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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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Think You’re Too Old for Braces? Read This!

September 27, 2021

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Closeup of woman with braces smiling at friend

From crooked teeth to bite problems, braces can address a wide array of orthodontic issues. However, since the predominant age group is children and teens, many adults assume that the boat has sailed for them. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, there are a few benefits that come with straightening your teeth as an adult! Keep reading to learn more about the perks of adult braces.

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Look Out! Classic Summer Foods to Avoid with Braces

August 31, 2021

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Woman with braces smiling while taking a selfie at the beach

From backyard barbeques to picnics by the pool, summer is filled with lots of activities surrounding food. While the display of dishes and sides may be tempting, it’s important to abide by your orthodontist’s dietary restrictions if you have braces. After all, this precaution is put in place to prevent you from experiencing an anxiety-inducing (and potentially painful) injury from broken brackets or wires. With this in mind, here are a few summer foods to avoid with braces.

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What Happens If My Child Doesn’t Get Braces When They Need Them?

July 8, 2021

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Closeup of smiling boy with pediatric orthodontics

As a parent, you already know that raising children doesn’t come with an instruction book! That means it can be difficult to know exactly what your little one needs and when, especially when it comes to braces. Many parents are surprised to learn that experts recommend that children get an orthodontic checkup by the time they’re seven years old. While braces and other orthodontic treatments are typically associated with the teenage years, some children may benefit from starting treatment several years beforehand. In fact, in some cases, pediatric orthodontics is the best way to prevent serious complications and permanent damage in the future. Read on to learn more about why you shouldn’t postpone your child’s orthodontic treatment if they need it!

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5 Ways to Make Flossing with Braces Easier

May 18, 2021

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Smiling man flossing with braces

Many people find flossing somewhat difficult or awkward if they don’t do it regularly. Wearing traditional braces can make flossing even more of a challenge! However, it’s more important than ever to practice this healthy habit during your orthodontic treatment. Flossing clears out all the plaque and bacteria that can accumulate under your braces. This lowers your risk of serious oral health issues and ensures your teeth stay healthy and strong as they’re being straightened. Here are five practical ways to make flossing with braces easier.

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Modern Braces: The Newest Ways to Get a Straighter Smile

March 11, 2021

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Closeup of smile with modern braces in Webster

Did you know that orthodontic treatments like braces date all the way back to Ancient Egypt and Greece? It took centuries of changing and advancing for them to become the traditional metal braces we recognize today. But orthodontics didn’t stop evolving there! Orthodontists continued to develop treatments to be faster, more effective, and more comfortable. Today, you have several types of modern braces to choose from depending on your unique goals and needs!

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7 Ways Braces Can Save You Money In the Long Run

January 4, 2021

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Piggy bank atop model teeth straightened by braces in Webster

If you have bite issues or very crooked teeth, orthodontic treatment is the best way to get a straighter, healthier smile. However, correcting orthodontic problems is about so much more than looks! Straighter teeth can improve your health and save you money as well! Here are seven ways investing in an orthodontic treatment like braces now can save you money in the long run. 

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7 Ways to Make Braces More Fun for Your Child

December 22, 2020

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girl with pediatric orthodontics Webster braces smiling

Most children will need treatments like braces or pediatric orthodontics to keep their smiles healthy as they grow and avoid serous issues in the future. However, with all the metal brackets, diet restrictions, and frequent adjustments, your little one may not be thrilled during the process. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways you can help your child have more fun during their orthodontic treatment! Use these seven tips to help them enjoy their journey towards a straighter smile.

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