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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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4 Tips On Living With Braces

You got braces! Congrats! You may be nervous, but read these five ways to embrace your new life with braces. Smile. You might be embarrassed about smiling with b races, but you shouldn’t! Rock your braces with confidence. Also, it can be a great conversation starter. Many people have braces today, and it’s not something…

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Worst Foods For Your Teeth

Though cavities are preventable, 91% of adults from 20 to 64 years old have had tooth decay, according to a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These are the worst candies:   Lollipops, mints and even sugary cough drops present a double-dose of potential trouble. Unlike chocolate that melts quickly and may…

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How To Keep Your Smile Healthy After Invisalign

Now that you’e done with Invisalign, you might think you can just go back to business as usual. But actually, some work i still needed to keep your teeth straight and healthy. Retainers Many patients do require a retainer after Invisalign treatment. This will be based on your unique situation. If you do receive a…

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History of Braces

Braces have been around for hundreds of years, just not quite like we envision them today. A book named “The Surgeon Dentist,” included a complete chapter on methods employed in teeth straightening, was published by a dentist from France in 1728. In 1757, Ettiennne Bourdet expanded on the work of the original book with that…

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