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The Benefits of Braces

The Benefits of Braces

Teens who are told they need braces may be stressing out, but when they realize the benefits braces can provide, it can make their time in braces much better.

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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 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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Invisalign Teen FAQ

Invisalign Teen FAQ

Has your teenager recently asked about having Invisalign Teen to perfect their smile? Learn more about the technology from Long Beach orthodontist, Dr. Heather Desh.

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Give Yourself the Gift of a New Smile in 2017

Give Yourself the Gift of a New Smile in 2017

If you’ve spent years hiding your smile, why not make 2017 the year you resolve to smile more? Orthodontic treatment can boost your confidence and improve your oral health.

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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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The Most Common Causes of Bad Breath

The Most Common Causes of Bad Breath

Long Beach, CA – Many people may think bad breath, also referred to as halitosis, is simply caused by failing to take proper care of one’s oral health. While that is true for some people, sometimes, the food we eat and other lifestyle habits can […]

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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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Why Do Adults Need Orthodontics?

Why Do Adults Need Orthodontics?

Long Beach, CA – Many people mistakenly believe that orthodontic treatment is only for children. On the contrary, we’re seeing more adults than ever before who are seeking out orthodontic treatment. There are currently about one million adult orthodontic patients in the US and Canada, […]

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