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Diabetes & Your Teeth

Posted on September 24th, 2020 by Dr. David J. Griffin

Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to process sugar. It can affect your whole body and even your teeth. If you are undergoing orthodontic intervention, it is important to understand how the treatment and disease affect each other. How does diabetes affect your oral health and orthodontic treatment? When diabetes is left […]

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Pets and Retainers

Posted on August 25th, 2020 by Dr. David J. Griffin

We’ve all heard, “The dog ate my homework!” But here at Griffin Orthodontics, we more often hear, “the dog ate my retainers!” And no, we aren’t joking! Retainers are dental appliances that help hold teeth in their new positions after completing orthodontic treatment. Retainers are the most reliable way to preserve your new smile, and […]

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Invisalign Near Greendale for Teens

Posted on May 25th, 2020 by Dr. David J. Griffin

People have been preoccupied with straightening their teeth for centuries. Some of the earliest evidence found by archaeologists show that ancient Egyptians were developing ways to straighten teeth and align the jaw. Modern day orthodontics began to emerge in the 1800s, though the term ‘braces’ wasn’t coined until the early 1900s. Metal braces have been […]

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Posted on April 21st, 2020 by Dr. David J. Griffin

Invisalign is a state-of-the-art alternative to braces for anyone, from teens to adults. Invisalign has transformed smiles over and over again with their clear, custom-fit aligners. These clear aligners are removable, making them a safer option for kids in sports or adults who would like to discretely perfect their smiles. While Invisalign’s benefits seem to […]

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When Should Your Child First Visit The Orthodontist?

Posted on October 20th, 2019 by Dr. David J. Griffin

When your child is around seven years old, the American Association of Orthodontics recommends taking him or her to the orthodontist. By the age of seven, most children have all their molars and at least four of their permanent front teeth, allowing an orthodontist to see if there will be any problems in the future. […]

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