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An Inside Look at the Link Between Posture & Bite Alignment

October 20, 2021

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Woman experiencing back soreness after slouching at desk

How is your posture right now? Ideally, your head, neck, spine, and hips form a perfectly straight line, correctly supporting all your joints and muscles. However, for many people, this is more of a once-in-a-blue-moon occurrence rather than an everyday habit. Unfortunately, chronic slouching can lead to unpleasant consequences, like back soreness. In fact, if not corrected, your bite could be at risk too! To learn how posture affects bite alignment, read on!

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Creative Rubber Band Color Combinations for the Holidays!

September 14, 2021

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Closeup of different braces rubber band colors

It may be hard to believe, but the holiday season is just around the corner! Aside from their ability to address virtually every orthodontic issue, one of the best things about traditional braces is the colored rubber bands. Since they are customizable, experimenting with different colors and patterns is a great way to show off your unique personality, especially during the holidays. If you need a little inspiration, keep reading for a few creative colors of rubber bands for braces to try out!

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What Constitutes an Orthodontic Emergency?

August 31, 2021

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Man speaking to orthodontist about tooth pain

Orthodontic treatment of any kind – from traditional metal braces to Invisalign – comes with some discomfort. After all, moving your teeth into an entirely new position is no easy feat! With that being said, there are certain instances when seeking urgent treatment is necessary. Keep reading to learn what exactly constitutes an orthodontic emergency.

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3 Key Tips for Kissing with Braces

July 8, 2021

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Closeup of patient with paper heart ready for kissing with braces

Have you just started wearing braces, or do you plan on starting your treatment soon? If so, you already know that this traditional orthodontic treatment requires a few adjustments in your day-to-day life. You know to avoid snacking on certain foods and to take extra care when flossing, but have you thought about kissing with braces? Thankfully, you don’t have to sacrifice romance on your journey towards a straighter smile! Here are three important kips to make kissing with braces a pleasant experience for both you and your partner.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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