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Early Orthodontics

February 28th, 2024

The average age of individuals who get braces is between nine and 14, although it is appropriate for younger children to visit Vaughn Orthodontics for a consultation with Drs. Vaughn and Spencer. While parents may be concerned about the efficacy of early orthodontics, research suggests that early intervention can prevent greater dental health problems later…
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Does smoking affect oral health?

February 21st, 2024

By now, everyone knows that smoking is bad for you. But the truth is its broad-reaching health effects are not all known by everyone. This is especially true of oral health. Smoking can have serious repercussions in this regard. To give you a better idea of how smoking can affect your oral health, Drs. Vaughn…
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Valentine Candy: Is It 4 U?

February 14th, 2024

It’s Valentine’s Day. Love and friendship are in the air, and candy is on the gift list. Are there tasty Valentine treats that are safe to eat even with your braces? We have some sweet news for you! Safe Valentine candy, like the rest of your braces-friendly diet, won’t stick to your braces (potentially causing…
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Why choose an orthodontic specialist over a general dentist?

February 7th, 2024

Patients have so many choices for straightening their teeth nowadays — clear aligners, ceramic braces, lingual braces, self-ligating braces — but who is best suited to guide them through orthodontic treatment? Well, an orthodontist like Drs. Vaughn and Spencer in Sedalia or Knob Noster, MO of course! This may seem obvious, but there’s misinformation circulating…
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