Posts Tagged ‘braces’

Is Summer a Good Time for New Braces?

Friday, June 16th, 2017

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?


Tips for How to Floss with Braces

Monday, November 28th, 2016
floss with braces

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

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.

All About Braces for Adults

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
adult braces

It’s never too late to get braces as an adult to fix your smile.

When you think of braces, you might think about how you see them on high school kids, and how much you don’t want them.  Or maybe, you used to have braces, and your teeth have moved because you never wore your retainer (be honest!).  The truth is, it’s never too late to get braces.  More and more adults are signing up for the process–one million adults in America and Canada have braces.  Technology has also changed, and the process is much less painful than it was when you were fourteen.  The benefits of a better smile should bring you closer to the idea of braces.  Read on to discover why braces might be right for you, even now.


All About Braces for Baltimore Adults

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

It’s time to give it to you straight—it is never too late for braces. Baltimore moves fast and in the midst of your busy life, achieving that perfect smile may be low on your to-do list. Truth is, not only is it never too late for braces, but braces are not nearly as time-consuming as you think—just ask the growing number of adults talking to their Baltimore orthodontist and dentist about braces for adults.


For a straight and beautiful smile, consider adult braces.


Real Talk: Orthodontics

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015



Do you think Orthodontics can help you?

Orthodontics have both cosmetic and medical applications, but how do you know if this a solution you need to seek? Today we’re going to be giving you some real talk on orthodontics and you can decide for yourself if this is right for you. So, are you ready to learn more about the benefits and trials of orthodontics? Let’s do this. (more…)

What Candy Can I Enjoy With Braces?

Friday, July 12th, 2013

As many dentists will tell you, eating gummy candies while you have braces is a big no-no. However, going without candy for the duration of your braces wearing days will be a challenge. Instead of quitting the sweets cold turkey, just know which candies will be kind to your braces.Basket of Sweets

Sweet Treats You Can Enjoy With Braces-

  • Chocolates (fudge, truffles, nuts)
  • Hard candies/sucking candies (provided that you do not try and chew them)
  • Ice Cream

Sweet Treats You Should Avoid With Braces-

  • Gummies
  • Taffy
  • Chewing on hard candies
  • Gum

The sweets you can enjoy while you have braces is not contingent on the amount of sugar inside of it but rather the amount of pressure it will put on your teeth and braces which may cause the brackets to break. For a complete list of what treats you can and cannot enjoy, it is best to speak with your dental professional directly.

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