Rubber Bands with Braces: Don’t Forget to Wear Your Elastics!

What Rubber Bands Do Orthodontists use rubber bands, also known as elastics, on patients in treatment to correct bite and misalignment issues. Orthodontists correct underbites, overbites, crossbites, and midline misalignment through the use of rubber bands during orthodontic treatment. There are also different sizes and thicknesses of the rubber bands for braces your orthodontist provides…

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More Than Just Aesthetics: Orthodontic Issues Fixed by Braces

Orthodontic treatment is often associated with drastic transformations and improvements in dental appearance, but numerous orthodontic issues are fixed by braces that extend far beyond aesthetics. They can provide a comprehensive solution to functional problems impacting your quality of life. Misaligned jaw Jaw misalignment occurs when the top and bottom teeth do not fit comfortably…

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Getting Your Braces Removed: What to Expect and Helpful Tips

Reaching the end of orthodontic treatment and getting your braces removed is an exciting and significant time in one’s life. However, some questions and concerns can arise as the date of removal approaches. We’re here to ease all your concerns and provide insight into the process and aftercare best practices.    How are Braces Removed?…

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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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Do I Need an Orthodontist?

With so many new options to straighten your teeth, it can be difficult to decide if you should see an Orthodontist or use a different service. There are many companies offering mailed trays, at-home impressions and even some dentists offer a clear aligner option to their current patients. Is this the best way to complete…

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Which Comes First: Flossing Or Brushing?

Flossing and Brushing

floss after they brush, but what’s the right way? Does it truly make a difference? There have been a few studies performed to answer this question and they have determined that the best routine may be: floss, brush, mouthwash. The idea behind this is that flossing before brushing does a thorough job of removing dental…

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