I've worked as an orthodontist for over 10 years and I still enjoy what I do. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people, and the friendships that I've built with my patients ...
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I am diabetic and have to undergo an orthodontic treatment. Will my diabetes affect my healing process?
If the diabetes is under control, you can proceed with your orthodontic treatment. READ MORE
My daughter’s middle tooth seems to be out of line from the remaining teeth. Can this be corrected with braces?
Yes, age 10 is a good time to get your daughter checked by an orthodontist for braces. READ MORE
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