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Brushing & Braces: Building Good Oral Hygiene Habits

We’ve all heard the joke: “You don’t have to brush your teeth, just the ones you want to keep.” Dental humor aside, it points out the importance of good oral hygiene. You may even have it framed in a bathroom for your entire household to see or seen it posted at your dentist’s office. That’s … Continue reading “Brushing & Braces: Building Good Oral Hygiene Habits”

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What is Two Phase Orthodontic Treatment?

Once your child has completed his or her orthodontic evaluation with us, you may hear us refer to something called Developmental Orthodontics. If you are new to this term, it can seem a bit daunting. Thankfully, it’s not as intimidating as it sounds; it’s actually pretty straightforward. Developmental Orthodontics is just an orthodontic process that … Continue reading “What is Two Phase Orthodontic Treatment?”

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How to Protect Your Braces While Playing Sports

Fall is coming to a close and winter sports are starting! Here at Berkman + Shapiro Orthodontics, we get plenty of concerned patients wondering if a mouthful of braces is going to keep them on the sidelines the whole year. Some patients might even question the timing of getting braces for fear that they won’t … Continue reading “How to Protect Your Braces While Playing Sports”

Dr. Berkman and Dr. Shapiro at Berkman & Shapiro Orthodontics, Commerce Township, MI 48382

What Is Orthodontics?

The majority of people out there could probably tell you what an orthodontist does if you asked them. But there’s also a good chance that most of them wouldn’t be able to expand on the topic. Here at Berkman & Shapiro Orthodontics, we want you to be well-informed on what we can do for you and … Continue reading “What Is Orthodontics?”