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Orthodontics: From Tooth Fairy to Retainer

July 17th, 2024

You might be surprised to learn that Dr. Robert Peterson and our team recommend an orthodontic appointment even before your child has had that last visit from the Tooth Fairy. In fact, orthodontic assessments at our Park Ridge or Wilmette office can be beneficial at many stages of your child’s life. Let’s look at some…
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Mouthguard Protection

July 10th, 2024

Let’s talk about mouthguards. We could talk about how important wearing a mouthguard is when you lead an active life. If you play sports, ride bikes, skateboard, or participate in many other kinds of exercise, mouthguards protect your teeth, mouth tissue, and jaws from accidents.  Or we could talk about how wearing a mouthguard while…
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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

July 3rd, 2024

You’re going to the game! And no matter which sport you follow, there’s so much to enjoy—the best athletes, exciting play, hometown pride—and those delicious concession stands! But if you’re wearing braces, your team spirit might be flagging. Here are a few ideas to help keep your food choices out of foul territory. You know…
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Welcome to the Office!

June 26th, 2024

What do you imagine when you picture an orthodontic office? Do you see a steady stream of teenagers walking through the doors? Teen magazines in the reception room? Backpacks stowed under every chair? If so, we have an update for you. In today’s office, you’ll find grade school kids, teens, and adults (and children’s books…
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