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Thumb Sucking
03/03/2021

We all know thumb sucking is common among babies and children. In most cases, thumb sucking does stop between the age of 2 to 4, however it can persist after the age of 5. It is last past the age of 5, this is when it can cause real problems for children and may require orthodontic treatment. Parents should be aware that it could alter the alignment of their child's teeth and jaw and should consider a consultation with an orthodontist to see if early intervention treatment is needed. Here are things to remember if your child is sucking their thumbs, and how Tilghman Orthodontics can help.

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Benefits of Early Orthodontic Treatment
02/01/2021

A big question parents are always wondering about is when they should have their child seek orthodontic treatment, and how early. At Tilghman Orthodontics, we offer the most comprehensive care to not just adults, but to children as well. As a family-friendly office, we work with every family to ensure that their children’s smile can last a lifetime, even if it means starting work at an early age. As a parent however, you may be wondering why it’s important to start orthodontic treatment for your child at a young age, and why it’s necessary. At Tighman, we have comprised a list of all the benefits of early orthodontic treatment.

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Foods to Avoid During the Holidays with Clear Aligners
12/23/2020

At Tilghman Orthodontics, our doctors and staff are committed to providing you and your family with friendly, customized orthodontic care. We realize that the holiday season is one of the most treasured times of the year and brings some of your favorite things, like crisp weather, family gatherings, and seasonal food. However, we also know that holiday dinners and an overabundance of sweets can also increase your risk of tooth decay. We want to help patients navigate this time of the year and offer some tips on foods to avoid during this holiday season, especially for those with clear aligners like Invisalign and SmilesCorrect.

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Benefits Of An Orthodontist vs. DIY At-Home Treatments
10/15/2020

At Tilghman Orthodontics, we work exceedingly hard to provide top quality orthodontic care to every patient on an individual level. We believe that orthodontic treatment is important and requires the involvement of an orthodontic specialist to properly diagnose, monitor, and treat orthodontic issues.

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Invisalign & Smiles Correct Aligners vs. Mail-Order Aligners
09/30/2020

Choosing a quality orthodontic provider is crucial for high quality orthodontic care. At Tilghman Orthodontics, we strive to provide our patients with top-notch orthodontic treatment at a reasonable price. We promise to customize treatment to each individual patient to ensure they receive the care that is necessary for their smile, mouth, and jaw. It is worth noting, there are some significant differences in orthodontic care these days, particularly between Invisalign & Smiles Correct and mail-order aligners and we want to educate you on the differences.

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The Importance of Children’s Orthodontic Treatment
02/19/2020

When it comes to your child's teeth and visiting the orthodontist, did you know that earlier may be better than later? According to the American Association of Orthodontists, kids should have an initial orthodontic screening at age seven. At Tilghman Orthodontics in Berlin, MD, we want to see your children early in order to catch orthodontic problems sooner.

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5 Tips for Braces Pain Relief
01/23/2020

At Tilghman Orthodontics, our mission is to help our patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles through comprehensive orthodontic care. While we offer a wide range of convenient treatments, the most popular is still traditional metal braces – and as with any orthodontic treatment, wearing braces often comes with a little discomfort. Soreness and discomfort from braces is usually mild and fades fast, but if you recently started wearing braces and are looking for easy ways to minimize discomfort, these tips can help.

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5 Holiday Tips
11/28/2019

The holidays are just around the corner, and we know that means many people are looking forward to some well-deserved time spent relaxing, reconnecting with loved ones, and enjoying some of the year's most delicious foods and treats. Unfortunately, though, the holiday season can often be rough on teeth. At Tilghman Orthodontics, we're proud to offer comprehensive orthodontic care to patients in Salisbury and Berlin, MD, so we'd like to offer a few tips on how to take good care of your teeth during the holidays.

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Tips For A Successful Halloween
10/15/2019

Halloween is just around the corner, and we know that means kids everywhere are looking forward to a night of ghosts, ghouls, and of course, lots of candy. However, all that Halloween candy can do a number on teeth and orthodontics – and without taking the right precautions, the scariest thing about Halloween might be breaking your braces.

