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Skip the Summer Sideline

  The hot summer is right around the corner. And, while you may not love the sweltering days, you probably love summer. Why? Summer is a great time to relax, reduce stress and have fun. But, summer can also not be a ton of fun if temporomandibular joint dysfunction sidelines you. For some people, summer can mean a flare in their TMJD symptoms,...
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RA or TMD?

Around 1.5 million Americans are living with a painful autoimmune condition known as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA is the result of immune system attacks on the body's joints, which causes inflammation, pain, stiffness and even loss of use in some instances. RA can affect all the joints of the body - including the jaw. "The joints of the jaw are af...
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How to Choose the Right Dentist to Straighten Teeth

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​ Are you finding it challenging to smile even when you're happy? Do you sometimes feel embarrassed by your crooked teeth or just have this feeling that your simile is not beautiful enough? If you want to realign your teeth and brighten up your smile, you have probably started searching for the best person for the job. But how exactly should you ha...
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Children Who Snore

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​ Have you noticed your child snoring at night? Are you worried about whether this is normal and wondering if you should be doing something about it? You've probably heard just how vital quality sleep is to the healthy development of children, so it makes sense that you're worried. According to Sleepforkids.org, an estimated 3 percent of children d...
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Getting Used to Braces

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​ How long does it take to get used to braces? How will they feel in my mouth? Will they hurt when the doctor puts them on? These are some of the questions you'll probably have leading up to getting braces. Many people are worried about getting braces on their teeth because they think it will be very painful. However, you won't feel any pain while ...
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Brushing With Braces

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​ Maintaining proper oral health is very important, but it's even more important when you have braces. Many people are curious about brushing with braces, but it shouldn't pose any challenge if you follow the tips below. Brushing and Regular Cleaning If you can, it pays to brush after every meal when you are living with braces. At the very least, t...
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Too Old for Orthodontics?

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Are you an adult contemplating what orthodontics can do for you? Do you feel you've waited too long and now it seems orthodontics may not be right for you? Well, don't write it off yet. The ideal time to make changes to the positioning of your teeth is during childhood because that is when your mouth is still growing and developing. But, there's ne...
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Can TMJD Go Away on Its Own?

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​ Some 10 million Americans are believed to be affected by temporomandibular joint disorder , or TMJDs. TMJD symptoms commonly include pain or tenderness of the jaw, pain in both or either of the temporomandibular joints, pain in or around the ear, pain or difficulty with chewing, and locked joints that may make opening or closing the mouth difficu...
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What Is Digital Smile Design?

​ What do you do when your smile makes you unhappy? We feel happier and a lot more confident when we smile, and we exude a kind of positivity. So when we're unhappy with our smile, we smile less often and it can actually begin to affect our confidence and mood. A Cosmetic Procedure That Enhances Your Smile When you deal with a smile you're less tha...
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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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Don’t Extract Teeth for Braces: Get a Second Opinion

Extracting teeth for braces is outdated, but unfortunately it's still being done all around the country. Many older orthodontists and dentists were trained to extract teeth in order to help the bite align better. However, modern dentistry has come a long way, and this is where the importance of choosing an orthodontist or dentist who values continu...
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Jaw Surgery Is Usually NOT the Answer

Our jaws are one of the most complicated moving parts in our bodies. There is cartilage, bone, muscle and even nerves that all play a role in how the jaw functions on a day-to-day basis. When there's a problem with any part of the jaw, it can cause pain that can even show up in the ears, head, face, neck and shoulders. Unfortunately, many doctors a...
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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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DR. BUCK'S PHILOSOPHY

Epigenetic Orthodontics can open and protect the airway enhancing breathing both during sleep and awake activities.

Dr. Buck practices a philosophy that integrates airway into all diagnosis and treatments. Dentistry has traditionally not considered the airway when planning dental treatments. Fortunately, today there is a rapidly growing movement that now recognizes how dentistry can have an impact on the airway which affects breathing during sleep. If dental treatments, including TMJ, orthopedic and orthodontics are well planned the result can be that the airway is protected or even enhanced. There is a clear link between underdeveloped and retruded jaws together with narrow dental arches that puts a patient at risk for sleep breathing disorders.

Please visit this site for more information; Airway Health

WOW! A 54% decrease in forward head posture; 164% increase in the antero-posterior size of the airway; 176% increase in the lateral size of the airway all from epigenetically centered jaw development orthopedics. This is the future of orthodontics!​
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