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Suresmile Software + Cone Beam Imaging = Safer Orthodontic Treatment

Posted by Dr. Jorgensen on July 14th, 2012
Suresmile Software + Cone Beam Imaging = Safer Orthodontic Treatment

I recently had an attractive middle-aged woman come into my office seeking a fuller smile; you know “one of those that fills your whole mouth.” She had been on the website of a popular brand of braces that promises a broader smile because its brackets supposedly eliminate the need for extractions in most cases. We would all like a full, broader smile, but is that possible? In previous posts, I have examined the reasons why orthodontists recommend having teeth removed and the alternatives to those recommendations. Most reasons have to do with crowding, tooth position, and lip posture. Another variable…

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Do Damon Braces Really Move Teeth Faster?

Posted by Dr. Jorgensen on January 9th, 2012
Do Damon Braces Really Move Teeth Faster?

We all want everything faster. You may have heard that Damon braces can straighten your teeth faster, with fewer appointments, and without extractions or expanders. What is the Damon System and is it better than regular braces? First of all, I need to make a disclosure. I use Damon brackets and I love them. They are currently in their fourth revision and I’ve been a fan ever since they came out in the early 90’s. Having said that, there are myths about what they can and can’t do, and I’d like to share my opinion based upon 20 years of…

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Does It Really Matter Where I Get My Invisalign?

Posted by Dr. Jorgensen on September 6th, 2011
Does It Really Matter Where I Get My Invisalign?

Invisalign is one of the most remarkable advances in orthodontics in the last 20 years. I use it. I love it. Invisalign offers patients an alternative to old-fashioned wires and brackets. It is more attractive, allows more normal eating during treatment, and permits better hygiene…all positives! Because it doesn’t require learning how to use complicated brackets and wires, Invisalign has attracted the attention of general dentists in addition to orthodontists. Is Invisalign treatment the same no matter who provides it? Teeth move in response to pressure. They don’t care where it comes from. Braces move teeth. Thumb sucking moves teeth.…

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Do you have an orthodontic emergency?

Posted by Dr. Jorgensen on April 11th, 2011
Do you have an orthodontic emergency?

If you have braces in your mouth for two years, chances are you are going to have an orthodontic emergency. What is an orthodontic emergency? Can it wait until your next regular visit? When do you need to call the office’s emergency number? An orthodontic emergency arises when something does not go as planned during your treatment. Some emergencies are caused by trauma. Some are directly related to braces being in your mouth. A few occur in the mouth while you have braces but are NOT related to your treatment. Other emergencies arise when an unexpected result is noticed although…

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Do All Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed?

Posted by Dr. Jorgensen on April 5th, 2011
Do All Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed?

It seems that getting your wisdom teeth removed is just a “rite of passage.” But is it true that all wisdom teeth have to be removed? Although some people are born without wisdom teeth (and some have extras), most of us have four. Officially known as “third molars,” wisdom teeth become visible in x-rays between 10 and 15 years of age and become a concern around the time we graduate from high school (17 or so).

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