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Swollen Gums with Braces: What’s Normal and What’s Not

February 21, 2024

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If your low self-esteem is tied to crooked, gapped, and otherwise misaligned teeth, then you’ll be happy to know that there is more than one way to achieve a straight smile. Traditional braces and Invisalign are two extremely popular orthodontic treatments that can address a wide range of issues – in a relatively short amount of time too. If your orthodontist determines that you’re a good candidate and you choose to begin your teeth-straightening journey, then it’s important to keep an eye out for abnormal dental symptoms in the process. With this in mind, keep reading to learn what is and isn’t normal when it comes to swollen gums with braces.


Must-Know Tips for Returning to the Office with Braces

August 1, 2023

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Braces are one of the most iconic orthodontic treatments around, and countless generations of patients have benefitted from wearing the metal brackets and wires. However, the orthodontic journey is different for everyone; while some people knock it out during their youth, others work towards straighter and healthier smiles when they’re adults. This means that some patients inevitably have to learn to adapt to the workplace while ensuring their treatment’s progress remains right on schedule. Here are some must-know tips for making this adjustment much easier!


Useful Tips for Preventing Mouth Sores with Braces

June 2, 2023

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a patient with braces experiencing oral pain

Traditional braces are one of the most tried-and-true orthodontic solutions around, and the metal brackets and wires have helped countless generations of patients achieve straighter and healthier smiles, and in turn, drastically improved self-esteem! That said, many patients experience mouth sores during their orthodontic journey as a result of their braces rubbing against their soft oral tissues. Here are some helpful tips from your trusted orthodontist for managing these sores, along with some ideas for preventing any future issues.


What to Expect Throughout the Braces Removal Process

April 1, 2023

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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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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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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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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!

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