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January 15, 2020

If you’re looking to improve your smile and are in need of a St. Louis Orthodontist, we’re...

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What Is an X-Ray and How Is It Used in Orthodontics?

January 2, 2020

An x-ray, also called a radiograph, is an imaging test regularly utilized in medical and dental fields....

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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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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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Emergencies vs. Non-Emergencies in Orthodontics

April 18, 2019

Knowing what is considered an emergency and non-emergency with braces will potentially save you unnecessary trips to...

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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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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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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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The Purpose of Spacers in Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontists use spacers during the beginning stages of treatment to help open up a couple millimeters of...

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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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How to floss with braces
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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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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What is Peridontal Disease

July 31, 2017

Periodontal disease is a very common condition which affects the gums and periodontal structures in the mouth....

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