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Braces Giving You a Dry Mouth? Here are Seven Simple Solutions

Desert Landscape representing dry mouth that can come with braces

Getting orthodontic treatment can be one of the most rewarding decisions you make in your life; aside from the health and functional benefits of having straight teeth and a proper bite, the increased confidence and self-esteem that comes with having a beautiful smile has a positive affect on all areas of life, from school and Read more…

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What to Eat with New Braces (or any time your teeth and mouth are sore)

what to eat with new braces

While getting braces put on in itself is a painless process, the teeth, lips, cheeks and tongue may become sore in the following days (and for up to a week or two) while they adjust to your new hardware. You may also experience some mild discomfort for a few days after your adjustment appointments. Eating Read more…

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National Orthodontic Health Month 2016

October is National Orthodontic Health Month 2016

Well folks, it’s October again, and you know what that means—pumpkin carving, costumes, candy…and the observance of National Orthodontic Health Month, of course! That’s right, our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists created this annual, month-long observance to help raise awareness of the importance of good orthodontic health. In the same spirit of creating Read more…

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4 Facts That Will Change Your Mind About Traditional Metal Braces

beautiful woman wearing metal braces

With the emergence of Invisalign® and clear and tooth-colored braces, you may be wondering why traditional metal braces didn’t go the way of the cassette tape years ago. The truth is, metal braces are not only far from obsolete, they actually offer some advantages over other orthodontic treatment options. In this post we’ll focus on Read more…

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Famous Brace Faces

Stylized image of Emma Watson, Niall Horan and Gwen Stefani wearing braces

While it’s common for kids and adults alike to feel insecure about how they’ll look with braces, these celebs prove that you can proudly rock your brace face and look good doing it, even in the midst of the spotlight! Emma Watson The Harry Potter actress gained her magical smile by wearing braces back in Read more…

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Dentist or Orthodontist—What’s the Difference and Why Does it Matter?

When it comes to selecting an oral health care provider, many are unaware of the differences between a general dentist and an orthodontist, much less the importance of selecting the correct professional for the given condition being treated. This article will help you understand the differences between a dentist and an orthodontist, as well as Read more…

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October is National Orthodontic Health Month

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October gives us many things to smile about: gorgeous fall foliage, the excitement of the holiday season fast approaching, and the spooky fun of Halloween. But did you know that October is also National Orthodontic Health Month? Well, it is! 🙂 This annual observance was created by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) to increase Read more…

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8 Signs That Your Child May Need Braces

8 signs your child may need braces

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends all children have their first orthodontic check up by age 7, as early orthodontic care can minimize issues that would require more extensive treatment or even surgery later on in a child’s life. And while orthodontists have specialized training that allow them to detect subtle abnormalities that would go Read more…

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8 Questions to Ask During Your Orthodontic Consultation

8 questions to ask during your first orthodontic visit

If you are considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or your child, the first step on that journey will be the initial consultation and exam. During this appointment the doctor will determine whether treatment is needed, and if so will develop a customized treatment plan based on your specific needs. This is also the time to Read more…

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Braces Care Package Ideas

I heard your teeth are in training

Getting braces is a big step in anyone’s life whether that person be a child, teen, or adult. Depending on the patient’s perspective (and likely, age), this will be a very exciting time or one during which extra encouragement will be needed. But whether the mood is congratulatory or condolent, a braces care package is Read more…

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