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5 Tips to Get Your Child Excited for Braces

If you’re getting ready to break the news to your child that they need braces, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed. It can definitely be a daunting task, and we know how nerve wracking it can be for both children and parents setting out on such an important process. Braces are a pretty big Read More

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Teeth Grinding

If you have a child that grinds their teeth, it’s probably cost you at least a few hours of sleep over the years. As annoying as it can be, all that crunching and squeaking is actually part of a pretty common habit, especially in kids younger than 11 or so. However, even though teeth grinding, Read More

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How to Stop the Nail Biting Habit

If you find your fingers creeping towards your mouth when you’re stressed out, nervous, or just plain bored, you’re not alone! Nail biting is a very common habit, with some figures estimating that close to half of us have chewed our nails at one point or another in our lives. Though it usually begins in Read More

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Periodontal Disease and How It Affects Your Health

With school starting back recently, our schedules just got a whole lot busier. In all the hustle and bustle of making lunches, doing homework, and chauffeuring to various extracurricular activities, it’s easy to forget how important it is to maintain a good oral hygiene routine. While this is true for everyone, it’s particularly important for Read More

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What Is Orthognathic Surgery?

While orthodontic treatment such as braces or clear alignment therapy can be used to correct misalignment of the teeth and any related issues, corrective jaw surgery may be necessary to fix abnormalities with the jaw growth or positioning. Trying to correct mismatched jaws using orthodontics alone can lead to periodontal problems, relapse, jaw joint problems, Read More

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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

Dillehay Orthodontics Is Your Wichita Invisalign Teen Provider 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. 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