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      "title": "Orthodontic Treatment Isn’t A One-And-Done Process",
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      "date": "January 24, 2023",
      "excerpt": "Creating a healthy, radiant smile is a subtle process that unfolds over a time period that’s different for each person. Whether you’ve come to our orthodontist at Holladay Orthodontics ",
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          "body": "<p>Creating a healthy, radiant smile is a subtle process that unfolds over a time period that’s different for each person. Whether you’ve come to our orthodontist at Holladay Orthodontics for traditional metal braces, their ceramic cousins, or even invisible aligners, the progress of your treatment needs to be periodically assessed so we can determine whether any adjustments need to be made.</p>\n<p>Coming in for follow-up visits to our office is the best way to ensure that your treatment will be completed in the shortest possible time. This gives us the opportunity to assess the movement of your teeth into their desired locations, and to determine if we need to make adjustments to tighten the braces, or to potentially provide a new aligner tray to optimize results.</p>\n<p>Skipping appointments with our orthodontist has the potential of not only lengthening the treatment time, but also could mean we won’t be able to make sure you’re properly brushing and flossing, which can be tricky with braces. We’ll check to see if the wires and brackets are doing their job, and to look for a buildup of plaque from tiny bits of food that can get trapped and go unnoticed.</p>\n<p>Rest assured, there’s no reason for concern that an adjustment to your braces or aligners will be painful. Any discomfort will be mild and will disappear within a few days. The side effect of failing to come in for an adjustment — ineffective treatment — will cause more discomfort in the long run.</p>\n<p>With state-of-the-art technology and materials at our disposal, our orthodontist at Holladay Orthodontics aims to deliver a customized plan designed to make our treatment quick and effective. There’s simply no reason to delay orthodontic treatment, or to skip appointments that will make the path to the beautiful smile you’ve always desired as brief as possible. Please don’t hesitate to contact our office today for information or an appointment.</p>\n"
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      "title": "How Braces Affect The Foods You Eat",
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      "date": "December 23, 2020",
      "excerpt": "Most people want a smile they can be proud of — one that showcases as straight, healthy set of pearly whites. Not all smiles are perfect, however, and need a little help. That’s where",
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          "body": "<p>Most people want a smile they can be proud of — one that showcases as straight, healthy set of pearly whites. Not all smiles are perfect, however, and need a little help. That’s where braces come in. While they do come with their own challenges — like brushing and flossing — the end result at the end of treatment will be well worth it. But did you know that certain foods can damage parts of your braces, like the rubber bands, wires, or even the bracket itself?</p>\n<p>Take heart. The fact is that there are many foods you can safely eat with braces, but ideally, seek out foods that are softer in texture and avoid those that demand a lot of chewing. At the office of Holladay Orthodontics, we are committed to created healthy smiles for people of all ages, and we want you to ensure that your orthodontic experience is the best it can be. That’s why we want to offer you this handy checklist that can serve as a convenient reference guide.</p>\n<p><strong>Braces-friendly foods:</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>Dairy: soft cheese, pudding, milk-based drinks, yogurt</li>\n<li>Breads: soft tortillas, pancakes, muffins</li>\n<li>Grains: pasta, soft cooked rice</li>\n<li>Meats/poultry: soft cooked chicken, meatballs, lunchmeats</li>\n<li>Seafood: tuna, salmon, crab cakes</li>\n<li>Vegetables: mashed potatoes, spinach, beans</li>\n<li>Fruits: applesauce, bananas, fruit juice, and fruits that are cut into pieces</li>\n<li>Sweets: ice cream, milkshakes, cakes, puddings, jello</li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>Braces-unfriendly foods:</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>Chewy foods: bagels, licorice</li>\n<li>Crunchy foods: popcorn, chips, ice</li>\n<li>Sticky foods: caramel candies, chewing gum</li>\n<li>Hard foods: nuts, hard candies</li>\n<li>“Hard-bite” foods: corn on the cob, apples, carrots</li>\n</ul>\n<p>At the office of Holladay Orthodontics, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate orthodontic care. For more information on the services we provide, give us a call today.</p>\n"
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      "title": "Unexpected Issues? We’ve Got You Covered",
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      "date": "November 27, 2020",
      "excerpt": "Life can be unpredictable, and some of those random events aren’t always enjoyable. You cut your finger, your car engine won’t turn over, your house keys went missing or your child’s braces are",
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          "body": "<p>Life can be unpredictable, and some of those random events aren’t always enjoyable. You cut your finger, your car engine won’t turn over, your house keys went missing or your child’s braces are unexpectedly malfunctioning.</p>\n<p>The office of Holladay Orthodontics is committed to the orthodontic care of all of our patients. We’re especially tuned in to the possible trepidations of our juvenile patients. Some situations can be effectively managed until the next scheduled visit. Other situations, however, need to be tended to right away.</p>\n<p>Braces and other types of orthodontic appliances can become loose or damaged, often because a patient has eaten foods that were not recommended by his/her orthodontist. Other circumstances include harmful oral habits such as nail-biting, chewing on ice, and eating sticky foods like popcorn, nuts and sticky candy,</p>\n<p>Sometimes, however, even eating “the right foods” and taking proper care of one’s braces won’t be able to prevent a brace to break, a wire to fail or an elastic accessory to dislocate. Common orthodontic disturbances include:</p>\n<ul>\n<li>protruding wires</li>\n<li>a loose molar band</li>\n<li>a broken orthodontic bracket</li>\n<li>a disjointed steel ligature</li>\n<li>a dislodged elastic ligature band</li>\n<li>mouth ulcers</li>\n<li>a broken or bent removable appliance</li>\n<li>a wire completely out of its tubing</li>\n<li>a dislocated expander</li>\n</ul>\n<p>Though all of the above situations might be uncomfortable and unsettling, other problems can develop—ones that fall into the category of health emergencies. If you start experiencing severe pain, develop significant swelling or have sustained an injury to the teeth, mouth or jaws, it’s essential to get prompt medical and dental attention. Once the extent of your injury or infection has been evaluated, it will be treated appropriately.</p>\n<p>The office of Holladay Orthodontics works with your medical and dental teams to adjust, remove or replace your appliances as needed. Please don’t hesitate to call us to schedule an appointment.</p>\n"
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      "date": "October 28, 2020",
      "excerpt": "At Holladay Orthodontics, we know that orthodontic treatment is about achieving a healthy bite and beautiful smile. But it is also an opportunity to make a positive impact on someone’s life! ",
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          "body": "<p>At Holladay Orthodontics, we know that orthodontic treatment is about achieving a healthy bite and beautiful smile. But it is also an opportunity to make a positive impact on someone’s life! Let us help you and your children obtain a perfect and straight smile.</p>\n<p>While there is no exact age for children to begin orthodontic treatment because all children grow in their permanent teeth over a long span of time, it is recommended that you visit Holladay Orthodontics around the age of seven. Before then, it is up to parents to detect any warning signs that your child may need orthodontic treatment for their growing teeth. Though its not always easy to know if your child needs orthodontics, here are a few things to look for. Please take your child to see your Orthodontist at Holladay Orthodontics if they have:</p>\n<ul>\n<li>Early or late loss of baby teeth</li>\n<li>Crowded, misplaced, or blocked teeth</li>\n<li>Misaligned teeth or jaw</li>\n<li>Disproportionate jaws and teeth</li>\n<li>Hard time chewing or biting food</li>\n<li>Finger or thumb sucking</li>\n</ul>\n<p>An early evaluation at Holladay Orthodontics can mean an easier treatment plan for your child’s healthy and beautiful smile. To learn more about child orthodontics and permanent teeth versus baby teeth, please visit our orthodontic office and speak with renowned orthodontist today!</p>\n"
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      "title": "Orthodontist Office",
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      "date": "September 24, 2020",
      "excerpt": "At the office of Holladay Orthodontics, our experienced orthodontist is well equipped to help you and your loved ones smile with confidence and ease! With a compassionate chairside",
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          "body": "<p>At the office of Holladay Orthodontics, our experienced orthodontist is well equipped to help you and your loved ones smile with confidence and ease! With a compassionate chairside manner and an unwavering commitment to excellence, we make the highest quality treatments available to patients of all ages in need of orthodontic care.</p>\n<p>A beautiful smile can be a great source of pride and confidence. At our office, you can depend on specialty-trained orthodontist to bring out the best in your smile. Whether it’s the minor movement of a few teeth, or comprehensive orthodontic treatment for yourself or your child, our office provides the latest and most effective options and will keep you well informed throughout every step in care. When it comes to the alignment of malocclusions (bad bites), crooked or spaced teeth and jaw growth disharmony, we offer the most advanced and streamlined systems of care. With braces that are lower profile and less bulky than previous generations of orthodontic appliances, we can correct your bite using gentle, precise and controlled forces.</p>\n<p>The care and comfort of our patients are our top priorities. Our orthodontist and office team take the time to explain what to expect in terms of the progression of treatment and to properly care for your teeth and appliances for the best treatment outcomes. For teens and adult patients, we also offer Invisalign®[1] clear aligners, the virtually invisible method for aligning your smile. With Invisalign aligners, no one will even know you’re undergoing care. However, if you’re not a candidate for treatment with clear aligners, we also offer tooth-colored ceramic braces as a more discreet and cosmetic option in care.</p>\n<p>If you are considering the best orthodontic treatment solutions for your smile, the best thing you can do is speak with our experienced orthodontist.</p>\n<p>At the office of Holladay Orthodontics, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.</p>\n<p>[1] Invisalign is a registered trademark of Align Technology, Inc.</p>\n"
