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Halitosis and Causes of Chronic Bad Breath

April 1, 2020

Halitosis is the clinical word used to describe chronic bad breath. It is estimated that 25% of...

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How Much Do Braces Cost at Cardinal Orthodontics?

March 24, 2020

One of the most asked questions we get during a patient’s new exam appointment with our office...

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Free Video Exams From the Comfort of Your Own Home

March 18, 2020

Did you know Cardinal Orthodontics offers complimentary video exams? That’s right! You can learn about your orthodontic...

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March is National Nutrition Month | Healthy Tips and Tricks

March 4, 2020

Help us celebrate national nutrition month at Cardinal Orthodontics by learning healthy, nutritious ways to care for...

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What to Do This St. Patrick’s Day In St. Louis, Missouri

February 25, 2020

Looking for something to do this St. Patrick’s Day in St. Louis? We put together a list...

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A Guide to the Perfect Valentines Day Gift for Him or Her

February 6, 2020

With Valentines Day quickly approaching, there are a lot of people searching for the perfect gift to...

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Introducing Cardinal Orthodontics’ Start a Smile Foundation

January 13, 2020

Beginning January 2020, Cardinal Orthodontics will be accepting applications on behalf of their new partnership with Start...

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What Are Braces Made of and How Do They Work?

December 16, 2019

As Orthodontists, we are often asked, “what are braces made of?” and, “how do they work?” The...

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Overbite, Underbite, and Crossbite… What Do These Bite Disorders Mean?

November 27, 2019

Overbites, underbites and crossbites are all different types of malocclusion or bite disorders. Most of the time...

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Do I Need Braces? | Signs That Orthodontics Will Benefit Your Smile

November 12, 2019

“Do I NEED braces?” The best way to determine whether or not you and/or your child needs...

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October is National Dental Hygiene Month | Celebrate Your Smile

October 15, 2019

Since October is national dental hygiene month, we’d like to express extreme gratitude to all the hard...

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Building Self-Confidence at Cardinal Orthodontics

September 30, 2019

Building self-confidence at Cardinal Orthodontics is what we enjoy the most about coming to work everyday! We...

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20 Ways to Enjoy Fall in St. Louis

September 24, 2019

Looking for family outings this fall in St. Louis? Look no further! Here at Cardinal Orthodontics, we...

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What to Pack in School Lunch for Children With Braces

September 3, 2019

It’s no secret that back-to-school time can be a bit stressful for both kids and parents. However,...

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All About Your Wisdom Teeth | How They Affect Your Oral Health

August 28, 2019

Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are the last of your teeth to erupt in your mouth....

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What You Need to Know About Wearing a Sports Mouth Guard with Braces

August 1, 2019

Mouth guards are used to protect the teeth from damage or injury in contact sports, especially for people...

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The Benefits of Rinsing with Warm Salt Water

June 11, 2019

Many Orthodontists and Dentists suggest rinsing with warm salt water 2-3 times a day during the first...

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Benefits of an Electric Toothbrush

June 6, 2019

We all know that brushing your teeth is very important in order to maintain good oral health,...

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Panoramic Dental X-rays in Orthodontics | Why They are Important

May 1, 2019

Panoramic dental x-rays are most commonly used by orthodontic specialists in the field of dentistry as a...

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Expose and Ligation Procedure on Impacted Teeth

April 3, 2019

Sometimes teeth do not form properly and can end up getting stuck or “impacted” below the gum...

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Dental Cleanings Before, During, and After Orthodontic Treatment

March 28, 2019

It is a common assumption while a person is undergoing orthodontic treatment that they do not need...

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Common Misconceptions about Braces | Questions & Myths

March 26, 2019

There are many misconceptions and myths about braces that have been debunked time and time again. Here...

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The Importance of Fluoride in Toothpaste & Mouthwash

February 27, 2019

What is Fluoride? At Cardinal Orthodontics, we recommend the use of any toothpaste or mouthwash that contains...

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The Purpose of Rubber Bands in Orthodontic Treatment

February 20, 2019

Has your orthodontist recommended the use of rubber bands (elastics) in orthodontic treatment but you aren’t sure...

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Can Teenagers Get Invisalign?

February 19, 2019

Today, more and more teens are opting for Invisalign orthodontic treatment over traditional metal braces. When Invisalign...

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Cardinal Orthodontics Best of Webster Groves Award

February 6, 2019

Cardinal Orthodontics Receives Best of Webster Groves Award Cardinal Orthodontics has been selected for the 2018 Best of...

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What to Expect When Getting Braces On

Many people are unsure what to expect when getting their braces on. It can be a very...

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The Difference Between Clear and Metal Braces

January 31, 2019

What is the difference between clear and metal braces? This is a common question among new patients...

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Effects of Thumb Sucking Habits

January 29, 2019

My child is sucking their thumb. Is this normal? Sucking on thumbs or pacifiers is a natural,...

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Keeping Good Oral Hygiene While in Braces

Keeping your teeth clean while wearing braces can be difficult, but not impossible. There are many different...

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What is Decalcification?

January 28, 2019

What is Decalcification? Decalcification, or “Decal” is the permanent weakening and erosion of the tooth’s enamel (the...

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What to Expect at your First Orthodontic Visit

January 23, 2019

First Orthodontic Visit Your first visit to Cardinal Orthodontics is an exciting time! It is a chance...

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When Is the Right Time to See an Orthodontist?

January 21, 2019

Parents often wonder when the right time is for their child to see an Orthodontist.  It can...

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Scheduling a Virtual Consultation at Cardinal Orthodontics

October 15, 2018

Virtual Consultations at Cardinal Orthodontics                         ...

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Braces or Invisalign?

September 24, 2018

Braces or Invisalign? Learn which Treatment Option is Best for You. Looking to straighten your smile, but...

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Cardinal Orthodontics Free Retainers for Life Program

August 17, 2017

Free Retainers for Life! In honor of our partnership with Dr. Peter Crump, Cardinal Orthodontics is pleased...

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Fry Orthodontics Announces Expansion with Cardinal Orthodontics

August 3, 2017

Cardinal Orthodontic Specialists is excited to announce their new office in St. Louis.

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COVID-19

Due to the stay-at-home order that has been issued for St. Louis, Cardinal Orthodontics will be temporarily closed until April 24th to comply with all mandates.

Although we will not be seeing patients during this time, we will be answering phone calls for those of you who have orthodontic questions or concerns. 314-962-6242.

We appreciate your patience as we strive to do our part to support the public health and safety of our community.