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The Key to Preventing Orthodontic Relapse

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

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthografton @ 7:13 pm
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?”


An Easy Guide to Flossing with Braces

March 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthografton @ 6:30 pm
Closeup of woman with braces smiling while flossing

Although other forms of orthodontic treatment have gained popularity in recent years, traditional braces continue to be one of the most reliable and effective teeth-straightening solutions. Of course, the metal brackets and wires do require some changes to your oral hygiene routine. To prevent frustration, keep reading to learn an easy, 3-step guide to flossing with braces.


Have Braces? Here Are 5 Vitamins to Incorporate Into Your Diet

February 23, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthografton @ 1:44 pm
Display of vitamin-rich foods on table

At the end of your time with braces, you want your orthodontist to remove your brackets and wires, showing a jaw-dropping smile in the process. If you don’t take care of your teeth, however, the only “reveal” will be a brittle, stained, and weak smile. To prevent that from happening, you should commit to a solid oral hygiene routine, get a dental checkup and cleaning every six months, and implement a nutrient-dense diet. With this in mind, read on to learn five essential vitamins you should incorporate in your meals!

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