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PROTECTING YOUR SMILE WITH MOUTHGUARDS

PROTECTING YOUR SMILE WITH MOUTHGUARDS

If you participate in sports or other physical activities, it’s wise to consider getting a mouthguard. Also known as mouth protectors, mouthguards are a device worn over the teeth to lessen the impact of a blow to the face. This reduces the chance that you might lose...

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AWESOME ARCHWIRES

AWESOME ARCHWIRES

When we think braces, we can’t help but think of the brackets on each tooth and the colorful ligature bands that surround them. But actually, the whole point of those brackets and bands is to hold the archwire in place as it gradually moves your teeth to create a...

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BRACES AND BAND? PLAY ON!

BRACES AND BAND? PLAY ON!

You’re in the band and you’re getting braces. Now what? If you are a member of the string or percussion sections, you can go back to rehearsal. You’re good to go. When your talents have seated you in the reed or brass sections, though, a little adjustment might be...

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THE TRANSFORMATION OF VALENTINE’S DAY

THE TRANSFORMATION OF VALENTINE’S DAY

Did you know the actions leading to the beginnings of Valentine's Day were actually centered on the avoidance of war? A Catholic priest named Valentine defied the orders of the Emperor Claudius II and secretly married young men and their brides after the emperor had...

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FANTASTIC ELASTICS

FANTASTIC ELASTICS

If you already wear traditional braces, you know all about these helpful little rubber rings. But if you are new to the world of braces, you might like to know just what kind of elastics are available and what they can do for you. Ligatures: Alignment Assistance When...

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BENEFITS OF ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT AT A YOUNG AGE

BENEFITS OF ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT AT A YOUNG AGE

Contrary to popular belief, orthodontic treatment is not just for older children and teens who have alignment and spacing issues. At our Greensboro or Randleman office, orthodontic treatment offers many benefits for children at a young age. Drs. Numa Cobb III, Numa...

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BRACES-FRIENDLY RECIPE: DINNER

BRACES-FRIENDLY RECIPE: DINNER

Wearing braces during your treatment at Cobb Orthodontics presents some unique challenges in the types of food you can safely eat. The wrong items can be difficult to remove from between your teeth and the appliance. Other foods may even break or loosen your braces....

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