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Eating with New or Tightened Braces

  For the duration of the time that you’re in braces, you will have to make some changes to your diet. We generally recommend that you keep

Why You Can Get Braces at Any Age

  Adults are now a significant segment of many orthodontic practice’s client base, as much as 25% or even more. At our practice, we’v

Five Factors to Consider When Choosing an Orthodontist

   Orthodontic treatment typically only takes a few years from start to finish, but the results of treatment will last a lifetime. It really

5 Tips to Relieve Braces Tightening Soreness

  After you have your regular appointment to tighten your braces (or once you get braces first put on your teeth), it’s common for your mou

Why Your Teeth Move After Braces

The human body is in constant flux. Your lungs never stop inhaling and exhaling for as long as you live. Your heart is always beating. At this very m

The 6 Stages of Invisalign

  Invisalign might seem as if it’s been an option in the orthodontic toolbox for a long time, but the company that started it isn&rsquo

The Benefits of Braces Beyond Straight Teeth

In our field, orthodontists focus on the tangible aspects of patients’ smiles. Our specialty concerns straightening misaligned teeth and correc

How Long Do Retainers Last?

Your braces may be history, but retainers are forever. Sorry if you weren’t aware of this fact, but it’s true. If you’ve had orthodo

Age 7 and Orthodontics

When we tell parents that their children should first visit an orthodontist at the age of seven, they are sometimes incredulous. “That young?&rd

National Children's Dental Health Month 2016

Start Life with Strong Teeth   The foundation for a healthy lifelong smile begins in childhood, even in infancy. That’s why dental p

Retaining a Beautiful Smile

All orthodontic patients look forward to the day their braces come off, but even once that day arrives, the work is not quite complete. The final phas

Wisdom Teeth and Braces Don't Mix

The third molars at the very back of our jaws still remain a part of our dental makeup. These molars, more commonly known as wisdom teeth, are the las

Tooth Decay and Lost Productivity

Have you ever had a toothache that hurts so bad that you had to miss school or work to visit to the dentist? Maybe so or maybe not, but many Americans

Flossing With Braces

Ways to Make Flossing Easier While Wearing Braces   If you wear braces, it is even more important that you floss regularly in order to keep

Getting Started With Braces

Most orthodontists do believe that people shouldn’t feel they have to wait for their teeth to come in crooked and jaws to become severely misali

How Long Do I Have to Wear Braces?

We like to think our patients love us and enjoy visiting us at our practice, but we also know they want their orthodontic treatment time to go by as q

Celebrities With Braces

“Stars—They’re just like us!” That’s what celebrity magazines and websites like to say when they run pictures of stars d

Eight Bad Habits That Can Damage Your Teeth

Bad Mouth Habits Certain nervous habits like twirling your hair or tapping your fingers might annoy your friends, but they’re medically harml

National Stress Awareness Month

Less Stress, Better Teeth   Let’s not forget teeth during National Stress Awareness Month, which comes around every April. Stress

Dental Implements

Tired of Your Toothbrush? Try a Twig. These days, you have multiple products to choose from to clean your teeth and maintain good oral health.

Adults Wearing Braces

Mom and Dad (and Grandma and Grandpa) Are Getting Braces Too Although orthodontists will say that no one is ever too old to wear braces, for mo

Famous Dentists, from Outlaws to Politicians

In the history of dentistry, there have been dentists who invented new tools or methods, started dental schools, made discoveries, or advanced the

The Tooth Fairy and the Mouse

When a growing child loses his or her first tooth, what should you do with the tooth? In America of course, the parents put it under the child&rsq

National Children's Dental Health Month

Defeat Dreaded Monster Mouth The Plaqster has the dreaded monster mouth, but Flossy, Buck McGrinn, Den and General Smiley know what to do to so

Staying Healthy Month

January Is For Staying Healthy If you set New Year’s goals that include great plans for a healthy lifestyle, you now have a bit of help i

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