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    Before & After: Missing Lateral Incisors

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Missing teeth is a condition that I see commonly in my orthodontic practice. Although the treatment can be challenging, there area variety of options depending on the patient's teeth and bite as well as esthetic desires and the recommendations of the dentist.  Maxillary lateral incisors are one of the most commonly missing teeth in patients.   What is a congenitally… Read more »

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    Before & After: Open Bite

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Tuesday, March 08, 2016

    What is an open bite? An open bite is a type of malocclusion where the top teeth do not overlap the bottom teeth.   What causes an open bite? Many things can cause an open bite including: Genetics and abnormal growth of the jaws Habits such as finger or thumb sucking Tongue habit (tongue thrust) or lip habit Airway problems… Read more »

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    What Does Your Orthodontist Give to Halloween Trick-Or-Treaters?

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Friday, October 31, 2014

    We can't speak for all orthodontists, but we can tell you what Dr. Jill is planning to pass out to all the cute costumed kiddos that come to her house this year (here's a hint: it's not candy)!   While some candy is better for those with braces - soft and melty chocolates are okay - most of the candy… Read more »

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    What is a Crossbite? (Part 1)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Thursday, January 16, 2014

    We have many patients who are referred by their dentist because their teeth are in "crossbite".  Crossbites can occur with either baby teeth or adult teeth and usually require orthodontic treatment for correction.  In Part 1 we focus on the most common questions patients and parents have about crossbites and show some examples of patients with crossbites.  Part 2 will… Read more »

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    Do Breastfed Babies Have Straighter Teeth?

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Wednesday, April 03, 2013

    The February 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association featured a wonderful article discussing the general and oral health benefits of breastfeeding. Even better – it urged all dentists to encourage breastfeeding for the first year of life, which is also the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics. There are many health benefits that come from… Read more »

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