Ortho Info

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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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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What Happens After Braces?

What Happens After Braces?

The day a patient’s braces come off is an exciting day, but that doesn’t mean the orthodontic work is over yet.

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Common Orthodontic Myths

Common Orthodontic Myths

Long Beach, CA – When it comes to orthodontic treatment, there is so much information, and misinformation, out there. HD Orthodontics works hard to ensure each of our patients and their families are well educated about what we do and why it is important. And […]

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Why Do You Need Braces, but Your Sister Doesn’t?

Why Do You Need Braces, but Your Sister Doesn’t?

Long Beach, CA – Getting braces is often a rite of passage for a teenager. But have you ever wondered why some people need braces, and others don’t? At my Long Beach orthodontic office, I treat many siblings and it isn’t uncommon to have one […]

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Proper Brushing While Wearing Braces

Proper Brushing While Wearing Braces

Long Beach, CA – When wearing braces, one of the most important things to know is how to properly brush your teeth with the braces on. The brackets and wires create nooks and crannies where food particles and plaque adhere, and these areas can often […]

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Don’t Forget to Wear Your Retainer!

Don’t Forget to Wear Your Retainer!

Long Beach, CA – The day you get braces come off is a universally celebrated day. And while showing off your new pearly whites is a great cause for celebration, just because your braces are off doesn’t mean your work has ended. Retainer wear is […]

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Mouthguards Are Important for Athletes

Mouthguards Are Important for Athletes

Long Beach, CA – April is National Face Protection Month, so we thought that would be a perfect time to talk about the importance of wearing a mouthguard when playing sports whether you wear braces or not. If you don’t play extremely physical sports, such […]

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How to Handle an Orthodontic Emergency

How to Handle an Orthodontic Emergency

What do you do if a bracket or wire comes loose in between orthodontic appointments?

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Early (Phase I) Orthodontic Treatment Explained

Early (Phase I) Orthodontic Treatment Explained

Long Beach, CA – Did you know that the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that all children see an orthodontist at age seven? While many children will not need treatment that young, beginning a relationship with an orthodontist will ensure that treatment, when needed, […]

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