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By Doctor Smiles Orthodontics on 6/9/2019 11:59 PM
It’s a common misconception that teeth straightening is purely a cosmetic procedure. It’s not. Orthodontic care has many benefits, especially when done with great care by professionals, like Tucson’s most trusted orthodontist, Dr. Marisela Bedoya. Here are a few of the many reasons why you should consider getting your teeth straightened.

Better Brushing Orthodontic care leads to straighter teeth. Straighter teeth improves your oral hygiene results. When your teeth are crowded, it’s difficult for your toothbrush to reach the complete surface of your teeth, but teeth straightening leaves a flat surface for your toothbrush to effectively reach and clean entirely.

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By Doctor Smiles Orthodontics on 4/22/2019 6:00 PM
Direct-to-Consumer Braces vs. Professional OrthodontistIf you’ve ever considered using braces to straighten your teeth, you’re most likely familiar with direct-to-consumer orthodontic treatment options, such as SmileDirectClub. These companies have exploded in popularity recently—boasting their affordability and less fuss involved. However, not all aspects of direct-to-consumer treatment are good. There are strong, unwavering benefits to completing orthodontic treatment with a certified and experienced orthodontist vs. getting the quick fix of straight-to-order aligners. Here are some things you should consider before clicking “purchase” on a smile kit.
By Doctor Smiles Orthodontics on 3/4/2019 1:58 AM
Many people who have braces or are considering getting braces have heard of the “forbidden foods” list that they will have to adhere to while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Here at Doctor Smiles Orthodontics in Tucson, AZ, we have food to avoid a list of our own that you can find on our site. However, while this sort of list can be a little daunting, don’t worry—there are still many yummy options that you can partake in and we’re here to offer some suggestions!
By Doctor Smiles Orthodontics on 1/18/2019 7:33 AM
Can adults get braces too?Usually, when people hear the word “braces,” they associate it with kids and teenagers. In fact, one of the most common questions we receive is: “Can adults get braces too?” And the answer is absolute; it’s never too late! Here at Doctor Smiles Orthodontics, we offer a wide range of dental and orthodontic treatments for patients of all ages in Tucson, AZ, and the surrounding communities.
By Doctor Smiles Orthodontics on 12/17/2018 12:35 AM
What is Diode Laser Treatment?Orthodontic technology has come a long way. In addition to the many first-rate orthodontic treatments that can straighten your teeth, there are other ways you can enhance your smile. With the use of innovative diode laser treatment, for example, you can easily remove excess gum tissue to improve the state of your smile.
By Doctor Smiles Orthodontics on 10/17/2018 10:40 AM

Canker SoresImagine that you’re brushing your teeth or diving into a plateful of your favorite food and you suddenly feel a sharp pain in your mouth. Once you get in front of a mirror you get a closer look and you see a small, white sore. You’ve just found yourself a canker sore, and they’re never fun. The good news is that your local Tucson, AZ oral health experts at Doctor Smiles Orthodontics are here to help you with all the information about canker sores that you need to know for prevention and treatment.

By Doctor Smiles Orthodontics on 9/5/2018 3:19 PM
How to Clean Your Invisalign Aligners

Invisalign is a great option for orthodontic treatment. The aligners are practically invisible, they’re removable, and best of all, you can eat any foods that you want. However, to get the most out of your experience with Invisalign, you have to take good care of your aligners and make sure you clean them properly. The Doctor Smiles Orthodontics team has created a comprehensive list of the biggest do’s and don’ts when it comes to taking care of and cleaning your Invisalign aligners.

By Doctor Smiles Orthodontics on 7/18/2018 12:40 PM

Dangers of Direct-to-Consumer Orthodontic TreatmentToday we live in a world where people want things instantaneously—goods delivered to their homes so they won’t have to go out and get what they need. While this can work with some types of products, when it comes to medical treatment of any sort people should reconsider.

By Doctor Smiles Orthodontics on 6/16/2018 12:22 PM

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is essential for tooth development and the prevention of tooth decay. Most of us have access to fluoride in our drinking water; however, it may not be a sufficient amount. That's one reason why we may recommend a fluoride supplement and/or the use of toothpastes and other dental products that contain this important mineral.

By Doctor Smiles Orthodontics on 5/14/2018 2:51 PM

It’s never too late to begin orthodontic treatment. But when it comes to your child’s teeth, earlier is better than later. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an initial screening at age seven to determine if early orthodontic treatment is right for your child. In most cases, if orthodontic work is not needed, your orthodontist will simply monitor your child’s growth patterns until the best time for treatment is determined

  
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When to See an Orthodontist
Foods You Can Eat with Braces
Can Adults Get Braces Too?
What is Diode Laser Treatment?
Canker Sores
How to Clean Your Invisalign Aligners
Dangers of Direct-to-Consumer Orthodontic Treatment
Fluoride & Your Teeth
  
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