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Tray Tips: 6 Dos and Don’ts with Invisalign

June 19, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — simplyorthosct @ 5:56 pm
Orthodontist with blue glove holding clear aligner

With so much information out there, it’s common for patients to get overwhelmed with what they should and shouldn’t do to stay on track with their treatment plan. Don’t worry – there are really only a few things you need to keep in mind, and you can always reach out to your orthodontist if you have any questions. To help, we’re also sharing six important dos and don’ts with Invisalign right here!


3 Must-Know Tips for Preventing Untimely Orthodontic Emergencies

April 3, 2024

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a patient smiling and pointing to his braces

When beginning orthodontic treatment, a small amount of discomfort is expected. This generally passes quickly, but in rare cases, some patients might experience an emergency and require help from their trusted orthodontist. Thankfully, these situations are quite rare; however, it’s always best to simply prevent their occurrence in the first place! Continue reading below for three must-know tips that’ll help you prevent orthodontic emergencies and ensure that your teeth-straightening journey is a resounding success.


Can I Get Traditional Braces on Just My Top or Bottom Teeth?

March 2, 2024

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a closeup of a patient with braces smiling

Traditional braces are one of the most recognizable orthodontic treatments around, having assisted countless generations of patients with a wide range of issues affecting their smiles. However, some patients often wonder if it’s okay to get braces on just one row of teeth. Normally, this isn’t a good idea, as all of the teeth in the mouth are closely connected, and it can cause some unfavorable interactions. Here’s what you need to know.


5 Possible Explanations for Shifting Teeth

January 2, 2024

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a person inspecting their teeth in a mirror

If you’ve been inspecting your smile in the bathroom mirror recently and noticed that some of your teeth seem to have shifted out of place, you might be puzzled—but believe it or not, the issue can affect just about anyone! And it’s often not very obvious why the issue has manifested in the first place; however, your orthodontist will be able to get to the bottom of it. In the meantime, here are a few of the most common explanations for teeth shifting, along with how professional intervention can help.


3 Useful Tips for Returning to Work with Braces

July 1, 2023

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a person with braces smiling

Getting braces can be a pretty big change—especially as an adult! It can be challenging to adjust to your braces and ensure that everything you’re now doing is in the best interest of your new headgear. One big adjustment that might be giving you a little extra trouble is returning to work and adapting to the usual flow of things. Here are a few useful tips from your trusted orthodontist to help you ease back into resuming work with your new braces.


3 Reasons to Steer Clear of Mail-Order Clear Aligners

May 4, 2023

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When it comes to straightening smiles, there are now several different means and methods of going about it—and these options include mail-order clear aligners. Similar to professional clear aligner trays that you’d get from your orthodontist, they’re designed to straighten teeth in a subtle manner. But are they really as effective or trustworthy as they claim? Here’s why you should steer clear of these options and opt for visiting a professional for your orthodontic needs.


What to Do If You Break Your Braces

March 2, 2023

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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

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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

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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!

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