Do Braces Hurt?

The most common question we hear from patients of any age is, “Will my braces hurt?” The answer is generally, no, but there is some soreness after each adjustment. Let us walk you through this step-by-step. The retractors are the metal tools used to hold your mouth open and your tongue down when you’re fitted for braces. It might be a little uncomfortable but it doesn’t actually hurt. It’s more awkward than anything else. Next, the conditioning, rinsing, drying and tooth sealing process is absolutely [...]

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Top Three Questions Parents Ask About Orthodontics

When a parent brings a child to see our team, they are often full of questions that range from how to prevent cavities with nutrition to the cost and process of getting braces. Truman Orthodontics is committed to making every visit a positive experience and we always do our best to answer every question you may have. We’ve compiled the top questions and answers about childhood orthodontic treatment here in one place for your convenience. We recognize these common Q&As [...]

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Where Did Braces Come From?

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, braces were worn prior to 400 BC! Back then it appears that catgut supplied the bands around teeth that were designed to straighten them. We have definitely come a long way in orthodontics! Today’s teeth-straightening products are more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing than ever before. Let’s look at some of the interesting history of the traditional “metal mouth” braces and learn how we made it to today’s “invisible braces.” Who You Calling Brace Face? History [...]

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“But Mom my Teeth are Fine” Why Visit an Orthodontist – Even When You Don’t Have Dental Problems

Have you talked to your teenager about their teeth lately? We know it might be a struggle to get your teenager to listen to you sometimes but we also know how importantit is to them to look good is at that age. That’s why it’s important to check in with your growing teenager about their oral health. Studies tell us it’s a crucial time for dental hygiene; the CDC says dental decay really takes hold during the ages of five [...]

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WEAR Wear your retainers 24/7 for the primary year and after that you can go to daily wear for whatever length of time that you need to keep your teeth straight. The main exemptions are when eating or cleaning them. While evacuating retainers, close your lips together to keep spit from leaving your mouth. Try not to flip or control them with your tongue as this can build the danger of harming the retainers or influencing their fit. CLEANING To keep your [...]

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2011 Cancer Walk Las Vegas

Jody, Kris, Ryan, DeeLynn, Jennifer, Michelle Campbell, Allen Thank you to all of our friends, family, patients and staff, as well as a big thanks to the dentists, doctors and staff at other offices who supported Truman’s Angels in “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” on October 1, 2011. We appreciate your support in helping stomp out breast cancer. Yours Truly, Dr. Mark Truman Truman Orthodontics

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National Orthodontic Health Month

October is National Orthodontic Health Month! Sponsored by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), this event is a month-long celebration of orthodontics. It is designed to bring awareness of the positive impact that orthodontic care can have on both long-term dental health and self-esteem. Throughout this month orthodontists, dentists, and other health professionals will be spreading the word about orthodontics and reminding everyone how important a straight smile is for your health!At Truman Orthodontics, Dr. Truman and our friendly [...]

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Back To School With Braces

Now that summer is fading away, it’s that time of the year once again when parents and their kids are starting to prepare for the start of the new school year. Las Vegas orthodontist, Dr. Mark Truman and his staff want to offer some advice for making your return to school with braces a pleasant and fun experience. Here are some tips to help you care for your braces while back at school. Remember to Eat Only Braces-Friendly Food When you [...]

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Braces-Friendly Summer Snacks

With summer just a few weeks away, it’s time to start thinking of all the yummy braces-friendly snacks you can make this summer! Dr. Truman cares about the well-being of your teeth and wants you to know you can still enjoy tasty foods even after getting your braces on! We’ve gathered three delicious and easy recipes that are soft enough to eat with your braces and taste good too! These tasty treats are sure to spice up your summer! Homemade [...]

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The Truman Orthodontics Selfie Challenge!!

Want To Win A Pizza Party For You & 9 Friends At Gravedy?! This month we are running a Facebook selfie challenge! In this contest, we are asking our patients to post a selfie to our Facebook page, share it with their friends, and gain likes. The photo that has the most likes by July 15th will WIN A PIZZA PARTY AT GRAVADY with 9 of their friends!! To post your selfie, here are the instructions: 1. Take a selfie in front [...]

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