Dr. Whitlock

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3 Ways to Know if Invisalign is Right For Your Teen

At my orthodontic practice, offering clear aligners is an important treatment option for patients, especially teenagers. When indicated by a trained orthodontist, Invisalign, the leading clear aligner brand, can provide teens with the beautiful straight teeth they’ve always wanted — without braces. A consultation with an orthodontist is the only way to know for sure …

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How to Choose an Orthodontist That Suits You Best

Are you looking for an orthodontist? Picking your orthodontist is an important decision and one that you shouldn’t take lightly. Braces (or any other orthodontic treatment) are a significant investment. Braces typically cost American families almost $5,000 if you don’t have dental insurance. That’s not a small amount of money, so you need to make …

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Oral Health Help: Foods to Avoid with Braces (and What You Can Enjoy, Too)

Four million people in the United States have braces, and if you’re reading this, you’re likely either one of them, or about to become one. When you have braces on your teeth, there are some foods you simply can’t consume. This is because they could force one of your braces to break off, or otherwise damage …

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Make Your Teeth Happy: How to Choose the Right Orthodontist

There is an alarming trend taking place in the world of orthodontics right now. According to a study released in early 2017, about 13 percent of the orthodontists who belong to the American Association of Orthodontists have reported seeing patients who have attempted DIY teeth straightening in recent years. Trying to straighten your teeth on your own …

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Discover the Benefit of SureSmile® Orthodontics

What is SureSmile® Orthodontic Technology? You’re thinking about getting braces. And while you’re excited about having that great smile, you may be nervous about wearing the wires and brackets. Well, there is a new, technologically advanced orthodontic system that makes straightening your teeth a lot more precise and more accurate compared to conventional orthodontic treatment. …

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Descubra los beneficios de SureSmile® Orthodontics

¿Qué es la tecnología de ortodoncia SureSmile®? Está pensando en ponerse frenos. Y, mientras que está muy emocionado (a) por tener una sonrisa hermosa, puede que esté nervioso (a) por tener que usar los frenos y alambres. Bueno, existe un nuevo sistema de ortodoncia de tecnología súper avanzada que hace que enderezar sus dientes sea …

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Get Paid For An “A” Grade

BACK TO SCHOOL SEASON IS IN FULL SWING! And with the ringing of the school bells comes new friends, new classes, and new opportunities to learn. We know how much you care about your student’s education, so we want to help give them a little extra motivation to do well on that first big test! …

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Can you believe that it is already spring?!

Wouldn’t you believe it, it’s already springtime! The spring months, however, bring an increase in outdoor activities and a greater chance of kids damaging their precious mouths and pearly whites. If you play sports, it’s important that you take some special precautions, such as wearing a mouth guard. A protective mouth guard is advised for …

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