Worst Halloween Candy and Treats for Braces

worst Halloween candy

It’s All Hallow’s Eve, and the ghosts and ghouls are craving treats. But they’re improving their smiles with braces and know there are certain things they shouldn’t eat. What are the worst Halloween candy and treats for braces, the ones that cause orthodontists to scream in terror? Read on if you dare! Caramel Apples and…

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Keeping Your Teeth Clean with Braces

teeth clean with braces

If you have recently started orthodontic treatment, you may be wondering how you can keep your teeth clean with braces. The proper routine for keeping your braces clean is essential for your long-term oral health. Brackets and wires often trap food particles against the teeth, leaving you at risk for tooth decay, plaque build-up, cavities,…

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How to Handle a Braces Emergency

braces emergency

A braces emergency can seem scary, but the good news is a true emergency is rare. Most problems can be resolved at home, which can save time and provide immediate relief. However, true braces emergencies can happen. Below is a guide to provide you with an overview of what to do for common problems you…

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Can I Still Get Braces with Crowns or Veneers?

braces with crowns

With more adults seeking braces later on in life, patients who have already had various forms of dental work are now looking for a straighter smile. Braces shift teeth into proper alignment, so getting braces after you’ve already had costly dental work is a very legitimate concern. First of all, just like there are many…

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How to Avoid Tooth Stains with Braces or Invisalign

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One of the biggest surprises patients experience when their braces come off is seeing that their teeth are stained! However, this discoloration can be prevented with a few simple tips and a good oral hygiene routine during treatment. Let’s look at how you can keep your teeth stain-free while wearing braces. It probably isn’t the…

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Will Braces Change My Face?

will braces change my face

If you look at someone’s face before and after braces or Invisalign, you may notice some slight changes in their appearance. So, it’s common for patients to ask if or how much braces may change their face. Orthodontic treatment can bring changes to a person’s face. However – these changes are completely positive! Wearing braces…

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What Are Invisalign Attachments?

invisalign attachments

Invisalign is a great option for many kids, teens, and adults who want a beautiful smile without traditional silver braces. You may not have heard much about Invisalign attachments, which are key to helping your Invisalign treatment be as effective as possible. Let’s learn more about these small but mighty attachments and how they work.…

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How Long Does Invisalign Take?

how long does invisalign take

Invisalign is a fantastic option to straighten your teeth if you want something other than traditional braces. It is removable, comfortable, and almost invisible, while still being very effective. So how long does Invisalign take? While some people who use Invisalign may be finished with their treatments in 6 months, most patients average anywhere from…

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Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy

children's dental health

February has a few celebratory occasions within its short 28 days, but you may not have heard of one of them: National Children’s Dental Health Month. It can be particularly challenging to get your kid excited about visiting the dentist or orthodontist, and framing these professionals in a positive light can take some extra work…

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Paying for Braces with FSA Funds

paying for braces

Millions of Americans undergo orthodontic care each year to achieve a healthy smile. If you or a member of your family need braces, you may already be planning how to pay for them. That’s where a health savings account (HSA) or flexible spending account (FSA) can come in handy.     FSA and HSA Basics Many employers…

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