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4 Factors That Influence the Cost of Orthodontic Treatment

May 1, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Fitzgerald @ 8:20 pm
A patient receiving orthodontic treatment.

Orthodontic treatment is a big commitment—and if you’re on the fence about receiving it, the cost of treatment might be something that you’re wondering about. After all, everybody has different budgets and different oral situations. However, there are certain factors that contribute towards the cost of orthodontic treatment and understanding what they are and why they matter can help you to make an informed decision. Keep reading to learn more about 4 of these factors.


When to Whiten Your Teeth for a Special Event

April 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Fitzgerald @ 2:09 pm
Smiling woman

So, let’s say you’ve decided to whiten your smile in preparation for an important event. Do you have a plan for how to go about it? Different teeth whitening methods may need you to start earlier or later so your smile will be ready. Are you beginning to ask yourself, “how close to an event should I whiten?”

It’s ok if you haven’t figured the problem out yet: With this guide on when to start whitening your teeth for special events, your pearly whites will be gleaming in time for the occasion.


How Close to an Event Should I Whiten My Teeth?

March 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Fitzgerald @ 9:54 pm
smiling bride with flowers

A gleaming smile can work wonders for your confidence. Getting married, heading to a job interview, or maybe heading to your family reunion – teeth whitening can put you in a position to make the most out of social events. When you look your best, odds are you’ll feel great too! Unlike getting a haircut, teeth whitening isn’t something you want to put off until the day before a big event. Do you have something major marked on your calendar? “How close to an event should I whiten my teeth?” you wonder. Keep reading to get some advice from your dentist in Tucson.


Can You Play Musical Instruments If You Have Braces?

February 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Fitzgerald @ 5:58 pm
young girl playing the saxophone

Whether you’re joining your school band for the first time or you’re a seasoned professional, most musicians who get traditional braces have the same question: “Will I still be able to play my instrument with braces?” Because braces make some major changes to your mouth, it might seem like playing a wind instrument is out of the question. Luckily, that’s not true! It’s definitely still possible to play musical instruments with braces, but you may have to go through a brief adjustment period. Here are some tips that can help!


What Do I Need to Know About Getting Braces as an Adult?

January 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Fitzgerald @ 7:24 pm
adult with braces

Do you still have interest in straightening your teeth, but you feel like the age for braces may have passed you by? It’s never too late to get the smile you always wanted! Getting braces as an adult in Tucson is not complicated and certainly not impossible.

As with any new addition, it’s great to know what to expect before you get them. Keep reading to learn from your dentist about the process to get metal braces so you can get started.


5 Factors That Affect the Cost of Your Orthodontic Treatment

December 20, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Fitzgerald @ 7:39 pm
close-up smile with braces

There is no one-size-fits-all in dentistry, and that includes orthodontic treatment. That means the cost of braces can vary. If you are considering getting braces, one of the top questions on your list is probably how much they will cost you. It will depend on many things, but the following five factors will have the biggest impact on the final price. 


Busting Popular Myths about Metal Braces

September 7, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Fitzgerald @ 5:19 pm
young woman with braces in Marana smiling

With over 4 million Americans sporting them, metal braces are one of the most tried-and-true orthodontic treatments on the market.  Even so, there’s much more to metal braces than meets the eye. How much do you really know about this solution for straighter teeth? Here are a few of the most popular myths about metal braces.


The Link Between Your Child’s Oral Health and School Performance

July 19, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Fitzgerald @ 11:06 pm
mother and child visiting children’s dentist

With the new school year getting underway, you’d like to give your child a winning edge. It turns out that the quality of his or her oral health can have an impact on school performance, but how is that possible? As you continue reading, a local children’s dentist explains what the connection is and gives tips for what you can do to promote the best oral health.