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What is Pre-Orthodontics, and who should get it?

Dr Devine Orthodontics

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Orthodontics is a field of dentistry that focuses on using braces or clear aligners to straighten crooked teeth, close gaps, and properly align the jaw biting pattern. Many people are familiar with the concept of orthodontics, although the term pre-orthodontics may sound foreign. The idea behind pre-orthodontics is to …

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How can I tell if my Kid will need Orthodontic Treatment?

Dr Devine Orthodontics

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Many teens get braces to achieve straight teeth. These days, it seems like a right of passage for kids. Does that mean that getting braces is inevitable? Not necessarily. However, there are significant signs that reveal whether braces could be in your child’s future. So today on the blog, …

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How Thumb Sucking Changes your Child’s Face

Dr Devine Myofunctional Therapy

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Thumb sucking is natural for babies as a way to soothe themselves. However, children should cease thumb sucking by age one. Many parents find it difficult to wean their child from thumb sucking, especially since it cannot be taken away like a pacifier or bottle. However, prolonged thumb-sucking could …

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What to do if your SureSmile Aligners Break while on Summer Vacation

Dr Devine clear braces

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Summer vacation is a time intended for relaxation and fun. However, when your SureSmile aligner breaks, it can cause panic and stress. Breaking your SureSmile aligner is a dental emergency as your teeth may change position if you fail to replace the aligner within a few days. Locating a …

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Can you get Straight Teeth without Braces?

Dr Devine clear braces

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN For years, putting braces on teens after their permanent teeth erupt has been the go-to solution for straightening teeth. In addition, many of these patients may undergo tooth extractions to make room in their mouths. But research and advancements in dentistry have proven that you don’t have to get …