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A Look at a Day in the Life with Invisalign

September 13, 2021

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Closeup of woman smiling while holding Invisalign tray

Since its debut two decades ago, Invisalign has helped more than 8 million patients address orthodontic issues like crowded teeth and bite problems. So, it’s not too surprising that this discreet teeth-straightening solution has become a household name! Despite its popularity, however, many patients aren’t entirely sure what to expect after treatment begins. If you’re curious as well, keep reading to learn what a typical day with Invisalign looks like.

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5 Fun Facts About Braces

August 18, 2021

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Closeup of girl showing her metal braces

According to the American Association of Orthodontics, roughly 4.5 million Americans wear braces at some point in their life. So, it’s not surprising that it’s such a well-known treatment! However, aside from its effective teeth-straightening abilities, patients often don’t know very much about this popular orthodontic treatment. With this in mind, keep reading to learn five fun facts about braces!

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Improve Your Posture, Improve Your Oral Health?

July 30, 2021

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Woman with good posture sitting at work desk

Are you slouching? Did you just sit up straight? If you have gotten in the habit of slouching while sitting at your desk at work or scrolling through your phone at home, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, however, health professionals consider it to be a modern-day epidemic. After all, poor posture has been linked to back pain, headaches, lack of quality sleep, and even misaligned teeth. Keep reading to learn more about how posture affects your bite!

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You Asked, We Answered: What Constitutes an Orthodontic Emergency?

June 30, 2021

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Closeup of man experiencing tooth pain

Implementing a solid oral hygiene routine, following the dietary restrictions, and quitting unhealthy dental habits (like chewing on ice) can help make your orthodontic treatment go smoothly. However, broken brackets, poking wires and tooth pain are just a few issues that can arise during your time with braces. But what exactly constitutes an orthodontic emergency? Keep reading to find out!

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Can You Use Your Old Retainer to Restraighten Your Teeth?

May 18, 2021

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Woman hides her crooked teeth after neglecting wearing her retainer

Straightening your teeth with an orthodontic treatment like braces or Invisalign can give you a beautiful, healthy smile for life! That is, as long as you wear your retainer as instructed. If you weren’t diligent about wearing this small but important orthodontic appliance, you may find that your teeth aren’t as straight as they once were! Can you simply wear your old retainer to restraighten your teeth? The answer is complicated, and making the wrong choice can cause serious damage to your teeth. Read on as we go over whether or not your old retainer can help you regain your straightened smile.

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4 Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your Retainer

April 7, 2021

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Closeup of smiling woman holding a traditional retainer and modern retainer

Braces or Invisalign can help you get a beautifully straightened smile that you can enjoy for life, but only if you take care of your results correctly! Most orthodontic patients will need to wear a retainer for life after completing their treatment in order to prevent their teeth from shifting out of position again. However, a single retainer certainly won’t last you that long! Here are the top four most common signs that it’s time to get a new one in order to keep your smile straight and healthy.

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How to Prevent & Manage Mouth Sores with Braces

March 22, 2021

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Woman with braces in Dayville pained from mouth sores from braces

Braces have advanced by leaps and bounds to become much more effective and comfortable than ever before. Despite this, the brackets can still rasp against the inside of your lips and cheeks and leave sores on these soft tissues. Not only does this irritation cause discomfort, but these open cuts can potentially become infected and cause serious problems if left untreated. Thankfully, it’s easy to keep your mouth healthy and comfortable while you straighten your smile. Here’s how to prevent soft tissue irritation and what you can do if you find yourself with mouth sores from braces.

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Why Is Wearing & Caring for Your Retainer So Important?

March 11, 2021

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Closeup of a new, clean retainer

Is it almost time for your braces to come off? Congratulations! However, even though you’ll be ready to show off those perfect pearly whites, removing your braces isn’t the last step of your orthodontic treatment. You’ll still need to wear a retainer for a while (or perhaps forever) if you want to keep your teeth from drifting out of position. Neglecting to follow through on this final stage of your treatment could mean that you find yourself with a mouthful of crooked teeth again in a few years! Here’s what you need to know about your retainer and how to take care of it to keep your beautifully straightened smile for life!

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Am I Too Old to Get a Straighter Smile?

February 7, 2021

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smiling woman with adult braces in Dayville

Many patients associate orthodontic treatment with teenagers. However, that doesn’t mean adults can’t get a straighter smile as well! In fact, thanks to modern orthodontic services, it’s never been easier to correct crooked teeth and bite issues in smiles of practically any age. Which is excellent news, since orthodontic problems in adulthood can take a toll on your confidence, health and overall quality of life. Read on as we go over everything you need to know to determine if you are too old for orthodontic treatment. The answer may surprise you!

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Tips for Kissing with Braces

January 20, 2021

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Closeup of smile with braces in Dayville and paper heart

If you’ve just started wearing braces, you’ve undoubtedly made a few adjustments to your day-to-day life. You’re remembering to avoid foods like popcorn and to take extra care when flossing, but did you think about kissing with braces? Thankfully, you don’t have to give up romance while straightening your smile! Here are some easy tips to keep in mind to make kissing with braces a pleasant experience.

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