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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.


The Dos and Don’ts of Cleaning Your Invisalign Aligners

September 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthografton @ 4:17 pm
Patient rinsing Invisalign aligners in clean water

Since debuting their clear aligners more than two decades ago, Invisalign has helped more than 12 million patients straighten their teeth without the metal. What many patients forget, however, is that the trays can quickly discolor if you don’t care for them properly. Luckily, keeping them in pristine condition is easy. Just follow the below dos and don’ts for caring for Invisalign aligners!


4 Ways You Might Be Ruining Your Invisalign Treatment

August 5, 2022

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Dentist examining Invisalign aligners

With removable aligners, no dietary restrictions, shorter average treatment timelines, and fewer check-in visits, it’s not hard to see why Invisalign is known for being relatively hassle-free. Of course, you can’t get too lax. Otherwise, you’ll fall off-track with your treatment plan! To learn a few ways you may be accidentally ruining your Invisalign treatment, keep reading.


Here’s Why You Aren’t “Too Old” for Braces

June 13, 2022

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Woman with adult braces smiling

Want to address crooked, overlapped, spaced-out, or otherwise misaligned teeth? Don’t worry – orthodontic treatment isn’t just for kids and teens. You’re not “too old” for braces. In fact, adult braces often are more successful since patients have a better idea of the commitment, both financial and time-wise. So, if you’re interested in enhancing your smile, keep reading to learn all about the benefits of getting braces, regardless of your age.


Wondering If It’s Time to Replace Your Retainer? Read This!

May 17, 2022

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Patient holding blue retainer

Whether you’re drawn to traditional braces or discreet alternatives, like Invisalign, orthodontic treatment can address a wide variety of orthodontic issues, from slight misalignment to uneven bites. The key to preserving the results? Your retainer. This durable appliance is crafted from high-quality materials and is quite durable, but it won’t last forever. So, keep an eye out for these three signs it’s time for a replacement.


You Asked, We Answered: How Do I Remove My Invisalign Trays?

April 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthografton @ 8:25 pm
Dentist removing patient’s Invisalign tray

Did you just start your Invisalign treatment? Congratulations! When you get your aligners, you may feel nothing but excitement over the sheer thought of being a step closer to your dream smile. However, that excitement may quickly turn to panic when you have trouble trying to remove your aligners a few hours later. Don’t worry – here’s a step-by-step answer to the common question, “How do I remove my Invisalign trays?”

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