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Will Smoking Affect Orthodontic Treatment?

The health effects of smoking are far-reaching. Smoking products with tobacco can constrict the blood vessels of periodontal ligaments, gums, and bones. It also promotes gum disease and bone loss, requiring periodontal treatment to reverse the damage, if caught early enough.  When smoking during orthodontic treatment, you can expect staining of your teeth around the…

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Differences Between Adult and Kids’ Orthodontics

Orthodontics has come a long way over the years which is why more adults are now undergoing treatment for oral difficulties they’ve had since childhood. Although there are many differences between orthodontic treatments between that of children, teens, and adults, it shouldn’t keep you from gaining the smile you have always dreamed of. These are…

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Prioritize Your Family’s Oral Health This Year

It’s a new year! Many have made their new year’s resolutions but very few probably included making a trip to the dentist or orthodontist. If this important task didn’t make your list of to do’s for the year, you may want to add an extra line for you and your family. It’s important to keep…

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Braces-Friendly Holiday Treats For Your Kids

While doing your holiday shopping, it is hard not to pass by shelves filled to the brim with holiday treats. Though you may be looking for your usual stocking stuffers or candy dish favs, if your child is currently wearing braces, you will want to forgo their favorite sticky or hard treats. The American Association…

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How To Avoid White Marks During Your Orthodontic Treatment

One question we hear often with our patients is how to avoid white spots on their teeth during their treatment. Why go through all the time, discomfort and money if you are going to end up with stained or marked teeth? There is actually a simple solution, keep your teeth clean! Yes, proper oral hygiene,…

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What To Eat After Your Adjustments?

After your braces are first installed or after your first few adjustments, your mouth may feel sore making chewing difficult and uncomfortable. Your orthodontist will recommend that you choose foods that are soft and easy to chew while your mouth is sore. Some foods, like popsicles, smoothies, yogurt and ice cream, will help to reduce…

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Fake Braces: Know The Dangers

Yes, there is such a thing as fake braces. Though more prevalent in countries outside the US, the danger is no less. In many countries, Orthodontic treatment is usually only affordable to those that are more financially prosperous. Therefore, fake braces enter the scene for those that want the appearance that they can afford them…

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Can I Get Braces With Crowns, Veneers or Implants?

Yes, it is possible to have your teeth straightened even with these additional advance dental treatments in place. Adults also desire to have a symmetrical smile and thankfully, even with crowns, veneers, and implants, you can achieve the beautiful smile you dream of.  How Do Braces Work With Crowns?  More and more patients are experiencing…

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Soda vs. Braces: To Drink Or Not To Drink

We all know that drinking soda, with or without braces, is not good for us. Yet a lot of us still choose to indulge in this guilty pleasure. Getting used to life with braces will take some time, learning which foods and drinks to steer clear of, but soda is one that should be a…

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Premature Tooth Loss: How to Maintain Their Space

Most children by age 3 years old will have their complete set of primary teeth in. These teeth not only allow them to eat solid foods but also serve a very important function as place savers for their eventual permanent teeth. If your child loses their primary teeth too soon, (by genetics, trauma, accident, “baby…

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