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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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Causes of TMJD
... One early theory about a possible cause for TMJD was orthodontics, however that belief has been dismissed with scientific evidence...

Treatment of TMJD
...Permanent changes in the bite through extensive crown or bridge work and orthodontics have not been proven to be effective and may worsen TMJD symptoms...

Removing Wisdom Teeth now may Prevent Dental Problems Later
...If after careful analysis an extraction appears to be the best course, we must then consider other factors like planned orthodontics to determine the best time for the procedure...

Master Illusionist Benefits from the Magic of Orthodontics
...” Orthodontics — the dental subspecialty focused on treating malocclusions (literally “bad bites”) — can indeed make life-changing improvements...

Exposing and Preserving Impacted Canine Teeth
...And, just as important, we can preserve the tooth and with orthodontics achieve an attractive, normal smile...

People Born with Missing Teeth can Still Gain a Beautiful Smile
... There is a way to treat this with orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry that will transform that person's smile while restoring better mouth function too...

Don't Allow Your Age to Stop You from a New Smile with Orthodontics
...For the many adults who have some form of malocclusion (bad bite), orthodontics is still a viable option even in later years...

Try the Conservative Path to Jaw Pain Relief First
...In recent years, though, a more aggressive treatment model has emerged that promotes more invasive techniques like orthodontics, dental work or jaw surgery to relieve discomfort...

NBC Star Delivers a Message about the "Perfect" Smile
...You can read more in the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Beautiful Smiles by Design” and “The Magic of Orthodontics...

Braces (Orthodontia)
... About Braces Orthodontics is a field of dentistry that deals with corrections involving jaw and teeth alignment...

Glossary
... Orthodontics - A field of dentistry that deals with tooth and jaw alignment...