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  • SureSmile Celebrity

    Stacy was selected by SureSmile as one of the leading scan technicians in the country! (WOW!) Because of her expertise, Stacy was invited to be a special guest speaker at the 2010 SureSmile conference in Texas. Stacy has 21 years experience in the Ortho/Dental field and is the lead [...]

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    Meet Dr. Croft!

    Despite coming from a family of orthodontists (my father and grandfather were both orthodonitsts) my early dreams centered more on becoming the next Michael Jordon or Perry Mason… My athletic ability limited my NBA aspirations and over time I became more interested in a career in [...]

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    What to Do When Your Braces Hurt

    A lot of new patients to orthodontia are nervous. What exactly should you expect? There’s a wide range of orthodontic options, and each patient calls for slightly different treatment. Sometimes your individual treatment may cause you discomfort, but we’re here to help! Here’s a breakdown of [...]

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    Forensic Dentistry and Bite Marks

    We’re going to look at how forensic dentists analyze bite marks. You’re probably familiar with a couple of high-profile cases where DNA evidence exonerated suspects after bite analysis was used to “put them away.” It should be noted that bite analyses are usually only part of the [...]

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    What Are Braces Made Of?

    You love your teeth because they allow you to eat and look great. But you might need braces due to some problems with them. There are many materials that orthodontists use to make braces, and we will talk a little bit about them here. Stainless Steel Stainless steel is truly amazing when it [...]

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    5 Reasons Why Summer is the BEST Time for Braces!

    Summer brings to mind many images of fun travel plans, lazy days by the water and freedom from the demands of everyday life. You know what summer is great for too? Finally getting those braces that you’ve been putting off! We fully respect your much needed time for some serious chill time this [...]

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    Prom Can Still Be Great with Braces

    Your prom can be great even with braces. Prom season is just around the corner and you might wish your braces were going or be removed before the big day. Braces shouldn’t be a problem even during your fancy night out. We recognize braces have a sneaky way to keep food hidden between [...]

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    Spring Break May Be the Time to See an Orthodontist

    Spring break might be the time to stop playing for an hour and have your teeth checked. is may be a perfect time to get in to see Dr. Croft. If you presently have braces, the scheduling may be a lot easier without school considerations. So you might want to plan an appointment. If you have [...]

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    Confident Children Grow Into Productive Adults

    We are all about helping children grow in to confident adults. When kids, teens, and adults like their smile, they will smile more, appear friendlier, and become even more confident. A strong feeling of confidence and self-worth can even translate into academic areas. A confident child might [...]

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    Invest in More than Your Child’s Smile, Invest in Them

    Your child’s junior high and high school experiences are notorious for being hard on their self-confidence. Some things teenagers have to deal with just don’t change over the decades.  There is the need for acceptance, the increase in hormones, and changes in the body. All of these things [...]

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    At Columbia Orthodontics, we aren’t just worried about straightening your teeth, we are also concerned about improving your oral health. We always welcome phone calls in between appointments and find it a great way answer questions and keep up to date with progress. Making our patients more [...]

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    Different From Dentists – Orthodontists Are Specialists

    Dentists and orthodontists are two different disciplines. Orthodontists don’t just treat children and teens. This is the first misconception that we would like to clear up. There aren’t a lot of misconceptions about dentists. Everyone understands that a dentist is the doctor who takes care[...]

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    Valentine Ideas for Those Wearing Braces

    Prim roses are a creative idea for Valentine’s Day. If your Valentine has braces, you will want to take a little extra consideration on what you get him or her for the romantic day. Here are a few suggestions from Columbia Orthodontics on what to give to show your love and affection. [...]

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    When they were little, my children spent several evenings putting names on Valentines. They carefully choose the nice pictures and sayings for those fellow students with which they had the closest connections. I often volunteered to help with the elementary school parties where students decorated[...]

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    Oral Hygiene For Kids

    Your teeth should last you an entire lifetime, so we need to care for them properly. This means you should start when you are young. Our first set of teeth called primary teeth begin appearing as young as six months. They are destined to be replaced by permanent teeth starting at about age six.[...]

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    Today marks the beginning of Black History Month.  During these are the weeks, we focus on the historical contributions of people of African descent.  Here are some great references to understanding the importance of Black History month. These siblings raised together recognize the need for Black[...]

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