4 Things To Know About Your Teeth!

Your teeth play a vital role in everyday life. You rely on them to chew, talk, bite and of course show off your smile! Unless you are having a problem with your teeth, you probably don’t give them too much thought. However, your teeth are special, and there are many facts you may not know about them. At Unionville Orthodontics, we're here to share some knowledge about your teeth.
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Are Straight Teeth Important?

Is having straight teeth important to you? According to the results of a study completed in 2016, 8 out of 10 American adults believe that there is value in having straight teeth. This study also showed that 80 percent of patients who had orthodontic treatment felt that straightening their teeth positively impacted their lives. Based on this research, one of the primary motivations for correcting crooked teeth and bite problems was to boost one’s self-esteem and enhance their overall appearance.
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3 Myths About Orthodontics

Like many topics in the health care industry, Orthodontics has many myths! At Unionville Orthodontics we are here to help clear the air and debunk these myths.
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Dangers of DIY Orthodontics

At Unionville Orthodontics, we are proud to offer orthodontic treatment and serve as a resource for orthodontic health in Markham. A very hot topic today, is the current trend of “DIY Orthodontics.” We are happy to help answer questions you may have about this popular new concept!
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Do Braces Hurt?

Do braces hurt? What can I do to relieve any potential pain? These are some of the common questions among orthodontic patients. These questions are perfectly reasonable because most dental procedures are associated with some discomfort. When it comes to orthodontic treatment, such as braces - there can be some initial discomfort. We liken it to a new pair of shoes, it takes time for your feet to break in a new pair of shoes and it takes your mouth and teeth some time to get use to the new braces. At Unionville Orthodontics we are here to help manage that!
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What do Rubber Bands do for Braces?

Some orthodontic patients need rubber bands during their braces treatment, while others don’t. Do you ever wonder why? What’s the primary purpose of using rubber bands for braces? At Unionville Orthodontics, we want you to understand why sometimes rubber bands are used with your braces and what they do for your teeth.
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Is Soda Bad for Teeth with Braces?

The holiday season is upon us! Many people are looking forward to parties and celebrations with family and friends. With the celebratory spirit on high, it may be easy to slip into unhealthy habits. Drinking sugary drinks such as soda is very popular during this time of year. No matter how tasty soda is, it is terrible for your teeth - especially when you are wearing braces!
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Invisalign Treatment Duration

How long does Invisalign treatment take? This is a very common question when it comes to orthodontic treatment in general. Let's first give you some insight on Invisalign and how it works!
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Healthy Eating Habits with Braces

You’ve got braces - congratulations! You are now starting on your path towards straight teeth and a healthy smile. Once you start your orthodontic treatment, you will have to make a few changes to your daily eating habits. Remember, it is important to take good care of your teeth, not only by brushing but also by following a healthy diet.
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