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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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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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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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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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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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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Braces Colors

No matter how bad you’ve always wanted straight teeth, the thought of having to wear braces for so long can leave many patients feeling discouraged. As with most things in life, it’s all about perspective! Try focusing on the positives such as defining your braces style with different color combinations. It’s great to start planning ahead, even if you haven’t gotten your braces put on yet. If you already have them, you can change colors next time you come in so now is the perfect time to start brainstorming.

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Never Too Old for Braces

Thanks to social media and an ever-growing digital presence in the day-to-day lives of people around the world, appearance is arguably more relevant today than in any other period in history. Whether you’re looking for love or searching for your next career move, your profile picture on apps and websites will likely be seen long before you meet someone face to face.

For some, finances in childhood made achieving that dream smile impossible; others just didn’t see it as a priority. But times have certainly changed.

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How to Brush With Braces

For anyone new to braces, learning how to care for your teeth and the wires being used to shape them can seem like a confusing, complicated process. In many ways, brushing your teeth after you’ve had braces put on is very similar to the routine you likely had before braces. However, there are a few things to consider.

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Need Braces? Don't Do-It-Yourself


The trend of do-it-yourself braces is sweeping the country, but many dentists and orthodontists warn patients that taking matters into their own hands could be dangerous and cause long-term damage. A quick Google search unlocks a plethora of DIY tutorials and videos ranging from how to grow your own windowsill herb garden to how to turn your bike into a Pokémon Go machine to how to make your own braces. While people may feel DIY braces are a cheaper alternative to going to the orthodontist to be fitted for braces, it may end of costing more in the long run.

According to a recent survey from the American Association of Orthodontists, 13 percent of orthodontists see patients who have attempted DIY teeth straightening.2 While the process of DIY braces may sound easy and quick, they can ultimately do more harm than good.[1] Reports indicate people are using rubber bands around two front teeth to draw the teeth together, closing the gap. Medical professionals say this may sound simple enough, but because the rubber band could imbed itself into the gum leading to an infection, it’s much more dangerous than people think. Additionally, the rubber band can travel to the root of the tooth causing the tooth to fall out.

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Chronic Pain Bites the Dust: Correcting the Bite with Orthotic Therapy

For people who suffer from chronic pain and headaches that are symptomatic of TMJ, realigning and correcting the bite can make all the difference. TMJ patients generally suffer from a range of symptoms including chronic headaches or migraines, jaw pain, and tenderness, difficulty chewing, facial pain and locking of the temporomandibular joints. Yet, what many people don’t realize about the disorder is that a misaligned bite is almost always the root cause. With over 15 years of experience in treating TMJ patients, Dr. Buck’s unique treatment focuses on realigning the bite to relieve TMJ-related pain and symptoms.

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