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Dr. Jesse Teng
Dr. Cristiana Araujo

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About Orthodontics

Orthodontic FAQs

What is orthodontics? Find out the answer to that question and more!

Life with Braces

Life’s a little different when you’ve got metal wrapped around your teeth. Find tips on diet restrictions, brushing, and more here.

Brushing and Flossing

Brushing and flossing is different with braces, requiring more care and attention to detail than oral hygiene without braces. Check out our quick tutorial, and you’ll be more than ready to tackle cleaning your teeth with braces.

For All Ages

You might think orthodontic treatment is only for kids, but did you know a good portion of orthodontic patients are over 19?

Types of Braces

Maybe bulky metal braces just aren’t your style. Don’t worry: we’ve got a wide selection of braces for the pickiest of fashionistas.

Types of Appliances

Your orthodontic treatment may require the use of extra appliances. Take a look at some of them.

Palatal Expander

Palatal expanders are some of the most common orthodontic appliances. Find out how to adjust them here.

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Two-phase Treatment

The American Association of Orthodontics recommends bringing your child in for their first orthodontic checkup by age 7, but do orthodontists really start treatment that early?

Emergency Care

Have a loose wire or sore gums? Some problems won’t require a full visit to your orthodontist.