Speech Disorders – Can An Orthodontist Help?

Speech Disorders Peoria AZSpeech Disorders…Did you know that the alignment of your teeth can affect your speech? One of the first things people notice about you is your smile and how we communicate when talking. If you have issues speaking clearly, orthodontics can help!

Lisping, whistling or slurring, and mispronunciation of words with “s” and “t” are the most common offenders. Proper diagnosis and correction during a patient’s developmental years, by an orthodontist makes it much easier to correct the tooth and/or jaw problems associated with poor speech habits. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children be evaluated by age 7.Read more on Speech Disorders – Can An Orthodontist Help?…

Labor Day – The History And Causes

Labor Day Peoria AZDo you know why we celebrate Labor Day? Labor Day is a federal holiday and has been since June 28, 1894 when congress passed an act making the first Monday in September a national holiday. The purpose of Labor Day is to honor laborers of all kinds and the “workingman” and now working woman and their achievements. Yes, this also includes orthodontists and orthodontic team members at Affiliated Orthodontics.

The labor movement started in the late 1800s during the height of the Industrial Revolution in the United States. Believe it or not, during that period the average American worker worked 12 hours per day 7 days per week just to make enough on which to live!Read more on Labor Day – The History And Causes…

Orthodontic Emergencies – What To Do

Orthodontic emergencies Peoria AZOrthodontic Emergencies can happen anywhere at any time. School is out for most parts of the country and soon most of you will be on summer vacation. Don’t let orthodontic emergencies stop you from having some fun in the sun this summer!

Orthodontic Emergencies

When you are away on vacation, it might be tough and expensive to find an out of town orthodontic specialist. Here are some tips from Affiliated Orthodontics that you might need if there are orthodontic emergencies while you are away from home.

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Practice Smart Sun Safety This Summer

Sun Safety Peoria AZSun Safety is important as kids are spending more time outside this summer when families go to outdoor outings and head to vacation destinations. With the nice weather and sunshine that comes with summer, it’s nearly impossible to stay indoors.

Join Affiliated Orthodontics and the Environmental Work Group (EWG) in their efforts, along with dermatologists and sunscreen companies, to educate the public when it comes to the truth about sunscreens and sun safety.

Sun Safety – Skin Cancer is on the Rise

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