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Avoiding Tooth Decay While in Braces

Avoiding Tooth Decay While in Braces

Long Beach, CA – During your orthodontic treatment, your braces or Invisalign aligners are hard at work gently guiding your teeth to their new locations. While they are working hard, you also have to work hard – brushing and flossing while in braces can be […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Brushing with Braces

The Dos and Don’ts of Brushing with Braces

Long Beach, CA – Properly caring for your teeth and gums is an important part of ensuring your overall health. A healthy smile can stave off gum disease, decay, and keep your smile pearly white. This is especially important while you are in orthodontic treatment, […]

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What is the Best Orthodontic Treatment for Your Lifestyle?

What is the Best Orthodontic Treatment for Your Lifestyle?

Long Beach, CA – Gone are the days when the only option for straightening your smile were large metal braces. Today, there are a host of different options to choose from, and many of them are much more cosmetically pleasing. At HD Orthodontics, we work […]

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What Happens at an Orthodontic Consultation?

What Happens at an Orthodontic Consultation?

Long Beach, CA – While orthodontic treatment can occur at any age, the ideal time to have an orthodontic consultation is when your child is around the age of seven. This is because your child will have a good mix of primary and permanent teeth, […]

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Dr. Heather Desh Named Favorite Orthodontist

Dr. Heather Desh Named Favorite Orthodontist

Long Beach, CA –Dr. Heather Desh and HD Orthodontics have been named the 2018 FavoriteOrthodontist by the Press-Telegram’s Reader’s Choice Awards. These annual reader’s choice awards are an honor, and we are so pleased that our patients and their families recognized us yet again. Last […]

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Orthodontics Can Help TMJ Sufferers

Orthodontics Can Help TMJ Sufferers

Long Beach, CA – One common problem many adults complain about is TMJ pain. The temporomandibular joint is one of the most commonly used joints in the body. Think of how many times you open and close your mouth in a day – it is […]

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Just Say No to DIY Orthodontics

Just Say No to DIY Orthodontics

Long Beach, CA – If you spend any amount of time on social media sites or watching TV, chances are good you’ve seen advertisements for a company called Smile Direct Club. The company touts the benefits of getting a straight smile using Invisalign-like clear aligners, […]

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What Affects Orthodontic Treatment Times?

What Affects Orthodontic Treatment Times?

Long Beach, CA – When orthodontic patients learn they need braces, the most commonly asked question is often “how long will I need to wear them?” Unfortunately, orthodontists can’t give exact time frames and there are several reasons why. The average length of time in […]

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Invisalign Tips and Tricks

Invisalign Tips and Tricks

Long Beach, CA – If you are an orthodontic patient who opted for Invisalign treatment, chances are good you chose it for the minimal impact you felt it would have on your daily life. The aligners are clear, rendering them practically invisible, and they are […]

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20 Things to Know Before Getting Invisalign in Long Beach

20 Things to Know Before Getting Invisalign in Long Beach

Long Beach, CA – Invisalign is a wonderful orthodontic treatment option for many patients. The clear plastic aligners are comfortable, discrete and removable. But, before you opt for the treatment, we want to be sure you know everything you need to know about the treatment. […]

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