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Can Pacifiers and Thumb Sucking Affect My Child’s Teeth?

In short, yes. While thumb sucking or pacifier use is one of an infant’s natural reflexes, prolonged sucking can exert force on the teeth and jaws.  If your child sucks a thumb, finger, pacifier, or lips, their teeth or jaw growth may be affected (some bone changes can actually occur as early as 18 months). […]

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Two-Thirds of What Goes On in Your Mouth Is Below the Surface

Just like what’s under the bread in a sandwich. Orthodontists use x-rays to check below the surface to look for extra teeth, missing teeth, impacted teeth or teeth coming into the wrong positions. Speaking of extra teeth, did you know snails have over 14,000? A full set of adult human teeth has only 32. Why […]

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Why filing teeth yourself is a bad idea

You’ve seen the TikTok trend of people using a nail file to grind their teeth down for a more even appearance, and thought, “Seems harmless, right?” WRONG! Unlike fingernails, teeth are permanent. What you remove won’t grow back. The protective layer of enamel you’re chipping away at is limited. Once you break through it, the […]

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What Candy Can You Eat with Braces?

Worried your braces might ruin your Halloween fun? Spooky thought – but never fear! Enjoying good candy with braces is still an option. But first, avoid damaging your braces and risking your successful orthodontic treatment by learning which candy might loosen the brackets attached to your teeth. Candies to avoid with braces These candies may […]

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October Is National Orthodontics Month

October Is National Orthodontics Month!

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Adult Wearing Braces

Why the Number of Adults Seeing an Orthodontist Is at an All-Time High

Parents no longer take the back seat while their kids reap the benefits of orthodontic treatment. With one-in-three orthodontic patients over the age of 18, the number of adults seeing an orthodontist is at an all-time high. Experts believe this upward trend is likely here to stay – why?   It works. Orthodontic treatment is just […]

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Why Do Straight Teeth Matter?

Straight teeth provide more than a great smile. Teeth are like gears on a wheel. They are made to fit together in a certain way to do a certain job. If they don’t fit together, they can’t do their job, and this may lead to a variety of oral health problems. For starters, straight teeth […]

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How Orthodontics Works: Braces

Successful orthodontic treatment depends on three things – pressure, time and cooperation. Braces – a fixed orthodontic appliance typically comprised of brackets, bands and wires – put pressure on teeth to gradually move them into the correct position over time. Patient cooperation is needed by keeping teeth clean, avoiding food items that break the brackets, […]

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2020 Annual Dr. Herman Scholarship Winner

Dr. Robert J. Herman Orthodontic Treatment for Children and Adults is thrilled to announce their 2020 ‘Dr. Herman Scholarship’ award winner in the amount of $2,000 to Luan Nuam! This is exciting news, as this is the 12th consecutive year the Dr. Herman Scholarship has been awarded to a graduating senior. Dr. Herman asks for […]

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What Your Orthodontist Wants You to Know During This Time

First and foremost, if we’re open it is because we feel it’s safe for you to come in. Here are a few important things your orthodontist wants you to know during this time: 1. Your oral health is representative of your overall health. Now isn’t a time to let it slide. Orthodontists routinely utilize appliances […]

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3 Reasons to Take Your Child to the Orthodontist Today

Wondering when it’s the right time to take your child to the orthodontist? Here are three reasons you should get an orthodontist appointment for your kiddo scheduled now. #1: You may notice something appears off but there are also some things the untrained eye won’t see. Parents are often the first to recognize that something […]

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Summertime Recipes- Braces Friendly!

Summertime is when we spend a lot more time outdoors enjoying some beautiful weather! It is also the time of year when there are many picnics, BBQs, and family get-togethers planned where there is lots of great food to eat! But if you are wearing braces, you may be wondering if all of these tasty […]

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Summer Time and Your Teeth

Remember carefree Summers? They can exist again, but you owe it to your smile to continue to treat your teeth well! Swimming Pools Did you know that the chlorine used in swimming pools to kill bacteria can weaken your teeth by damaging their enamel? It is the “acidity” that can create the environment for enamel […]

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How are Crossbites Corrected?

One of the dental misalignments or malocclusions(improper bites) that can be corrected with traditional braces or Invisalign is a “crossbite.” This one type of malocclusion; a misalignment of the teeth and/or jaws is extremely amenable to early correction. A crossbite can take several forms, and an orthodontist can correct all. A posterior crossbite, occurs in […]

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Generic Clear Aligners vs. Invisalign Aligners

  Dr. Herman and our staff  have the collective experience of treating many patients with Invisalign and Invisalign Teen. We are in the Top 1% of Invisalign Providers in the world! We have seen a lot of progress in the world of orthodontic technology. However, the vast number of mail-order, generic clear aligner companies that […]

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How to Choose the Best Braces Colors

Getting to choose the colors of your smile is an exciting perk for many people who have braces! Some people choose to stand out from the crowd with a colorful smile, while others prefer a more subtle, natural look for their smile. Colors in Your Braces? Braces work by the use of long metal archwires, […]

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Invisalign Aligners

After Invisalign: How Your Life Will Change After Treatment

Imagine you just completed your Invisalign® treatment. You’re removing your last set of Invisalign clear aligners and are ready to show off your perfectly straight and healthy smile. You look in the mirror and see sparkly white teeth. You feel like a superstar! (Is that Brad Pitt looking back at you in the mirror?) You […]

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5 Signs That You Need Invisalign®

    1. You’re unhappy with your smile. Quite possibly the best indicator of whether you should consider Invisalign is the way you feel about your smile. Have you made a habit of hiding your teeth, or smiling strictly with a closed mouth? Invisalign can treat many orthodontic conditions associated with poor confidence. If you […]

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!

Because developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children…

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How to Get my Braces off Faster

For braces to work properly they need time to straighten and align your teeth. There is no magic fix.

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Braces: The Ultimate Christmas Gift

Not sure what to gift the child or teen who seems to have it all? What about the gift of perfectly aligned teeth for life! If your child is in need of alignment, now is the ideal time to see an orthodontist. The holiday season is the perfect time to surprise a loved one with […]

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Orthodontic Terminology 101 For New Patients

Deciding to pursue orthodontic treatment for your child or yourself is one of the best decisions you could ever make. Initial consultations can be overwhelming if you are unfamiliar with the orthodontic terminology used during your appointment. Below is a list of several common terms used in orthodontics today. Appliances Any device, attached to the […]

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Dr. Herman Recommends Observation Appointments

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that parents schedule a first orthodontic appointment by the time their children are seven years old. You may think this is a bit young to begin seeing the orthodontist, but this early visit gives Dr. Herman the chance to evaluate their dental development. And if your child doesn’t need […]

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How Do I Care For My Orthodontic Expander?

If you are undergoing orthodontic treatment using a palatal expander, it’s essential to take care of these appliances to maintain your optimal level of oral health throughout your orthodontic treatment plan Proper care for a non-removable oral appliance like a traditional orthodontic expander can take some extra time, but as long as you stay on […]

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Dangers of Mail-Order Braces

Over the past few years, many companies focusing on orthodontic procedures through mail-in products have been growing in popularity. These services are generally cheaper than what you’d find at a typical orthodontist, and for good reason. Not only are the products not nearly as advanced as traditional procedures, but they lack a key part of […]

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Can I Use My HSA or FSA For My Braces?

For many individuals, braces are an essential treatment. Not only do they straighten teeth and prevent serious dental problems, but they can also transform your smile and give you added confidence. …..

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