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Teeth and your overall oral health are exciting topics. This blog is created to inform and educate our readers and potential customers when it comes to orthodontics and their oral health. We have categorised each blog post so you can easily find what you are looking for.

When you want to learn more about braces, such as how braces work or which type of braces is best for you, we have these topics covered. Aside from braces, we also talk about other treatments. Here at Oasis Orthodontics, we have seen a wide variety of cases in patients, from complications with their wisdom teeth to orthodontic problems in children.

What about dental hygiene? Good oral hygiene goes hand in hand with orthodontics. If you do not take care of your dental health by practising good oral habits, your braces or any orthodontic treatment will not be successful. It is why we want to share articles about how you can take care of your oral health. For instance, you may be fond of drinking coffee, soda, or alcohol, but did you know that they can have adverse effects on your teeth?

Browse our information-rich blog posts to discover more about teeth and dental health.

How to Keep Your Children’s Teeth Healthy

Little girl having a dental check-up.

Every parent wants their child to have the perfect teeth. That generally means straight pearly whites with no tooth decay. But is it achievable? We’re here to tell you that it’s not as difficult as you may think. With your help, there are a few practical steps that you can take to ensure that your child grows up with healthy teeth, gums, and mouth.

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Retainers: How to Maintain Your Straight Teeth

Smiling girl wearing retainers.

When your teeth are crooked or misaligned, you probably know that you need braces to straighten them. It can take about one to two years (or even more) for the braces to fully correct your smile. However, the process does not stop here. To keep or maintain your straight teeth, you still need to wear retainers for a set time.

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How Orthodontic Treatments Help Adults with Sleep Apnoea

Woman suffering from sleep apnoea.

Sleep is one of our primary needs as humans. A good night’s sleep is an important part of achieving a healthy lifestyle. Inadequate sleep or not reaching REM can impact your physical and even mental health negatively. Some of the effects include poor concentration and thinking. You will also notice that you’re in a bad mood.

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Teens and Crooked Teeth: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Girl with crooked teeth.

Parents only want the best for their children. If you’re a parent, you certainly agree with this statement. You want your child to grow up happy, healthy, and confident. But many things can hold them back from achieving your goals for them, including crooked teeth. When teeth are not straight, your child may want to hide their teeth, choosing not to smile.

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8 Tips to Prevent Tooth Decay with Braces

Girl with braces, toothache.

Before getting braces, one of the things that your orthodontist will keep reminding you of is to have good oral hygiene. Braces typically cause inevitable disruptions to oral hygiene habits. Although minor, these disruptions can easily result in tooth decay or cavities.

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Do Clear Aligners Work for an Overjet?

Overjets and overbites can be fixed using invisible aligners.

If you have an overbite, you’re most probably looking for ways to correct your smile. The good news is that there are ways to quickly fix your overjet, including braces. However, they are not your only option.
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Elastics 101: What are These Rubber Bands for Orthodontics For?

Woman with elastics on braces

Braces are a complex system, and they can be difficult to understand because of the variety out there. But regardless of the type, one thing is for sure: these dental appliances work!

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The Ideal Bite: What It Looks Like and How You Can Achieve It

Woman checking reflection in the mirror.

One of the things that orthodontists look at is the bite of the patient. You’ve probably heard your orthodontist mention things about your bite. But what is it exactly? In this post, we will talk about everything you need to know about your bite, including how you can have the ideal bite.

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Three Reasons Why Brackets Fall Off and What You Can Do About It

Dentist showing how brace system.

One of the biggest misconceptions about braces is that they are permanent – at least until the orthodontist takes them off. But in reality, they can come loose and fall off. The most common problem concerns the brackets.

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Flossing with Braces

Woman with braces holding a dental floss.

Flossing is important – a statement you’ve probably heard several times in the past. Together with brushing, flossing can help your teeth, gums, and oral health in all possible ways. Regular flossing can help remove plaque while also preventing it from building up to avoid the development of tartar.

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Kingsley Orthodontics is now called Oasis Orthodontics. We are now operating in two locations: Clarkson and Kingsley.