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The Difference Between Adult and Kids Orthodontic Treatment

With all the amazing developments made in orthodontics in recent years, like clear removable Invisalign aligners, many of the patients we serve at our Newport Coast orthodontics practice are adults, even though orthodontics is commonly associated with children and teens. There are some significant differences between adult and childhood orthodontic treatment that are worth knowing before making the decision to pursue treatment. Below, we’ve outlined the key differences so you’re aware of how treatment differs for adults and kids.

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Invisalign vs. Braces

At Starnes Orthodontics, we have a range of treatment options in order to best fit the different orthodontic situations we see in our patients. Two of our most popular treatments are braces and Invisalign and in certain patients may have the choice between the two.

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Why Is The Summer The Best Time For Orthodontics?

School is almost out and the summer sun is on its way. From exciting trips to amazing food at those summer barbeques, it’s also the perfect time for your kids to get started on the path to a new, healthier smile. Starting orthodontic treatment during the summer is perfect for kids compared to the rest of the year, but you’re probably wondering why. Here are some advantages to starting orthodontic treatment in the summertime.

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The Retention Phase of Orthodontics

At Starnes Orthodontics, our aim is to provide all those in and around Newport Coast, Newport Beach, and Costa Mesa with high-quality braces and other orthodontic treatments. As your trusted Costa Mesa orthodontist, we want to see you attain a healthier and straighter smile and we’ll be with you every step of the way. While many of our patients are thrilled when it’s finally time to take their braces off, it’s important to remind you that the orthodontic process isn’t over quite yet. There’s still one last critical phase of the entire procedure – the retention phase.

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Should You Floss Before or After Brushing?

At Starnes Orthodontics, we understand the value of a healthy smile. That’s why we’re proud to be your Newport Beach orthodontist that specializes in braces and Invisalign. However, you should also know that attaining a healthy smile is about more than just our orthodontic treatments – it’s about maintaining a strong oral hygiene regimen as well. When it comes to oral hygiene, one question that we get asked very frequently is whether you should brush or floss first.

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