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Archive for January, 2015

What to expect during your treatment…

There are things you can do to ensure your treatment wraps up in a timely manner. By following these suggestions, you can avoid any setbacks during your treatment.

Keep your appointments

Keep your appointments

Make sure to keep your adjustment appointments. Postponing or cancelling will delay treatment!

Be sure to show up on time to your appointments. This will give Dr. Mendieta and our team time to do everything we planned during your adjustment visit.

When prescribed, make sure you are diligent about wearing rubber bands or other appliances.

Avoid damage to your braces and teeth by wearing a mouth guard during sports activities.

Make sure to brush and floss regularly! Gum disease or other dental work can delay orthodontic treatment.

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1 in 5 orthodontic patients are adults…

Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for teens. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists states that one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21.

At Global Smiles Orthodontics Many adults are choosing to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health, and they want to feel better about their appearance. Adults everywhere are taking advantage of the opportunity to receive orthodontic care, and now you can too.

Today’s orthodontic treatment options offer a variety of braces and appliances that are comfortable, aesthetic, and customized to meet your needs. Types of braces include:

Clear braces

Clear braces option

Clear braces

Ceramic braces

Self-ligating braces

Lingual (behind the tooth) braces

Invisible braces

Traditional metal braces