking habits, we'd just as soon help you avoid this expense if possible! Related Articles How Thumb Sucking Affects The Bite Thumb sucking can actually block the front teeth from erupting fully and can also push the teeth forward — sometimes more on the side where the thumb rested...

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