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      "title": "Orthodontic Emergencies",
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      "date": "August 25, 2020",
      "excerpt": "Life doesn’t always run smoothly. Your car gets a flat tire, you computer is malfunctioning, the local ATM is broken ? and an orthodontic emergency crops up.",
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          "body": "<p>Life doesn’t always run smoothly. Your car gets a flat tire, you computer is malfunctioning, the local ATM is broken ? and an orthodontic emergency crops up.</p>\n<p>At the start of your orthodontic care from Holladay Orthodontics, we will review with you how to handle most cases of broken or loose braces, as well as irritations due to your appliances. While some situations can be adequately managed until your next scheduled visit, others will require immediate professional attention.</p>\n<p>Orthodontic appliances can become loose and damaged, often as the result of eating the wrong foods, or harmful oral habits such as biting your nails or chewing on ice, pencils and pens. However, there are occasions when even normal usage and good care will cause a brace to break, a protruding wire to become irritation or an elastic accessory to dislodge.</p>\n<p>Common orthodontic emergencies can come in the form of:</p>\n<ul>\n<li>poking or protruding wires.</li>\n<li>a loose molar band.</li>\n<li>a loose or broken orthodontic bracket.</li>\n<li>a dislodged elastic ligature band.</li>\n<li>broken or bent removable appliances.</li>\n</ul>\n<p>Though all of the above situations might be be uncomfortable and upsetting, other problems can develop – ones that fall into the category of serious health emergencies. If you start to have severe pain, develop significant swelling or have sustained an injury to the teeth, mouth or jaws, it is essential to get prompt medical and dental attention. Once the extent of your injury or infection has been determined, it can be treated accordingly.</p>\n<p>At the office of Holladay Orthodontics, we will work with your medical and dental team to adjust, remove or replace your appliances as needed. Please don’t hesitate to call us to schedule an appointment or learn about all of our other services.</p>\n"
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      "title": "Adult Orthodontics",
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      "date": "July 24, 2020",
      "excerpt": "When it comes to the highest quality orthodontic care, you can trust the office of Holladay Orthodontics. With advanced training in all aspects of orthodontic care, you can rest assured that our ",
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          "body": "<p>When it comes to the highest quality orthodontic care, you can trust the office of Holladay Orthodontics. With advanced training in all aspects of orthodontic care, you can rest assured that our skilled specialist is well equipped to align the smiles of patients of all ages.</p>\n<p>While a generation ago it was extremely unusual to see an adult with braces on their teeth, today that is no longer the case. Thanks in large part to advances in dental technology, greater access to care, and an increased awareness of the benefits of a beautiful and healthy smile; now over twenty percent of people wearing orthodontic appliances are adults. Empowered by the knowledge that one is never too old to have orthodontic care, greater numbers of adults are actively seeking treatment for either crooked teeth or jaw problems that have bothered them since childhood, as well as to address teeth that have shifted over time due to extractions, habits, or abnormal bite patterns.</p>\n<p>Today, not only are latest generations of metal appliances substantially smaller and much less unsightly, one can also select types of braces that are even less visible. Tooth-colored ceramic braces, or a series of removable invisible aligners all effectively deliver treatment while being barely noticeable to others.</p>\n<p>Remember, it’s never too late to undergo orthodontic treatment and enjoy the benefits of an attractive, well-aligned smile. Straight teeth, a good bite, and a harmonious relationship between the upper and lower jaws are much more than just attractive physical assets; they also make it easier to clean your teeth and enjoy comfortable oral function. With today’s advances in orthodontic technology and treatment, it’s no wonder so many adults are choosing to align their smiles.</p>\n<p>At the office of Holladay Orthodontics, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.</p>\n"
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      "title": "Seeing Tangible Results With The Invisible: Clear Aligners",
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      "date": "June 10, 2020",
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          "body": "<p>Thanks to advances in orthodontic technology, today’s orthodontic patients have more options in care. While conventional braces have become much more streamlined and efficient, there are cosmetic, “tooth-colored” brackets and clear aligners that are available and able to effectively straighten smiles.  At the office of Holladay Orthodontics, our skilled specialist can assess your smile to determine which treatment plan is right for you.</p>\n<p>For many teens and adults, clear aligners offer a discreet, comfortable and convenient method of care.</p>\n<ol>\n<li><strong>VISIBILITY</strong></li>\n</ol>\n<p>The main reason why many patients choose clear aligners is that they are virtually invisible. This helps conceal the fact that the patient is undergoing orthodontic treatment, which can make some people feel self-conscious – particularly high school, college-age, and older patients.</p>\n<ol start=\"2\">\n<li><strong>REMOVABILITY</strong></li>\n</ol>\n<p>Unlike traditional braces, patients love having the ability to remove their clear aligners when they eat or brush their teeth. This allows them to continue their usual hygiene routine of brushing and flossing. Not only do clear aligners make cleaning easy, but they also offer patients the freedom to eat what they want and brush their teeth normally.</p>\n<ol start=\"3\">\n<li><strong>LIFESTYLE</strong></li>\n</ol>\n<p>People these days are so busy. Clear aligners offer a convenient option for the busy teen or adult. Appointment times are shorter than braces adjustments and the time between appointments is longer.</p>\n<ol start=\"4\">\n<li><strong>APPLICATION</strong></li>\n</ol>\n<p>There used to be a time when treatment with removable aligners was only recommended for those with minor tooth movement– i.e. a small amount of crowding. With modern technological, we can treat almost every type of bite and misalignment with clear aligners. A 3D scanner is used to capture a picture of the teeth and then Invisalign custom designs the clear aligners. The result is a much more efficient appointment.</p>\n<p><strong>Committed to healthy smiles</strong></p>\n<p>At the office of Holladay Orthodontics, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate orthodontic care. For more information on clear aligners as well as the other services we provide, give us a call today.</p>\n"
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      "date": "May 13, 2020",
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          "body": "<p>Your teeth play a vital role in your life in that they are essential for eating solid foods and speaking. They also provide you with a potentially compelling asset: a beautiful smile.</p>\n<p>Alas, as with other areas of the body, they, too, can be effected by diseases and malformations. That’s where the importance of orthopedic dental care comes into play. At the office of Holladay Orthodontics, our team of orthodontists specialize in the alignment of teeth by addressing the underlying structural problems of the mouth and jaw.</p>\n<p>Orthodontists and dentists help patients improve their oral health, but their roles are different. Dentistry is an extensive medical field that deals with the teeth, gum, nerves and jaw. Meanwhile, licensed orthodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on correcting bites and straightening teeth, most commonly by employing braces.</p>\n<p>Orthodontists also routinely diagnose and correct dental and skeletal issues that can affect the respiratory tract and/or be signs of obstructed breathing. Examples include an underdeveloped or recessed lower jaw; a high-vaulted palate (roof of the mouth); crowded teeth; and upper and lower jaws that are too narrow.</p>\n<p>These dental specialists can also identify enlarged tonsils and adenoids, as well as other issues that can contribute to sleep disorders in children, such as pediatric sleep apnea. Pediatric sleep apnea is a disorder in which your child’s breathing is partially or completely blocked many times while he or she is sleeping. Working in harmony with an interdisciplinary medical team, orthodontists can help diagnose the condition and provide corrective treatment. One of the most popular therapies is the use of oral appliances, which are custom-made dental mouthpieces that a child wears throughout the night while sleeping. The appliance prevents the air’s obstruction, helping the child breathe easier and sleep better.</p>\n<p>At the office of Holladay Orthodontics, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and our many orthodontic services, please don’t hesitate to call us today.</p>\n"
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          "body": "<p>You might be surprised by how many people say that the day they got their braces was one of the happiest days of their teen years. They might also say that the period during which they wore their wearing braces was challenging but worth it.</p>\n<p>But most of those adolescents’ orthodontic care didn’t end when they were freed from braces. Next came a retainer! This phase of a teeth-straightening treatment is just as important as the braces themselves; it plays a key role in determining the overall success of a treatment. Braces create a beautiful smile, but the retainer maintains it. At the office of Holladay Orthodontics, here are some tips for the retainer-wearing phase.</p>\n<ul>\n<li>Wear it exactly as your orthodontist directs, and don’t skip any follow-up visits.</li>\n<li>The retainer should always be in your mouth or its box. Don’t leave it lying around, lest it gets lost or damaged.</li>\n<li>Carry your retainer box with you at all times; you will need to remove the retainers for certain activities, such as eating and playing sports.</li>\n<li>Put your name and phone number on the retainer box; if it gets lost, there’s a good chance you will get it back.</li>\n<li>When putting the retainer in your mouth, push it into place with your fingers. Don’t bite it into place, which could cause it to crack or bend.</li>\n<li>Don’t let it dry out. When you’re at home and not wearing it, soak it in a glass of antibacterial liquid. If you are away from home, store the retainer in its container, keeping it slightly moist with some damp cotton wool.</li>\n<li>Don’t put your retainer in a shirt or pants pocket. Besides forgetting its location, there is also a greater chance of damaging it. The wires are especially vulnerable to being bent or broken.</li>\n<li>Don’t use toothpaste on clear or transparent retainers. That will cause small scratches and make them less invisible.</li>\n<li>Expect small movements of your teeth over time, even with the retainer. It will eventually wear out and need to be replaced.</li>\n<li>Clean the retainer regularly by holding it under cool water and rubbing it with a toothbrush. (Never use hot water, as it can distort your appliance.)</li>\n</ul>\n<p>At the office of Holladay Orthodontics, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services we provide, please call us today.</p>\n"
