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How Your Smile Can Land You A Job | Orthodontist | Littleton | Summit Family Orthodontics |
24Apr, 2017

How Your Smile Can Land You A Job

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During an interview, your first impression is made in fewer than seven seconds. What better way to make a statement than by using one of your most powerful nonverbal cues – your smile. While practicing your responses will get you far in the interview process, hiding or forgetting your smile may cost you the job.   What Your Smile Says About You Stable and confident. Interested and enthusiastic. Approachable and open.   Smile Tips: Smile as soon as you meet and greet your interviewer. Don’t be afraid to show your […]
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Debunking Common Orthodontic Myths | Orthodontics | Denver | Summit Orthodontics |
21Apr, 2017

Debunking Orthodontic Myths

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Orthodontics is a complex field and it’s often surrounded by a great deal of misconceptions. However, a beautiful smile is important – and so are the facts – so it’s time we straightened a few things out. “Braces are only for kids.” FACT: While you may feel like there’s an age limit, it’s never too late to work on your smile. Braces have evolved over the years (i.e. Invisalign and ceramic braces), so there’s no reason to put it off. In fact, one out of every five orthodontic patients is […]
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Common Orthodontic Terms To Know | Littleton | CO | Summit Family Orthodontics |
19Apr, 2017

Common Orthodontic Terms To Know

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Have you ever felt lost or confused while speaking with one of your doctors? You’re not alone. There are copious medical terms that often get lost in translation in the doctor’s office. Since more than one million people in North America received braces last year, we think it’s time to learn some common orthodontic terms. Archwire – This adjustable wire is attached to the brackets. The pressure that’s gradually applied is responsible for moving your teeth. Bracket – This is the ‘brace’ in braces. A bracket is a fastener that’s […]
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How To Deal With Stress | Local Orthodontist | Lakewood | Summit Orthodontics
13Apr, 2017

How To Deal With Stress

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Did you know that you can develop oral health problems from average, everyday stress levels and anxiety? And while you may think you’re the only one who notices, often the first person to see any signs or symptoms is your dentist! In order to protect your smile, watch out for these common oral health issues, caused by stress. What’s The Connection? According to the Academy of General Dentistry, there’s a direct connection between anxiety and our oral health. Long-term stress can lead to chronically elevated levels of the stress hormone […]
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Apps That Will Help Your Kids In The Morning | Local Orthodontist | Lakewood | Summit Orthodontics
30Mar, 2017

Apps That Will Help Your Kids In The Morning

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Looking to get out the door in 30 minutes flat? That’s hard to do when your kids are moaning and groaning and stuck in bed. Fortunately, there’s a way to make everyone’s early morning routine a little easier – and it’s right at your fingertips. Wake Up Mo – You probably read books at bedtime, but have you tried reading a story together when you wake up? This 3-D interactive book is only eight pages long, yet with a little help from a friendly monster named Mo, your child will […]
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What Is Malocclusion? | Local Orthodontist | Lakewood | Summit Orthodontics
21Mar, 2017

What Is Malocclusion?

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Due to dietary and genetic changes, our jaw sizes have shrunk over time. According to Science Daily, because of this shift, one in five people have some type of malocclusion or dental crowding. And since our mouths don’t have the space to accommodate all of our pearly whites anymore, it comes as no surprise that dental crowding is one of the most common reasons for orthodontic visits. What is Malocclusion? Malocclusion refers to the misalignment of teeth and is most often hereditary. Yet the irregular alignment or crowding of your […]
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My Mouth Is Dry. What Can I Do? | Local Orthodontist | Lakewood | Summit Orthodontics
16Mar, 2017

My Mouth Is Dry. What Can I Do?

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According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), anyone can experience xerostomia — more commonly known as, dry mouth. However, if you’re experiencing persistent dry mouth, you may have a problem with your saliva production, which can lead to serious health issues. Saliva helps… -your body digest food. -protect your teeth from decay. -prevent infection by controlling bacteria in your mouth. -you chew and swallow. Dry mouth… -occurs when the salivary glands in your mouth aren’t working properly. -can increase your chance of developing tooth decay and other mouth infections. […]
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What To Expect At Your First Orthodontic Appointment | Orthodontics | Denver | Summit Orthodontics
13Mar, 2017

What To Expect At Your First Orthodontic Appointment

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Are you ready to reveal a healthier, more radiant smile? Orthodontic treatment can help by improving the appearance and position of your teeth, but there’s plenty that happens before you begin the process. If you’re thinking about scheduling your first orthodontic visit, here’s what you should expect: When to go: It’s recommended that you see an orthodontist at the age of seven. While some issues may need to be treated at an earlier age, some people are lucky enough to not require orthodontic treatment at all. What to expect: – […]
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Answers To Your Top Invisalign Questions | Braces | Littleton | CO | Summit Family Orthodontics |
7Mar, 2017

Answers To Your Top Invisalign Questions

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Are you thinking about correcting your smile? Invisalign has become one of the most popular orthodontic procedures, treating over 2.5 million patients since its inception in 1997. Want more information? Summit Family Orthodontics has answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding Invisalign orthodontic treatment. Can I Be Treated With Invisalign? This orthodontic treatment is designed to be highly customizable. Invisalign covers a variety of mouth problems including overbite, underbite, crowding, and more. Additionally, even if you’ve previously worn braces (or are wearing them now), your orthodontist can work Invisalign […]
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Learn How To Save For Braces | Braces | Littleton | CO | Summit Family Orthodontics |
27Feb, 2017

Learn How To Save For Braces

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It can be quite a shock when you find out that you or your child needs braces. And when you learn about the cost of this orthodontic treatment, it can almost knock you out. Pricing varies depending on the type of braces, and the complexity and length of the treatment plan, but fortunately, there are a few ways to fit braces into your budget.   Insurance Not all dental plans cover braces. If you’re in the market for a new plan, focus on the orthodontics coverage offered. Plans that do […]
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