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What to Expect Throughout the Braces Removal Process

April 1, 2023

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a patient having their braces removed

If you’ve reached the end of your orthodontic journey, you’re probably feeling pretty thrilled to unlock your new and improved smile! However, you might be wondering what the process for having the metal brackets and wires removed actually looks like. Here’s a closer look from your orthodontist at what goes into the process and what you can expect as you head into life post-braces!


What Are Signs Your Child Needs Braces?

February 4, 2023

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boy with metal braces

Did you know that nearly 75 percent of children have a dental problem that needs to be addressed with orthodontics? So, if you think your child needs braces, you’re most likely right. But how can you know for sure? Keep reading to learn some common signs your child will benefit from getting braces.


I’m Getting Married – When Should I Begin Invisalign Treatment?

December 1, 2022

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Want to straighten your teeth before your wedding day? Naturally, you might not want traditional metal braces that will steal the spotlight during your engagement photos, bachelor/bachelorette party, and all of the other festivities. Fortunately, Invisalign can deliver the same beautiful results discreetly. So, it’s not hard to see why over 12 million patients have chosen clear aligner treatment. If you’re interested in doing the same, then keep reading to learn when you should start Invisalign.


Can an Old Retainer Re-Straighten Your Teeth? Here’s the Answer!

November 16, 2022

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Closeup of old retainers

Orthodontic relapse is a phenomenon where your teeth begin to drift into their previous positions. While this can happen quite quickly, it can also slowly occur over the course of several years. That’s why it may take some time to realize it! Once you do, you might naturally wonder if you can use your old retainer to re-straighten your teeth. Keep reading to learn the answer.


Here’s What the Color of Your Braces Say About You

October 13, 2022

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Different colored rubber bands for braces

Think braces are boring? Think again! At each and every adjustment appointment, you have the opportunity to pick a new color based on your mood, the season, or the nearest holiday. To learn a few of the most popular rubber band colors and what they say about you, read on!


Here’s a Quick Guide on What to Do If You Break Your Braces

September 19, 2022

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Closeup of woman covering her mouth in shock

Did you accidentally break your braces? Whether a bracket became loose while playing sports, a wire was moved out of place while eating something crunchy, or something in between, it’s important to act quickly. So, keep reading for a quick guide on what to do if you break your braces.


You Asked, We Answered: Can I Play Sports with Braces?

August 24, 2022

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Teen boy spinning soccer ball on finger

Good news: the beginning of orthodontic treatment doesn’t mean the end of your days playing sports. Whether you are on your school’s football team or participate in extra-curricular activities, like gymnastics, swim, or cheer, braces won’t get in your way. Of course, it is important that you do your part to protect your braces and teeth throughout your time on the field or court so you don’t wide up with an orthodontic emergency. To learn how, keep reading!


Summer Edition: Foods You Can and Can’t Eat with Braces

July 11, 2022

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Display of summer foods laid out on table

From BBQs with friends to vacations with loved ones, many summer activities involve food. Naturally, this can make navigating your social calendar a bit tricky when you first get braces. Not to worry – there are plenty of delicious, satisfying, and refreshing meals and snacks on the list of foods you can eat. To learn what they are, read on!


Having Trouble Removing Your Clear Aligners? Read This!

June 8, 2022

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Woman looking in mirror while removing clear aligners

When your orthodontist took your Invisalign in and out, it seemed so easy. Now that you are home and trying to do it yourself, you may be struggling. Don’t panic though! You will get them off. In fact, you can do so painlessly and seamlessly with these must-know tips on removing clear aligners.


Everything You Need in Your Braces Survival Kit

April 11, 2022

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Closeup of woman smiling with metal braces

Before leaving your house, you always check to make sure you have your phone, wallet, and keys, right? Once you start orthodontic treatment, you’ll need to add a few other essentials to that list. After all, staying on-track with your timeline requires a commitment to the absolute best dental care practices, including brushing your teeth after each meal. With this in mind, keep reading to learn a few must-have tools if you have braces!

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