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          "body": "<p>Youngsters whose adult teeth grew in straight and well aligned are lucky. Their baby teeth fell out and their permanent teeth turned into a beautiful smile all on their own. But not all young people are that fortunate.</p>\n<p>At the office of (BUSINESS NAME), we aim to make sure that your child can enjoy healthy, good-looking and well-functioning permanent teeth that will last a lifetime. By starting orthodontic care early, our knowledgeable and caring professionals let you rest assured that your child’s oral health is in the best of hands.</p>\n<p>While most children have 20 primary teeth (10 in the lower jaw, 10 in the upper jaw), they are eventually replaced by 32 permanent teeth, with 16 in each jaw. Primary teeth usually start coming in at the age of 6 months, and permanent teeth usually start erupting at about 6 years. Teeth usually come in pairs. The bottom front two teeth typically show up first, followed by the top ones.</p>\n<p>If a teeth-eruption problems turn up, we will advise you on whether treatment is recommended, when it should begin, the form of treatment and an estimate of its length of time.</p>\n<p>Unaddressed orthodontic problems usually get worse as time goes on. The problems are also harder to treat as a child gets older. These issues can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, broken teeth and loss of the bone tissue that holds teeth in place.</p>\n<p>Orthodontic treatments are not only about aesthetics. The proper functions of the teeth and jaw must also be considered. At the same time, straight teeth also contribute to clear speech. Early intervention will help your child bite and chew correctly. An attractive smile is a great side effect to treatment. It and can lead to a happier, more self-confident child.</p>\n<p>At the office of Holladay Orthodontics, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information about our office and the many services that we provide, please call us a call today.</p>\n"
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      "date": "February 4, 2020",
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          "body": "<p>At the office of Holladay Orthodontics, we provide skilled and experienced care to improve the alignment and function of smiles in children, teens, and adults.</p>\n<p><strong>The importance of taking care of your appliances</strong></p>\n<p>Whether a patient is wearing conventional braces, clear aligners, or other types of orthodontic appliances, a successful outcome of care depends upon maintaining good oral hygiene and taking care not to lose or break orthodontics appliances repeatedly. Of course, not being careful about staying away from hard and sticky foods, or engaging in harmful oral habits such chewing on ice, pencils, or fingernails can result in frequently broken appliances as well as delay the course the treatment. However, even for patients who are most diligent about taking care, an occasional orthodontic emergency can arise.</p>\n<p><strong>The most common type of orthodontic emergencies include:</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>Poking or protruding wires</li>\n<li>A loose molar band</li>\n<li>A loose or broken orthodontic bracket</li>\n<li>Dislodged elastic ligature band</li>\n<li>Broken, bent, or lost removable appliances</li>\n</ul>\n<p>While many of the above orthodontic issues might cause discomfort or distress, there, it’s essential also to be mindful of problems that require urgent care. If either you or your child are receiving orthodontic treatment and start to experience severe pain, develop significant swelling, or have sustained an injury to the teeth, the mouth, or jaws, it is essential to get prompt medical and dental attention. Once the extent of a dental injury or infection is determined, it will be treated accordingly. As your trusted partner in care, our office will work with you, or your child’s, medical and dental team to restore oral health and overall well being by adjusting, removing, or replacing any orthodontic appliances as needed.</p>\n<p>At the office of Holladay Orthodontics, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of advanced and compassionate orthodontic care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.</p>\n"
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          "body": "<p>Although braces have become more streamlined and efficient with modern technology, it’s still important to be careful not to damage them and to establish an effective <a href=\"https://webdesigndemo1.com/holladayorthodontics\" aria-label=\"link\">oral hygiene routine</a>. Not only are brushing and flossing more challenging with braces, but you also need to <strong>be aware of how your diet needs to change.</strong> Certain foods can damage components such as the wires, or even the bracket itself. At the office of Holladay Orthodontics, we’ve prepared a handy checklist that can serve as a convenient reference guide for you.</p>\n<p>The good news is that many foods are okay to eat with braces. In general, you will want foods that are softer in texture, especially for that period right after having your braces tightened.</p>\n<p><strong>Foods you can eat:</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>Dairy: soft cheese, pudding, milk-based drinks, yogurt</li>\n<li>Breads: soft tortillas, pancakes, muffins</li>\n<li>Grains: pasta, soft cooked rice</li>\n<li>Meats/poultry: soft cooked chicken, meatballs, lunchmeats</li>\n<li>Seafood: tuna, salmon, crab cakes</li>\n<li>Vegetables: mashed potatoes, spinach, beans</li>\n<li>Fruits: applesauce, bananas, fruit juice, fruits cut into pieces</li>\n<li>Treats: ice cream without nuts, milkshakes, Jell-O, soft cake</li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>Foods to avoid:</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>Chewy foods: bagels, licorice</li>\n<li>Crunchy foods: popcorn, chips, ice</li>\n<li>Sticky foods: caramel candies, chewing gum</li>\n<li>Hard foods: nuts, hard candies</li>\n<li>Foods that require biting into: corn on the cob, apples, carrots</li>\n</ul>\n<p>A cautionary note: It’s important to remember that your braces are not a diet. Patients with braces can sometimes tend to miss key nutrients in their diet because they are avoiding certain foods, especially in the period after their braces get tightened. Make sure that you are getting your recommended daily dose of protein, fiber, calcium, and iron from the foods you eat.</p>\n<p><strong>Committed to healthy smiles</strong></p>\n<p>At the office of Holladay Orthodontics, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate orthodontic care. For more information on the services we provide, give us a call today.</p>\n"
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      "title": "Allow Us To Straighten Out Some Myths About Orthodontics",
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          "body": "<p>There are plenty of misconceptions about orthodontists and the treatments we provide. While the orthodontists at Holladay Orthodontics don’t take any of them personally, we do like to point out when any of these suggestions don’t, shall we say, align with the truth. So, brace yourselves while we straighten out a few things.</p>\n<p>Perhaps tops on our list is that anyone who provides braces or aligners is an orthodontist. Yes, there are some general dentists who offer these treatments, and nowadays there are many online outfits that will ship them right out to you after a few simple questions. But the truth of the matter is that only an orthodontist has undergone years of advanced training and completed a residency focused on the proper and safe ways to guide the movement of your teeth, as well as your jaw and facial development. We have the highly specific skills and experience to deliver a beautiful, long-lasting smile.</p>\n<p>Another common misconception is that the treatments we offer stretch out for years. There are some simple cases when properly guiding a patient’s teeth into place may only take a few months, although more complicated instances take longer. By choosing an orthodontic specialist, you can rest assured the treatment we custom design for you won’t be rushed, nor will it need to go on any longer than necessary.</p>\n<p>There’s also a belief among some that orthodontic treatment is only about appearances. Although a healthy smile is the clearest outcome, our treatment will make basic functions like chewing and speaking easier and more pleasurable. And if you think that our treatments are just for kids, think again. Millions of adults seek specialized care every year to maintain or restore the look and feel of their smile as they grow older.</p>\n<p>Forget yesterday’s misconceptions about orthodontic treatment. Ask the specialists at Holladay Orthodontics about today’s options for creating a smile that exudes health and confidence. Call our office today for an appointment.</p>\n"
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          "body": "<p>When it comes to some events in life, one of the most important aspects is to have options available to you. Options are what you get when you and your child seek orthodontic care for straightening his (or her) teeth. Long gone are the days when misaligned teeth always required a mouth full of wide, heavy metal “railroad tracks.”</p>\n<p>We at the office of Holladay Orthodontics utilize a variety of techniques and appliances that are at the forefront of orthodontic care. These improvements extend a multitude of benefits to each patient. Just some of those advantages include less discomfort, fewer dental visits and a shortened overall treatment time.</p>\n<p>Here are some choices (though your orthodontist will have a large say in which are best for your situation).</p>\n<p>Stainless steel braces: Though still made of high-grade metal, these stainless steels are smaller, more comfortable and much more visually appealing than the ones from back in the day. And here’s a bonus of modern-day stainless steels: They come an an assortment of colors, so you can match them to your persona.</p>\n<p>Ceramic braces: Ceramics are attached to the front of the teeth as are those made of traditional stainless steel. Unlike the metal ones, however, these options are much less conspicuous because they blend with the color of the teeth. This cosmetic aspect makes them very popular with adults who want to have their teeth straightened out.</p>\n<p>Self-ligating braces: These models don’t use bands or ties. Instead, a slide mechanism allows arch wires to easily slide back and forth. This feature cuts down on the friction, tension and irritation associated with traditional braces.</p>\n<p>Invisalign®: Instead of employing brackets and wires, this modality uses a series of customized, clear and removable molds called aligners. Made of medical-grade plastic, they’re essentially undetectable, and because you can take them out at will, the wearer can thoroughly floss and brush his/her teeth.</p>\n<p>Holladay Orthodontics’s skilled and compassionate team of professionals is committed to offering the highest quality care. Properly aligned teeth will do wonders for your smile, your confidence and your oral health! For more information on our many services, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.</p>\n"