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Am I Too Old for Braces?
07/17/2019

Ever wondered if you were too old for braces? You’re not alone. Once people have reached a certain age, they think that it’s too late to get corrective orthodontic treatment. Well, here at Tilghman Orthodontics, we think you’re never too old and it’s never too late to get braces!

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How Long Does Smiles Correct Take?
05/23/2019

Have you been dreaming of a straight, stunning smile? As your orthodontist in Sussex county, we at Tilghman Orthodontics have proudly helped countless patients achieve the smile of their dreams with our Invisalign alternative, Smiles Correct. Keep reading to discover more about these clear aligners, how they work, and how long treatment takes.

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Smiles Correct: Less Than Invisalign
03/19/2019

If you’re looking for an affordable alternative to Invisalign and braces, Smiles Correct is the perfect treatment option! Read on to find out more about this treatment.

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Is There an Alternative to Invisalign?
02/20/2019

Many people are familiar with Invisalign clear aligners as an orthodontic treatment. But are there any alternatives to Invisalign that also provide the benefits of a nearly invisible appearance, the convenience of removable trays, and the results of a perfectly aligned smile? Here at Tilghman Orthodontics, we are proud to offer an effective alternative to each of these treatments in Salisbury and Berlin: Smiles Correct.

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Resolutions For A Healthier Smile
01/07/2019

With the turn of the new year, comes a time to make new resolutions. One of these resolutions should be a focus on your oral health to ensure a happy and healthy smile. We have compiled a list of top tips to help you stay on top of your oral health in 2019!

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Invisalign vs. Smiles Correct
11/14/2018

Innovations in orthodontic technologies have focused on new methods of delivering effective, comfortable and convenient treatment. Invisalign and Smiles Correct are two advanced treatment methods that discreetly shift teeth into proper alignment without the need for traditional braces. At Tilghman Orthodontics, we will provide patients with a thorough examination and recommend the treatment plan that’s right for you.

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Fall Braces Care Guide
09/11/2018

While wearing braces is an exciting time for many children and teens, one thing to keep in mind is that it will be trickier for them to monitor their oral health! Because braces have countless tiny spaces that can trap food, it’s important to teach your child the importance of keeping their teeth as clean as possible, to avoid additional treatment time. At Tilghman Orthodontics, we do our best to remind our patients about the importance of maintaining excellent hygiene at their appointments, and appreciate the support you provide at home, as well.

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Caring for Your Smile After Invisalign
06/04/2018

Finishing Invisalign treatment is an exciting milestone. You'll get to see your gorgeous new smile for the first time – and you'll be keeping it with you for the rest of your life! But hold your horses, as you're not quite through with orthodontics yet. How well you care for your smile after treatment has just as big an impact on your smile as the treatment itself. At Tilghman Orthodontics, our mission is to help you achieve the smile of your dreams – so here are our tips on caring for your smile after Invisalign.

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Happy Mother's Day From Tilghman Orthodontics
05/01/2018

Why is your mom special? Current patients can complete the entry form (download the template below) and can be mail, email to or drop off at our office all month long. Winners will be announced on May 31st!

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At-Home Orthodontics vs. Invisalign
03/21/2018

If you could get a new, perfectly straight smiles just by snapping your fingers, you would be snapping right now wouldn’t you? We know we would, but the real process of getting that ideal smile is a lot longer, with a great deal of precise measurements, meticulous planning, and some hardware like braces or Invisalign clear aligners. Here at Tilghman Orthodontics, we’ve worked with countless patients and created countless new smiles, and one of the most common questions and concerns that we hear from our patients is: “how long is this going to take?”

