Archive for November 2019

Smoking During Orthodontic Treatment

We all know that smoking cigarettes and tobacco can be harmful to our overall health in many ways. Smoking can cause problems for the throat and lungs, but also for the mouth, teeth, and oral health. What Happens if I Smoke During Orthodontic Treatment? Smoking constricts the blood vessels in the ligaments, bone, and gum…

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What Parents Should Know About Gap Bands

At Garlock Orthodontics, we know the importance of healthy, straight teeth. Having a beautiful smile can improve self-esteem and confidence but can also open up important career and social opportunities. Unfortunately, in an attempt to fix their own gaps, young adults and teenagers are now using “gap bands” instead of consulting with an orthodontic expert.…

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