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Electric Toothbrushes & Braces

Electric Toothbrushes & Braces

Posted Mar 10th, 2018

To remove the plaque that can build up quickly in their crevices, braces need to be cleaned thoroughly on a regular basis. An electric toothbrush can make brushing your teeth with braces easier and more effective.

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In-Ovation System Braces: The Pros & Cons

In-Ovation System Braces: The Pros & Cons

Posted Feb 10th, 2018

For a gentler, lower profile orthodontic treatment option, In-Ovation System self-ligating braces are great option. Here are some factors to consider before choosing In-Ovation.

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Tips for Eating With Braces

Tips for Eating With Braces

Posted Jan 10th, 2018

When you first get your new braces, or right after you have them tightened, you may experience some pain and discomfort while eating. Here are some tips to make it easier!

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How to Store & Care For Your Retainer

How to Store & Care For Your Retainer

Posted Dec 15th, 2017

When you're not wearing your retainer, it's very important to take care of it and store it properly. Here’s how to keep it clean and damage free.

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What Happens During An Adjustment Appointment?

What Happens During An Adjustment Appointment?

Posted Nov 15th, 2017

About every 4 - 6 weeks during your orthodontic treatment, you'll attend an appointment at our office to have your braces adjusted. This is a necessary component of your treatment and should not be put off.

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Tongue Thrusting

Tongue Thrusting

Posted Oct 15th, 2017

Tongue thrusting (otherwise known as immature swallow or reverse swallowing) is an orofacial muscular imbalance that causes the tongue to protrude through the anterior incisors when a person swallows, speaks, and sometimes  even when the tongue is at rest. If left unaddressed, it can cause serious orthodontic problems.

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Treatment Options for Adults Who Need Braces

Treatment Options for Adults Who Need Braces

Posted Sep 15th, 2017

Until recent years, the majority of people who had braces were children and teens. Today, more and more adults are choosing to undergo orthodontic treatment, and they have their own set of unique challenges to go with it.

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The Pros & Cons of Translucent Ceramic Braces

The Pros & Cons of Translucent Ceramic Braces

Posted Aug 15th, 2017

If traditional braces or clear aligners aren't right for you, 'translucent' ceramic braces are another great low profile orthodontic treatment option. But keep in mind that there are a few important factors to consider before you choose this option.

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How Long Do I have to Wear My Retainer?

How Long Do I have to Wear My Retainer?

Posted Jul 15th, 2017

Our patients are sometimes a bit dismayed when they find out that they'll have to wear a retainer after their braces treatment is complete. Here’s some information about how long they need to be worn.

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Caring for Your Teeth After Braces

Caring for Your Teeth After Braces

Posted Jun 15th, 2017

We know how exciting it is for our patients when their braces finally come off – we're excited too! But now the work of maintaining your straight new smile begins. Here's what to do.

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