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4 Reasons to Get an Orthodontist’s Second Opinion

by Dr. Gemmi on October 19, 2017

You have probably heard a few orthodontist horror stories from friends and families, stories of spending so much money and not getting the results you were promised, or the development of tooth decay and jaw issues because there was an error in treatment. Getting braces or any orthodontic treatment really is a big investment of time and money not to mention that your health could be at risk if things go wrong so never ever feel guilty about wanting a second opinion. The first...

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Why Rushing Your Orthodontic Treatment May Be a Mistake

by Dr. Gemmi on October 19, 2017

No one wants to spend years in braces, but when you have noticeable crooked teeth or bite issues, you know it is something you have to endure in order to get that healthier, more beautiful smile you have always wanted. Luckily there are some accelerated options that can speed things up for you, but will rushing your orthodontic treatment end up being a mistake? Accelerated Treatment First here are the most common methods of accelerating the straightening of your teeth: AcceleDent is a...

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When Is Too Early to Put Your Kid in Braces?

by Dr. Gemmi on October 17, 2017

Braces have always seemed to be a rite of passage for our middle school and maybe high school years, but it may surprise you to learn that orthodontic care starts a lot earlier. The recommended age for an initial orthodontic evaluation is around 7 years old. Does that mean a 7 year old should get braces? It is actually more complicated than that. When is too early to put your kid in braces? At around 7 years of age, your child’s first adult teeth will start to come in so this is why...

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4 Tips for Your Child’s First Halloween with Braces

by Dr. Gemmi on October 16, 2017

When October hits, the days and night start to get a little cooler and all the kids in your life start anticipating all the spooky fun they will have on Halloween, but if you have a child experiencing their first Halloween with braces, he or she may be more afraid of missing out on all the good Halloween candy than anything else. With braces, unfortunately, there are a number of food restrictions including candy, so how can your child enjoy Halloween while still preventing any damage to...

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What Do Nanoparticles Have to Do With Braces?

by Dr. Gemmi on October 16, 2017

Orthodontics just like other medical fields have been making great technologic strides. While the first thing that comes to your mind is probably old school metal braces, there is so much more going on in the world of orthodontics, especially with nanoparticles. Orthodontics just like other medical fields have been making great technologic strides. While the first thing that comes to your mind is probably old school metal braces, there is so much more going on in the world of...

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3 Tips for Recognizing TMJ Disorders

by Dr. Gemmi on October 12, 2017

You probably know a friend or family member who has a Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder, but do you really understand what it is? And most importantly would you recognize the symptoms of it if you were to experience it? How do you know if that twinge in the jaw is something serious or not? Here are 3 tips for recognizing and treating TMJ Disorders: The TMJ joints are on either side of the back of your jaw and are responsible for the proper movement of the lower mandible. There is...

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Fall 2017 Family Events in Philadelphia You Should Check Out

by Dr. Gemmi on October 11, 2017

The weather is getting cooler and the leaves are changing color. Fall is here! It is a great season of family time before the winter weather keeps us all stuck in the house. There is so much to do to celebrate Halloween and the fall season so make sure you don’t miss out. Here are some Fall 2017 family events in the Philadelphia area you should check out: Apple Festival at Peddler’s Village Do you and your kids love everything apple? Then you will want to save the date for the...

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5 Tips for Improving Your Dental Health

by Dr. Gemmi on September 18, 2017

Dentists out of all the medical professions tend to get a bad reputation. People tend to associate the dentist with pain, making them afraid to step one foot into the office even if they are experiencing tooth pain or discomfort. What many people don’t realize is that with the skill of dentists today and the technology at their disposable, a trip to the dentist is not something to dread. Dentists out of all the medical professions tend to get a bad reputation. People tend to associate...

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Why Braces Are a Good Back to School Accessory

by Dr. Gemmi on September 17, 2017

If your tween or teen has gotten the bad news that they need braces, they are probably dreading having to face school this year with wearing braces. While no one certainly loves wearing braces, there are some reasons for your child to get excited about going back to school with braces. If your tween or teen has gotten the bad news that they need braces, they are probably dreading having to face school this year with wearing braces. While no one certainly loves wearing braces, there are...

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7 Tips for Proper Hygiene While Wearing Braces

by Dr. Gemmi on September 17, 2017

Do you have a love/hate relationship with your braces? Hate wearing them, but love the idea of a more beautiful smile when you are done? Don’t let your mixed feelings about them keep you from taking good care of your braces and your teeth during treatment. Braces are a big investment and if you don’t take proper care of them and follow your orthodontist’s instructions you could end up with problems with your teeth later on. Brushing and flossing and keeping your brackets, wires and...

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