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What Should I Pack for Lunch for My Child Who Wears Braces?

January 12, 2024

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Teenager with braces

Traditional braces are a tried and proven orthodontic method that can treat even complex cases, and they are also a right of passage for many children. It’s common for kids in elementary, middle, or high school to wear them, and it isn’t always easy to keep your child in compliance with their orthodontic treatment. Patients must avoid certain foods and beverages to keep their braces clean and their treatment on track. Here are a few tips for packing a braces-friendly lunch for your child.

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A Few Important Do’s and Don’ts with Invisalign

December 21, 2023

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Closeup of dentist placing clear aligner on patient's teeth

With no dietary restrictions or special oral hygiene products, Invisalign is a relatively hassle-free orthodontic treatment! Of course, there are some guidelines you need to follow to stay on-track with your treatment plan. With this in mind, keep reading for a refresher on the do’s and don’ts of Invisalign.

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Why Have My Teeth Shifted Over the Years?

November 10, 2023

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Woman has curious expression

The human body changes with age, and the mouth is no exception. While many people believe that they can expect their teeth to stay in place after orthodontic treatment, the truth is that they will continue to move as the mouth continues to develop. While injury, illness, and age can all cause changes in the mouth’s structure, more and more adults are turning to orthodontics to help them achieve their ideal smile. Here’s more about how your teeth can shift out of place over time and what you can do to keep them straight.

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Invisalign Is So Hard to See, It’s Ghostly! Here’s How to Survive Halloween with Clear Aligners

October 13, 2023

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Jack-o-lantern

Invisalign is an orthodontic method that can realign a smile without the conspicuous hardware or eating restrictions that come with traditional metal braces. This is great for the Halloween season, as braces can detract from how much terror you can elicit with your carefully constructed vampire costume. However, patients will still need to stay on top of their treatments during all the spooky revelry. Here’s a brief survival guide for celebrating Halloween while wearing Invisalign clear aligners.

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I’m Getting Braces Soon; What Will It Feel Like?

September 13, 2023

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Teen has questioning expression

Braces have brought smiles into a beautiful new alignment for generations, but getting them can be quite an adjustment. While the process is likely to involve some discomfort, knowing what to expect can take the surprise out of the experience and prepare you to manage any issues that might emerge. Here’s what you can expect when receiving and adjusting to having braces.

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Bring Your Wax, Because Here Are Some Pointers for Wearing Braces at Work

August 11, 2023

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Teeth with braces

People usually associate braces with middle or high school, but what if you’re wearing them on the job? Since braces are an investment for better overall health, they are a noble endeavor and nothing to be ashamed of. Still, wearing them at work can be awkward if you’re not prepared to take care of them. Here are some tips on how to best handle braces at work and make sure you’re comfortable in the office.

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Your Guide to Surviving Your First Week with Braces

July 6, 2023

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Girl in turtleneck smiling and pointing at her toothy grin with braces using both hands.

If you’re new to traditional braces and are experiencing discomfort, you’re not alone. It’s common for there to be an adjustment period for the week after. Don’t worry – any discomfort is temporary! Your treatment should be easier after the first seven to ten days. Here’s all you need to know about what you should and shouldn’t eat and how to manage your discomfort in a guide to surviving your first week with braces.

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Questions For Your First Appointment With Your Orthodontist

June 9, 2023

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patient talking to their dentist

Your first appointment with your orthodontist is the beginning of a long and hopefully fruitful relationship. You’ll be seeing this person every month or two for over a year, meaning that you’ll have plenty of time to get to know them.

However, the first visit to their office is a great time to clear up any questions that you might have and to learn more about what straightening your smile may entail. If you have an orthodontic consultation coming up, here are a few questions you may want to ask.

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Can I Wear Braces a Second Time?

May 4, 2023

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smiling adult with braces

Braces have proven to be a dependable orthodontic solution, effectively transforming the smiles of many generations and promoting oral health. If you have previously worn braces, you are familiar with the experience of having metal brackets and wires, which ultimately resulted in a stunning new smile. However, certain patients may need a second round of orthodontic treatment. There are various reasons why this need may arise, so continue reading to discover what they are.

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5 Common Problems with Braces…& How to Treat Them!

April 26, 2023

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a woman smiling happily with her braces after dealing with braces’ problems

Metal braces were first introduced in 1819 and involved wrapping each individual tooth with a cord to move them into the desired position. They didn’t evolve into their current design until the 1970s. Today’s traditional braces bond brackets to each tooth and attach a wire across them to straighten teeth easily and reliably. However, despite the modern advancements in metal braces, there can still be a few problems that pop up during treatment. Read on to learn five of the most common ones and how you can keep your smile happy on your journey toward aligned teeth!

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