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Are DIY Orthodontics a Good Idea?

2017-02-16T11:04:45-05:00

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects can be a hit or miss – we’ve all seen “Pinterest fails” shared on Facebook from friends and family. However, organizing your pots and pans with organizer folders is a different kind of DIY than orthodontics. If you know how to sew, go ahead, attempt to make a dress from a new pattern. Unless you have experience in orthodontics, doing it yourself can come with complications. Should you use DIY orthodontics? Many people start considering Invisalign at the beginning of a new year – with the new year comes a “new you” mentality (not to mention a [...]

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The Nuts and Bolts of Invisalign

2016-12-16T14:03:01-05:00

Many of my patients who have come to me for braces understand what they're getting into. Sure, braces will give you a healthy and beautiful smile, but they require some lifestyle changes affecting what you eat and how you brush your teeth, not to mention the visibility of them! But there's good news! There are now many simpler alternatives to traditional metal braces. These alternatives are easier on patients and much more convenient, but they still give you your dream smile in the end – sometimes even faster than traditional braces would! At Bubon Orthodontics, we are proud to be [...]

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Why Harmony Braces Are The Best

2019-03-30T09:56:55-05:00

By: Dr. Michael Bubon Braces behind your teeth. Braces you can’t see? Is there really such a thing? Yes, and they’re called Harmony® braces. Similar to SureSmile braces, which are on the front of the teeth, we strongly prefer Harmony braces because they’re unseen. If you’ve had kids with braces, you know they often like wearing them, showing them off, and changing rubber band colors to match different holidays. Adults don’t begin to share that enthusiasm. The typical adult patient wants their braces experience to be easy and fast and produce the results they’ve been waiting for all their life. [...]

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TMJ Headaches: There Is Hope

2019-03-30T09:56:55-05:00

By: Dr. Michael Bubon Every afternoon around 4 o’clock, the college student’s headache would get so bad he’d have to lie down and attempt to nap. A “Type A” personality – always working to beat the clock, easily wound-up, competitive – the young dentistry student was as tense as a racehorse at the gate. He believed the headaches were a result of the stress and there’s nothing that can be done. Then one day his entire life changed. The dentistry student went to a lecture about orthodontics and Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorder – what most people refer to as TMJ. [...]

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Orthodontic Questions Answered

2019-03-30T09:56:55-05:00

From candy to loose wires By: Dr. Michael Bubon Did you know, over four million people in the US wear braces, 25 percent of which are adults? That’s a lot of braces! We’ve gotten a lot of questions through the years, from which candy can be eaten to how long treatment can last. Below are a few frequently asked questions we’ve received about orthodontics, the difference between braces and Invisalign®, and why Bubon Orthodontics stands out from the rest. What is orthodontics? It’s a branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities, [...]

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Early Treatment: Preventing Future Complications

2015-09-16T04:40:56-05:00

What Is Early Treatment? Throughout your child’s life, there will be a wide variety of firsts: first haircut, first car, first day of school. One first you should never miss is your child’s first visit to the orthodontist. Early treatment is the key. The American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends all children receive an orthodontic screening by age seven. By getting a screening at an early age, orthodontists are able to identify potential problem areas, and work to avoid or mitigate any future issues through early treatment. Bubon Orthodontics provides a first free consultation for your six or seven year [...]

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