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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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6 Ways Braces Can Save You Money in the Long Run

January 4, 2021

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Dayville orthodontist blue piggy bank on top of model teeth

Are you considering braces, but are wondering if they’re worth the cost? Many people are hesitant to pay for orthodontic treatment just to improve the appearance of their smile. However, getting straighter teeth is about so much more than looks! Correcting orthodontic issues is an investment in your oral and overall health that can easily pay for itself over time. Here are six ways getting a straighter smile with an orthodontic treatment like braces can save you money in the long run.

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4 Tips for Wearing Invisalign During the Holidays

December 12, 2020

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Invisalign in Dayville in front of Christmas lights

Invisalign is the best way to straighten your smile while enjoying the holiday season. Their removable, nearly invisible nature means that they won’t get in the way of all the fun and festivities. However, don’t let all the good times distract you from your orthodontic treatment and delay your timeline! It’s essential that you take a few simple but important precautions to ensure your smile continues to be straightened into the new year. Here are four practical tips to help you keep your Invisalign treatment on track as you enjoy the holiday season!

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Festive Rubber Band Colors & Other Holiday Tips for Braces

December 1, 2020

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Woman in Santa hat with braces in Dayville

The holidays are nearly here—are you ready? As you put up all your holiday decorations and dig out your ugly Christmas sweater from the back of your closet, don’t forget about your smile. Customizing and caring for your braces are great ways to show off your festive spirit! Here are a few tips to help your braces look and feel their best this holiday season.

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What to Eat or Avoid with Braces This Holiday Season

November 20, 2020

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Dinner table full of holiday foods to eat with braces in Dayville

The holidays are almost here, and you know what that means! It’s time to remember what we’re thankful for, start shopping for holiday gifts, and enjoy all our favorite festive foods. However, if you’re straightening your smile with braces in Dayville, you’ll need to be a little more careful of what you choose to munch on. While you’ll need to avoid some traditional treats, there are still plenty of foods you can safely enjoy this holiday season! Read on as we go over what snacks you can eat, which you should avoid, and a few tips for keeping your orthodontic treatment on track!

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7 Holiday Gift Ideas for Those with Braces

November 7, 2020

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Smiling woman with gift and braces in Dayville

Now that December is right around the corner, have you started shopping for the holidays yet? Finding a gift for your friends and family that they’ll truly appreciate can be a challenge, especially if they just started an orthodontic treatment. Thankfully, you can make their holiday season extra merry and bright with the perfect present for their smile! Here are seven fun and practical holiday gifts you can give your loved one with braces in Dayville.

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