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Wondering If Retainers Can Re-Straighten Teeth? Here’s the Answer!

May 17, 2024

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Smiling patient pointing to retainer

Over the last few months or years, have you noticed that your teeth are starting to drift out of position. This is known as orthodontic relapse, and it happens to upwards of 50% of patients following their orthodontic treatment. If you’re one of them, then you might be tempted to start wearing your retainer again. Before you do, keep reading to find out if retainers can re-straighten teeth.


Looking Ahead: What Happens After You’re Done with Braces?

March 19, 2024

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Female patient smiling at orthodontist at final appointment

Whether you just had your first appointment or you’re rapidly approaching the end of your orthodontic treatment, you might be wondering what happens after you’re done with braces. It’s a great question, especially since you want to avoid orthodontic relapse (the phenomenon where your teeth begin to move out of their perfectly aligned positions). Below, you’ll find information on what to expect after your final appointment, including how to care for your retainer.


Braces-Friendly Lunch Options Every Parent Should Keep in Mind

January 3, 2024

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a child with braces eating a watermelon slice

As a parent, you probably know first-hand just how picky children can be when it comes to eating—and you might go to great lengths just to find simple choices for your kiddo to snack on at lunch during school. That said, if your child has braces, you mightfeel like your options are even more limited; however, this is not the case at all! In reality, all sorts of food options are both tasty and braces-friendly, and some that even the pickiest of eaters will find themselves craving. Keep reading to learn about a few great braces-friendly lunch options, along with some things that shouldn’t be included.


Helping You Choose Between Braces and Invisalign

August 2, 2023

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a person holding Invisalign and a model of braces

Invisalign is one of the hottest options around when it comes to orthodontic treatment, as the aligners allow for realignment in a very discreet manner. However, braces still hold their own when it comes to correcting the most stubborn of misalignment issues. There are several distinctions between these two options, and both can offer certain advantages—so how do you know which to choose? Here’s a look at the respective benefits of each option to help you decide.


4 Must-Know Tips for Travelers with Invisalign

June 2, 2023

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a person pulling their suitcase through an airport

If you’re undergoing Invisalign treatment, you’re probably greatly enjoying the convenience and flexibility that accompanies this remarkable orthodontic solution! However, if you’ve got an upcoming trip or vacation planned, you may be wondering if your travels might impact your treatment’s progress. Fortunately, if you plan carefully and do things correctly, you won’t have a thing to worry about concerning your aligners! Here are a few must-know tips from your orthodontist that’ll help you to enjoy yourself without fear of delaying your Invisalign journey!


Traditional Braces versus Self-Ligating Braces

April 1, 2023

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a closeup of self-ligating braces

If your orthodontist believes that braces are in your immediate future, you might be starting to wonder about the specifics of your treatment, including the type of braces you’ll be receiving. When it comes to metal braces, there are often two main types that are utilized: traditional and self-ligating braces. Here’s a closer look at each of these options and why the latter is usually the preferable and popular choice.


3 Helpful Tips for Caring for Your Retainer

February 2, 2023

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a patient smiling and holding their retainer

If you’re quickly approaching the finish line of your orthodontic journey, you’re probably looking forward to life with a beautiful and straighter set of teeth. However, your orthodontic treatment isn’t necessarily over once your clear aligners are removed—you’ll still need to wear your retainer moving forward to ensure that your teeth stay where they’re supposed to! Here are a few useful tips to help you take good care of your retainer so that your results last.


The Key to Preventing Orthodontic Relapse

December 12, 2022

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Woman with straight teeth smiling at home

Have your once-straight teeth begun to slowly drift out of position? This phenomenon is referred to as “orthodontic relapse,” and it’s quite common. In fact, roughly 50% of patients experience it to some extent within 10 years of getting their braces off! Naturally, this can be quite disappointing after investing your valuable time and money into your treatment. The good news is that you can significantly reduce your chances of orthodontic relapse with one key best practice. To learn what it is, keep reading.


4 Reasons to be Thankful for Invisalign This Thanksgiving

November 3, 2022

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Group of friends smiling while enjoying Thanksgiving meal

And just like that… Thanksgiving is nearly here! As a result, there’s no time like the present to start counting your blessings. In addition to being grateful for the people around you, the food on your plate, and the breath in your lungs, say a quick “thank you” for your Invisalign treatment. Here are a few reasons why!


Yum! 5 Halloween Candies That Are Delicious and Braces-Friendly

October 7, 2022

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Woman filling up bowl with Halloween candy

Think Halloween has to be boring now that you have started orthodontic treatment? Think again! While you may not be able to indulge in nutty candy bars, chewy taffy, and tough toffee, there are quite a few festive treats you can enjoy this spooky season without damaging your brackets and wires. For a list of braces-friendly Halloween candy, keep reading.

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