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How Do Braces Move My Teeth?

If you’re a current orthodontic patient, chances are you already know a good deal about braces. Here at Dillehay Orthodontics, we often cover topics such as: what to expect when you get braces how often your braces will need to be adjusted what foods to avoid how to take care of your teeth and braces Read More

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Benefits of Braces Besides Straight Teeth

Here at Dillehay Orthodontics, we are proud to use traditional braces to create beautiful smiles for patients of all ages. Your smile can have a big impact on your life, whether you realize it or not! It’s the first thing people notice about you, and the feature they’re most likely to remember. Multiple studies have Read More

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Invisalign Teen Is A Great Choice For Teen Patients

Today’s teens are a lot more visible than any generation before them. With most having more than one social media account, and selfies now a rite of passage, the constant sharing can sometimes be a little overwhelming if a teen feels their smile is less than perfect. We encourage all our patients to embrace their Read More

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Regular Toothbrush vs. Electric Toothbrush For Braces

When it comes to caring for your smile, most of us know how important it is to have an effective oral hygiene routine, complete with brushing and flossing daily. This is especially true when you are undergoing orthodontic treatment with braces. We always recommend that you brush at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste Read More

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Benefits of Braces Besides Straight Teeth

It is no secret that braces from Dillehay Orthodontics can help deliver a naturally aligned and beautiful smile. But did you know there are even greater benefits to wearing braces than just having straight teeth? There are also a number of health benefits that braces patients will experience apart from the aesthetic benefits of braces. Read More

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All Types of Orthodontic Appliances

At Dillehay Orthodontics, every treatment plan is customized according to each patient. During the initial evaluation, Dr. Dillehay will complete an oral exam and discuss with the patient whether they will require a special appliance to achieve the optimal results. Not every patient will need a separate appliance, though. Every recommendation we make is based Read More

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Best Foods for Oral Health

Sugar is bad for our teeth. Time and time again we have all heard this. Sugars and carbohydrates are converted into acids due to the bacteria in the mouth. The decay process starts because these acids begin to attack the enamel on teeth. But there are foods that can actually contribute to your oral health. Read More

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Sensitive Teeth and Braces

Have you been experiencing tooth sensitivity? This problem is often triggered by hot or cold temperatures, sweet or sour foods and drinks, and deep cavities or fillings. An estimated 45 million Americans are victims of tooth sensitivity, which means this a very common dilemma! Sensitivity is also not at all uncommon while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Read More

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