April Contest

  Show us what life with braces is really like!! We want to see how you feel about braces through a funny or informational video to be submitted by the end of this month. When all videos are submitted we will post them all to our youtube page and its your job to get your friends and family to vote for your video!! At the end of the May we will announce all winners based on youtube "likes". In the…
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Michael Strahan sports his diastema in the Got Milk? campaign

There’s a growing trend in the fashion world these days that I must admit is a bit of a challenge for this orthodontist to embrace: the gap between the two upper front teeth. The technical term for this gap is “midline diastema.” Most children and adults who have a significant space between their front teeth want it corrected, and I’ll share in this article how that is accomplished. But first let’s discuss what causes midline diastema. There is a stage…
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Miami Orthodontist Talks Stress

Stress is a nasty condition that can have harmful affects throughout the entire body – including teeth. National Stress Awareness Month is observed in April each year, so we’re taking some time to explain not only how stress can affect your overall health, but how it can interfere with your orthodontic treatment as well. Like everything else, your teeth are just as susceptible to stress as the rest of your body. And if you’re constantly stressed, you’ll know. Simple activities…
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Image credit: American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Imagine a bright, athletic, handsome, and funny kid who lacks self-confidence and feels awkward in social settings. What could be the cause of this lack of confidence? Believe or not, it could be something as simple as overjet. April is a great time to talk about this type of malocclusion because it is National Facial Protection Month. Self-confidence aside, uncorrected overjet could cause your child to be at risk for serious dental trauma. First, a primer on overjet. Simply put,…
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We appreciate each and every patient that took the time to enter our March iPad contest. There were so many great guesses that came really close to the amount of coins in the pot! Unfortunately, there can only be one lucky winner. Elisa guessed there were 1027 coins inside the pot and there was actually 1,100 coins in the jar. Congratulations on being the lucky winner, Elisa!!!! Please contact our office to claim your prize.   Don't miss your chance…
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