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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.

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

July 11, 2022

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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!

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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.

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Everything You Need in Your Braces Survival Kit

April 11, 2022

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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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Here’s How to Keep Your Retainer in Pristine Condition

March 21, 2022

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Decades prior, patients were instructed to wear their retainers for a year or two following their orthodontic treatment. However, extensive research has shown that a lifetime commitment is ideal for optimal results. After all, your braces can guide your teeth into their properly aligned positions, but they need a little support to stay there. To help keep yours in pristine condition, read on to learn a few important dos and don’ts.

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3 Important Reasons To Wear Your Retainer

February 25, 2022

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After months or years of wearing braces, you naturally have been anxiously waiting for the moment you can see your new and improved smile. So, when you hear you have to wear a retainer, your enthusiasm may fade, causing you to wonder if it is really necessary. In short, it’s not only necessary, it’s essential to keeping your teeth in their perfectly aligned positions from here on out! Keep reading to learn three important reasons to wear your retainer now and for years to come.

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4 Important Factors That Affect the Cost of Orthodontic Treatment

January 25, 2022

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When it comes to correcting misaligned teeth, braces are one of the most sought-after treatments. Naturally, one of the first questions patients want to know during their initial research is, “How much does it cost?” Since everyone’s smile is unique, however, there isn’t a flat fee. As a result, the only way to find out the exact cost of orthodontic treatment is to schedule an appointment with your orthodontist. With that being said, there are a few factors that will play a role in the answer across the board. Keep reading to learn what they are!

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Must-Know Advice for Kissing with Braces

December 13, 2021

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Between holiday mistletoe and the New Year’s Eve ball drop, you might find yourself locking lips with someone special during the last week of the year. If you have braces, this thought might cause a bit of anxiety. After all, everyone’s heard of the horror stories involving a romantic kiss leading to locked braces and an embarrassing trip to the orthodontist’s office. While that story is more myth than fact, it’s worth reading on to learn some essential tips for kissing with braces.

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Have Metal Braces? Here’s How to Effectively Brush and Floss

November 29, 2021

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Closeup of patient with braces brushing their teeth

Did you recently start orthodontic treatment? If so, then you are already a big step closer to the straight, healthy, beautiful smile you’ve been dreaming of! There is just one problem: brushing and flossing with braces. After all, the metal brackets and strong wires can make cleaning your teeth a more cumbersome process. To make it easier, keep reading for a few important tips.

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