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      "title": "Let Us Care For Your Child’s Teeth From The Start",
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      "date": "June 21, 2021",
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          "body": "<p>When it comes to the development of their teeth, some children are lucky enough right out of the gate. Their baby teeth grow in nicely aligned with each other, and when all of those teeth have fallen out, their replacements also grow in straight and beautiful. The icing on the cake is when their upper and lower bites are lined up with each other. And as those kids progress through their teens, it’s apparent that their teeth will remain that way into adulthood. Unfortunately, though, the aforementioned dental scenario isn’t the case for many young people.</p>\n<p>At the office of Holladay Orthodontics, our mission is to ensure that children get the opportunity to enjoy healthy, attractive permanent teeth that will last throughout their lives. By starting orthodontic care early, our knowledgeable and caring professionals will ensure that your child’s oral health is in the best of hands.</p>\n<p>Around age 7, kids’ permanent teeth start taking the place of baby teeth, and as the face and jaws mature, we gather a wealth of information as to their progress. If a problem is evident, or if one is developing, we will be able to advise you on whether treatment is recommended, when it should begin, what form the treatment will take, and estimate how long it will take.</p>\n<p>Untreated orthodontic problems can become worse and more difficult to treat as a child ages. These problems lead to tooth decay, gum disease, broken front teeth, and loss of the bone tissue that holds teeth in place.</p>\n<p>Orthodontic treatments are not only about aesthetics but proper function as well. Early intervention will help your child bite and chew correctly and contribute to his or her clear speech. An attractive smile is a great byproduct of treatment, and it can lead to your child being happier and more self-confident.</p>\n<p>In the matter of getting teeth professionally straightened, earlier is better. At the office of Holladay Orthodontics, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information about our office and the many services we provide, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.</p>\n"
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      "title": "You’re Never Too Old To Have A Healthy, Beautiful Smile",
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      "date": "May 25, 2021",
      "excerpt": "If you think orthodontic treatments like braces and aligners are just for children, think again. Our teeth can come out of alignment at any age, and leaving them that way can lead to tooth ",
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          "body": "<p>If you think orthodontic treatments like braces and aligners are just for children, think again. Our teeth can come out of alignment at any age, and leaving them that way can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and trouble chewing. We’re never too old to have a beautiful smile. That’s why one in four orthodontic patients nowadays is an adult.</p>\n<p>At the offices of Holladay Orthodontics, our orthodontists have advanced training in providing treatment to customize a better fit and bite for you, even if you have had crowns put in or have missing teeth. We specialize in state-of-the-art appliances that are less noticeable, more comfortable, and increase the likelihood that you will be able to keep your natural teeth for many years to come.</p>\n<p>Although our teeth have stopped growing when we reach adulthood, they continue to shift in our mouths over time due to wear and tear. Still, the process of treating adults is virtually the same as children and can be accomplished almost as quickly and comfortably.</p>\n<p>There is no one more qualified to provide the treatment to create the proper fit and fee for your teeth, and restore your smile, than an orthodontist, who has received thousands of hours of specialized training beyond the four years of dental school.</p>\n<p>The orthodontists at the office of Holladay Orthodontics are experts at creating healthy and beautiful smiles for our patients, no matter their ages. We understand that your smile is your key to self-assurance as well as good oral health. There is no reason to live with teeth that don’t have the fit and feel you are comfortable with, or to think that you have no choice but to replace your natural teeth. Contact our friendly staff today to schedule a consultation. We’ll give you something to smile about.</p>\n"
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      "title": "Find Out If Invisalign® Is Right For Your Teen",
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      "date": "April 26, 2021",
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          "body": "<p>Remember when getting braces meant having to wear those unattractive metal “railroad tracks” to straighten them? They were most teenagers’ nightmare, if for only visual reasons. Those days are over for teens whose teeth can be straightened using Invisalign® treatment.</p>\n<p>If your teen needs braces, come to the office of Holladay Orthodontics. We will evaluate her (or him) to see if she would be a good candidate for Invisalign treatment. Instead of using wires and brackets, Invisalign manipulates teeth with a sequence of clear and customized removable appliances. Though not invisible, they’re barely noticeable, which will give your teen more comfort and confidence while her teeth are being repositioned.</p>\n<p>Those aren’t Invisalign’s only advantages. Others include not needing to change the way she brushes and flosses, having no restrictions on the food she eats, being free of painful sores on her interior cheeks and not having to endure frequent adjustments.</p>\n<p>Here’s how the Invisalign treatment starts. You and your teen will have a consultation with one of our Invisalign-trained orthodontists. The orthodontist will evaluate the configuration of your daughter’s (or son’s) teeth and decide if they are conducive to Invisalign treatment. If they are good candidates, the orthodontist will work out an exact, individualized digital treatment plan that showcases the step-by-step transformation of her smile.</p>\n<p>After your approval of the plan, your teen’s sets of aligners will be made. She’ll wear each set for 20 to 22 hours per day, and she’ll get a new set every one to two weeks. The aligners will gently and gradually shift her teeth into place until they’re beautiful! Invisalign has more than 20 years of proven excellence in perfecting smiles.</p>\n<p>The office of Holladay Orthodontics skilled and compassionate team of professionals are committed to the highest-quality orthodontic care. In addition to Invisalign, we employ a variety of state-of-the-art techniques and appliances that are at the forefront of orthodontic care to make our patients’ treatments very effective. Properly aligned teeth do wonders for smiles and oral health! For more information on the many choices we provide, please make an appointment with us today!</p>\n"
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      "title": "How Having “Deep Bite” Can Signal Deep Trouble For Your Dental Health",
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      "date": "March 25, 2021",
      "excerpt": "Are you a victim of “deep bite”? You probably never heard of the term that Dracula somehow comes to mind, but it’s nothing like that. Deep bite is a malocclusion of your teeth,  — in which your",
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          "body": "<p>Are you a victim of “deep bite”? You probably never heard of the term that Dracula somehow comes to mind, but it’s nothing like that. Deep bite is a malocclusion of your teeth,  — in which your upper teeth overlap with your bottom teeth when the back teeth are closed. It’s just another name for “overbite” and “closed bite.” While having deep bite gives you a unique look, the condition usually indicates additional problems that need to be attended to.</p>\n<p>At the office of Holladay Orthodontics our experienced orthodontists are thoroughly trained in correcting problems of “deep bite.” We will work to correct the problem, which involves moving either the upper teeth, lower front teeth — or both — farther up into the supporting bone. Additionally, the side and back teeth should be elongated, thus opening the bite.</p>\n<p><strong>What causes “deep bite”?</strong></p>\n<p>The most common reason for a “deep bite” is a small lower jaw, which causes those upper teeth to be pushed forward. And, as the lower front teeth grow up under the top ones, they often create crowding and alignment issues. A missing lower tooth can also cause a deep bite.</p>\n<p>Over-erupted lower front teeth wear down more quickly. Patients who clench or grind their lower teeth run the risk of a loss of tooth structure, and when a patient is biting into the roof of their mouth, sores may develop that can make normal eating uncomfortable.</p>\n<p>If a substantial amount of tooth structure has been lost, we will need to recreate the space needed for restoration by moving the upper and lower teeth apart (opening the bite). Unraveling the crowding and crookedness that usually accompanies deep bites requires that the deep bite be corrected to allow room for the crowded teeth to spread out.</p>\n<p>At the office of Holladay Orthodontics, our trained <a href=\"https://www.aaoinfo.org/blog/what-is-an-orthodontist-and-dentofacial-orthopedist/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\" aria-label=\"link\">orthodontic specialist</a>s are experts in malocclusions of all types and will examine your particular case to ensure the very best treatment for you. Typically, braces or clear aligners are an effective solution to bite problems.  Find out more or schedule an appointment by contacting us today.</p>\n"
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      "title": "How To Care For Your Braces",
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      "date": "February 26, 2021",
      "excerpt": "You’ve taken that first step toward having a straight set of pearly whites — by getting braces! But in order for those braces to do their job well, and to avoid complications, it requires a ",
