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Adults Are Doing This Way More Than They Used To!

​ Since 1996, the number of adults getting braces and orthodontic work has risen by 40 percent, proving braces aren't just for kids and teens anymore. Orthodontic treatment has always been an option for adults, but for years there has been a stigma around adults - particularly working professionals - with metal wires and brackets on their teeth. No...
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There’s a New Way to Create Confidence

​ It seems obvious that such a prominent part of your face like your smile could have an effect on your confidence levels, but research to back it up is always helpful! Invisalign teamed up with Harris Poll and interviewed more than 2,000 people to find out whether straightening their teeth improved their lives, including increasing confidence and ...
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The Best Age for an Orthodontic Evaluation

​ Many people think braces are just for teenagers and that there's no need to even think about orthodontic treatment for kids until all their baby teeth have fallen out. But that's not the case! Here at Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics, we recommend an orthodontic evaluation between the ages of 6 and 8. One of our core focuses is to help spread the ...
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Going Back to School with Braces

​ Kids are back at school, and sometimes as the school year progresses, kids' anxiety amps up with homework due dates, sports commitments and extracurricular activities. For teens who got braces over the summer, there's often an extra element of anxiety when it comes to spending all day around their peers, trying to keep their braces free of food a...
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Scientists Develop Coatings to Combat Bacteria on Retainers and Aligners

​ In the past, many adults and teens avoided orthodontic treatments because they hated the idea of metal brackets and wires. The social stigma surrounding braces, along with the potential for daily discomfort and sometimes even pain, was enough for many to choose to just live with less-than-perfect teeth and the additional care that goes into tryin...
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Risk Factors for Sleep Apnea: An Informative Checklist

​ Approximately one in four adults in the United States is affected by obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, but most cases go undiagnosed. Lack of awareness among both medical professionals and patients is one of the main contributors to the low number of diagnoses. It's important to understand which factors place you more at risk for developing sleep ...
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Dwarfism: Helping Develop the Mid-Face

​ Children who are born with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism, suffer from a genetic condition that only affects about one in 15,000 to 40,000 people, according to MedLine, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Aside from the most well-known symptoms of this condition, which include shorter stature, upper arms and thi...
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Correcting Mouth Breathing Can Help Children Avoid Braces

​ Is there evidence your child is not breathing correctly? This can start as early as 4 to 6 years old. Is your child not sleeping well, or is he snoring? This is a sign there is a problem with the airway, which means there will be a change or problem with the growth and development of the face. Children who undergo growth treatment with Dr. Buck a...
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FAQs About Braces

​ Learning you or a loved one needs braces can be overwhelming. You may find yourself wondering how long you will have to wear them, whether they will hurt and how you take care of your teeth with all that metal on them. Today we've compiled some of our most Frequently Asked Questions about braces to help put your mind at ease and answer some of yo...
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Oral Hygiene Hacks for Life with Braces

​ Life with braces can be frustrating, even when you know the results will be worth it in the end. Here are a few hacks to help you when life with braces gets challenging. Hack No. 1: Make an On-the-Go Kit Rarely do things go wrong when you're at home with everything you need right at your disposal. This is why creating an on-the-go braces kit can ...
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Treating Children During Their Growing Years

When it comes to our children, we always want to do what's best for them, but sometimes it's genuinely hard to know what exactly that is. This is especially true when it comes to their health and development. With so many conflicting philosophies and advice from different books, experts and even television shows, it's frustrating to say the least. ...
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What Is Malocclusion?

You may have heard the word before at your dentist, but have you ever wondered what malocclusion actually is? The word malocclusion means "bad bite," and it refers to the way the teeth and jaw fit together when the mouth is closed. If things don't fit correctly, this is considered malocclusion. It can lead to pain in the jaw, teeth, ears, head and ...
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Stop Losing Sleep This May with Better Sleep Month

  Every May marks Better Sleep Month, which focuses on educating the world about how good sleep can affect your health and quality of life. The month of education is sponsored by the Better Sleep Council, which pulls out all the stops to help educate the public during this important month with things like: Tips and inspirational posts on socia...
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Bad Habits That Cause Jaw Pain and How to Stop Doing Them

We all have habits in our life we know aren’t good for us, but when they begin to cause us actual pain, it’s time to do something about it. For those who suffer from untreated TMJ disorder, jaw pain is a regular part of life. Read on to learn about habits that can make the pain worse and cause more problems for your jaw. 

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There’s No Age Limit to Wanting Straight Teeth and Healthy Jaws

Dr. Buck helps patients of all ages remodel their jawbone structure and straighten teeth. He’s helped many patients even over the age of 60. No one is too old to make changes to their teeth and jaw. You deserve to look and feel your best no matter your age.

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5 Ways to Make a Dentist Appointment More Enjoyable

Very few people look forward to their dental appointments with excited anticipation. In fact, according to research done over decades, most people actively avoid or dread their dental appointments even though they know these checkups are vital to their oral and overall health. Here are a few steps you can take to make your next dentist appointment more enjoyable and less stressful.

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What Is Epigenetics?

One of the first questions we’re asked by new and prospective patients when they hear our name, Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics, is, What exactly is epigenetics and what does it mean when it comes to dentistry? Read on to learn the basics about epigenetics and our revolutionary strategy at oral care and development, and what it means for you or your loved one.

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Early Dental Visits Mean Healthier Teeth for Life

A recent survey from the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Michigan shows that one in six parents who have received no advice from doctors are likely to wait until age 4 or older to seek dental care for their children, even though the recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Dental Association suggest dental care should begin no later than age 1 or when the first teeth appear.

Early dental visits are extremely important in promoting a lifetime of healthy teeth and oral health habits, said Dr. David Buck, founder of Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics in Lynnwood, Washington.

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New Material Could Prevent Bracket Stains from Braces

Most people who have worn braces remember the excitement of the day the braces finally came off. Whether the brackets had been on for years or months, unveiling a new smile can be an incredible feeling. However, the discoloration that can occur on teeth during the process of straightening them with braces can be discouraging and frustrating and put a damper on the big day.

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Don’t Live with Dry Mouth

According to Dentistry IQ, one in four adults in the United States currently suffers from dry mouth. Although it seems like producing less saliva than normal is no big deal, it can actually lead to serious dental problems, according to Dr. David Buck, founder of Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics in Lynnwood, Washington.

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