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

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.

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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.

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

April 7, 2022

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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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An Easy Guide to Flossing with Braces

March 17, 2022

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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.

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

February 23, 2022

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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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Then & Now: The History of Braces

January 24, 2022

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Orthodontist holding model of teeth with braces

Today, braces are widely known for their ability to effectively address everything from small gaps between teeth to severely rotated teeth. But did you know that orthodontics dates back to ancient times? It’s true! In fact, archaeologists have found mummified skeletons with pieces of metal attached to their teeth. If you’re interested in learning all about the history of braces, read on.

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An Inside Look at Braces and Dental Insurance

December 17, 2021

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Closeup of woman with braces smiling at orthodontist's office

Are you currently insured through your employer or an individual plan? Then you have access to numerous perks that benefit your smile and your wallet. However, like many patients, you may assume that coverage doesn’t extend to orthodontic treatment. After all, many other smile-enhancing services, like teeth whitening and veneers, certainly aren’t. With that being said, you may have available benefits that can be used! Keep reading to learn how braces and dental insurance works.

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6 Must-Have Products If You Have Braces

November 24, 2021

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Closeup of young woman with braces smiling

Do you have braces? If so, then you already know that the metal brackets and wires can make brushing and flossing a bit more cumbersome. Fortunately, there are products for braces that are made to make your life simpler. Keep reading to learn what they are!

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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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