Missing Teeth and Orthodontics

Missing permanent teeth or premature loss of baby teeth is one reason why the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends an orthodontic consultation for children beginning at age 7. The upper lateral incisors, second premolars and third molars (wisdom teeth) are the teeth most likely to fail to develop or erupt. Heredity is considered a…

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Is a WaterPik Effective When Wearing Braces?

Good dental care with routine maintenance can be costly, especially if you don’t have dental insurance. The American Dental Association (ADA) and Dr. Cyrus Alizadeh at Alizadeh and Schreiner Orthodontics recommend you see your dentist twice a year for regular checkups and cleanings. If you take good care of your teeth on a regular basis with proper…

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Protect Your Kid’s Teeth With a Mouth Guard to Avoid a Lifetime of Unnecessary Dental Care

At Alizadeh and Schreiner Orthodontics, our number one concern is our patients. No matter what time of year or type of contact sport, make sure your kids are properly protected. We support the American Association of Orthodontics during Sport Safety month in their efforts to help raise awareness among parents and patients to increase the…

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Thumbs Down on Thumb Sucking Habits…

Children are born with a natural sucking reflex that often evolves into a comfort behavior. It is not at all unusual for an infant or child to find a thumb or finger to calm them when tired or upset as a coping mechanism. Ultrasound scans have revealed that thumb sucking can start before birth, as…

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