Children Orthodontics

Visiting the Orthodontist with a Special Needs Child

Visiting the Orthodontist with a Special Needs Child

Long Beach, CA – April is Autism Awareness Month, and at HD Orthodontics, we celebrate all of our patients – and provide personalized, comfortable care for everyone. For some patients, that means we take extra time to ensure they feel safe and cared for, and […]

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Why Does My Child Need to See an Orthodontist?

Why Does My Child Need to See an Orthodontist?

Long Beach, CA – If your child is seven or older and hasn’t had a consultation with an orthodontist, it’s time to make that appointment. Many parents may think this is too young, but the American Association of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, and the American […]

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What is Tongue Thrusting?

What is Tongue Thrusting?

Long Beach, CA – Simply explained, tongue thrusting is the habit of putting the tongue in the wrong position when swallowing. A tongue thruster will place the tongue too far forward, or off to the side. Every 24 hours, it is estimated that we swallow […]

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Orthodontic Appliances to Prevent Thumb Sucking

Orthodontic Appliances to Prevent Thumb Sucking

Long Beach, CA – Do you have a child who just can’t seem to give up his or her thumb sucking habit? At HD Orthodontics, we know it can be a hard habit to break, so we are here to help you. The thumb sucking […]

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