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5 Common Myths About Metal Braces, Busted!

July 7, 2022

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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!

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How To: Tell If Your Child Needs Braces

June 15, 2022

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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!

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

May 12, 2022

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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.

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This Little Tool Is the Key to Comfortable Braces

April 14, 2022

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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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Phase 1 Orthodontics: What It Is & How It Can Help

March 16, 2022

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Young girl with braces smiling in classroom

Very few children have perfectly straight teeth without the help of orthodontic treatment. Unfortunately, any wide gaps and overcrowding can lead to complications, like an uneven bite, lower self-esteem, and even unusual speaking patterns. The good news is that you don’t have to wait until all of your child’s permanent teeth emerge to schedule an appointment with an orthodontist. Keep reading to learn all about braces with baby teeth (also known as Phase 1 Orthodontics)!

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Does Your Child Have Braces? Here’s What to Pack in Their Lunch

February 14, 2022

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Closeup of sandwich, grapes, and a banana

Before your child started orthodontic treatment, you could pack their school lunch with everything from crisp red apples to delicious peanut brittle. Now that they have braces, however, there is a long list of foods that are no longer on the table. Although abiding by the dietary restrictions is essential in preventing a broken bracket or wire, that doesn’t mean that grocery shopping needs to be a hassle. Keep reading for a complete guide to a braces-friendly lunch!

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5 Products That Make Orthodontic Treatment Better

January 21, 2022

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Woman with braces and glasses smiling

Are you about to embark on the journey of straightening your smile? Congratulations! Although the metal brackets and dark-colored wires do come with some downsides, like some dietary restrictions, you can have the enjoyable treatment you deserve with the right products for braces in your arsenal. Read on to learn a few that patients have found extremely helpful.

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Wondering If You Can Play a Musical Instrument with Braces? Here’s the Answer

December 10, 2021

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Display of woodwind instruments

Does your child struggle with misaligned teeth or a bad bite? Then you know all too well the toll it can take on their ability to smile confidently, chew properly, and enunciate clearly. Naturally, you may be considering traditional braces. After all, this tried-and-true orthodontic treatment can address a wide range of issues, from slight crowding to severely rotated teeth. But is playing a musical instrument with braces possible? Keep reading for the answer!

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Will Your Dental Insurance Cover Your Child’s Orthodontic Treatment?

November 7, 2021

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Dental insurance paperwork on clipboard for orthodontic treatment

Are you wondering if your child needs braces? Surveys report that about 3.9 million children undergo orthodontic treatment every year in the US alone, so chances are pretty good that your little one will need to as well at some point. While orthodontic treatment offers an array of important benefits like minimizing risk of jaw problems and improving oral health, it is quite the investment. As such, you may be asking yourself “Does dental insurance cover orthodontic treatments?” Read on as we break down the answer and why you shouldn’t postpone your little one’s braces.

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3 Important Reasons To Wear Your Retainer

October 19, 2021

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Patient taking dental retainer out of storage case

After months of following your dietary restrictions to a tee, cleaning your braces religiously, and going through your fair share of orthodontic wax, it’s time to see your new and improved smile in all its glory! Then you find out you have to wear a retainer. Naturally, you might think about passing on this instruction for one reason or another. If this sounds familiar, then keep reading to learn three reasons why you should reconsider.

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