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What is the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist?
04/17/2019
Every time I tell someone that I am an orthodontist I usually get one of two reactions. The first reaction is something like, “Oh, that’s cool! I had braces when I was young, and I really liked my orthodontist.” Some times those people will follow that up by reluctantly confessing that they don’t always wear their retainer like they should anymore and some of their teeth have started to shift and their overbite has relapsed. I always enjoy those reactions because that means they are already familiar with the kind of work that we do. They know that the orthodontist is where you go to get your braces or Invisalign to have your teeth aligned and your bite corrected. The second type of reaction I get is from those people who have never had braces or Invisalign and have no experience with retainers of any kind either. They usually ask me questions like, “Can you take out teeth for me?” or “Do you all do dentures there?” or maybe “I was supposed to have a filling done on a tooth a while back. Can you all do that?” To be honest I kind of enjoy those reactions too because it gives me an opportunity to educate people about my passion, which is helping people by giving them a confident smile that is easy to maintain and can last them a lifetime.
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National Dental Health Month!
03/01/2019
The month of February is National Dental Health Month, and it’s always great to share that with our local students to make sure our pediatric population is educated about dental hygiene.
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When should my child see the orthodontist?
12/19/2018
Starting to worry about how your child's adult front teeth are looking? Are you worried that their teeth don't seem to be fitting together like they should? You aren't the only one.
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Dr. Hartsock and I went to Vegas!
11/20/2018
This weekend, Dr. Hartsock and I had a chance to attend the national Invisalign Summit in Las Vegas. Believe it or not, the best part about the trip was not the endless buffets or all the great people watching I got to do...it was seeing Dr. Hartsock finally get the national recognition he has long deserved.
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Braces vs. Invisalign
07/18/2018
When it comes to straightening your teeth, you want something affordable, effective, and esthetic. Here at Hartsock and Sword Orthodontics we have multiple options for you to consider and the expertise to help you decide which option is right for you.
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