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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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Here’s How to Keep Your Retainer in Pristine Condition

March 21, 2022

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Assortment of dental retainers on tray

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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Closeup of woman smiling with retainer

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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Orthodontist showing smiling patient her X-ray

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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Couple in holiday sweaters kissing in the snow

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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5 Fun Halloween Costumes to Try with Braces

October 20, 2021

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Fake pumpkin and spider wishing you a Happy Halloween

Looking for last-minute costume ideas? You might be a little stumped if you have braces. After all, how many iconic characters have braces? Turns out, quite a few! As a result, you don’t have to miss out on all the Halloween fun just because you’re in the process of straightening your teeth. To learn some iconic Halloween costumes with braces, as well as a few deep cuts, read on.

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4 Effective Ways to Relieve Invisalign Soreness

September 20, 2021

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Woman in white shirt smiling while putting Invisalign aligner in

Thanks to advancements in the field of orthodontics, you no longer need metal brackets and dark-colored wires to achieve your smile goals! In fact, Invisalign’s clear aligners are not only incredibly discreet and effective, but the trays are custom-made for each patient, making them significantly more comfortable. With that being said, it is normal for patients to experience some discomfort in the days following the transition to each new set of trays. Fortunately, there are a few effective ways to minimize Invisalign soreness. Keep reading to learn what they are!

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What You Need to Know About Orthodontic Treatment After 50

August 19, 2021

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Woman over 50 smiling with braces

Since teenagers are the predominant age group of patients with braces, many people think that they are “too old” for orthodontic treatment. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth! Whether you are struggling with minor misalignment, moderate crowding, or severe bite issues, braces can guide your teeth into a healthier, more aesthetically pleasing position, regardless of your age! Keep reading to learn all about orthodontic treatment for people over 50.

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What to Do If You Lose an Invisalign Aligner

July 8, 2021

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There are a lot of reasons why Invisalign is becoming one of the most popular way to address orthodontic issues for both teens and adults alike. These revolutionary aligners are clear and removable, making them perfect for a busy and active lifestyle. However, these unique benefits can also make them easy to accidentally misplace. If you lose an Invisalign aligner, don’t panic! Follow these four important steps to make sure you keep your orthodontic treatment on track.

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