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Dr. Hart and his staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available.

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Kristi Yamaguchi's Braces Helped Give Her a Winning Smile
...Could orthodontics work the same “magic” for your kids — or yourself...

Understanding the Changes of Aging Leads to Better Oral Health Outcomes
... Likewise, where there are multiple issues with the mouth and face, orthodontics can be employed with other treatments such as rhinoplasty, the surgical improvement to the shape of the nose, or orthognathic surgery, procedures that correct problems associated with the position and structure of the lower jaw...

Extra Care is Required When Treating Teenagers With Lost Teeth
... When it comes to the matter of orthodontics, the treatment plan will be to either close the space so that future tooth replacement isn’t necessary or maintain the space for future tooth replacement...

Hold Back the Clock with Orthodontics and Cosmetic Dentistry
...This has led to an approach to orthodontics that considers not only the teeth and jaws, but also the continuing growth of the bones and soft tissues of the face...

Child Star Nolan Gould Talks About Tooth Extractions, Orthodontic Treatment
...” Nolan's orthodontic appliances may not be noticeable, but his fabulous smile certainly is! If you would like to learn more about improving tooth alignment with orthodontics, please contact us today to schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Straightening Teeth can Lead to a Better Smile and Better Oral Health
The perception that orthodontics is mainly for children or teenagers is changing rapidly...

Matthew Lewis's Metamorphosis
... Orthodontics It's possible to correct tooth crowding, protrusion, gaps between teeth, and many other bite problems with orthodontic appliances like braces or clear aligners...

Orthodontic Headgear: What It Is and Why It May be Needed
... While it may not look pretty, orthodontic headgear is capable of moving teeth into their proper positions in a relatively short period of time — and ending up with a great-looking smile is what orthodontics is all about...

3 Orthodontic Options for Correcting Bad Bites
...Fortunately, most malocclusions can be corrected through orthodontics, a specialty for moving teeth to better functioning and more attractive positions...

Treating TMD Like Other Joint-Related Problems
...Such treatments include orthodontics to realign teeth, crown or bridgework, or surgical treatment to the jaw or joint itself...

Retainers Help you Protect Your Newly Aligned Teeth
Orthodontics can produce an amazing smile transformation...

Exposing and Preserving Impacted Canine Teeth
...And, just as important, we can preserve the tooth and with orthodontics achieve an attractive, normal smile...

Chronic Biting Habits Can Lead to Loose Teeth
...Other treatments, including orthodontics and gum disease treatment, may also be included in your treatment plan...

Cosmetic Questions to Ask to Get You on the Right Path to a Better Smile
...Some treatments like teeth whitening are relatively inexpensive, while procedures like dental implants or orthodontics are major investments...

Removing Teeth Could Improve an Orthodontic Outcome
...It may be necessary in these cases to maintain the space at the missing tooth site for a future restoration once the orthodontics is completed...

Moving Just a Few Teeth can have Big Results
...In this case we may first need to surgically remove some of the frenum tissue before attempting orthodontics or the teeth may gradually move back apart after closing the gap...

Orthodontics Could be in Your Smile Makeover Plan
... That’s why orthodontics, the dental specialty concerned with the bite, could be a consideration in your smile makeover plan...

Effective Oral Hygiene is Key to Disease Prevention While Wearing Braces
...In extreme cases, the braces may need to be removed to adequately treat the gums and allow them time to heal before proceeding with orthodontics...

Orthodontics and Your Teen
...You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Clear Aligners for Teenagers” and “The Magic of Orthodontics...

Palatal Expansion Could Head Off Future Orthodontic Treatment
People mainly identify orthodontics with braces...

The Dangers of DIY Braces
...The New York Times followed up with an item about a young man who lost both front teeth as a result of DIY orthodontics...

Your Other Teeth May Need Straightening Before Replacing a Missing Tooth
... If you would like more information on orthodontics before tooth replacement, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

The Case for Moving Just a Few Teeth Orthodontically
We often associate orthodontics with moving several teeth on the upper or lower arches (or both) with braces or clear aligners...

The Risk for Gum Disease Increases While Wearing Braces
... If you would like more information on dental care during orthodontics, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

People Born with Missing Teeth can Still Gain a Beautiful Smile
... There is a way to treat this with orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry that will transform that person's smile while restoring better mouth function too...

Master Illusionist Benefits from the Magic of Orthodontics
...” Orthodontics — the dental subspecialty focused on treating malocclusions (literally “bad bites”) — can indeed make life-changing improvements...

A Retainer Helps You Keep Your New Smile After Braces
... The very aspect of dental physiology that makes orthodontics possible can work against you in reverse...

Cosmetic Gum Surgery Can Restore Health as Well as Appearance to Gums
... In conjunction with plaque removal to stop gum disease and possibly other treatments like orthodontics to correct misaligned teeth, cosmetic gum surgery is used to rejuvenate lost gum tissues around teeth through tissue grafting...

3 Steps to a Better Bite and a More Attractive Smile
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “The Magic of Orthodontics: The Original Smile Makeover...

A Long-Term Orthodontic Strategy Could Help Ensure an Attractive Smile Later in Life
Orthodontics relies on certain mechanics in the mouth to move teeth to better positions...

Here is How You can Improve Your Wedding Day Smile!
... Orthodontics...

Why Big Bang Theory Actress Mayim Bialik Couldn't Have Braces
...You’ll get an individualized evaluation, a solution that fits your lifestyle — and a great-looking smile! For more information about hard-to-see (or truly invisible) orthodontics, please contact our office or schedule a consultation...

An Early Orthodontic Evaluation May Alert to Developing Bite Problems
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Early Orthodontic Evaluation” and “Preventative & Cost Saving Orthodontics...

Stephen Colbert Shares Throwback Braces Photo for a Good Cause
...That’s the magic of orthodontics...

Why we Need to Care for a Younger Patient's Bone after a Tooth Loss
...In the meantime, you can still proceed with other dental treatments including orthodontics...

Julianne Hough Shares a Video - and a Song - After Wisdom Teeth Come Out
...It may involve continued monitoring of the situation, orthodontics or extraction...

Be Sure to have These 3 Essentials Covered Beforehand for Veneer Success
...Likewise, gaps and other misalignments may be too great for a veneer to cover: in that case, you should consider orthodontics...

How to Treat the Problem of Teeth that Never Developed
...This all may entail a team approach by various specialties like orthodontics, periodontics and implantology...

There's a Good Reason for Adults to Consider Orthodontics - Better Oral Health
... There’s a good reason to consider orthodontics at any age — improved health...

NBC Star Delivers a Message about the "Perfect" Smile
...You can read more in the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Beautiful Smiles by Design” and “The Magic of Orthodontics...

Try the Conservative Path to Jaw Pain Relief First
...In recent years, though, a more aggressive treatment model has emerged that promotes more invasive techniques like orthodontics, dental work or jaw surgery to relieve discomfort...

Braces (Orthodontia)
... About Braces Orthodontics is a field of dentistry that deals with corrections involving jaw and teeth alignment...

General Dentistry
...General dentists are highly educated and trained in multiple facets of dentistry, providing a variety of different services for you and your family including: Crowns and bridges Dentures Dental implants Gum disease (Periodontal) treatment Orthodontics Root canal therapy Teeth cleanings Bonding Dental fillings General dentists who do not perform a certain treatment will provide you with a specialist referral...

Glossary
... Orthodontics - A field of dentistry that deals with tooth and jaw alignment...