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February is Children’s Dental Health Month!
04/15/2021

February is the month where we celebrate Children’s Dental Health by the American Dental Association! This month reminds the importance of oral health in children and families, by providing tips to parents to keep their children on track!

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Which Orthodontic Problems Should be Treated Early?
04/01/2021

Anyone at any time can receive orthodontic treatment, no matter what stage of life they’re in. While it’s never too old to start orthodontic treatment, there are advantages to starting young for some treatments.

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When Should Your Child Get Braces?
03/15/2021

It can be confusing to imagine when your child needs braces, or should begin orthodontic treatment. At a young age, their teeth are changing dramatically. They are losing baby teeth, and the adult teeth that they will have for life are coming in.

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How do Braces Work?
12/23/2020

At Taddeo Orthodontics, we use braces to achieve beautiful, straight smiles for all of our patients. Braces are incredibly durable, effective, and have stood the test of time. They continue to be the “go-to” option for orthodontic treatment because they can solve mild to severe orthodontic issues. That being said, many patients don’t actually know how braces work and how their teeth move. The good news is, our orthodontist and staff can break down how braces work in easy and simple terms. That way, you don’t have to be an orthodontist to understand braces.

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Is It Safe to Go Back to the Dentist?
10/15/2020

As we slowly begin to find normality, many of us are wondering what is and isn’t safe to go do. Many of us know that frequenting crowded places with limited airflow, like bars and clubs, are not wise, but did you know that visiting the orthodontist and dentist is safe? We’re following strict CDC guidelines from disinfecting our treatment and waiting rooms to the strict usage of personal protective equipment (PPE). The safety of our patients and staff members is of utmost importance to us. Throughout the pandemic and beyond we will be taking a multitude of precautions.

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Helpful Retainer Habits
03/26/2020

If you’re about to make the change because your treatment is done, here are a few helpful tips to make life with a retainer easier.

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Why Are My Teeth Moving?
02/27/2020

Unfortunately, for some, the teeth will come in crowded, misaligned, and overall, not straight. But why does this happen? Dr. Taddeo can help you understand!

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When Should My Kid See An Orthodontist?
01/30/2020

You’ve probably heard that children’s first dental visits should take place by the time they’re one year old. But what about your child’s first visit to a children’s orthodontist? As your East Orlando orthodontist, we’re happy to help you with great information and sound advice.

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Surviving The Holidays With Braces
12/02/2019

At Dr. Ross Taddeo Orthodontics, our mission is to help kids throughout Orlando achieve a healthy smile through convenient pediatric dental and orthodontic treatment, so if you're celebrating the holidays with braces this year, here are our tips on keeping your smile safe and healthy.

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How Long Do Adults Usually Wear Braces?
10/01/2019

Not all orthodontic treatments for adults take the same amount of time. Here are a few things that can affect the length of your treatment.

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Foods To Avoid With Braces
08/26/2019

One of the most important parts of taking care of your teeth and braces during treatment is your diet, as certain foods can pose a danger for both braces and teeth

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Top Questions to Ask Your Orthodontist
04/30/2019

Many people put off going to the orthodontist for fear of pain, expense or simply not knowing that their oral problems can be improved. At Dr. Ross Taddeo Orthodontics, we want you to be fully informed about all of our treatments and what outcome you can expect. We’ve prepared answers to some typical orthodontist questions that you may have, and invite you to learn more.

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What Causes Crooked Teeth?
10/19/2018

At Dr. Ross Taddeo Orthodontics, we understand the importance of a straight, healthy smile. While aligning the teeth certainly makes for a more beautiful smile, its importance goes far beyond just aesthetics — it helps create an overall healthier mouth.

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When To Change My Retainer
08/09/2018

Since your retainer is something that sticks with you for a long time, it’s highly unlikely that it will go unscathed. You’re not the first person to accidentally drop or step on your retainer, and believe us when we say that we’ve seen things happen to retainers that were much crazier and much worse

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Drinks to Avoid With Braces and Invisalign
06/06/2018

It’s important to make sure you are consuming the right foods and beverages when undergoing orthodontic treatment like braces and Invisalign. That’s why Dr. Ross Taddeo and his dedicated team provide personalized experiences for each of our East Orlando area patients, along with the following advice on what drinks you should avoid while wearing braces and Invisalign.