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          "body": "<p>You’ve taken that first step toward having a straight set of pearly whites — by getting braces! But in order for those braces to do their job well, and to avoid complications, it requires a bit of commitment from you. At the office of Holladay Orthodontics, we’re here to help restore your smile to its former glory and will show you the proper care for your braces as soon as we begin your orthodontic treatment.</p>\n<p>As you can imagine, teeth with braces are harder to clan and food gets trapped in them very easily, which can cause unsightly etching of the enamel on your teeth and increase the risk of gum disease which will slow down tooth movement.</p>\n<p><strong>Here are some tips taking good care of your teeth — and your braces:</strong></p>\n<ol class=\"number-li\">\n<li>Brush two to three times per day.</li>\n<li>Brush back and forth, across and between the wires and gums both on top and bottom to loosen any food particles.</li>\n<li>Next, brush as you ordinarily would if you had no braces.</li>\n<li>Start on the outside of the uppers with the bristles at a 45 degree angle toward the gum and scrub with a circular motion two or three teeth at a time using ten strokes, then move on.</li>\n<li>Next, do the same on the inner surface of the upper teeth.</li>\n<li>Then, go to the lower teeth and repeat steps 2, 3 and 4.</li>\n<li>Use a floss threader once a day to floss with your braces on.</li>\n</ol>\n<p>At the office of Holladay Orthodontics, our experienced, highly-skilled team uses the latest techniques to correct a wide range of orthodontic problems for patients of all ages. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you achieve that million-dollar smile!</p>\n"
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      "title": "Your Bite Is As Unique As You Are!",
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      "date": "January 25, 2021",
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          "body": "<p>To each his own: face, smile, teeth, and mouth. When it comes those pearly whites, some are fine, but many need to be corrected, included those with misalignments.  Depending on your own facial features, you might have inherited poor jaw alignment, teeth that grow in badly, and childhood habits that can impact the shape of your mouth.</p>\n<p>At the office of Holladay Orthodontics, our highly skilled and well-trained team employs state-of-the-art techniques for correcting many diverse orthodontic problems — to leave you with a brand new smile you can be proud of! Although small gaps and crookedness are not major concerns, our team focuses on helping patients whose bite problems require comprehensive treatment.</p>\n<p>Underbites: Among the several mouth problems that need attention are the underbite, most frequent among children.  When the lower jaw is set in a forward position, the lower teeth protrude to cover part of the upper jaw. In this case, problems such as rapid tooth wear occur, as well as enamel damage and stress on the joints of the jaw. If severe, the individual appears to have a “bulldog” appearance, and teeth may jut out over their upper lip. Braces are commonly recommended for this problem.</p>\n<p><strong>Overbites:</strong> With this condition, the upper jaw protrudes over the lower one, resulting in an upper row of teeth that covers the lower row. Most frequently seen, it is often due to having a small or narrow upper palate. Resulting problems are weak gums, enamel damage, and tooth wear.  Again, braces are the recommended form of treatment, as well as using a palate expander.</p>\n<p>There is no end to the kind of bite problems that can affect children and adults alike,  including a crossbite, crowding of the teeth, a gap in the smile, deep and open bites, and protrusion (often called buck teeth). Braces have been proven effective at correcting not only the alignment of the teeth, but also the total alignment of the jaws.</p>\n<p>The professionals at Holladay Orthodontics provide comprehensive treatment options for all of your orthodontic needs. For more information on our office, give us a call today.</p>\n"
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      "title": "Closing That Gap May Be The Key To Optimal Oral Health",
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      "date": "December 29, 2022",
      "excerpt": "The space or gap between your front teeth? Our orthodontist at Holladay Orthodontics refers to this as a diastema, a word whose roots stretch back to ancient Latin and Greek, but one that ",
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          "body": "<p>The space or gap between your front teeth? Our orthodontist at Holladay Orthodontics refers to this as a diastema, a word whose roots stretch back to ancient Latin and Greek, but one that today’s techniques allow us to treat successfully. And there’s good reason to do so, because that space may be creating more than just a cosmetic concern, as we shall outline.</p>\n<p>First, what causes a space between the front teeth to develop? Crowding of the teeth or unbalanced jaws, inflammation from gum disease, and the pressure of the tongue pushing against the teeth during swallowing, can all cause those front incisors to start drawing apart. Thumb-sucking can push the teeth apart, and genetics, which largely determine the size and shape of your teeth and jawbone, is a key determinant.</p>\n<p>This gap is commonly found among children whose teeth are still developing and may be gone once their adult teeth show up. Some adults may even consider the space a fashionable characteristic or a sign of good luck. But in many cases, this separation can leave space for trouble to creep in. These spaces can make it more difficult to clean the teeth, leading to a buildup of plaque — that sticky film that causes tooth decay and bad breath. The gums may become exposed to inflammation and infection.</p>\n<p>Our state-of-the-art orthodontic practice at Holladay Orthodontics boasts more options than ever for correcting a diastema while creating a smile that not only looks great but feels comfortable at mealtime and when speaking. Braces — whether of the traditional metal variety, those that come in tooth-colored ceramic shades, or lingual braces that hide behind the teeth — are among the options that deliver optimal results to people of all ages.</p>\n<p>If you have concerns about that space between your front teeth, or other related questions about your bite, why not make space in your schedule for a consultation with our orthodontist? Please contact our office today!</p>\n"
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      "title": "Can I Get Braces If I Have Missing Teeth Or A Crown? Ask Our Orthodontist",
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      "date": "November 29, 2022",
      "excerpt": "When it comes to providing healthy, beautiful smiles for patients of any age, no one can boast the individual care and customized treatment options that our orthodontist at Holladay Orthodontics ",
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          "body": "<p>When it comes to providing healthy, beautiful smiles for patients of any age, no one can boast the individual care and customized treatment options that our orthodontist at Holladay Orthodontics provides. Our broad experience and state-of-the-art techniques deliver a patient experience that is simply unmatched when it comes to comfort and results.</p>\n<p>We have many patients who come to us with a range of dental conditions, and we’ve achieved excellent results in the way their teeth look, feel and function. This includes people with missing teeth and those whose previous dental work includes receiving crowns and root canal procedures.</p>\n<p>For patients with missing teeth, successful treatment may be possible to close spaces or create enough room for a replacement tooth or teeth to be placed, depending on the individual circumstances and treatment goals. And for those who have previously received crowns following a root canal procedure, we have advanced materials that allow us to successfully attach the brackets that are a critical component of braces, similarly to any other tooth. Special cases such as these may require our orthodontic specialist to work with a patient’s dentist or endodontist.</p>\n<p>The delicate art of bringing one’s teeth and jaws into alignment takes patience and precision; there’s no quick fix and no one-size-fits-all approach. That’s why an orthodontic specialist is the best one to consult when it comes to diagnosing and treating unique dental conditions affecting your appearance and oral health. We have an array of improved options that make achieving a healthy, radiant and long-lasting smile more attainable and comfortable than ever before.</p>\n<p>Your condition may be new to you, but it’s not new to our orthodontist at Holladay Orthodontics. We are committed to fulfilling our patients’ desires, including those who have had previous dental work that requires special attention. Please contact us with questions or to schedule an appointment!</p>\n"
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      "title": "Here Are The Basics Of Metal Brackets",
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      "date": "October 25, 2022",
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          "body": "<p>If you want straight teeth and an aligned bite, you’re certainly not alone. More than four million people in the U.S. and Canada seek orthodontic treatment every year. It not only leads to a beautiful smile but also can help ward off tooth decay and gum disease. An asymmetrical bite, called a malocclusion, also poses the threat of dental injuries and/or speech issues.</p>\n<p>The well-being of your oral health affects how you live and enjoy life. We at the office of Holladay Orthodontics understand this and are here for you when you and/or your child need braces, whether they be metal braces, clear braces or invisible aligners. Think of us as the gatekeepers of a beautiful smile.</p>\n<p>The type of braces you get depends on an orthodontist’s decision during your consultation as to which will be most effective for you. Many patients’ situations require traditional metal braces. Popularly known as “train tracks,” these appliances involve metal brackets that are connected via an archwire.</p>\n<p>Right before the orthodontist applies the metal brackets, your teeth will need to be cleaned by your dentist or dental hygienist. He (or she) will remove plaque, tartar and stains from your teeth and gum line. This thorough scouring will ensure that your pearly whites are spotless and ready for the orthodontist to start the process.</p>\n<p>The application procedure will take one to two hours. It starts with him (or her) applying an adhesive substance to your teeth and deftly affixing the brackets around the teeth. He then threads the archwire through each bracket’s tiny clasp or O-ring. Ligatures, which are small elastics, keep the archwire in place.</p>\n<p>You will likely feel a bit of discomfort for the next three or four days. But that’s a good thing because it means the braces are starting to realign your teeth and that you’re on the road to a gorgeous smile. The discomfort can be easily treated with over-the-counter pain meds. You may also feel irritation if the braces rub against your tongue or inner cheek. Dental wax will take care of it.</p>\n<p>Now that you know what to expect, it’s time to call the office of Holladay Orthodontics. Your care and comfort are our top priorities. We will take the time to address your every concern and explain your options in care. A stunning smile will be headed your way!</p>\n"
