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After Braces: Wearing and Caring for Your Retainer

May 18, 2021

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Blue retainer in a blue retainer case

While completing your series of Invisalign aligners or getting your braces off is an exciting milestone, it’s not the last step of your treatment! The final step on your journey towards a straighter smile is wearing and caring for your retainer. After all, you worked hard to achieve the results of your orthodontic treatment! A retainer will help you “retain” your beautifully straightened teeth for the rest of your life. Here’s everything you need to know about wearing and caring for your retainer.


5 Ways Investing in Orthodontic Treatment Can Save You Money

March 11, 2021

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Woman with braces in Grafton holding piggy bank

Many people choose to get orthodontic treatment like braces because they want a beautifully straightened smile. After all, studies show that straighter teeth can improve your social life, self-esteem and even your career! However, some patients are hesitant about spending money on a treatment they see as purely cosmetic. What they may not realize is that correcting orthodontic issues is about much more than changing your appearance. In fact, braces can end up saving you a substantial amount of time, money and hassle in the long run—here are five ways how!


7 Signs Your Child May Need Braces

February 22, 2021

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Smiling girl with pediatric braces in Grafton

If your child just lost their first few baby teeth, you’re probably not wondering if they need braces quite yet. However, you should be! In fact, experts recommend that children get their first orthodontic checkup when they turn seven years old. This gives the orthodontist a good idea of whether your little one will need treatment in the future. However, there are some signs to look out for that could mean you should schedule that visit even sooner. Here are seven of the most common indications that your child may need braces.


14 Delicious Braces-Friendly Holiday Foods

December 22, 2020

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Aerial shot of friends enjoying holiday feast

When you think about it, braces are quite an incredible invention. With the use of metal brackets and wires, your dental team can maneuver your teeth into the ideal position, resulting in perfectly straight teeth. However, to stay on track with your treatment and avoid any potential injuries from a broken wire, patients are given a list of food restrictions to abide by. Don’t worry though! You can still enjoy all the holiday festivities with the below foods that your teeth and taste buds will love.


3 Freedoms You Can Enjoy with Invisalign

November 19, 2020

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Closeup of woman smiling while holding Invisalign trays

For over two full decades, Invisalign has helped countless patients fix their crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth with virtually invisible treatment. In fact, their clear aligners currently hold an impressive 96% satisfaction rate and can deliver jaw-dropping results in an average of 12 months! But those aren’t the only reason they’ve remained one of the leading orthodontic treatments. Read on for three freedoms patients can enjoy with Invisalign in Grafton.