Posts Tagged ‘braces’

3 Benefits Of Teen Braces

Friday, October 12th, 2018
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Check out three major benefits of teen braces.

About four million people of all ages wear braces in the US, but we often thinking of teens as the biggest age group for orthodontics. While children and adults can benefit from braces, teens may benefit the most from orthodontics. Continue reading to learn about three major benefits of teen braces. (more…)

How Is Invisalign Different Than Traditional Braces?

Friday, August 17th, 2018
 Learn how Invisalign differs from traditional braces.

Learn how Invisalign differs from traditional braces.

Invisalign is an invisible, custom-made aligner used to help straighten teeth. The aligner is interchanged about every two weeks and may be needed for six to eighteen months, depending on the severity of teeth misalignment. Invisalign has proven to help patients achieve straighter teeth for a beautiful smile they can feel confident showing off! Continue reading to learn more about Invisalign and how it is different than traditional braces. (more…)

How To Know If Your Child Needs Braces

Friday, June 29th, 2018
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Learn how to know if your child needs braces at a young age.

A parent’s job is to keep their kids happy and healthy, and sometimes, that means knowing when they should get braces. However, it’s not always easy to know when it’s time to bring up the discussion or to visit the orthodontist. Continue reading to learn how to know if your child needs braces. (more…)

How To Reduce Braces Pain

Friday, December 22nd, 2017
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Are you experiencing pain from your braces? Here are a few simple remedies to help soothe swelling or inflammation.

While braces are extremely important for creating a beautiful and healthy smile, they can be uncomfortable and at times, painful. The good news is that braces pain is usually temporary and can be treated with a few simple methods.
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Why Should Adults Consider Braces?

Friday, November 3rd, 2017
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It’s never too late to get braces to improve your smile!

While it was once thought that braces were only meant for kids and teenagers, adult braces are becoming much more popular. Adults can comprise up to 25 percent of orthodontic patients, and there are plenty of reasons why an adult may contemplate getting braces later in life. (more…)

When Should My Child get Braces?

Friday, September 1st, 2017
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Does your child need braces?

Kids can need braces for any number of reasons. They may have crooked, overlapping or overcrowded teeth, or they may have a bad bite known as malocclusion. Malocclusion is when there’s a difference in the sizes of the top and bottom jaws. When the upper jaw is bigger than the lower jaw, it’s called an overbite. When the lower jaw is bigger, it’s called an underbite. Tooth and jaw problems can be caused by losing baby teeth too soon, accidents, or habits such as thumb sucking. They are also often inherited, so if you or someone in your family needed braces, it’s likely that your kids will, too.  (more…)

Are Braces Right for My Child?

Friday, August 11th, 2017
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Many parents are unsure when is right to consider braces for their child.

Most people aren’t born with perfect smiles. In fact, about 90 percent of children will experience overcrowding teeth. While milder cases may not require treatment, those with severe crowding will want to contact their dental specialist. Serious overcrowding can have a negative impact on your child’s smile, increasing their chances of decay and gum disease since it’s harder to thoroughly brush those areas. As permanent teeth come in some children may develop problematic bites. Open bites and overbites can easily be corrected by realigning the jaw with braces. Underbites and cross bites are less common, but also can be treated with orthodontics. (more…)

Is Summer a Good Time for New Braces?

Friday, June 16th, 2017
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Summertime can be a great time to get those much-needed braces.

Getting new braces is never a fun process any time of year, but summer is a

surprisingly great time of year to get the process started. If you or your child is
looking at getting braces in the future, is summer a good time for new braces?

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Tips for How to Floss with Braces

Monday, November 28th, 2016
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Flossing with braces doesn’t have to be frustrating!

Flossing with braces can be surprisingly challenging. If you have wire braces, they can prevent you from flossing as you traditionally would, making it very difficult to do on your own. While orthodontic care is an essential part of achieving a beautiful smile, it should never interfere with your ability to maintain proper dental hygiene. Here are a few tips and tricks to make flossing with braces easier. (more…)

How Can I Get My Braces Off Faster?

Monday, November 14th, 2016
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Practicing good dental habits will help get your braces off faster.

One of the most common things people ask when they have braces is, “How can I get them off faster?” It’s understandable, given that braces can appear unsightly and feel uncomfortable for many patients. If you’ve already been wearing braces for a long time, you may be wondering how you can speed up the process. Although there are no quick fixes for getting braces off, there are a number of things you can do to move treatment along.
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