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      "title": "The Signs That You Need Orthodontic Treatment",
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      "date": "September 28, 2022",
      "excerpt": "The importance of having straight teeth that look great, feel comfortable and function well cannot be overstated. Although the first reaction to needing braces or aligners may be about ",
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          "body": "<p>The importance of having straight teeth that look great, feel comfortable and function well cannot be overstated. Although the first reaction to needing braces or aligners may be about cosmetics, the treatments offered by the orthodontist at Holladay Orthodontics go way beyond looks. Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to clean, which protects your oral and overall health, as well as make eating more pleasurable and improving digestion. That’s why some 50 to 70 percent of children in the U.S. receive orthodontic treatment before they reach adulthood, and 20 percent of the overall population receiving care are adults.</p>\n<p>The good news for the people of all ages who require our care is that we have more options than ever before, and our treatment can often be accomplished in less time and less noticeably than in the past. Whether it’s traditional braces, lingual braces placed behind the teeth, or clear aligners, advances in techniques and materials mean you’ll achieve that healthy, beautiful smile more comfortably than ever.</p>\n<p>If your teeth look crowded or visibly crooked, that’s probably the clearest sign you need orthodontic treatment. Here are a few other things to look for:</p>\n<ul>\n<li>Are your upper and lower teeth not closing over each other properly?</li>\n<li>When chewing, does your jaw feel tired, make clicking or other sounds?</li>\n<li>Do you often bite into your tongue, the inside of your cheek, or roof of the mouth accidentally while chewing?</li>\n<li>Does it feel like you have a hard time pronouncing some sounds because of where your tongue is positioned in your mouth?</li>\n<li>Are you having a hard time cleaning between your teeth with a toothbrush or dental floss?</li>\n</ul>\n<p>These are just a few of the signs our orthodontist at Holladay Orthodontics</p>\n<p>looks for during an initial evaluation. You owe it to your child — and yourself — to have a beautiful, healthy, long-lasting smile. Please contact us today for an appointment!</p>\n"
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      "title": "I Just Got Braces. What’s Happening With My Saliva?",
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      "date": "August 30, 2022",
      "excerpt": "Life is a series of adjustments, and that’s true of getting braces, as well. The first few days after you’ve received braces are likely to be accompanied by changes as your teeth and mouth",
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          "body": "<p>Life is a series of adjustments, and that’s true of getting braces, as well. The first few days after you’ve received braces are likely to be accompanied by changes as your teeth and mouth get used to having these new visitors, and our orthodontist at Holladay Orthodontics always prepares our patients for these temporary adjustments.</p>\n<p>One change some patients notice during those first few days is the amount of saliva being produced by their mouths.These conditions can vary, with some people experiencing an excess amount of saliva present, apparently triggered by our brains in anticipation of digestion. Others may have the opposite reaction, experiencing dryness of the mouth because of the minor irritation that braces may be causing.</p>\n<p>Of course, it is worth mentioning that having the right amount of saliva is absolutely crucial to good oral health. Saliva washes food and other substances away, neutralizes acids produced by bacteria, and protects our mouth and bodies against disease-spreading germs. It moistens food to enhance our sense of taste, make it easier to swallow; and rinses our teeth with protective calcium and fluoride.</p>\n<p>Whether your braces have left you high and dry, or drooling with excess saliva, our orthodontist can offer assurances that these reactions are only temporary and that things should be back to normal within a few days. We advise our patients to stick to soft foods during this period of adjustment, rinse with warm salt water to address any irritation, and maintain a robust oral hygiene routine to prevent any bacteria-causing food particles from being left behind.</p>\n<p>Don’t lose sight of the fact that this brief adjustment period is a first step toward taking possession of a healthy, beautiful, long-lasting smile. If you have any questions or concerns about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact our orthodontist at Holladay Orthodontics today.</p>\n"
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      "title": "Tooth Decay And Food Particles Can’t Hide From This Little Brush",
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      "date": "July 27, 2022",
      "excerpt": "Maintaining a thorough oral hygiene routine is crucial to preserving your smile over the years. For children or adults receiving orthodontic treatment including braces, retainers and",
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          "body": "<p>Maintaining a thorough oral hygiene routine is crucial to preserving your smile over the years. For children or adults receiving orthodontic treatment including braces, retainers and aligners, it’s even more important. That’s why our friendly orthodontist at Holladay Orthodontics provides all of our patients with as many tools as possible to keep decay-causing food particles and bacteria from building up on their teeth. After all, we’re working together to build a healthy, beautiful, long lasting smile, so let’s make sure there are no obstacles in the way.</p>\n<p>Brushing at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and flossing are among the most widely accepted practices recommended by dentists and orthodontists. But if you have never used (or never even heard of) an interdental brush, you’re missing out on one of the most valuable tools for cleaning those hard-to-reach places in and around your braces’ brackets and wires.</p>\n<p>This small brush (also known as a proximal brush) that somewhat resembles a pipe cleaner is composed of a plastic handle topped by a coated wire with bristles attached. The irregular shape and positioning of the bristles are ideal for vanquishing food particles and bacteria that a conventional toothbrush — either manual or electric — are not designed to reach. Interdental brushes come in different sizes, and they’re small enough to easily stow in your pocket or purse when you’re on the go. And, keep in mind that interdental brushes aren’t just for people with braces — they’re a handy way for anyone to take their oral hygiene regimen up a notch. Just remember to replace the proximal brush every three to four months, just as you would a conventional toothbrush or brush head.</p>\n<p>Want to know more about how our orthodontist at Holladay Orthodontics can help you achieve that healthy, radiant smile you’ve always desired? Please contact our office today for a consultation.</p>\n"
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      "title": "Teeth With Braces Require Excellent Oral Care",
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      "date": "June 28, 2022",
      "excerpt": "If you’ve become a bit lax about giving your teeth a thorough cleaning twice a day, you will need to reevaluate and ramp your routine up while wearing braces. As with many other important ",
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          "body": "<p>If you’ve become a bit lax about giving your teeth a thorough cleaning twice a day, you will need to reevaluate and ramp your routine up while wearing braces. As with many other important tasks in life, a focus on oral care is all about turning it into a new habit that you’ll stick with.</p>\n<p>The office of Holladay Orthodontics is dedicated to helping every patient enjoy the benefits of a healthy and beautiful smile. We provide a comprehensive program of treatments designed to straighten your teeth and reduce your risk of dental disease. If your current oral care habits aren’t stellar, use these tactics.</p>\n<p>Don’t leave home without it, with “it” being a clean mouth. Greeting every day (and anyone with whom you have a close encounter!) with a pleasant kisser is a terrific way to build your confidence. More importantly, though, it’s also great for banishing your breakfast’s leftovers, freshening your breath, preventing coffee stains and dispatching bacteria that have formed overnight.</p>\n<p>If you have never gone or have stopped going beyond using only a toothbrush to get at those areas between your teeth, then holy cow! Using both dental floss and a water flosser is key to ridding your teeth and gums of damaging plaque, which can lead to periodontal disease. Each has its specific areas of effectiveness, sothe ideal dental hygiene program takes advantage of both methods.</p>\n<p>Give it time—at least three minutes. Many people are good about the frequency with which they brush but not with how much time they spend doing it, which reduces how effectively they remove plaque. It takes about 180 seconds to reach all of those nooks and crannies that brackets and wires create. Set a timer to ensure that you’re brushing for the recommended amount of time.</p>\n<p>Use a tongue scraper. They’re easily found where dental-care products are sold, and some toothbrushes come with a scraping pad that’s on the other side of the bristles. Gently scrub your tongue to help clear away leftover bacteria and food particles that could roam around your teeth.</p>\n<p>Stick to straws. When you drink beverages with sugar and acids (soda, energy drinks and fruit juice), use a straw to prevent their destructive elements from making contact with your enamel. Make it easy by keeping straws readily accessible. Stockpile them in your kitchen, desk drawer at work, purse, backpack and car.</p>\n<p>When you’re searching for an orthodontic practice that’s dedicated to providing the topmost standard of personalized care, look no further than Holladay Orthodontics. We offer extensive options of excellent treatments for people of all ages. To learn more about our many services, please contact us today.</p>\n"
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      "title": "How Long Will I Have To Wear Braces?",
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      "date": "May 30, 2022",
      "excerpt": "One of the first questions our orthodontist at Holladay Orthodontics is asked by patients and their families is “How long will I have to wear braces?” It’s an obvious question, and one we ",
