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Orthodontist vs Dentist

Did you know…..?  An ORTHODONTIST is a specialist who is concerned with preventing and correcting crooked teeth. ORTHODONTISTS receive an additional two to three years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to straighten teeth and align the bite.  The orthodontist’s goal is to provide each patient with the most appropriate […]

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  • April 30, 2012
  • Braces

Best age for braces in St. Charles, St. Peters, and O’Fallon, MO

Dr. Michael Garvey (orthodontist/specialist in braces) likes to see his patients at an early age.  Unfortunately sometimes the general dentist does not pick up on the patients who can be treated interceptively at approximately age 7.  Moms are often waiting and asking if the patient should be referred to an orthodontist.  Some dentists believe that […]

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Check out the Celebrities that had Braces!!!

-Cher -Chelsea Clinton -Cindy Crawford -Daisy Fuentes -Terrell Davis -Brett Favre -Cameron Diaz -Dakota Fanning -Tom Cruise -Whoopi Goldberg -Scott Hamilton -Isaac Hanson -Angie Harmon -Ashley Judd -Nancy Kerrigan -Jason Kidd -Heather Locklear -Carl Lewis -Mary Stuart Masterson -Lila McCann -Alyssa Milano -Dominique Moceanu

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Orthodontic Fun Facts

Dr Charles Tweed was the first certified orthodontist in the US. The first “braces” were constructed by Pierre Fauchard in 1728. Fauchard’s “braces” consisted of a flat strip of metal, which was connected to teeth by pieces of thread. Bands were invented by Schange in 1841. The first bands consisted of a strip of metal, […]

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