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Braces hurt when it’s cold outside?

Does that Milwaukee winter weather seem to cause discomfort on your braces and teeth? Cold weather can lead to some tooth pain and affect the way your braces feel.  Teeth will expand and contract when responding to extreme cold temperatures.  When this occurs, your teeth may become more sensitive causing your braces to feel a…
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4 Ways Your Smile Changes As You Age

It’s no secret, as you age, so does your smile. Teeth wear down as we chew our way through a lifetime of meals. Did you also know, teeth can move and shift well into adulthood? Here’s a roundup of 4 common changes orthodontists see in patients as they age:

1. Bottom teeth crowding

As you age, your jaw bone loses density and shrinks. The mismatched size of the jaw bone with teeth can lead to crowding of the bottom front teeth. Crowding can also occur because other issues such as breathing through your mouth, reverse swallowing, tongue thrusting or facial trauma.

2. Front teeth gap

Space between two front teeth is referred to as a diastema, and it can develop for a variety of reasons. Crowding of teeth or unproportioned jaws and teeth can cause spacing to gradually occur. Swallowing, with the pressure of your tongue pushing against your front teeth, rather than positioning itself at the roof of your mouth, can also cause teeth to separate over time. Gum disease is another trigger for spacing, because of the inflammation.

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Braces vs Clear Aligners

People who are considering orthodontic treatment usually come prepared with great questions when they consult AAO (American Association of Orthodontists) specialists. The question at the top of the list is often which type of appliance to use to correct their orthodontic problem – braces vs clear aligners? How do they decide? First, keep in mind…
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Colorful Braces Make More Than a Fashion Statement

For More Information, Contact: Dr Connell Orthodontics, (262) 786-7886   COLORFUL BRACES MAKE MORE THAN FASHION STATEMENT Brookfield, WI — For orthodontic patients who choose to make fashion statements with their mouths, colors are really heating up. From soft pastels that coordinate with a wardrobe to bright hues for celebrating holidays or expressing school spirit,…