Blog Posts in 2014

Caring for Your Smile after Damon® Smile Treatment

After you complete your orthodontic treatment at our Stevensville or Annapolis, MD office and have your Damon Smile braces removed, you will most likely be given a retainer to wear by Dr. Philip ...
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How to Care for Your Invisalign® Aligners

Is it possible to straighten the teeth without braces? Yes, it is. Welcome to the world of Invisalign aligners. Invisalign aligners are made from a clear, thermoplastic material that is custom made to ...
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How to Floss with Braces

The Philbin & Reinheimer Orthodontics team knows that oral hygiene is important, whether you have braces on your teeth or not. But if you are a person who wears braces, caring for your teeth and ...
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What is a palatal expander?

If Dr. Philip Philbin and Dr. Ora Reinheimer and our team at Philbin & Reinheimer Orthodontics have recommended a palatal expander, you might be wondering what it is and how it will help you. A ...
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What's in my mouth? A Rundown of Orthodontic Appliances

Dr. Philip Philbin and Dr. Ora Reinheimer and our team correct the alignment of your teeth and jaws so that you can speak clearly, chew food effectively, and look attractive when you smile. We do this ...
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Invisalign® vs. Traditional Braces

A great smile can go a long way. Scientific research suggests that people who smile are perceived as more attractive and confident than those who don’t flash their pearly whites. When it comes ...
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Damon Smile®

Damon Smile braces are passive, self-ligating braces, which means they don’t need elastic o-rings to keep the wires in their desired position. This system uses small sliding doors to allow the ...
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Halloween Fun with Braces

Halloween is a favorite holiday among children due to the festive games, imaginative costumes, and candy. Modern celebrations stem from a combination of traditions from Pagan and Christian traditions ...
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Not-So-Sweet Sweets: The five worst candies to eat during orthodontic treatment

Sticky, hard, and gooey: these candies fill your dopamine receptors with spasms of sugar-filled joy, but if you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment at Philbin & Reinheimer Orthodontics to ...
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Is Invisalign Teen® right for my child?

Straightening your teeth with traditional braces used to be something of a public affair. While traditional teeth-straightening methods yielded high-quality results, it was also essentially impossible ...
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October is National Orthodontic Health Month

What does the month of October mean to you? For people in the northern hemisphere, October is when the weather starts to get a little chilly: heavy jackets might come out of storage and the summer ...
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Orthodontics and Whole Body Health

In recent years, many links have been established between orthodontic treatments and whole body health. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, researchers have ...
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Who benefits from Invisalign®?

One problem with trying to answer the question as to who benefits from Invisalign is that the simple answer is “almost everyone.” The see-through, almost invisible aligners for ...
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