Spark Aligners Pros and Cons: Review and Comparison

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There are more options than in the past about achieving a better bite and straighter teeth. Metal braces are still worn by many people every year. Nowadays there are also ceramic braces, as well as transparent orthodontic trays made by Spark. You have to make a decision, but having a choice is a good thing … Read more

What Is the Best Overbite Treatment?

a child gets braces to correct an overbite

In a proper bite, it is normal for the top teeth to extend past the bottom teeth slightly. However, about 22% of people have an overbite that is not considered normal, and about a third of those have what is regarded as a severe overbite. Any irregularity in a person’s bite can lead to problems … Read more

How to Clean Invisalign (From an Orthodontist)

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Invisalign has revolutionized teeth straightening. But what good is this if it isn’t perfectly clean, hygienic, and ready to transform your smile? Wearing Invisalign involves regular maintenance to ensure the best results. These tips from an orthodontist will help you keep your Invisalign aligners clean and hygienic. For questions or concerns regarding Invisalign, contact us … Read more

Average Cost of Nitrous Oxide at a Dentist

nitrous oxide helps a child stay happy and calm at the pediatric dentist

When it comes to your child’s dental care, there are a variety of options available to help them feel comfortable during their appointment. One common method is the use of nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. This odorless and colorless gas has been used in dentistry for many years to help young patients relax … Read more

How To Manage Anxiety in Children Undergoing Anesthesia

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Children undergoing anesthesia deserve to have a positive experience with as little stress and anxiety as possible. However, it is natural for children to feel anxious about their upcoming surgery or procedure. As parents and caregivers, there are steps we can take to help manage this anxiety and create a calm and comfortable environment for … Read more

What Are Common Types of Dental Trauma For Kids?

Child looks at dentist with worry as he learns about common types of dental trauma

While we all wish for our children to have carefree and safe childhoods, accidents do happen. One common pediatric emergency is dental trauma, accounting for a significant number of emergency consultations at hospitals across the country. There are a few common types of dental trauma that every parent should be aware of. At Clifton & … Read more

What Is Fluoride?

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Understanding the Importance of Fluoride What is fluoride? What are the benefits of fluoride toothpaste? Is there really fluoride in the water? At Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, we believe in preventive dental care. Call us at 888.339.8108 today to learn more about fluoride’s side effects and benefits. History of Fluoride Fluoride is … Read more

5 Tips For Brushing Toddler Teeth

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We prioritize preventive care for our young patients at Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry in Chapel Hill, North Carolinapreventive care. We understand that brushing toddler teeth can come with challenges, and we want to provide guidance to help make it easier for parents. With 20+ years of experience, our team has seen it … Read more