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3 Types of Invisible Orthodontics

Considering braces, but don't like the look? Did you know some options aren’t noticeable? Here are 3 types of invisible orthodontics that can straighten your smile without interfering with your style! 1. Invisalign Invisalign is probably the most popular and well-known type of invisible orthodontics. Invisalign is a unique type of orthodontic treatment because it doesn’t attach to your teeth permanently like braces. Instead, a series of removable clear plastic aligners that are custom-fitted to your teeth to progressively guide your smile into alignment over time. Invisalign has a lot of advantages because the aligners are removable, but they may…

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Decorating Your Braces for the Holidays

You've decorated the Christmas tree with ornaments and the house with lights. How about decorating your braces for the holidays? We know all about how to make your braces festive with fun seasonal color combinations! Here are some tips! Those Tiny Colored Bands One of our favorite things about having braces during the holidays is that you get to choose new colors every time you get a braces adjustment — and you can choose festive colors during the holidays! The tiny bands that attach the wires of your braces to the brackets on your teeth come in a full rainbow…

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When Will You Get Your Braces Off

When Will You Get Your Braces Off?

Are you feeling anxious to see the results of your orthodontic treatment? We’re excited, too! We always can’t wait to see our patients’ new smiles! So, when will you get your braces off? Here's what determines your braces plan. Your Braces Treatment Plan The best way to answer the question, “When will you get your braces off?” is to start by figuring out what you want your braces to accomplish. Some people get braces because they simply want a few teeth straightened or a gap between their teeth closed while others want an overbite, underbite, or other more extensive issues…

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Can Candy Hurt Your Braces

Can Candy Hurt Your Braces?

There’s a lot to learn about how to keep your braces in top shape! Can candy hurt your braces? Here are the facts about how Halloween candy affects your braces and some tips so you can enjoy the holiday worry-free! How Candy Affects your Braces Have you heard the rumor that candy can hurt your braces? Unfortunately, it’s not just a rumor — it’s true. Some types of candy can hurt your braces by pulling wires or brackets loose, which could delay your orthodontic treatment plan and cause you to have to schedule an extra visit to the orthodontist to…

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After-School Snacks for Braces

It's always great to keep healthy, braces-safe snacks on hand for when you get home from school. All that homework is sure to make you work up an appetite! Here are our top picks for after-school snacks for braces. Foods to Avoid The first thing to know about after-school snacks for braces is which ones you should avoid. Eating foods that aren’t safe for your braces can damage your braces by bending a wire or pulling a bracket loose. If this happens, it could mean an extra trip to the orthodontist for repairs, or it could even delay when you…

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5 Reasons To Visit An Orthodontist

5 Reasons to Visit an Orthodontist

Braces are pretty incredible! They can improve our patients’ lives in so many ways. Many people think of braces as just a way to make their teeth straighter, but they do so much more! Here are 5 reasons to visit an orthodontist. 1. Confidence One of the most common reasons people visit an orthodontist is because they want to feel more confident about their smile. We love seeing our patients’ confidence blossom as they progress through and ultimately complete their orthodontic treatment. 2. Ease Another great reason to visit an orthodontist is that straightening your smile can make it easier…

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Traveling with Braces

Traveling with braces for the first time might make you feel nervous, but don't fret! All you need are the right tools and a few tips to make it easy. Getting used to life with braces can seem overwhelming to navigate, but that’s why we’re here to help! What to Pack When you’re traveling with braces, it’s important to check before you go to make sure you have all the essentials you need. A toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss are all definite “must-pack” items, but it’s also a good idea to add a few extra floss threaders and some packs of…

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3 Reasons We Love Aligners

3 Reasons We Love Aligners

Making the decision to invest in orthodontic treatment is a big step. It can be tough to know which option is right for you. Clear aligners are a popular alternative to traditional metal braces and have many benefits. Read on to learn more about 3 reasons we love aligners to help you decide if they are the best option for your orthodontic treatment goals. 1. They Can Fix a Wide Variety of Conditions You may have heard that braces are needed to treat some conditions, but clear aligners such as invisalign have come a long way with modern advancements in…

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Can You Get a Dental Cleaning with Braces?

If you're new to braces, you probably have a lot of questions about what you can and cannot do with them and how to care for them. One common question many patients ask is, can you get a dental cleaning with braces? Here's what you need to know about caring for your teeth with braces. What is a Professional Dental Cleaning? You may have heard your dentist talk about dental cleanings and how important they are. Professional dental cleanings are important because even people who follow all the recommended advice to brush their teeth after each meal and floss daily…

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3 Ways To Straighten Your Teeth

3 Ways to Straighten Your Teeth

Self-confidence is important. Studies show that how you feel about yourself can have a measurable impact on your work and social life. Since your smile is such a big part of how you express your self-confidence, it can make a big difference to feel confident about your smile. If you've been considering orthodontics, here are 3 ways to straighten your teeth. 1. Traditional Metal Braces Traditional metal braces are one of the most popular ways to straighten your teeth because their tried-and-true history of proven results leave little up for debate. Traditional metal braces can treat a wide variety of…

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