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Importance of A Perfect Bite
03/21/2018

Our braces aren’t simply for giving a patient a straighter and more attractive smile – they can also treat bad bites, also known as malocclusions. Malocclusions, such as overbites, underbites, crowding, and crossbites, can negatively affect the way that your mouth functions, which is why it’s so important to undergo orthodontic treatment to get these problems corrected.

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Do Braces Cause TMJ?
01/17/2018

If you’ve been told you have TMJ disorder, you have a jaw problem that makes it difficult to perform these functions without hearing a popping or clicking sound and feeling some type of mouth, jaw, or facial pain.

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When Will My Child's Teeth Fall Out?
12/19/2017

While most kids lose their first tooth at the age of five or six, some kids start as young as four, with others not starting until the age of seven.

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Brushing & Flossing With Braces
11/22/2017

Brushing and flossing your teeth is always important, especially with braces. Your brushing methods may have to change a bit to accommodate your new metal brackets and wires, so we are here to help!

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National Orthodontic Health Month
10/13/2017

Just like every year, it's now National Orthodontic Health Month in the United States when orthodontists, including our own Dr. Ross Taddeo, take the time to spread awareness of the importance of orthodontic treatment and good oral health!

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Invisalign vs. Braces
09/28/2017

While metal braces used to be the only orthodontic treatment option available, modern orthodontic technology has created a variety of new alternatives – foremost of which is Invisalign.

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Do Teeth Move After Braces Are Removed?
08/22/2017

So, you just spent the last couple of years with braces. You wore your rubber bands, you followed Dr. Taddeo’s instructions carefully, and you endured all those adjustments until all of your teeth were properly aligned.

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Choosing The Right Orthodontist
06/18/2017

When you’re looking for a family orthodontist in East Orlando, FL, we at Dr. Ross Taddeo Orthodontics strive to be your number one choice. Through our high-quality orthodontic treatments such as metal braces, ceramic braces, and Invisalign, we’re well-equipped to give you the smile that you have always wanted.

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Weird Facts About Braces
05/18/2017

We understand that learning about the general facts about braces can be dull and repetitive, which is why we only want to highlight on the interesting and fun facts.

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Do Braces Hurt?
04/17/2017

You just finished your consultation with our East Orlando children's orthodontist, Dr. Ross Taddeo, and he recommends that braces are necessary to improve your oral health. Hearing this evaluation, most people are unlikely to burst from their seats with excitement. In reality, the first thought that might cross your mind is "do braces hurt?"

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Our Thoughts On DIY Orthodontics
03/02/2017

DIY or 'Do It Yourself' projects have been used as a unique substitute for products that are difficult to find or too expensive to purchase. It also allows individuals to explore their creativity by adding a little bit of their own flair into the projects making them hold a value of exclusivity.

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Tips For Maintaining Braces During The Holidays
12/09/2016

The holiday season is here and that means an excess of sweets and treats everywhere you go. It is difficult to say "no" to homemade cookies, hot cocoa, or gingerbread houses, so it should come as no surprise that the holidays are not the best time for your oral health.

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Back to School with Braces
11/10/2016

For those of you who are new to braces and getting ready to go to school with braces for the first time, we want to give you a few tips to help make the transition into the school year much easier.

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Family-Friendly Activities in the East Orlando Area
07/19/2016

At Dr. Ross Taddeo Orthodontics, our mission is to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile that'll last you a lifetime - but we want to help you enjoy that smile, too! To help with that, we've put together our three favorite family-friendly activities to do around East Orlando and the surrounding areas.

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When Should My Child See an Orthodontist?
03/29/2016

We at Dr. Ross Taddeo Orthodontics strive to be your choice when it comes to picking an orthodontist for your kids in the East Orlando area. As frequent providers of early orthodontic care for children, one of the questions we get most often is about when you should bring your children to first see an orthodontist.

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Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment
01/27/2016

Our Avalon Park orthodontist, Dr. Ross Taddeo, provides exceptional orthodontic care to patients of all ages living in the East Orlando area. Our practice uses the latest technology, techniques, and procedures to ensure that children, teens, and adults receive the most effective orthodontic treatment possible.

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Braces-Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving
11/21/2015

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and we know many of our patients are getting excited for some well-deserved time spent relaxing, enjoying the company of family and friends, and - of course - digging into some truly delicious food!

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