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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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


Are Your Invisalign Aligners Turning Yellow?

April 6, 2023

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a woman smiling with her clear Invisalign aligners

Millions of smiles have been straightened without the metal brackets and wires of traditional braces. Yes, that’s right…Invisalign has changed the game of orthodontics! No longer do people have to live with their crooked teeth or avoid showing their metal braces. By wearing a series of clear aligners, your teeth can be moved into their desired position without virtually anyone noticing. But what if you have noticed your aligners have recently turned yellow? Read on to learn the causes of the discoloration and what you can do to return to undetectable orthodontic treatment with Invisalign.


Can I Get Braces on Just My Top or Bottom Teeth?

March 30, 2023

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smiling person with braces

While people love the straight smiles that braces can give them, not everyone loves the braces themselves. As a result, orthodontics patients often ask if it’s possible to “cheat the system” in one way or another.

Many patients have more problems with either their upper or lower teeth, so people often wonder if they can get braces on just one of them. If you’re curious, here’s more information about whether that’s possible or not.


What to Do if Your Invisalign Aligner Doesn’t Fit

March 6, 2023

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young woman putting on an Invisalign aligner

Invisalign aligners are a marvel of modern orthodontics, capable of giving patients results comparable to traditional braces discreetly, and often in less time. They’re also removable, meaning that you can skirt many of the dietary restrictions that come with traditional braces.

 However, as well designed as Invisalign aligners are, you might find that yours don’t fit very well when you first get them. Here are a few reasons why that may be the case, and what you might want to do about that.


Invisalign Treatment and Bruxism: Can Grinding Teeth Hurt Your Aligners?

February 26, 2023

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young woman holding her Invisalign aligner

Invisalign is one of the most popular orthodontic treatments. They offer the same results as traditional braces, but without the dietary restrictions or the metal brackets.

However, millions of Americans also grind their teeth at night, also known as sleep bruxism. They may wonder if that habit could interfere with their Invisalign treatment. If you’re curious, here’s what you ought to know about that.


Why Have Braces Made My Teeth Feel Loose?

February 9, 2023

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Dentist holding a model of a pair of teeth with braces

When you first get your braces, there are quite a few things that will take some getting used to. You may be adapting to using dental wax, or to brushing on either side of your brackets.

You may also be noticing a strange sensation—one of your teeth feeling like they’re floating in your mouth. It may almost seem like your teeth could come out! As it turns out, that’s completely normal. Here’s why you could be feeling that way, and why you don’t have to be concerned.

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