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Spring Cleaning Your Braces

Spring is a time for cleaning! You’ve probably tackled your home, your car, or your work. But what about your teeth? Proper dental hygiene is extremely important while you have braces, though we can recognize its difficult. Make sure you’re taking care of your teeth so your smile will be perfect once the braces are…

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Braces Through The Years

Braces have been around for hundreds of years- people have always wanted straighter teeth! Here are a few ways people tried dental care in the past. Ancient Orthodontics Archaeologists have found Egyptian mummies with crude metal bands around the teeth – which are believed to be the first version of braces. Ancient Greeks, Etruscans, and…

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Wisdom Teeth & Braces

Are you worried about getting your wisdom teeth removed while you have braces? Or are you unsure if your wisdom teeth could potentially affect all the hard work you put into your orthodontia already? We have all the info to answer your questions. According to the¬†American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, nine out of…

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Keeping Toddler’s Teeth Healthy

While we don’t advise toddlers get braces, as their teeth are not close to developing, they do need to be kept clean. Proper dental hygiene starts as soon as the first tooth shows up If kids are not taught how to brush their teeth as children, it could result in problems later on. This could…

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Olympic Athletes with Braces

Happy Olympics! We always love watching the fun games, especially as the whole world comes together to honor these incredible athletes. Will you be watching? First, get in the mood with some Olympics-themed rubber bands! May we suggest red, white, and blue for Team USA? Or, go for gold with metallic Gold bands. Did you…

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How Do I Know If I Need Braces?

Are you considering getting braces, but aren’t sure if its necessary? We’re here to help. A majority of people get braces just so they can feel more confident in their smile. And that’s great! Braces can straighten your teeth so you can smile with bride. In this case, it’s up to you whether you want…

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How To Become an Orthodontist

If you want to be an orthodontist like Doc Ak, that’s great! It requires a passion for helping patients and a few extra years of school, but if you believe in yourself, you can do it. Here’s how to make it happen:   Step 1: Complete Undergraduate Requirements and Apply to Dental School Graduate with…

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3 Dental New Year’s Resolutions

The new year is here! New Years’ resolutions are a great time to reflect on how you want to improve the coming year. Lots of people make resolutions to get healthier, be more organized, or improve their lives in other ways. But what about your smile? Consider these 3 dental new year’s resolutions Floss Every…

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Which Holiday Treats to Eat and Avoid with Braces

If you have a big sweet tooth, the Holidays might be tough if you have braces. Everyone is constantly eating treats, sweets, and candies all season long, and you know you shouldn’t be eating all of them. So what do you do!? First, don’t panic. There are lots of delicious holiday treats that you CAN…

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Christmas Braces Bands

The holidays are almost here! A fun way to celebrate is to customize your braces for the holidays. There are lots of options of colors you can use for the rubber bands on your braces. When you come in for your next orthodontia appointment, ask for festive rubber bands to celebrate the season.   Here…

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