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          "body": "<p>One of the first questions our orthodontist at Holladay Orthodontics is asked by patients and their families is “How long will I have to wear braces?” It’s an obvious question, and one we often receive before treatment even starts! And while the time frame is different for every person, we do our best to offer an answer.</p>\n<p>The time period for treatment can range between 12 and 36 months on average. Keep in mind that moving your teeth into their optimal position is a process that requires time, and the amount of time depends on a host of factors. Your age, the alignment of your teeth and jaw, and the type of treatment will all have an impact on the duration. At our state-of-the-art office, patients can be sure that our methods are designed to make the process as brief and comfortable as possible.</p>\n<p><strong>Here are a few tips to keep at the forefront if you’d like to stay on course with your treatment:</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>Keep your regular orthodontic appointments so that we can keep track of the progress our treatment is making. Missing appointments can end up dragging out the process,</li>\n<li>Steer clear of foods that can damage the wires and brackets on your braces. Hard and sugary foods like popcorn, nuts, and gum should be avoided during our treatment.</li>\n<li>Make sure to wear those rubber bands that increase the effectiveness of your braces.</li>\n<li>Up your oral hygiene game. Brushing and flossing carefully to reach all the places where food particles can hide is more important than ever to prevent cavity-causing bacteria from building up around the wires and brackets.</li>\n</ul>\n<p>Our orthodontist at Holladay Orthodontics wants our patients to be active partners in the treatment process. Let’s work together to create a healthy, beautiful smile you’ll be proud of for years to come! Please contact our office with any questions about our treatments or to arrange an appointment.</p>\n"
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    "link": "/stunning-smile",
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      "title": "Reap The Advantages Of A Stunning Smile",
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      "date": "April 26, 2022",
      "excerpt": "What are the first things you notice about individuals when you meet them in-person? Studies have shown that it’s most likely their eyes and mouth. Conversely, those are what others initially",
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          "body": "<p>What are the first things you notice about individuals when you meet them in-person? Studies have shown that it’s most likely their eyes and mouth. Conversely, those are what others initially note about you. That’s why a fantastic grin is a great asset, and an orthodontist is the person to see about getting one.</p>\n<p>At the office of Holladay Orthodontics, we provide a warm and welcoming experience for each patient. We pride ourselves on utilizing the most modern equipment and methods available to improve the endodontic health of all of our patients’ teeth.</p>\n<p>Here are four ways that a stunning smile behooves you.</p>\n<p><em>It boosts your confidence.</em> Crooked teeth can make it tough to not be self-conscious or shy. You may make a big effort to suppress or hide your smile so no one sees your teeth. But after orthodontic treatment, you’ll be free to sport a wide smile when your picture is being taken, and while you’re having fun with friends and meeting new people. You won’t want to dodge social or business situations in which you’ll be expected to smile. The absence of your fears will add a spring to your step and let you embrace the moment.</p>\n<p><em>You look better.</em> Yes, it’s unfair to judge someone based on his/her appearance, but our society relishes beauty and youth nonetheless. Father Time takes his toll eventually, but straight teeth last forever and contribute to a youthful façade.</p>\n<p><em>Others think more of you</em><em>.</em> Kelton Research, a prestigious consumer insights and strategy consulting firm, conducted a study during which participants were shown images of people with varying tooth issues and asked to give their honest opinion about them. The partakers weren’t aware that they were comparing people with straight teeth to people with crooked teeth. The results concluded that most Americans believe that people with the straight ones have more desirable traits than those with the crooked ones.</p>\n<p><em>Your climb up the career ladder is quicker.</em> Though professional success is never guaranteed, experiments have shown that people with attractive smiles have a better chance of promotion and increased pay compared to the candidates who don’t.</p>\n<p>Orthodontic treatment from the office of Holladay Orthodontics increases its patients’ confidence and overall quality of life. We have the ability, focus and flexibility to carry out unparalleled professional knowledge. Our high-tech, cutting-edge diagnostic equipment will give us an overall view of all of your teeth and treat your needs with unwavering patience and care. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for an appointment.</p>\n"
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    "link": "/ceramic-or-metal-braces",
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      "title": "Ceramic Or Metal Braces? Ask Your Orthodontist",
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      "date": "March 22, 2022",
      "excerpt": "So much has changed over the years in the way orthodontists like Holladay Orthodontics produce healthy, beautiful smiles. The techniques, technology, and materials we use",
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          "body": "<p>So much has changed over the years in the way orthodontists like Holladay Orthodontics produce healthy, beautiful smiles. The techniques, technology, and materials we use to bring our patients’ teeth and jaws into alignment have made our treatments faster and more comfortable, and the results are simply outstanding!</p>\n<p>One of the treatment options that our patients inquire about are ceramic braces. Ceramic braces have become popular largely due to their clear or natural color variations, which make them less visible than standard metal braces. They also get the job of moving teeth into place done more quickly than clear aligners — another relative newcomer that has been growing in popularity. Metal braces, on the other hand, move teeth into place more quickly than ceramic braces, tend to be more durable because of the strength of the material, and can cost less than their ceramic cousin.</p>\n<p>Of course, deciding which treatment option is best for you or your child is a process our orthodontist goes over in detail with each patient. The patient’s age, their oral health, whether they play sports, and other factors are all taken into consideration before making the choice. For example, ceramic braces may be recommended if all the patient’s adult teeth have emerged, while metal might be the way to go for an athletic youngster. Today’s orthodontic treatments utilize the latest technology to customize the optimal solution for anyone, no matter their age.</p>\n<p>While the technology has changed, one fact has remained constant: No one is better trained and equipped to help you achieve the healthy, radiant smile you desire than an orthodontist. And Holladay Orthodontics represents the gold standard in orthodontic care, combining state-of-the-art treatments with time-tested techniques. You’ll start smiling the moment you experience the personal attention you’ll receive every step of the way. Please contact our office today for an appointment!</p>\n"
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      "title": "What’s Trending In Oral Care? Consult Your Orthodontist, Not The Internet",
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      "date": "February 22, 2022",
      "excerpt": "Technology and ongoing research and development have yielded many advances in orthodontics, and we at Holladay Orthodontics are proud to bring them to our many patients.",
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          "body": "<p>Technology and ongoing research and development have yielded many advances in orthodontics, and we at Holladay Orthodontics are proud to bring them to our many patients. Clear aligners, more comfortable braces, streamlined procedures, and digital imaging are just a few of the advanced options that have become part of the menu of treatments we employ to create healthy, radiant, long-lasting smiles.</p>\n<p>Unfortunately, the technology that aids health professionals and their patients has also spawned the rapid rise in misinformation via the internet and on social media. Some of the latest misinformation being spread on social media concerning oral health can be dangerous, and it’s important for us to step in and make sure the public is getting accurate information about how to care for their teeth.</p>\n<p>One disturbing trend that’s on our radar is the crude, do-it-yourself practice of filing your own teeth to change their shape or smoothness. Anyone who believes that this method is harmless is mistaken. Our teeth don’t grow back, so once their protective enamel coating is removed, it’s gone forever. You’re at risk or losing the tooth entirely, or at best contending with sensitivity.</p>\n<p>Another dangerous do-it-yourself scam is a tongue placement technique known as “mewing” that erroneously claims to help users define their jawlines, reduce jaw pain and alleviate headaches. We caution our patients that facial restructuring is a complex process. Using the tongue to force these changes can cause tooth alignment issues that throw your bite, your speech and your ability to swallow out of whack completely.</p>\n<p>The processes of shaping teeth and aligning your jaw and bite are complex; that’s why our orthodontist at Holladay Orthodontics has completed additional training beyond dental school and had years of experience in this specialty. You simply cannot replace all that expertise through an internet search. Please contact our office today for more information or to schedule an appointment.</p>\n"
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      "title": "What’s A Malocclusion? Biting Down On Roots Of The Word",
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      "date": "January 25, 2022",
