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

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

February 23, 2022

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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!


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.


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.


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!


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!


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!


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.


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.


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!

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