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Tips for Avoiding Delays in Your Orthodontic Treatment

Tips for Avoiding Delays in Your Orthodontic Treatment

Whether you’re wearing traditional metal or clear braces, Invisalign® or another appliance, if you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment you are probably much(!) more excited about the end result than going through the treatment process itself. After months or even years of commitment to your orthodontic journey, the last thing you want is more time added to Read more...
How to Prevent White Spots from Forming on Teeth While Wearing Braces

How to Prevent White Spots from Forming on Teeth While Wearing Braces

The day your braces finally come off should be one of celebration. You should feel good about what you see when you smile in the mirror. But for some patients, that’s not entirely the case: While their teeth may be straight and bite corrected, they notice a new problem has developed—white spots on their teeth. Read more...
What to Eat with New Braces (or any time your teeth and mouth are sore)

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

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...
8 Signs That Your Child May Need Braces

8 Signs That 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...
Got Braces? Easy Ideas for Packing School Lunches

Got Braces? Easy Ideas for Packing School Lunches

New backpack? Check. Pencils, erasers and markers? Check. Tender treats for sore teeth? Oh. If your child got braces over the summer, packing lunches that won’t damage brackets or be hard to chew may be your biggest back-to-school challenge.  Yogurt cups and egg salad sandwiches (with a freezer-pack tucked in) are excellent stand-bys, as are Read more...
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