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Orthodontist Questions: Ceramic or Metal Braces?

September 16, 2016

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What is the difference between clear ceramic and metal braces, according to an orthodontist?The day you knew would come is finally here. Your child’s teeth have been crooked for years and eventually you knew they were going to need braces.  It’s best to do it now while they are young than wait for it to get worse as they grow. There are more options for braces these days than when you were a child. Which is the best one? How are they different? Dr. Alex Colalillo, a New Jersey orthodontist, discusses the similarities and differences between clear ceramic and metal braces. (more…)

Mullica Hill Orthodontist Discusses The Proper Ways to Care For Your Braces

August 17, 2016

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How should you take care of your braces? Your Mullica Hill orthodontist has the answers.Most kids get to wear braces at some point in their lives, and they play an important part in achieving a healthy and beautiful smile. Orthodontics however, can only do its job effectively when partnered with the right home care. It may seem daunting to brush teeth with braces on them, but if you use the right brush and take your time you’ll have no trouble at all. Dr. Alex Colalillo, your Mullica Hill orthodontist has some tips on the proper ways to care for your teeth during orthodontic care.


Collingswood Orthodontist: How Does Orthodontics Help Me?

July 31, 2016

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Collingswood orthodontistWhen you think about orthodontics, your immediate thought is often the use of braces for a straighter smile. But, did you know that orthodontics can be used for a number of reasons other than just a straighter smile? A straighter smile is just an added perk of the many other benefits of orthodontic treatments. As a Collingswood orthodontist, we provide orthodontic treatments for a number of reasons, in addition to a straighter smile.

Dr. Alex Colalillo Explains Health Benefits of Braces

June 7, 2016

children orthodontic treatmentIf you have a less than perfect smile, we all know that braces are an effective means to get the straighter smile you’ve always wanted. But, what you may not know is that braces also improve your oral health and overall health. As orthodontic treatments move your teeth into their correct alignment while correcting bite issues, you’ll reduce the risk for oral health complications that can have long-term effects on oral health. We offer teen and children orthodontic treatments to give your children a strong foundation for life-long oral health while benefiting from a straighter smile. We even offer adult orthodontic treatment because it’s never too late to protect your oral health with a straighter, more confident smile.

Children’s Orthodontics: What You Need to Know

May 24, 2016

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teen orthodontist in CollingswoodYour child’s smile is important. You care for your child’s smile as soon as their first tooth erupts, working to ensure they develop a healthy, beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime. Part of helping your child grow into a beautiful smile may require orthodontic care. While many believe that children don’t need orthodontic treatments until they reach their teen years, a child’s orthodontic care should start while they are young. The younger a child receives care from a children’s orthodontist in Collingswood, the sooner we can begin perfecting their smile using less extensive treatments. As a children’s and teen orthodontist in Collingswood, we have everything you need to know about perfecting your child’s beautiful smile.

For Braces, Collingswood, NJ, Comes to Dr. Colalillo

April 5, 2016

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bracesIf you’re in the midst of orthodontic treatment with traditional braces, then there’s something Dr. Colalillo wants you to know: chances are that at some point your braces will break. Brackets and wires are really quite fragile. So despite your very best efforts to be careful, something may break or become detached. Not to worry. We see it all the time, and Dr. Colalillo and his team are here to help. Of course, if there’s any discomfort from your braces, Collingswood residents should call our office immediately. In the meantime, let’s review some ways to avoid broken braces and how to manage the break until you see Dr. Colalillo.


Signs you need Swedesboro TMJ therapy from Dr. Colalillo

March 2, 2016

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Swedesboro TMJ therapyA sore jaw, ear pain, tinnitus–these are signs you may need TMJ therapy from Swedesboro orthodontist, Alex Colalillo. Learn about this common joint issue.

Your jaw and face hurt, and there’s this odd clicking, popping noise when you open and close your mouth. What is that? It may be TMJ Dysfunction, a common disorder of the hinge-like temporomandibular joint. Annoying, painful and treatable, TMJ affects thousands across the country, particularly women between the ages of 20 and 40. Dr. Alex Colalillo, Collingswood orthodontist, evaluates and treats TMJ Dysfunction, offering patients a better quality of life and oral health. (more…)

Swedesboro orthodontist tells best/worst foods for braces

February 3, 2016

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Swedesboro orthodontistBraces restrict your diet. Learn from your Swedesboro orthodontist, Alex Colalillo, the best and worst foods for orthodontic patients.


You have decided to get braces. You look forward to a noticeably straight and attractive smile and all the health benefits of well-aligned teeth. As you engage in the braces lifestyle, Dr. Alex Colalillo and his team tell what are the best and worst foods to consume. (more…)

Why you need your Swedesboro orthodontist, Alex Colalillo

January 3, 2016

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Swedesboro orthodontistSwedesboro orthodontist, Alex Colalillo, corrects smiles for children, teens and adults. Read why having a straight smile is so important.

Are you concerned about the appearance of your smile? Is your child experiencing headaches or earaches? Is his or her speech hampered by crooked teeth? Swedesboro orthodontics from Dr. Alex Colalillo addresses those issues and others for smiles that look as great as they feel. (more…)

Identify/ treat TMJ before seeing your Collingwood dentist

December 3, 2015

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treat TMJ TMJ, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction, affects many people with jaw soreness, headaches and bite issues. Know the symptoms and how to treat TMJ.

Collingswood dentist and orthodontist, Dr. Alex Colalillo, sees many patients present with jaw symptoms unrelated to infection or other disease process. Afflicted with a problem called TMJ dysfunction, patients are often women between the ages of 20 and 40 who have pain and other symptoms of varying severity.


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