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Is Vaping Bad for your Teeth?

Vaping and using e-cigarettes have become more and more popular over the past decade, especially among teens. Although they feel like they aren’t harming their bodies because they aren’t inhaling unhealthy tobacco smoke, there are other problems to consider- like the harmful effects of nicotine and other chemicals in the e-liquid create in the mouth.… Read more »

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The Most Common Types of Retainers

Braces and clear aligners will straighten your teeth and correct your bite. Retainers will keep them straight. If you don’t wear retainers when you finish orthodontic treatment, your teeth will slowly (and sometimes quickly) want to go back to the way they were before, so retainers are very important. They need to be worn for… Read more »

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7 Tips for Getting the Best Invisalign Results

Not all Invisalign results are the same! You probably know someone who was super happy with their Invisalign results, and you probably know someone else who wasn’t very happy. Why do some people get amazing results while others struggle? Here are our Top 7 Tips for Achieving the Best Invisalign Results: Choose an Orthodontist with… Read more »

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How to Manage the Cost of Braces

People often ask, “How much do braces cost a month?” It’s hard to answer “What is the average cost of braces per month”, because it varies for each person depending on many factors, including: • The severity of the case • How long the treatment period is • The age of the patient • What… Read more »

6 Tips For Choosing a Great Orthodontist

Choosing an orthodontist is a big deal! Why? Because the orthodontist is usually the first professional your child encounters who will change the way he/she looks. Also, the results of orthodontic treatment can differ dramatically depending on the treatment plan, training, skill level, and attentiveness to detail of the doctor. When it comes to your… Read more »

Sadie Explains How to Win $500

Sadie Cardall will teach you how to get your name in Cardall Orthodontics’ bumper magnet drawing and win $500!   Step 1: Get magnets from our office (hint: put them on all your vehicles for more chances to win). Step 2: Put magnet on your car and drive around with pride. When our team sees… Read more »

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Metal Braces VS. Ceramic Braces

When you are ready to start your orthodontic treatment, you have several options for the types of braces to fit your needs. The three most common are metal braces, clear braces, and clear aligners. A lot of people think Invisalign clear aligners sound convenient, but some know they wouldn’t be great at wearing the aligners… Read more »

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The Pros and Cons of Invisalign Treatment

Are you thinking of getting Invisalign® for yourself but wondering if it’s the right treatment choice for you? This is a very common question. We are often asked if traditional braces are a better choice than Invisalign invisible braces, or whether Invisalign can get the same results as braces. We’ll provide some answers below. Pros… Read more »