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Sunshine Orthodontics ContestThe winner of the Explorer Contest is Olivia R!

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Missing teeth Everyone wants a full, toothy smile, but some people are missing teeth through no fault of their own. Whenever you see a person missing teeth, you probably assume that they have lost them somewhere along the line, either through an accident or neglect. However, that is not always true.

At Sunshine Orthodontics we sometimes see patients that are missing teeth because they failed to develop due to a family hereditary condition. Other times, the “missing” tooth isn’t really missing at all; it’s hidden underneath bone and gum tissue because it’s blocked or impacted by other teeth. In either situation, space must be created or closed, depending upon circumstances, to improve the bite and aesthetics. If not, then other teeth will gradually drift into the spaces, creating a bite problem and misalign teeth. Luckily, both problems can be treated with orthodontics. (more…)

Celebrating 4th of JulySummer is here in full force and half the year has already zoomed by. Our team at Sunshine Orthodontics researched some fun facts about our country’s most celebrated holiday which hallmarks our independence as a nation.

Did you know the Fourth of July or Independence Day, has only been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941? However, the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83). July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with celebrations ranging from fireworks, parades, and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.

Fun facts we found interesting: (more…)