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Tips for Avoiding Delays in Your Orthodontic Treatment

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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…

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

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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…

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Invisalign Results-Before and After Photos

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Wondering what kind of results you can expect with Invisalign® clear aligners? Well, wonder no more! Today we’re sharing several before and after photos (courtesy of in a single graphic that you can download or pin for future reference. Clear Aligner Therapy for Teens and Adults As you’ll see in the photos below, Invisalign® Read more…

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Invisalign v. Invisalign Teen: Marketing Ploy or is There a Difference?

Align Technology revolutionized the way orthodontists straighten teeth when they brought Invisalign® to the market back in 1999. Since then, they have made several improvements to the original design and have come out with different versions of the product to address specific issues. One such version is Invisalign Teen®, which was introduced in 2008. Invisalign Read more…

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5 Reasons to Smile About Invisalign Teen

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If you’re a teenager in need of orthodontic treatment, then this post is for you! If the thought of being a braceface for the next year or more has you down in the mouth, Invisalign®Teen may give you something to smile about! Five somethings in fact!! Read on to learn some of the benefits of Read more…

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4 Facts That Will Change Your Mind About Traditional Metal Braces

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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

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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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How to Floss with Braces (with video)

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In addition to brushing and rinsing, flossing is an essential part of any good oral hygiene routine. And while it can be a bit trickier and more time consuming if you wear braces, it is now more important than ever to avoid the temptation to skip this step, as disease and cavity-causing plaque has even Read more…

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Rubber Band Wear

*Rubber bands are to be worn 24-hours per day except when brushing your teeth, unless stated otherwise by the Orthodontist.  Failure to wear your rubber bands, as instructed, can result in treatment running longer than expected.  It may also affect the finished orthodontic treatment results. *Change your rubber bands at least a few times per Read more…

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