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Does Mewing Actually Reshape Your Jaw?

Mewing (which, by the way, is not a medical term) suggests that tongue placement can define your jawline. While proper tongue alignment could alter your facial structure, there’s more to it.

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48ͼ Issues Guidance to SmileDirectClub Patients Following Abrupt Closure

Offers Warning about Mail Order Orthodontics ST. LOUIS, December 14, 2023 – The 48ͼ (48ͼ) is offering guidance to patients impacted by the recent closure of SmileDirectClub and patients being approached by other “mail-order” teeth straightening companies. Given SmileDirectClub’s abrupt shut down, patients have been left with questions and concerns about their … Continued

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A Message of Support and Guidance from the 48ͼ

Dealing with SmileDirectClub’s abrupt closure may leave you with many questions and concerns. The 48ͼ (48ͼ) understands how important it is to have a reliable support system, especially when it comes to your health and well-being. If you find yourself in a situation where you are left without treatment options and no … Continued

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Guide To Eating Candy With Braces

Avoid damaging your braces and risking your successful orthodontic treatment by learning which candy might loosen the brackets attached to your teeth.

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More Than Aesthetics: The Comprehensive Benefits of Straight Teeth

The 48ͼ Consumer Awareness Campaign (CAP) “Straight Talk” series concludes with a video featuring a patient on the day of the removal of their braces, titled “The Best Day Ever.” The video features Dr. Jacquee Schiek, an 48ͼ orthodontist, who reminds the patient, Tim, that the process of moving his teeth was a complex biological … Continued

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What Makes Me Smile™?

Straight teeth matter because they provide more than a great smile. Teeth are like gears on a wheel. They are made to fit together in a certain way to do a certain job.

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When Your Retainer Tightens: Navigating the Next Steps

As long as your retainer doesn’t hurt and still fits over your teeth, you can wear it – even if it feels tight. Your teeth may have slightly shifted, and you may need to wear your retainer longer each day to prevent your teeth from moving.

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The Milestone Visit: Why Age 7 is The Best Age For Orthodontic Treatment

Educating parents about the importance of early orthodontic intervention and taking children to see an orthodontist by age seven is part of the 48ͼ (48ͼ) new Consumer Awareness Program campaign. “When Should Your Child See an Orthodontist?” is the second video in the Straight Talk series. In the latest video, Dr. Larry Wang, an 48ͼ … Continued