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What are Temporary Anchorage Devices? (TAD’s) | 9 QUICK ANSWERS

What are temporary anchorage devices? (TAD’s) How effective a patient’s orthodontic treatment turns out to be is largely dependent upon the anchorage method employed. Previously, orthodontists used intraoral auxiliary appliances like braces and extraoral auxiliary appliances like headgear with the teeth to control anchorage. These posed many problems that interfered with ideal results being achieved.

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How to Alleviate Discomfort (after Putting on Braces)

How to alleviate discomfort. The pain from braces can sneak up on you. When you first get your wires tightened, your teeth just feel some intense pressure on them. It’s not too uncomfortable. But soon, very soon, a more intense pain starts to set in. And that’s just the pain from the tightening. That doesn’t even touch the bone pain you may feel in your chin bone or the rub of the brackets and wires against your inner mouth.

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Is Invisalign Really Different from Traditional Braces | NEW GUIDE

How is Invisalign different from traditional braces? If you are suffering from any kind of teeth alignment issues, you probably want to find the best solution to the problem. Many solutions exist in the orthodontic world, and two of them are traditional braces and a system of correction called Invisalign. In this post, we’ll show you some information on the differences between the two corrective systems. Let’s get cracking.

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I Want a Perfect Smile for My Wedding? (5 Amazing Hacks)

Should I get braces before my wedding? A wedding is often the biggest day in a person’s life. It’s when you’re making a commitment to live the rest of your life with someone special. From the ceremony itself to the photography that will be taken, you want to know that everything is perfect and that you look your absolute best.

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What Are the Discomforts Associated with [Invisalign?]

What Are the Discomforts Associated with Invisalign? Invisalign is rapidly becoming one of the most popularly requested orthodontic treatments since it offers a way to straighten teeth with minimal impacts upon a person’s daily life. Although traditional metal braces are still an option for treating an incorrect bite or closing gaps between your teeth, you may prefer the nearly invisible plastic aligner trays that you can even remove when you want to eat or drink. While there are definite benefits to using Invisalign in orthodontics, you may also be concerned about potential discomforts that are associated with the treatment. To help you make the best decision for your oral health and personal comfort, make sure you understand these common discomforts that are associated with using aligner trays for tooth straightening.

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Will I Get Many White Spots on Teeth? (From Braces)

Do orthodontic braces cause white spots on teeth? Wearing braces is a great way for you to straighten your teeth, but they don’t necessarily come without their problems. For one, you’ll be visiting your local orthodontist for awhile in order for the teeth to be straightened correctly. Once you have the braces taken off, you might be left with white spots on your teeth that can be unsightly and problematic.

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How Do I Clean my Invisalign? [MASSIVE FACTS]

How Do I Clean My Invisalign? Proper oral hygiene is essential for enjoying your smile after your orthodontic treatment. Your new Invisalign trays offer an advantage over other teeth alignment methods because you can take them out of your mouth prior to brushing your teeth so that it is easier to remove food particles that lead to cavities. However, you will need to add a few extra steps to your oral hygiene routine to ensure that your plastic aligners stay in top condition. Use these strategies to make cleaning your new orthodontic appliances simple and effective.

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How to Deal with a Mouth Sore [from Braces]

So many teenagers and adults wear braces for correcting and straightening teeth. There are many concerns that come with having to wear them, too. Not only is there pain each time the braces are tightened, but there are also cleaning concerns. The greatest concern is the development of mouth ulcers, though. These sores can develop from the pieces of braces rub against gums or other parts of the mouth. They can be rather painful, but there are things that can be done to prevent and even cope with mouth ulcers.

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26 Miles in Memory of Dad

26 Miles in Memory of Dad

In the old days the Cleveland Marathon headed due west out of downtown. When we moved to Lakewood in the early ‘70s the folks would enjoy runners passing by our home on Lake Rd for the better part of a Sunday. With Dad’s recent passing and Mom unsure of our home’s future… it’s time to run my first and only marathon.

26 Miles in Memory of Dad

This year the classic course is back and my inspiration will be the ‘homestretch’ where I pass our home outbound at mile 16 and inbound at mile 18. I know Mom (at her current Westlake residence) and Dad (wherever he is boating on the water) will be cheering us all on.

I am no runner, finishing is not a foregone conclusion and hence I’m asking for some added motivation by you with an all or nothing wager. Support me with a $1/mile commitment (or more:) totalling $26. One hundred percent of all proceeds will go to Dad’s parish of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Rocky River, Ohio in his memory. Either I make the 26.2 miles and hoist a medal or all your dollars are returned multiplied by 2.

The run is this Sunday May 19th. There are no current Vegas odds available on this wager, you should know I have never run a full but have run a half marathon long ago and very slowly, I have trained for 8 weeks, I have 7 hours to finish, I don’t like losing money, your maximum return is limited to $1k, and St Demetrios is a great cause! Help me to the finish.

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26 Miles in Memory of Dad