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Say Cheese! Camera-Ready Tips for Picture Day.

In Ortho Tips by Dr. Langberg Staff

Say Cheese! Back to school means that it’s time for yearbook photos. Whether you’re in the midst of orthodontic treatment or not, here are some tips to look your best when you smile for the camera. The “Eyes” Have It.We’ve all seen photos of ourselves with eyes closed, squinting or looking like a deer in the headlights. To avoid those …

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Invisalign Teens

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With school, sports, and hanging out with friends, metal braces may not be a particularly enticing orthodontic option for teens. Now there’s an alternative that provides the benefits of traditional braces with the convenience of clear, removable aligners. Invisalign Teen® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth. With a series of clear aligners that gradually straighten your teeth, Invisalign Teen …

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Colorful Braces Make More Than a Fashion Statement

In Ortho Tips by Dr. Langberg Staff

For orthodontic patients who choose to make fashion statements with their mouths, colors are heating up. From soft pastels that coordinate with a wardrobe to bright hues for celebrating holidays or expressing school spirit, the colors appear on the elastic ties that bind the wires to the brackets. These ties can be changed when the wires are changed. While colors …

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Unmask a Healthy Smile This Halloween

In Ortho Tips by Dr. Langberg Staff

October is National Orthodontic Health Month, celebrated by orthodontists throughout the U.S. and Canada, but it is also more commonly known as the month of Halloween. Halloween and all its accompanying candy can be a scary time for teeth. As part of National Orthodontic Health Month, Ridgefield orthodontist Dr. Blaine Langberg, wants to remind patients and the entire community that …

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Why Straighten Teeth?

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Straight teeth help an individual to bite, chew and speak effectively. Properly aligned teeth and jaws contribute to healthy teeth and gums and may alleviate or prevent physical health problems. Teeth that work better also tend to look better. An attractive smile is a pleasant “side effect” of orthodontic treatment. Straight teeth are less prone to decay, gum disease and …

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Local Orthodontist Scales Mt. Kilimanjaro

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Ridgefield orthodontist Dr. Blaine Langberg recently returned from a journey to Tanzania, where he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. At 19,341 feet, it is the highest mountain on the African continent and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. While he was in Tanzania, Langberg delivered more than 1000 toothbrushes and toothpaste for an orphanage run by the Human Outreach Project. “Dean …

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Play It Safe. Wear a Mouthguard.

In Ortho Tips by Dr. Langberg Staff

Many sports injuries can be prevented by wearing appropriate protective gear. April is National Facial Protection Month and Ridgefield orthodontist Dr. Blaine Langberg, a member of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), wants to remind athletes, their parents and coaches to play it safe by wearing mouth guards and appropriate protective gear when participating in sports and recreational activities that …