DIY Orthodontics vs. Invisalign with Dr Larrabee

Posted by Aosmile mile   on November 2, 2017
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At an increasing rate, we’ve had patients asking us how services with companies such as Smile Direct Club, compare to the services they receive at Advanced Orthodontics. While we can only speak to the quality of care you will receive at our office, we can give a comparison of the treatment process as described on their website. For those who aren’t familiar, Smile Direct Club and similar companies provide “invisible aligners done at home”. In a nutshell, their process involves mailing a set of impressions you take yourself at home and submitting them along with selfie style photos of your teeth. Your impressions and photos are reviewed by a dental professional. You then receive a set of clear aligners thatRead More
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Why Should My 7 Year Old See an Orthodontist?

Posted by Aosmile mile   on September 26, 2017
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Dr. Larrabee and the American Association of Orthodontics recommend that children receive their initial evaluation from an orthodontist by the age of seven. A lot of parents, referred by their general dentist or pediatrician for a complimentary consultation, are concerned that “seven is too young to be thinking about braces?”.  By the age of seven, most children have begun to lose their primary teeth, and their adult teeth are making their way in. At this point, most orthodontic problems can be identified; sometimes it is what you CAN’T see that can be the problem. By taking our state of the art 3D scan on all of our patients at their complimentary consultation, Dr. Larrabee can really see everything, allowing himRead More
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How Long Will My Treatment Take?

Posted by Aosmile mile   on August 14, 2017
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“How long will my treatment take?” is probably the most common question we hear from patients. From the day you begin treatment, we know you are counting down the days that remain until you have your perfect smile. There are many factors that contribute to the length of treatment including the complexity of your treatment, your age, and your commitment to following the right steps towards your orthodontic treatment. Remember, if you put in the time now, your beautiful, healthy smile will last you a lifetime! Because every patient who comes through our door is unique, there isn’t a universal treatment time. From their hair to their shoes, no two patients are identical; this goes for their smile too! WeRead More
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Invisalign For Teens

Posted by Aosmile mile   on July 10, 2017
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Although modern orthodontics have come a long way, traditional metal braces still have a pretty poor reputation. Many people still think of them as an unflattering mouth full of metal, and some even delay getting orthodontic treatment because they’re afraid of how braces could affect their looks. Teens especially may be mortified by the idea of sporting a “brace face,” even though these treatments have improved their look in leaps and bounds in recent years. Here at Advanced Orthodontics, we want our teen patients to be excited about starting their journey towards straighter teeth, not dread it. Fortunately, Invisalign Teen can achieve just that!   Invisalign Teen is a nearly invisible way to straighten teeth without all the restrictions thatRead More
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Your First Orthodontic Appointment

Posted by Aosmile mile   on June 19, 2017
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Your first visit to our office is an exciting time! This is our chance to get acquainted, and for you to learn all about the treatments and services we offer here at Advanced Orthodontics. When you walk in, you may find that it looks similar to your regular dentist’s office, but what we do here is little different, and it all begins with your initial consultation. Let’s take a look at what you can expect from your first orthodontic appointment with Advanced Orthodontics! Making a plan Your initial orthodontic evaluation will generally last about an hour. We aim to give you plenty of time to ask any questions you might have without anyone feeling rushed. You’ll meet one of ourRead More
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What is Orthodontics?

Posted by Aosmile mile   on May 24, 2017
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Most people out there could probably tell you what an orthodontist does if you asked them. But there’s also a good chance that many of them wouldn’t be able to expand on the topic. Here at Advanced Orthodontics, we want to help you dig a little deeper into where the practice of Orthodontics originated, and most importantly, what it can do for you and your family! A Little Background Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. But where did it originate? In early 18th century France, a physician named Pierre Fauchard invented some revolutionary oral care techniques that would serve as a basis for a new field of orthodontics. Though rudimentary techniques hadRead More