phase 1 orthodontics

Is there anything more enjoyable than seeing your child laugh and smile? As parents, we want to do whatever we can to make sure our children are happy and healthy. We also want them to enjoy a beautiful face and smile. While most parents understand the importance of orthodontics in ensuring a beautiful smile for…

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older man holding painful jaw

“Key to Major Health Issues Found in Our Jaws” Written by: Dr. Katherine Ahn Wallace of Aviara Centers Adpated from original article “Holistic Approach to Dentistry” published in the January 2020 issue of Jolie Magazine by John B. Wallace, DDS The shape of your face and the alignment of your teeth have long been thought…

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Man experiencing jaw pain.

When your jaw is unable to open and close with ease, everyday tasks like speaking, chewing, and swallowing can become difficult and even painful. The doctors at Aviara Center, who have undergone advanced dental training, employ state-of-the-art technology to relieve TMJ & craniofacial pain. Most patients find long-lasting relief from TMJ pain without the need…

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Can braces treat sleep apnea? A surprising number of patients who have difficulty breathing at night can benefit from orthodontic treatments. During your consultation at Aviara Centers, our expert doctors can diagnose and treat obstructive sleep apnea. Breathing disorders can affect children and adults of all ages. If you or a family member snore at…

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The National Sleep Foundation estimates that 8 percent of adults suffer from teeth grinding. The same survey found that as much as a third of children exhibit the behavior. Bruxism is characterized by night-time grinding of the teeth. If you are a parent, you may have noticed the signs of bruxism. The sound of teeth…

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When our jaws become the source of discomfort or pain, the experience can quickly become debilitating. Temporomandibular dysfunction (commonly referred to as TMD or TMJ disorder) can affect an individual’s ability to chew, speak, and swallow with ease. The medical condition quickly becomes a quality of life issue for many of our patients. If you…

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