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          "body": "<p>Sometimes you might hear a phrase from a specialist like the orthodontist at Holladay Orthodontics that might sound a bit confusing. Take the term “malocclusion,” which may seem like it comes from a different language altogether. Well, in fact, it does. Malocclusion has its roots in Latin, meaning “bad bite.” The word has become shorthand for describing a variety of factors that occur when teeth don’t fit together properly.</p>\n<p>Our orthodontist will not only explain what causes the various types of malocclusions, but can provide treatment to bring the jaw and teeth into alignment so that vital functions of eating, speaking and breathing are being accomplished efficiently and comfortably. Our orthodontist has spent years beyond dental school carefully studying the many forces that collude to produce a misaligned bite, and can recognize and correct each one using the most modern techniques and materials available. Don’t count on these malocclusions to resolve by themselves. If left untreated, they will invariably worsen, causing a deterioration of the patient’s oral and digestive health.</p>\n<p>Some of the common malocclusions are teeth that are too crowded; a crossbite (in which the upper teeth fit inside the lower teeth); and open bite (when the teeth slant outward and don’t touch when the mouth is closed); an underbite (when the lower jaw juts out in front of the upper jaw); and overbite (when the top teeth jut out beyond the lower teeth, also known as buck teeth).</p>\n<p>What causes these malocclusions? Most often it’s an inherited trait, but can also be triggered by an injury; thumb sucking or the prolonged use of a baby bottle or pacifier; a cleft lip and palate; and teeth that are impacted or unusually shaped.</p>\n<p>Whatever may be causing your jaw and teeth to be out of alignment, trust the expert care you’ll receive at Holladay Orthodontics to get you back on track. Please contact our office today for an appointment.</p>\n"
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      "title": "Crowded Mouth? Our Orthodontist Can Fix That!",
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      "date": "February 27, 2023",
      "excerpt": "You’ve been looking at your smile in the mirror lately and noticed something has changed. Your lower front teeth have become crowded and crooked. Perhaps it’s been happening for a while, but you’ve just begun noticing it now.",
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          "body": "<p>You’ve been looking at your smile in the mirror lately and noticed something has changed. Your lower front teeth have become crowded and crooked. Perhaps it’s been happening for a while, but you’ve just begun noticing it now. Besides your appearance, you’re wondering what effects this may be having on your oral health. Our orthodontist at Holladay Orthodontics has years of experience successfully finding solutions for teeth affected by this common condition, and we’d like to provide some answers about why it happens and what you can do about it.</p>\n<p>It’s a fact of life that our bodies change as we age, and our teeth and jaw are no exceptions. In this case, our jaw bone has lost some of its density and has shrunk. The result is that there’s less space for our bottom front teeth. Other conditions may exist that are causing or contributing to this crowding, including a facial injury, breathing through the mouth, repeatedly thrusting your tongue, or reverse swallowing. For some people, it may be a hereditary trait passed down from our parents.</p>\n<p>Fortunately, our orthodontist has a variety of options to treat crowding. Our state-of-the-art practice utilizes the latest technology and materials to provide beautiful, long-lasting results. Our friendly, personalized care always includes evaluating each individual and customizing a treatment plan for their specific needs. Every mouth is different, so there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to our approach.</p>\n<p>Traditional braces are one way of gradually guiding your teeth into their proper places. Invisible aligners, which use removable plastic trays to straighten and align teeth, have become increasingly popular among our adult patients.</p>\n<p>Keep in mind that straight, properly aligned teeth are about more than cosmetics. Our treatment will provide greater comfort when you eat, improve digestion and make your teeth easier to clean. So, leave the crowd behind: Come in for an evaluation by our orthodontist at Holladay Orthodontics. Please contact us today for an appointment!</p>\n"
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      "date": "March 29, 2023",
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          "body": "<p>People who wear braces must make an extra effort to keep their teeth clean. They maneuver around brackets, molar bands, arch wires, ligatures and, possibly, auxiliary components. Their mouths can be pretty crowded places, with lots of nooks, crannies and locations that aren’t necessarily accessible with dental floss and a toothbrush. Thus, the case for adding a water flosser to the oral hygiene routine of those who wear braces.</p>\n<p>At Holladay Orthodontics, we know that confidence in your smile and overall oral health affects the way you feel about yourself personally, socially and professionally. We stay at the forefront of orthodontic research and use the latest diagnosis and treatment techniques to help our patients achieve their desired results.</p>\n<p>Plaque and food particles that aren’t removed with brushing and flossing can harden and become tartar, which can lead to all sorts of oral health concerns. Only a dental professional can remove tartar.</p>\n<p>Water flossers (also called oral irrigators or dental water jets) are handheld tools that discharge a strong stream of water at your teeth and gums. The water reaches places that toothbrushes and dental floss might have missed. Water flossers are not a substitute for traditional string floss, which has the advantage of using abrasion to loosen unwanted materials under the gum line, where a water flosser doesn’t always reach.</p>\n<p>It’s always best to, in this sequence, string-floss, water floss and brush. The string floss loosens and scrapes away various types of gunk, the water flosser blasts it out of your mouth, and the toothbrush and toothpaste finish up the job.</p>\n<p>By wearing braces, you’re investing time and effort into your mission to acquire a beautiful smile and great oral health. The <em>last</em> thing you want or need is to mess it all up with tooth decay and gum disease that could have been prevented with a water flosser.</p>\n<p>The office of Holladay Orthodontics uses up-to-the-minute knowledge and technology to perform a complete array of orthodontic procedures with the utmost care and precision. Our team is made up of friendly, highly trained specialists who are eager to help you feel comfortable and relaxed while receiving the best care. Please call us today to schedule an appointment</p>\n"
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      "excerpt": "An orthodontist corrects many alignment issues, which is why it can be tough for patients to understand what all of them mean. Overjets and overbites—the way the front upper and front lower teeth line up with each other—are common conditions that require correction.",
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          "body": "<p>An orthodontist corrects many alignment issues, which is why it can be tough for patients to understand what all of them mean. Overjets and overbites—the way the front upper and front lower teeth line up with each other—are common conditions that require correction. Understanding them will help you establish the best treatment plan for yourself or your child.</p>\n<p>The office of Holladay Orthodontics is enthusiastic about treating the orthodontic health of children and adults. In addition to our high-quality, comprehensive care, we boast a welcoming environment in which all patients feel at ease. We are an excellent solution for the orthodontic healthcare needs of your whole family.</p>\n<p>Overjet and overbite, sometimes severe, are highly treatable. Overjet is when the upper front teeth stick out too much (also known as buck teeth. Proper alignment is when the horizontal separation between the upper front teeth and the lower front teeth is just over 1/16 inch. Overjet means the division is more than just over 1/16 inch.</p>\n<p>Overbite—also called a deep bite or a closed bite—is a vertical misalignment of the two bites. An underbite is when your bottom front teeth overlap your top front teeth.</p>\n<p>Overjet and overbite are kinds of malocclusions. “Malocclusion” translates to “bad bite” in Latin. Causes of these two malocclusions include tooth loss, the use of pacifiers, a thumb-sucking habit, or when the jaw is innately too small or big.</p>\n<p>In addition to the visual appearances of overjet and overbite, they can cause physical impediments such as problems and/or irritation while chewing and biting, speech difficulties and snoring.</p>\n<p>The type of treatment you or your child receives will depend on the acuteness of the situation. Setting up an evaluation with an orthodontist is the first step toward a straight, beautiful and confident smile that will last a lifetime.</p>\n<p>The office of Holladay Orthodontics has a well-established reputation for providing excellent care and compassionate service. New patients are always welcome to our state-of-the-art facility, your resource for the best in modern orthodontics. Please call us to schedule an appointment.</p>\n"
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        "text": "<p>When an orthodontist fits you for braces, she (or he) first must take impressions of your mouth. They cast molds of the configurations of your teeth, arch and gums. These models show the orthodontist how all the components of your mouth fit together, which lets her devise a plan to carry out your orthodontic treatment. It’s not unusual for a patient’s gag reflex to kick in during the impression process. But there are ways to manage this defense mechanism that your body uses to prevent foreign objects from entering your upper respiratory tract.</p>\n<p>The office of Holladay Orthodontics provides orthodontic treatment that best meets your needs. Our knowledgeable and caring professionals make sure you can enjoy attractive and well-functioning teeth. Your oral health is in the best of hands.</p>\n<p>To form a dental impression, an orthodontist puts a putty-like material into an arch-shaped plastic or metal tray and positions the tray over your upper (or lower) teeth. After three to five minutes, when the material has hardened, she removes the tray and does the same to your lower (or upper) teeth. The tray or some overflowing putty might make you want to gag.</p>\n<p>Take some of these tips if you’re an “impression gagger.”</p>\n<p>Breathe through your nose. Besides the fact that the trays and possible putty drips make it challenging to breathe through your mouth, deep breaths through your nose will calm you down. Tip: If you tend to have a stuffy nose, open your sinuses with a decongestant spray right before your appointment.</p>\n<p><em>Do</em> drool. It’s OK! Really! Sure, it’s not the classiest look, but an orthodontist is used to it. It’s easier to let it all hang out rather than to swallow it, which could lead you to gag. And sit upright in the chair so saliva won’t head straight for your throat.</p>\n<p>Get distracted. Replay your favorite song in your head. Recall pleasant memories. Ask the ortho to chat you up with an entertaining story. The best diversion is to listen—at high volume, if necessary—to music through your cellphone or another personal electronic device.</p>\n<p>We at the office of Holladay Orthodontics use a variety of techniques and appliances that are at the forefront of orthodontic care. These advances offer a wide variety of benefits to each patient. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for an appointment.</p>\n"
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