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What to Do If You Break Your Braces

March 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — simplyorthosct @ 11:43 pm
a patient with braces

If you’ve accidentally broken a bracket, snapped a wire or compromised your braces in some other way, you might be starting to worry that your treatment is totally jeopardized. Fortunately, these scenarios are more common than you may realize and are also easily remedied with a little quick thinking coupled with the help of your orthodontist. Keep reading to learn a little more about a few steps you should take if you break your braces so that you can ensure your treatment isn’t derailed.


I’m Done with Braces – What’s Next?

January 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — simplyorthosct @ 7:36 pm
Woman smiling in green mirror after braces removal

Is your time with braces coming to an end? Congratulations – it’s almost time to reveal your new and improved smile! As you approach your final appointment, you might find yourself wondering, “What happens when you’re done with braces?” To learn the answer (as well as how to care for your new retainer), keep reading!


3 Holiday Recipes That Are Delicious & Braces-Friendly

December 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — simplyorthosct @ 6:17 pm
Gingerbread, Christmas tree, and snowman holiday cookies

Is one of your favorite parts of the holidays all of the delicious foods? Good news: there are plenty of options that your taste buds and your orthodontist will approve of! Instead of indulging in peppermint bark, candy canes, chocolate-covered pretzels, and the like, try these braces-friendly foods.


3 Occupations Where Invisalign Can Be Beneficial

November 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — simplyorthosct @ 7:49 pm
Businesswoman smiling in meeting

With clear trays, no dietary restrictions, and shorter treatment timelines, Invisalign comes with countless perks that benefit business professionals in virtually every field. There are, however, a few specific occupations where the discreet aligners are especially valuable. To learn what they are, keep reading!


3 Ways to Make Life with Braces Fun!

October 11, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — simplyorthosct @ 7:44 pm
Woman with braces smiling while running errands

Are you having a hard time getting your little one excited about orthodontic treatment? It’s a struggle many patients face. After all, you see all of the benefits of this smile-transforming solution, but your child just sees another chore. The good news is that there are a few ways you can spice things up, making their life with braces more fun. To learn what they are, keep reading!


You Asked, We Answered: How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?

September 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — simplyorthosct @ 2:53 pm
Woman smiling while holding up Invisalign aligner

Are you struggling with overlapped, spaced-out, or otherwise misaligned teeth? Then naturally you want your dream smile to be here as soon as possible. The good news is that while traditional braces can take 24+ months, the average Invisalign timeline is significantly shorter. But how long is it exactly? Read on to learn the answer!


5 Common Myths About Metal Braces, Busted!

July 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — simplyorthosct @ 5:14 pm
Orthodontist holding model of teeth with braces

Have you heard that braces interfere with radio signals? Or that they attract the attention of fish? If you’re about to start orthodontic treatment, you may be curious if there is any truth to prevalent myths like these. The short answer: no. To debunk more common myths about metal braces, read on!


How To: Tell If Your Child Needs Braces

June 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — simplyorthosct @ 3:10 pm
Closeup of young girl with braces smiling

As a parent, you see nothing but beauty when you look at your child’s smile. Once their close friends and classmates start getting braces, however, you may wonder if it’s time for your child to do the same. The truth is, not everyone needs braces to enjoy a healthy bite and beautiful smile. And, there are a few tell-tale signs that make deciding significantly easier. To learn how to tell if your child needs braces, read on!


You Asked, We Answered: Will I Have to Wear My Retainer Forever?

May 12, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — simplyorthosct @ 1:22 am
Woman smiling while holding Invisalign retainer

Have you completed your Invisalign treatment? Then a celebration is in order! You should take a few selfies, grab lunch with some friends, and eat any of the foods that you’ve been missing. Of course, it’s important to also keep your retainer close by. After all, this little orthodontic appliance will play a big role in preventing orthodontic relapse. But do you have to wear it forever? Keep reading for the answer.


This Little Tool Is the Key to Comfortable Braces

April 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — simplyorthosct @ 1:05 pm
Closeup of woman applying dental wax to her braces

Traditional braces have helped millions and millions of patients leave crooked, spaced-out, and otherwise misaligned teeth in the past. In fact, they are one of the most reliable orthodontic treatments when it comes to addressing mild, moderate, and severe cases of malocclusion. Of course, that does mean that you’ll need to wear the silver brackets and wires, which can feel sharp, especially in the beginning. Luckily, there is a way to combat this issue: wearing dental wax.

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