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Is a Bad Bite Just the Beginning?

December 30, 2020

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Recessed chin, a sign of a problem that accompanies bad bite

A bad bite, also called malocclusion, refers to problems with the way the teeth fit together during biting and chewing. Overbite, underbite, and crossbite are some examples of malocclusion. While such issues may not seem like a big deal at first, they can actually have serious consequences. Let’s talk about some of the problems a bad bite can cause and what you may be able to do to achieve harmonious occlusion and improved wellness.

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Can Invisalign Fix Bite Problems?

November 30, 2020

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Close-up illustration of overbite, a common bite problem

To say that orthodontic treatments “straighten teeth” is really an oversimplification of what they accomplish. Their goal is to align the teeth in a way that improves oral function, reduces the risk of future oral health problems, and enhances facial aesthetics. They can even address issues with the way the teeth come together and thereby promote harmonious occlusion (bite). With that being said, you might wonder which orthodontic treatments can fix bite problems like overbite and underbite. Is Invisalign among them? In many cases, the answer is yes. Let’s discuss how it may be able to help you find freedom from a bad bite.

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Is TMJ Disorder to Blame for My Headaches?

October 30, 2020

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Frowning woman with headache related to her TMJ

Few things can ruin your day like a headache. The pain can make it difficult to concentrate at work, downgrade your mood, and even prevent you from enjoying your favorite activities. While there are countless possible causes for headaches, one possible culprit is TMJ disorder, which is otherwise known as TMD. It often causes muscle pain and tension throughout the entire craniofacial area. Let’s talk about some signs that indicate your head pain may be a result of TMD.

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I’m Getting Braces Soon — What Do They Feel Like?

September 10, 2020

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If you ask different people who have worn braces in the past what the treatment feels like, you may get a variety of answers. Some people might even have some complaints that make you nervous about your plans to get braces. Really, though, there is no need for you to worry. Braces may feel strange in your mouth, but the modern version of this treatment is more comfortable than the braces of generations past. In this blog post, we’ll talk more about what it feels like to get braces and what you can expect when your mouth is adjusting to them.

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How Can Braces Change Your Face?

August 18, 2020

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Close-up of braces with different colored bands

If you’ve decided to get braces for cosmetic reasons, you’re probably thinking about the appearance of your teeth. An orthodontic treatment can straighten a crooked smile so that you can confidently show it off to everyone you meet. However, sometimes the impact isn’t limited to just your smile; wearing braces can also improve the appearance of your entire face! Read on to learn more about the dramatic corrections that braces can make.

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How Your Orthodontist is Prepared for Your COVID-19 Visit

May 26, 2020

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Orthodontist wearing mask and working on model teeth

Safety is a bigger concern in the dental setting than ever before, and orthodontics is no exception. By now, you’re probably able to schedule appointments with your orthodontist in Columbus again, but you shouldn’t expect your next visit to be like your previous ones. In accordance with recommendations by the CDC and other authorities, orthodontic practices have started adopting a number of additional safety protocols. In this post, you’ll learn about some of the preparations that your orthodontic team have made for your appointment in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How Your Orthodontist is Prepared for Your COVID-19 Visit

May 21, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — polarisorthodonticcenter @ 3:28 pm
Orthodontist wearing mask in her treatment area

Safety is a bigger concern in the dental setting than ever before, and orthodontics is no exception. By now, you’re probably able to schedule appointments with your orthodontist in Columbus again, but you shouldn’t expect your next visit to be like your previous ones. In accordance with recommendations by the CDC and other authorities, orthodontic practices have started adopting a number of additional safety protocols. In this post, you’ll learn about some of the preparations that your orthodontic team have made for your appointment in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Do Clear Braces Take Longer Than Traditional Braces?

March 2, 2020

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Close-up of smile with clear braces in Columbus

Many adults love the idea of clear braces in Columbus. After all, they might feel that traditional metal braces would draw too much attention and might even make them look like an adolescent. However, they might hesitate to commit to clear braces because they are under the impression that clear braces take longer to be effective than traditional metal orthodontics. Is that true? An expert orthodontist is here to discuss this important topic.

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5 Tips That Will Let You Say Good-Bye to Braces Sooner

January 14, 2020

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As important as braces are, many patients can’t wait for them to come off so that they can eat all their favorite foods again and smile without worrying about attention-drawing brackets and wires. The key to a shorter orthodontic treatment is to take good care of your appliance; the less complications there are during the process, the faster it can be completed. If you want to have your braces in Columbus removed as soon as possible, try following these 5 helpful tips.

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Braces and Sports: An Orthodontist Shares Why You Should Protect Your Smile

August 6, 2019

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a young girl with braces playing tennis

As a parent, you might be nervous and apprehensive about your child’s decision to play certain sports. Between flying tennis balls and hard-hitting tackles, it’s enough to raise your heart rate. No one wants to see their child get hurt, so when an unprotected mouth takes a hit, it can result in serious injury, especially when braces are involved. Fortunately, your orthodontist in Columbus has ways of protecting your child’s mouth while playing the sports they love. Find out what you can do to make sure their teeth, gums, and braces stay intact and injury-free on the field.

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