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You Asked, We Answered: Do I Need to Wear My Retainer Forever?

July 6, 2022

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Patient holding up Invisalign retainer

Did you recently complete your Invisalign treatment? Maybe you’re just weeks or days away from working through your entire series of clear aligners. Either way, congratulations! Finishing your time with braces is a big milestone that’s worth celebrating. Just make sure to prioritize wearing your retainer. After all, this little orthodontic appliance plays a big role in preventing orthodontic relapse. “How long will I need to wear it?”, you ask? Here’s the answer!

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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Braces with Baby Teeth

June 22, 2022

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Orthodontist examining patient with braces on baby teeth

Today, braces are almost a rite of passage. In fact, one study found that up to 75% of children could benefit from orthodontic treatment! That’s why the American Academy of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends parents bring their child in for an appointment around the age of seven. But are braces with baby teeth effective? In short, the answer is “yes!” Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about pediatric orthodontics.

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You Asked, We Answered: Can I Play Musical Instruments With Braces?

May 24, 2022

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Closeup of woman in brown sweater playing the flute

Getting braces will change much more than your smile, it will also temporarily change your diet and your oral hygiene regimen. But will it impact your ability to play musical instruments as well? It’s a fair question, especially if you play a wind instrument. The good news is that the answer is “no.” Of course, there will likely be a slight learning curve, but you can keep reading to learn a few must-know tips to help!

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6 Common Myths About Braces, Busted!

April 4, 2022

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Smiling adult with metal braces in Webster

Metal braces are a classic and reliable way to correct even the worst orthodontic issues. However, since they’ve been around for so long, there has been plenty of time for myths and rumors to be created about them. Will your braces set off a metal detector? Can you kiss with braces? Are you too old for braces? If you’ve ever wondered any of these questions, this blog is for you! Read on as we bust six of the most common myths about traditional braces.

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Sports and Braces: Will Orthodontic Treatment Prevent Your Child from Playing?

March 24, 2022

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Child kicking soccer ball into the net

Crooked, spaced-out, and otherwise misaligned teeth aren’t just an aesthetic issue; they can hinder your child’s ability to chew properly and speak clearly too! That’s why it’s a good idea to start orthodontic treatment when your child is young (often as early as seven years of age). If your little one is involved in soccer, basketball, or another activity, don’t worry – they can still play sports with braces. Just keep this important information in mind.

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3 Important Reasons to Wear Your Retainer

February 7, 2022

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Clear blue retainer in its storage case

Taking off your braces or finishing your series of Invisalign aligners isn’t the last step of your orthodontic treatment! The final leg of your journey towards a straighter, healthier smile is to wear your retainer. However, if you’re caught up in enjoying the freedoms you had to give up or modify during your treatment, you may be wondering just how necessary it is to wear this little oral appliance. It may be much more important that you imagine! Here are three big reasons why you need to wear your retainer once you achieve a straighter smile.  

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Metal Braces: 4 Pros of Traditional Orthodontics to Consider

January 31, 2022

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Closeup of woman with metal braces smiling

Over the last two decades, clear braces have skyrocketed in popularity. After all, they achieved what patients previously thought was impossible: discreet orthodontic treatment. While there are plenty of benefits to consider, it’s important to remember that there are many pros of traditional braces. To learn a few, read on!

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Wondering How Long Braces Take to Straighten Teeth? Read This!

December 27, 2021

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Man wondering about the average treatment timeline with braces

Interested in straightening your teeth but worried you’ll have to undergo orthodontic treatment for 2+ years? You’re not alone. In fact, many patients hesitate to commit because they are unsure of how long they will have to wear the metal brackets and wires. While the only way to find out for sure is by scheduling an appointment with a skilled orthodontist, read on to learn a few factors that will influence your treatment timeline with braces.

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4 Important Ways to Care for Your Retainer

November 30, 2021

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Patient placing retainer in storage case

Your retainer may be small, but it plays a big role in preventing orthodontic relapse. That’s why you should commit to wearing it for a lifetime! Naturally, that requires some maintenance. If you’re unsure of exactly how to care for your retainer – don’t worry. Keep reading to learn four ways to preserve yours.

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How to Handle & Prevent Mouth Sores with Braces

October 25, 2021

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Girl with braces in Webster suffering from mouth sores

Modern-day braces are more effective and comfortable than ever before! Unfortunately, the brackets and wires can still cause irritation to the inside of your mouth if you’re not careful. Thankfully, managing mouth sores with braces is easy, and there are several steps you can take to keep them from developing in the first placed! Read on to learn more.

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