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Rubber Bands for Braces: Why Are They Necessary?

January 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — websterortho @ 5:20 pm
Closeup of patient putting rubber bands on brackets

When patients hear “traditional orthodontics,” they often think “metal brackets and wires.” In reality, straightening your teeth could involve the use of other tools, including rubber bands for braces. To learn the important purpose they serve (as well as a few helpful best practices for patients with them), read on!


7 Braces-Friendly Lunch Ideas Your Child Will Love

December 14, 2022

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Child smiling while eating lunch at school

From days at school to weekends at home, you might be a bit stumped on what to offer your child for lunch now that they’ve begun the teeth-straightening process. While hard, crunchy, sticky, and sugary items should no longer be on the menu, there are lots of delicious and braces-friendly lunches out there. To help guide you, keep reading to learn some orthodontist-approved options as well as which foods to avoid for the time being!


10 Products That Make Having Braces Better!

November 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 6:33 pm
Smiling girl pointing to her braces in Webster

From how you eat to how you floss to how you go about your daily life, braces in Webster will come with some adjustments to your daily life! Fortunately, these changes will be relatively easy to tackle, and in the end, your straighter, healthier, and more beautiful smile will be well-worth the extra effort in the end! But in the meantime, what can you do to make the process easier? Fortunately, there are tons of things that can help make your journey towards a straighter smile more fun and more convenient! Here are 10 products that can help make having braces better than ever.


3 Ways Braces Can Save You Money

October 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — websterortho @ 3:38 pm
Woman with braces and overalls smiling

Crooked and spaced-out teeth can take a serious toll on your self-esteem. Fortunately, braces can gently guide your teeth into their properly aligned positions, improving your confidence along the way. If that wasn’t reason enough to consider orthodontic treatment, braces can save you money as well! To learn how, keep reading!


Unsure How to Floss with Invisalign? Read This!

September 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — websterortho @ 3:36 pm
Closeup of woman smiling while flossing her teeth

At the beginning of your Invisalign treatment, you may have lots of questions. How long will it take to straighten my teeth? How do I remove my trays? How do I floss with Invisalign? Of course, your orthodontist will answer all of these questions as well as any others you have during your initial consultation. However, if you want to do a bit more research on the last question, then keep reading to learn how to floss with Invisalign.


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!


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

June 22, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — websterortho @ 6:24 pm
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.


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

May 24, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — websterortho @ 7:38 pm
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!


6 Common Myths About Braces, Busted!

April 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 7:30 pm
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.


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

March 24, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 6:35 pm
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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