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Foods to Avoid for Whiter Teeth
08/29/2019
Want a whiter, brighter smile? These seemingly healthy foods may be holding you back. Learn what foods to avoid for a brighter smile & contact us today!
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Why Do Orthodontists Put Spacers In?
Why Do Orthodontists Put Spacers In?
06/28/2019
Starting with braces is an exciting time, as it's your first step towards a beautiful new smile you'll get to call your own. But some patients may need to go through a small preliminary treatment before getting started with full braces: spacers. Patients often ask us why spacers are necessary, and as your dedicated Bowie & Silver Spring orthodontists, we at Scott Orthodontics wanted to take some time to answer this question.
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Invisalign Tips From Your Bowie Orthodontist
04/08/2019
A brand new, beautiful smile is an exciting thing! As your trusted Bowie orthodontist, we at Scott Orthodontics love seeing faces light up as our patients discover their new smiles for the first time. When your Bowie Invisalign treatment is complete, we know you’ll be thrilled with the results. However, it’s important to properly care for your Invisalign clear aligners to reach your desired goal. Follow these tips to ensure you get the most from your treatment:
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6 Tips For Proper Retainer Care
02/28/2019
Celebrations are everywhere on the day you get your braces off or the day you take out your last set of Invisalign clear aligners. And while it’s tempting to think that your orthodontic treatment is over, your Bowie & Silver Spring children’s orthodontist has one more phase to start you on. And, it’s a long one! The retention phase of orthodontic treatment, often called post-orthodontic treatmment is one of the most important as it solidifies your teeth in the proper place. Without a retainer, your teeth will likely slowly move again and all the work and money you spent on that beautiful smile, will be down the drain. Depending on your treatment plan, you will wear your retainer almost every hour of the day for a time, and then every night for a long time, and later a few nights a week forever. With such a long relationship, Dr. Scott wanted to give you a few tips on how to properly care for your retainer.
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Make the Most of Your Invisalign Treatment With These Simple Tips
08/28/2018
If you or your teen want to undergo orthodontic treatment so that you can achieve an aligned smile, you may be hesitant simply because you do not want to live with a mouth full of metal for the next 18 to 24 months. At Scott Orthodontics, we don't blame you. Braces can be inconvenient, uncomfortable and even painful. Fortunately, braces aren't the only method available for aligning a crooked smile.
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Caring For Your Teeth Post-Invisalign
04/09/2018
When there are no more Invisalign trays for you to wear, it marks the end of your treatment and all the work you did to care for your now perfect smile. However, the effort and consistency in taking care of your teeth goes beyond the treatment period. Think of the Invisalign treatment as your training: The routines and habits you developed will carry over into how you take care of your teeth for the rest of your life. Here are some important tips to consider when approaching post-Invisalign life.
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The Dangers Of Mail Order Invisalign
02/23/2018
Correcting a misaligned bite (malocclusion) is an important course of treatment that should not be taken lightly. Done correctly, orthodontic treatment has the potential to shape a smile that lasts a lifetime. Healthy, beautiful teeth are the result of good orthodontic treatment and each patient deserves nothing less. A great result is just one reason why mail order teeth straightening kits may not be the best form of treatment for you.
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How Do Braces Work?
02/09/2018
Braces typically consist of brackets, wires, and spacers; from the outside they might look simple but these appliances are actually quite sophisticated. Aligners of all types have gotten lighter and more comfortable over time but the principles they are based on remain the same.
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Invisalign Elite Provider
08/17/2017
At Scott Orthodontics, we’re committed to providing only the best in orthodontic care, utilizing only the most advanced orthodontic treatment methods and technology available to create a new, healthy smile for every one of our patients. Among our available treatments, we offer Invisalign as a solution that’s perfect for those who want to straighten their teeth behind the scenes, using clear plastic aligners that are comfortable and effective.
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Oral Hygiene
08/17/2017
So you have your braces and all that stands between you and your new smile is time. However, if you want to make sure that new smile looks healthy and radiant, you need to maintain a proper oral hygiene routine. With braces, the brackets, wires, and bands make it easy for food particles and bacteria to get trapped in your teeth while making it more difficult to clean them away. If these particles and bacteria remain, it can quickly transform into harmful plaque that will damage your teeth.
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Do You Qualify for Invisalign?
04/14/2017
Invisalign is one of the most popular alternative treatments to traditional braces, and it's little wonder – with the advantages in aesthetics, convenience, and comfort that Invisalign offers, it's a great option for many patients. But what qualifies someone for Invisalign, and how can you know if it's the right treatment for you? Every patient and every case is different, but here are a few things to keep in mind if you're wondering if you qualify for Invisalign treatment.
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Types of Orthodontic Treatment
01/24/2017
In the early days of orthodontics, there was only one way to straighten teeth: large, clunky metal strips affixed to the teeth. These were early braces, and while their thinner, lighter equivalent is still the most popular option for orthodontic treatment, braces are far from the only way to get a great new smile. At Scott Orthodontics, we're proud to offer a variety of types of braces, each with its own unique set of advantages.
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What's The Difference Between an Orthodontist and a Dentist?
11/29/2016
Orthodontics and dentistry are two intimately related fields, both helping patients achieve and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile throughout their lives. But orthodontists and dentists are two different kinds of specialists, each with a distinct function in helping keep your smile healthy. So what exactly is the difference between orthodontists and dentists?
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Braces vs Invisalign
08/31/2016
Here at Scott Orthodontics, we prioritize the health and protection of our patients’ teeth above all else. By combining state-of-the-art orthodontic technology with a highly skilled staff, we are able to provide you with the most advanced and effective treatment.
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Causes and Treatment of Crooked Teeth
05/27/2016
Crooked Teeth Can Be Caused By Different Factors, But Are Generally Treated By Applying Constant Force In The Correct Direction. Learn More About Crooked Teeth!
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