What is Orthodontics and How Does It Work To Shift Your Teeth?

May 10, 2022 By Serene Dental

What is Orthodontics and How Does It Work To Shift Your Teeth?

Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that treats dental misalignment and malocclusion. Orthodontists complete four years of dental school and two or three years of an orthodontic residency program to be able to practice orthodontics. During this time, they learn how to create treatment plans and position the brackets of braces (and other appliances), so that each patient achieves perfectly aligned teeth and jaws. General dentists can also offer orthodontic treatment as there are ...

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Benefits of Digital Impressions for Orthodontics & Braces

February 11, 2022 By Serene Dental

Benefits of Digital Impressions for Orthodontics & Braces

For some patients, the most uncomfortable part of dental work happens before the actual procedure. The process of taking traditional dental impressions is never pleasant and can be particularly traumatic for those who experience dental anxiety or have a gag reflex. Though dental impressions aren’t necessary for all procedures, they are needed for those that entail tooth structures or appliances to be fitted in your mouth. Common procedures that require dental impressions include: Dental ...

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5 Tips for Getting Through Your First Week with Braces

May 28, 2021 By Serene Dental

5 Tips for Getting Through Your First Week with Braces

Getting braces is exciting and nerve-wracking. Many patients come in feeling a bit anxious because they’re unsure of what to expect. While everyone is different, most patients report that getting through the first week is the hardest, but once you’ve adapted, you’ll be well on your way to a beautiful smile. Tips to help you through the initial adjustment period of having braces: 1) Don’t leave the office with questions. Our ...

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