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Glen Smith
Worked at Boise Orthodontics
Lived in 4725 North Cloverdale Road Boise, ID 83713
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Invisalign braces have become popular as an alternative to traditional braces as they are cosmetically more appealing. They are known as "invisible braces" but they actually work in a very different way to the traditional app...
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Before you get braces, your dentist or orthodontist will determine if braces are suitable for you and will help solve the problems you face. First they will conduct a visual inspection of your teeth. If they determine that yo...
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While having a great smile can make you feel good, teeth that are out of alignment can affect the way you feel around others. Apart from the way you feel, crooked teeth and bite problems can affect your general health as well...
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Many teenagers wonder why they need to wear braces. Is it all about cosmetics or is there something more important? Back in the days of the cave men, teenagers were only two or three feet tall. But over the last 10,000 years,...
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Though many people still picture a "mouthful of metal" when they think of braces, there are now many more options available. Dental braces work by applying pressure to the teeth so that they move gradually into a new position...
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While a surprising number of adults benefit from orthodontic treatment, not all adults can take advantage. It can depend on how well you have looked after your teeth and gums. For example, gums may have receded so much that o...
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Many teenagers wonder why they need to wear braces. Is it all about cosmetics or is there something more important? Back in the days of the cave men, teenagers were only two or three feet tall. But over the last 10,000 years,...
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Orthodontists use dental braces to help move your teeth into a better position in your mouth so that they look and function better. There are now many different types of braces available.Here are some of the main types. Tradi...
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Dental retainers are devices used to keep teeth in the desired position after braces are removed. After braces are removed, it still takes some time for teeth to settle into the jawbone and the soft tissue. Without appropriat...
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A significant development in the field of orthodontics was the introduction of self-ligating brackets. These don't need tie wires or elastic ligatures to hold the arch wire onto the bracket of the braces. Instead, they are he...
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Orthodontic treatment is used to correct a 'bad bite'. Bad bite - also called  malocclusion - occurs when teeth are crowded or crooked. Sometimes teeth may appear straight but, because the upper and lower jaws do not meet pro...
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Orthodontic treatment is about straightening out crooked and crowded teeth and may use special appliances such as braces. While most dentists can deal with minor orthodontic problems, they will often refer patients to an orth...
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Orthodontist Road Boise ID
Introduction

Dr. Glen Smith has been serving the local community since 1992.

He was born and raised in California, but right after high school left to work on his undergraduate education at Columbia University in the City of New York. It was there that he picked up a top-notch education from the classroom, the city, and the athletic fields. He played four years of Division One Ivy League Football, and was glad that at least one school had an opening for a running back without much speed. From New York he went to Atlanta, Georgia to attend Emory University Dental School. The education was great, but the heat and humidity convinced him that it was time to look for some other area to settle down, and what better way than in the United States Army. During those years he practiced first as a general dentist, became an expert in forensic dentistry, completed an orthodontic residency, received a Master of Science Degree from the University of Louisville, and finished his military career as a Lieutenant Colonel at Ft. Lewis, Washington.

After 13 years at seven different Army postings it was time to set down some roots. He chose the Boise area because of the beauty of Idaho and its people.

Dr. Smith’s service to others outside of his orthodontic practice includes his involvement with family and friends, church, the dental profession and the law enforcement community.  He has served as Idaho’s representative on the Board of Directors of the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists. He uses his forensic dental expertise in his position as a deputy coroner in Ada County Coroner’s Office, works with the Idaho State Police in their Missing Person Clearinghouse project, was elected to the Board of Governors of the American Society of Forensic Odontology, is a member of the National Disaster Medical Service (he worked in the morgue for two weeks in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina), and is a dental case reviewer for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Dr. Smith is forever grateful for the opportunity to live in and serve this community, and is especially thankful to the individuals and families that have placed their trust in his care for them as their Doctor.

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