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Can Pacifiers Really Harm Your Child’s Teeth?

Oak Park, IL – Pacifiers can be a lifesaver for parents, by providing comfort to their infants by relieving the child’s sucking reflex. In some cases, they can even be lifesaving. But how long is too long to allow your child to use his pacifier? “The Academy of General Dentistry acknowledges that there are benefits…

Don’t Try This At Home

La Grange, IL – These days, there’s a YouTube video for just about everything you can imagine. One recently sparked some controversy in the Oak Park orthodontics world and beyond. A YouTube user named Jamila Garza posted a video about how she closed a gap in her teeth using nothing more than some rubber bands.…

Early Orthodontic Treatment

One of the most common questions we’re asked during an orthodontic consult is “Why do I see so many 8 years olds with braces these days?” An excellent article published by the Wall Street Journal discusses the pros and cons of early treatment. In summary, early or “two-phase” treatment is orthodontic treatment before all the…