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I Play a Sport That Uses a Mouthguard, Can I Still Play When I Get Braces?

With sports being in full swing, it is important to keep your braces safe during games and practices. One way to do this is by using a mouthguard which can be worn with braces. In fact, Dr. Michael Payne of American River Orthodontics recommends...

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Besides Braces, What Else Does an Orthodontist Do?

Whenever someone mentions orthodontics or an orthodontist, people’s minds automatically race to images of braces. But, orthodontists provide services for more than just braces, specifically in the field of the alignment of teeth or the...

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How Old Does My Child Have to be to Start Invisalign?

In today’s world, Invisalign is advertised as an equivalent to braces. However, many do not realize that this is simply not the case. Although completely safe for adults and teens, Invisalign is NOT advertised towards children. Some practices are...

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What is the Perfect Age To Begin Taking My Child to the Orthodontist?

One of the first concerns many parents have about their children as they develop is about their child’s oral health. Dr. Michael Payne of American River Orthodontics in Roseville, CA is often asked questions regarding what signs to look out for to...

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What Can I Eat During Treatment with Invisalign? in Placer County, CA

When Will I Get My Braces Off?

Many people are concerned about the length of orthodontic treatment, and want to learn how to quicken their treatment. It is true that orthodontic treatment is often a long, time consuming process. Whether you are a child, teen, or adult, treating a...

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How Do I Keep My Invisalign Clean?

By this point, you have made the decision that Invisalign is the right choice for you. And here at American River Orthodontics near Arden-Arcade, CA, we would like to congratulate you on getting one step closer to a confident and healthy smile! But...

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Healthy Smile Tips This Valentine's Day

Top 5 Valentine’s Day Healthy Smile Tips

Valentine’s Day is one of the sweetest holidays around. You visit your sweetie in a sweet car with some sweets of chocolate. You move in for a gentle kiss – and they recoil. Seems like your sweet tooth elsewhere brought a not-so-sweet day for...

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What You Need to Know Before Choosing Braces

Many people believe that planning for and getting braces is a lot of work. They aren’t wrong – after all, there are many steps that must go into this part of the process. First, you have to visit American River Orthodontics for your initial...

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