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New Year’s Resolutions For a Healthy Smile
01/24/2018

If you’ve ever looked in the mirror and were dissatisfied with how your smile looked, try imagining a future where you look in the same mirror and light up when you see a perfect, radiant smile shining back at you. Beyond that, there are many benefits that come with getting a new smile that are gifts that keep on giving through the rest of your life. Your local smile experts here at Tilghman Orthodontics have put together this quick guide on why you should consider a smile transformation as your New Year’s resolution for 2018.

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Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) & Orthodontic Treatment
11/09/2017

With a FSA (Flexible Spending Accounts), you get to put aside pre-tax money in a tax-free account that you can use on your health care expenses throughout the year. They’re a great resource for many families as a “just-in-case” solution that can help reduce the stress and impact of a sudden medical expense.

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Back To School With Braces
09/16/2017

Heading back to school after the long summer break is exciting for most kids. However, for children and teens who got braces during summer, heading back to school may cause some anxiety. In addition to wondering what their classmates will think and say about them, kids going back to school with braces must make some necessary adjustments to their daily routine. For these reasons, below you’ll find some tips to make the transition go as smoothly as possible.

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Benefits of Summertime Orthodontic Treatment
07/17/2017

At Tilghman Orthodontics, we want our patients to enjoy their orthodontic journey, and below you’ll find out why we believe starting treatment this month or next is a great idea.

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Healthy Summer Treats For Kids
05/15/2017

At Tilghman Orthodontics, we care about our young patients, and want them to have healthy (yet delicious) snack options this summer. That’s why we put together this list of fun summer treats that are also good for their teeth.

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10 Must Know Invisalign Facts
03/20/2017

The decision to begin orthodontic treatment is a big one. You may have looked at traditional braces, but today, more and more patients are interested in Invisalign. At Tilghman Orthodontics, Dr. Michael Tilghman and Dr. Carrie Schwartz have been using Invisalign aligners to create beautiful smiles for our orthodontic patients for many years.

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Braces Care 101
01/26/2017

Drs. Tilghman & Schwartz and his friendly team want all our patients to have a pleasant and comfortable experience while receiving orthodontic treatment. It’s important to note that orthodontics is a two-way street, in that patients must be compliant in order to achieve desired results. You must take good care of your braces so your treatment isn't derailed due to a problem with your appliances. Here are a few helpful tips designed to help you take good care of your braces.

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How To Leave Reviews On Google+ & Yelp
11/28/2016

At Tilghman Orthodontics, we feel blessed to get to help people improve their smiles everyday, and we work hard to provide superior orthodontic care and peerless customer service. We feel truly thankful to our patients for letting us do what we do, and we're always pleased to hear feedback from our customers – especially in the form of an online review! If you've had a great experience at Tilghman Orthodontics, we would love it if you left us a review on our Google+ and Yelp pages. Leaving reviews can be a little tricky, so we'll outline the process in this blog.

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Braces-Friendly Lunches For Kids
09/29/2016

Drs. Tilghman & Schwartz, along with their amazing staff at Tilghman Orthodontics love providing exceptional orthodontic care to patients of all ages! We work tirelessly to provide the most effective care to each of our patients, using time-proven methods to ensure your smile lasts a lifetime.

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Welcome To Our Blog!
09/29/2016

Thank you for visiting the Tilghman Orthodontics blog! We appreciate you taking the time to learn more about the variety of orthodontic services we offer to patients in Salisbury, Berlin, and throughout the entire Eastern Shore.

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How To Get The Most Out Of Invisalign

At Tilghman Orthodontics in Sussex County, MD, our experienced orthodontists and staff know the importance of having a beautiful smile! With offices conveniently located in Salisbury & Berlin, MD, Tilghman Orthodontics is proud to offer state-of-the-art treatments to successfully straighten your teeth, including offering Invisalign for both teens and adults! As Invisalign clear braces are quickly becoming a more popular alternative to traditional metal braces, it’s crucial for all of our Invisalign patients to get the most out of their treatment, thus ensuring healthy, straight teeth that are both brilliant and beautiful! For the most successful Invisalign treatment possible, our team has compiled a list of 10 tips and tricks below:

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