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What Causes Crooked Teeth?

  Commercials, magazines, billboards, and blockbusters – everywhere you turn there’s a perfectly straight, perfectly bright white smile. It can sometimes feel intimidating and isolating if your own teeth fall short of spectacular. However, take a closer look at the people surrounding you in your everyday life. Notice anything? Not many of them are likely … Continue reading “What Causes Crooked Teeth?”

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Wisdom Teeth and Braces

Here at Berkman & Shapiro Orthodontics, there’s a long list of common concerns we hear from our patients in braces. Things like – how long will I have to wear them? Will they hurt? Are there foods I won’t be able to eat? Will my wisdom teeth coming in affect my straight smile? Hold on. … Continue reading “Wisdom Teeth and Braces”

Teen at Berkman & Shapiro Orthodontics, Commerce Township, MI 48382

Accelerated Orthodontics Explained

It’s safe to say that everyone loves the idea of a straight smile, but not many of us like the notion of spending months or years in braces to achieve it. For teenagers and adults alike, learning that your orthodontic treatment could take anywhere from six months to three years, or even longer in some … Continue reading “Accelerated Orthodontics Explained”

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When should you first visit the Orthodontist?

The American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends that a child’s first visit to an orthodontist take place by age seven, or earlier if an orthodontic problem is detected. They have put together a helpful list that outlines when you should call Drs. Berkman or Shapiro. Here are some warning signs indicating it’s time to check … Continue reading “When should you first visit the Orthodontist?”