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3 Signs That Your Orthodontist Is Right for You

A straight smile is healthier – that’s a fact.  When teeth are properly aligned, you can clean them more effectively and avoid dental decay due to overlapping teeth. Gaps between teeth can also unevenly distribute the force caused by chewing. You might see wear and tear that impacts some teeth more than others. This can lead to short or chipped teeth.

Finding the right orthodontist in Fayetteville, AR presents a number of options. Here is how to know you made the right choice.

#1 Your Dentist or Orthodontist Gives You Options

Every patient is a unique individual, and everyone likes choices. If more than one option exists to achieve your goals for your ...

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3 Common Mistakes Made during Six Months Smiles Treatment

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Six Months Smiles provides our adult patients with a fast and effective way to achieve a straight, beautiful smile. If you are searching for an orthodontist in Fayetteville, AR, give Scott J. Stephens, DDS a call instead. Dr. Stephens is a general dentist who offers cosmetic braces and much more. Our comprehensive approach to dentistry makes it easy for families to take care of their smiles.

Avoid these three common mistakes that people make during Six Month Smiles.

Skipping the Floss

When you have braces on your teeth, it takes a little extra effort to floss your teeth. You will need a special threader or small brush to remove the plaque from teeth ...

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What You Need to Know about DIY Braces

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We offer clear braces here in our Fayetteville, AR dental office to help teen and adult patients improve the appearance of their teeth and for more comfortable function.

You can imagine how shocked we were when a disturbing trend recently appeared on YouTube and other online media outlets – teens fabricating braces out of household objects with the intent of moving their own teeth. If you see your kids using paperclips, rubber bands, or aluminum foil in their mouths, here are some reasons you should put a stop to it immediately.

DIY Braces Can Cause Permanent Damage

Putting any foreign material around teeth or near gums can cause teeth to break, chip, or ...

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Can You Benefit from Veneers?

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When patients think of veneers, they may conjure images of too-white smiles that look out of place or fake. That old idea is really a false representation of what dental veneers can deliver when created by a skilled and experienced dentist like Dr. Scott Stephens.

Did you know that Dr. Stephens was an artist long before he became a dentist? His interest in art and biology is actually what led him to the dental profession. Each dental restoration is a tiny and very personal work of art that can add confidence and self-esteem to our patients’ lives.

Natural-Looking Dentistry

What this combination or art and science means for our patients is ...

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Could You Benefit from Orthodontics? Here Are Three Signs That Say Yes!

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Thinking about improving your smile with orthodontics is a big decision! It can feel exciting, too. We love to see the joy on patients’ faces when they finally achieve the beautiful, comfortable smile they have always wanted. 

Did you know that you can have cosmetic orthodontics right here in our Fayetteville, AR dental office? Dr. Scott J. Stephens offers two different systems for you to choose from.

Here are three ways you can tell if orthodontics is the right path for improving your smile.

Do Some of Your Teeth Protrude?

If some of your teeth seem to poke out or go their own direction, cosmetic orthodontics will be able to help. We ...

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What Should I Expect at an Orthodontic Evaluation?

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Orthodontics is a rite of passage for many young adults, but patients of all ages can benefit from a properly aligned smile. At the office of Scott J. Stephens, DDS, we offer cosmetic braces to patients in the Fayetteville, AR area because not everyone is lucky enough to have had braces as a kid!

When you come to our dental office for your orthodontic consultation, Dr. Stephens will discuss your goals for your smile. What bothers you about the alignment of your teeth? Does anything cause you discomfort? Sensitivity? Dr. Stephens wants to make sure that your results look and feel great.

Once we discuss your goals, we will perform ...

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Post-Orthodontic Care

Post Orthodontic Care Blog | Fayetteville AR

If you are considering braces in Fayetteville, AR, we would be happy to answer your questions about the best treatment to get the result you want. Braces and orthodontic treatment is about more than just improving the appearance of your smile. Braces can also improve your dental health by improving your bite and fixing overlapping teeth, which are more prone to decay.

As we age, treatment with orthodontics is still completely possible! Many of our adult patients never had an opportunity for braces as kids and are just now able to afford or have access to Smart Moves clear aligners, which is similar to Invisalign, or Six Month Braces ...

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