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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.


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.


Braces Patients: These Rubber Band Colors Can Actually Make Your Teeth Look Whiter!

January 30, 2023

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Young man with black bands on his braces

If you’re getting braces soon, you might not be excited about the way your teeth are going to look for the next year or so. But what if your braces could make your teeth actually look better? Not just when you get them off, but while you’re wearing them?

When you get traditional wire braces, you get to choose the color of bands you pick, and picking the right color can give you the appearance of having whiter teeth. Here are some of the most common rubber band colors, and how they’ll affect the appearance of your smile.


3 Ways You Can Get Your Invisalign Treatment Off Track

January 11, 2023

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a person placing their aligners safely in their case

Modern technology has made it more convenient than ever to get things you want—including your dream smile! Invisalign treatment has changed the game for those who don’t want to wear traditional metal braces. With their clear, removable aligners, the process toward straighter teeth is discreet, comfortable, and effective. However, it does require that you stick to your treatment plan so your pearly whites can move into their desired position on time. Here are three things to avoid with Invisalign to stay on track with your treatment!


3 Braces Moments in Pop Culture that You’re Sure to be Obsessed With

December 23, 2022

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Paparazzi taking photos

Braces don’t appear that often in popular culture, but when they do, they’re incredibly memorable. Whether it’s a celebrity walking the red carpet or a one-time joke in a sitcom, a mouth full of metal is a fashion statement unlike any other. More than that, they’re a great way to get a smile you can be happy to show on camera.

Teens and adults who are getting braces might worry about how they’ll look when they wear them, but they don’t have to! Here are three great moments in pop culture that show that braces are something to show off, not to hide.

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