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Teeth 101

You know you’re supposed to brush them. You know you’re supposed to floss them. But what do you actually know about your teeth? Here’s a quick guide to learn more about those pearly whites: These are the parts of your teeth: • Enamel: The hardest, white outer part of the tooth. Enamel is mostly made of calcium phosphate,…

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Braces FAQ – How Long Do I Have To Wear My Retainer?

We answer your more common braces questions. If you have a question you need answered, let us know! Congrats, you got your braces off! This is an exciting day certainly, but your journey with orthodontia is not over yet! The last thing you want is to have to get braces or Invisalign a few years…

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What to Expect with Invisalign

Increasingly, we have adult patients coming to our office looking to straighten their smile. Maybe they had braces as children, but didn’t wear their retainers. Or, their teeth have just shifted over time. Or some people never went through orthodontia procedures, and are now ready to get a smile they’re proud of. Invisalign is a…

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Do NOT Try At-Home Braces

There has been a scary recent trend – especially among teenagers – of DIY braces. People are fashioning their own braces from rubber bands, fishing wire, and other odds and ends. We do not recommend this. First, whatever materials they might be using are likely filled with bacteria, and could cause infections in your mouth.…

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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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