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Two-Phase Treatment in Sacramento
Posted on December 29, 2017 by Dr. Damon Szymanowski.

Planning orthodontic treatment for your child can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! Here at Damon Smiles, Dr. Damon agree with the American Association of Orthodontists that all children should have their first orthodontic consultation by around the age of seven. This allows us to detect many common dental issues before they have ... Read full post

How To Protect Your Braces While Playing Sports
Posted on November 28, 2017 by Dr. Damon Szymanowski.

One of the most common concerns we hear at Szymanowski Orthodontics regarding braces is if student-athletes can have braces and play their favorites sports uninterrupted. Many parents and kids are worried they will have to sit out sports while in their braces, but that couldn’t be further from the truth! Kids and teens can absolutely ... Read full post

Orthodontic Emergencies
Posted on October 30, 2017 by Dr. Damon Szymanowski.

Are you anxiously awaiting your appointment to be fitted for braces? Or are you crossing the last few days off the calendar before they come off? Whether you’re at the very beginning of your braces journey, nearing the end of it, or somewhere in the middle, knowing what to do when minor issues pop up ... Read full post

Wisdom Teeth and Braces
Posted on September 28, 2017 by Dr. Damon Szymanowski.

Here at Szymanowski Orthodontics, we hear plenty of concerns from our patients in braces. It’s not uncommon to hear things like “How long do I have to wear them?” “Will they hurt?” “Will my wisdom teeth affect anything?” Wait, wisdom teeth? That’s right! Wisdom teeth might not be on your radar, but a lot of ... Read full post

Dentist vs. Orthodontist for Braces
Posted on August 2, 2017 by Dr. Damon Szymanowski.

At Szymanowski Orthodontics, we get plenty of questions about the differences between a dentist and an orthodontist, especially when it comes to braces. A lot of parents think “Why can’t my regular dentist work on my child’s braces?” but they don’t understand how many advantages there are in visiting an orthodontist to get your child’s ... Read full post