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Dietary Tips for Brace Wearers LA

Dr. Atoosa Nikaeen is experienced with all major types of braces – from traditional metal braces, self-ligating braces, braces behind the teeth (lingual braces), ceramic clear braces and of course Invisalign. An estimated 45 percent of children need braces to fix any misalignment with their teeth.  With braces, it is important to uphold and maintain...

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Tips to Wearing Invisalign LA

Invisalign is a great, virtually undetectable alternative to traditional metal bracket braces. Many people love the flexibility, convenience, and confidence that Invisalign offers over traditional braces. However, Invisalign does require a full commitment from each patient in order to get the best results. Because the clear plastic trays are removable, and should be removed for...

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When to Seek Orthodontic Treatment LA

Getting braces is a common rite of childhood, and many of us remember the liberating day when we finally graduated to retainers. However, it can be confusing to determine the best time for children to get braces or orthodontic treatment in general, and there can be debates as to whether or not it is better...

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Main Causes for Tooth Crowding LA

Having crooked teeth, which are also referred to as crowding, can interfere with chewing, cause discomfort, and even alter speech. Cleaning the teeth becomes a more grueling and arduous task when crowded teeth hide parts of the tooth that cannot be properly reached. Crowding is something that many dental patients deal with. Genetics is not...

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Braces and the Temptation of Halloween Candy LA

Halloween is a wonderful time of the year in which adults and children alike can get creative with costumes, hair and makeup. However, Halloween also means the temptation of candy is around every corner. The sugar content in these treats is not good for oral health and certain consistencies such as taffy and caramel are...