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How to Take Care of Braces: New Year’s Resolutions

Posted on December 29th, 2021 by Dr. David J. Griffin

It’s vital to take great care of your braces throughout your entire orthodontic journey. If you don’t take the best care of them, it might be helpful to make some goals for the new year about how you can treat your teeth and mouth better. Even if you do have good oral hygiene, there’s always […]

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Git er done!

Posted on November 24th, 2021 by Dr. David J. Griffin

Don’t wait. Simply. Don’t wait. This is a post to piggy back on my last. I want to address something that all parents need to know. Parents are you aware of the anterior open bite? Does your child have one? An open bite can be described as a bite which the front teeth do not touch but […]

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How to Deal With Tooth Pain in Winter

Posted on November 24th, 2021 by Dr. David J. Griffin

Cold weather affects many areas of the body, and your teeth are no exception. Extreme cold can lead to small cracks in your teeth over time, which exposes the material beneath your enamel, known as dentin. Dentin is covered in nerve fibers, meaning that your teeth can be sensitive to and feel sensations. Certain factors […]

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Clear Aligners (Invisalign) to Correct an Anterior Open Bite

Posted on November 17th, 2021 by Dr. David J. Griffin

I recently finished treatment on a 16 year old male using Invisalign’s clear aligners only. I thought that the treatment results were phenomenal so I wanted to share. 10 years ago I would have treated this case with conventional brackets and wires, and jaw surgery only after the patient had finished skeletal growth. Today, I […]

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Orthodontic Palatal Expander: Your Questions Answered

Posted on October 2nd, 2021 by Dr. David J. Griffin

If you find out that your child may need an orthodontic palatal expander as part of their orthodontic treatment, you both will most likely have some questions. Following is some basic information about expanders and why they’re used. Are Palatal Expanders Necessary? If our doctor recommends for your child to receive one, it’s most likely […]

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