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May is National Teen Self-Esteem Month, from Dr. DeCambre

At Dr. Martine DeCambre’s office, we know image is everything. At an age when image is so important, the thought of having braces may intensify the already-delicate confidence of today’s teens. Well, May is National Teen Self-Esteem Month, and during this time, parents are encouraged to act as positive role models, help stop negative self-images, […]

Your pal, fluoride

There are so many ways you protect your teeth throughout your orthodontic treatment with Dr. DeCambre. You brush your teeth twice a day, floss regularly and protect your mouth and appliances from being damaged. But did you know there is another, often forgotten about, way to keep your teeth clean and healthy during your treatment? […]

Ask Dr. DeCambre: “When should my child visit for an orthodontic consultation?”

Great question! Braces were originally considered to be best appropriate for teens. But these days, kids as old as seven are beginning their orthodontic treatment. Because preadolescent kids are typically not self-conscious, our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists suggest it could be a good idea to start early. Experts, however, say it depends […]