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Braces FAQ – What Happens At My Check-In Appointment

Once you get your braces on, you’ll need to come back to our office about every 6 weeks so your braces can get tightened, and make sure everything is moving the way it is supposed to. These appointments are critical to making sure your braces are working! Braces involve slow, small movements, so they need…

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Jokes about Braces

Here’s a little Friday Funny for you – our favorite jokes about braces! If you come up with one yourself, we’d love to hear it! 1) What does an orthodontist do on a roller coaster? He braces himself     2) An orthodontist tells a blonde that she needs braces. The blonde says, “Why? I…

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Braces FAQ – How Do Braces Work?

We’re answering Frequently Asked Questions we hear from clients and their families. If you have a question you’d like us to answer, let us know!   This week’s question – How do Braces Work?   Braces work by applying continuous pressure over a period of time to slowly move teeth in a specific direction. As…

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Baked Salmon – Soft Food Recipe

Don’t feel limited by your sore teeth after you get your braces off! There are lots of recipes that are delicious, nutritious, and easy on a sore mouth. We highly recommend this recipe for Baked Salmon with Parmesan Herb Crust, originally from Add A Pinch. Salmon is a very healthy fish that is great for you,…

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Keeping Braces Safe While Playing Sports

Have you signed up for spring sports yet? Soccer, softball, baseball, dance; there are endless options for children, teens, and adults to get moving once the weather starts to warm up. You may wonder – “Can my child safely play sports while wearing braces?” It is an important question for kids, but it also applies…

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Braces Tips For Kids: The First Appointment

Before your first visit to get your braces on, you might be feeling nervous. But you shouldn’t be! Getting braces on is very similar to a typical teeth cleaning at the dentist. Trust that your orthodontist will do everything he can to make it as painless and simple as possible for you, the patient! As…

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Picking The Right Retainer

You might think that once you g et your braces off, you’re done with orthodontics forever. But wearing a retainer for a period of time following removal of your braces is essential to keeping your new smile beautiful and healthy. The staff here at SmileOn will prepare an individualized treatment plan for you and your…

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How to Handle Orthodontic Emergencies

It happens. You’re at school, work, or vacation, and you have a problem with your braces. If its a poking wire, loose bracket, or just something doesn’t feel right, don’t panic. There are a few ways you can temporarily solve the issue, then at your earliest convenience, come visit our office! Poking Wire: Sometimes a…

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Braces-Friendly Recipe: Cheesy Cauliflower Bake

Looking for a recipe packed with vegetables that’s soft enough for braces? This tasty Cheesy Cauliflower Bake is loaded with flavor and low on carbs, plus won’t hurt your teeth or braces. Cauliflower is packed with antioxidants and Vitamin C, both of which are important to dental health. Vitamin C helps form and maintain bones…

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Vitamins To Improve Your Dental Health

As important it is to brush your teeth properly and floss regularly, sometimes you teeth need help from the outside in. Including the right vitamins in your diet, and taking a supplement as needed. Calcium is essential for strong teeth as well as bones. Calcium can be found in milk, fortified orange juice, yogurt, broccoli,…

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