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Caring For Your Smile After Invisalign

You have done a lot of work to get the perfect smile. You wore your Invisalign aligner trays and cared for your teeth, and now your treatment is done. You still need to keep up your oral care routine, so keep these things in mind. Retainers Many patients do require a retainer after Invisalign treatment.…

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History of Orthodontics

For as long as humans have had teeth, people have sought ways to keep them healthy and make them stronger. “Orthodontics” is derived from the Greek orthos (“correct”, “straight”) and -odont- (“tooth”). According to the American Association of Orthodontists, archaeologists have discovered mummified ancients with metal bands wrapped around individual teeth. Archaeologists have also discovered…

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Halloween Candy That’s Safe for Braces

Even though you should avoid eating candy as much as possible while you have braces, we know its Halloween, and its hard to not have a treat! While there are many candies you should not have with braces (see below), but there are a few that are pretty safe. Hold on to these when you…

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Reasons Not To Hate Going to The Orthodontist

Do you hate going to the orthodontist? You shouldn’t! Lots of people dread visiting the dentist and orthodontist, but in reality its not to bad. 1. Orthodontists Want to Help You, not Torture You: Orthodontists are not poking at your mouth to cause pain, but most go into the field because they like to help…

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Celebrities Who’ve Had Braces

Braces are a lot more common than you think! Tons of famous actors athletes, public figures, and more wore braces as a child or even an adult. Did your favorite celebrity wear braces? Faith Hill – She got braces in her 40s and even wore them to the Grammy’s! Miley Cyrus – She wore braces…

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Halloween Braces

October is here, which means Halloween is right around the corner! You might not be thinking about it yet, but your next orthodontics visit is the perfect time to get rubber bands that match the season! Celebrate Halloween with black and orange rubber bands on your braces. Your spooky smile will make people say “Boo!”…

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The Danger of Biting Your Nails

Are you stuck in the habit of biting your nails? It may motivate you to stop when you hear that it can be harmful to your orthodontic work! Here are four dental and general reasons to stop biting your nails: 1. It’s unsanitary: Your nails harbor bacteria and germs, and are almost twice as dirty…

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The Difference Between Dentists and Orthodontists

Are you confused about the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist? If you’re new to orthodontic care, it may be difficult to see why you need to have both. How are they similar? The main similarity between a dentist and orthodontist is that they both focus on oral care. An orthodontist can work in…

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Back to School with Braces

School’s back in session, and you’re ready with backpacks, binders, and pencils. While you’re getting your education back on track, you can’t forget your braces! During this transition back to school, it’s important to keep dental hygeine on your to-do list. Braces Care Kit It’s a great idea to take a braces care kit along…

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What is TMD?

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) describe a set of conditions that involve trouble with your jaw and face muscles. They result from a problem in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which is a hinge that connects the temporal bones, in your skull in front of each ear, to your jaw. The joint enables you to talk, yawn,…

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