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Does Mewing Actually Reshape Your Jaw?

You may have seen a trend online about “mewing,” a non-medical term that describes a do-it-yourself facial restructuring method. While tongue posture plays a role in facial development, mewing’s promises may be as distorted as some Instagram filters. Let’s dive into the science behind the hype, the potential pitfalls, and why consulting an American Association …

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American Association of Orthodontists Issues Guidance to SmileDirectClub Patients Following Abrupt Closure

Offers Warning about Mail Order Orthodontics ST. LOUIS, December 14, 2023 – The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) 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 …

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A Message of Support and Guidance from the American Association of Orthodontists

Dealing with SmileDirectClub’s abrupt closure may leave you with many questions and concerns. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) 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 …

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More Than Aesthetics: The Comprehensive Benefits of Straight Teeth

The AAO 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 AAO orthodontist, who reminds the patient, Tim, that the process of moving his teeth was a complex biological …

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How Old Is Too Old For Braces? Rediscover Your Smile At Any Age

In short, no, you are never too old for orthodontic treatment. Your orthodontist considers many variables when developing your customized treatment plan, but age is rarely a deciding factor. Orthodontic treatment can be as successful for adults as it is for adolescents. In fact, one in three orthodontic patients is an adult. Don’t let your …

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Dentist or Orthodontist: Navigating Your Dental Care Choices

The AAO’s newest video educates consumers about the importance of receiving treatment from an orthodontist by highlighting the educational difference between a dentist and an orthodontist. Who will accept the Golden Aligner? Watch the decision play out in the third video in the Consumer Awareness Program Straight Talk series. In this video, Dr. Enrique Cruz …

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