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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions call us at (515) 987-1305.

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An Orthodontic Retainer: Insurance Well Spent for Keeping Your New Smile
... If you would like more information on improving your smile through orthodontics, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Get Ahead of Bite Problems with Interceptive Orthodontics
...We often can through interceptive orthodontics...

Your Teen Could get a Straighter Smile with Clear Aligners Rather than Braces
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Clear Aligners for Teens: User-Friendly Orthodontics...

Finding the Right Solution for Your Gummy Smile
...If, on the other hand it’s the teeth’s position and not the jaw causing gum prominence, we may be able to correct it with orthodontics...

How to Treat the Problem of Teeth that Never Developed
...This all may entail a team approach by various specialties like orthodontics, periodontics and implantology...

Correcting a Poor Bite Improves Dental Health as Well as Smile Appearance
...This art of correction—moving teeth back to the positions where they belong—is the focus of a dental specialty called orthodontics...

Loose Permanent Teeth is a Problem - take Action Now
...We may also recommend orthodontics to create a better bite or reshape the teeth's biting surfaces by grinding away small selected portions of tooth material so they generate less force...

The Case for Moving Just a Few Teeth Orthodontically
We often associate orthodontics with moving several teeth on the upper or lower arches (or both) with braces or clear aligners...

Transform Your Smile and Dental Health by Correcting Your Bad Bite
... That's where orthodontics, the dental specialty for moving teeth, can work wonders...

Why Big Bang Theory Actress Mayim Bialik Couldn't Have Braces
...You’ll get an individualized evaluation, a solution that fits your lifestyle — and a great-looking smile! For more information about hard-to-see (or truly invisible) orthodontics, please contact our office or schedule a consultation...

A Little Orthodontic Magic Could Help an Impacted Tooth Erupt
...We may still need to apply other forms of orthodontics and cosmetic procedures, but using this procedure to rescue impacted canines can produce a healthier and more attractive smile...

Orthodontics: More Than Straightening a Crooked Smile
... But orthodontics isn’t first and foremost a cosmetic treatment...

Orthodontic Headgear: What It Is and Why It May be Needed
... While it may not look pretty, orthodontic headgear is capable of moving teeth into their proper positions in a relatively short period of time — and ending up with a great-looking smile is what orthodontics is all about...

You May Need Orthodontics Before Replacing a Missing Tooth
...Although orthodontics adds to the time and expense of restoration, its often necessary to achieve the best result...

The Graduation Season is the Perfect Time to Review Dental Health
...It's also not too late to consider orthodontics: Braces or the increasingly popular clear aligners can straighten almost anyone's teeth at any age, as long as the person is in reasonably good health...

Miley Cyrus's Little Secret: Straightening Her Smile With Lingual Braces
...To learn more, read the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Lingual Braces” and “The Magic of Orthodontics...

Crazy Little Thing Called... Hyperdontia?
... If you have questions about tooth extraction or orthodontics, please contact our office or schedule a consultation...

Vivica Fox and Zendaya Have This in Common: A Gorgeous Smile
...Orthodontics...

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