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Is It Time to Have Your Braces Removed? Here’s What You Can Expect

September 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — websterortho @ 5:06 pm
a patient smiling after visiting his orthodontist

There are very few things in life as exciting as approaching the finish line of your orthodontic journey; after years of living with the metal brackets and wires, the day has finally come to have them removed! However, as thrilling as this appointment is, you might not have a clue about what to expect while undergoing this final step of the braces process. Here’s some useful information from your trusted orthodontist about what braces removal looks like as you head forward in life with a straightened, beautiful set of pearly whites!

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Can I Undergo a Second Round of Braces?

July 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — websterortho @ 3:27 pm
a closeup of a patient with braces smiling

Braces are perhaps the most iconic and popular orthodontic treatment around, and these days, countless patients continue to turn toward these innovative metal brackets and wires to achieve straighter, healthier, and more aesthetically pleasing smiles. But did you know that for some patients, the orthodontic journey doesn’t end after braces? Sometimes, future treatment is needed to fully achieve your smile goals. Here’s a closer look at why patients sometimes need to undergo a second round of braces and some of the benefits of doing so.

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What Rubber Band Colors Can Make My Teeth Seem Whiter?

May 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — websterortho @ 4:32 pm
closeup of model teeth with colored rubber bands

Even though they’re among the most tried-and-true orthodontic solutions, traditional braces aren’t very subtle. In fact, if you flip through one of your old yearbooks, you’re bound to come across several faces awkwardly grinning with bracket- and wire-filled smiles. But did you know that the color of the rubber bands that you wear on your brackets can actually accentuate the color of your teeth, thereby improving the appearance of your smile? Here’s more about how this works, along with which colors you should consider and a few that you should avoid.

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Traditional Braces: Pop Culture Edition

March 31, 2023

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Closeup of stanchions next to red carpet event

From Blockbuster hits and chart-topping music videos to iconic commercials, braces have taken center stage in some of the most memorable moments of recent pop culture history. If you’re considering orthodontic treatment or are about to start your teeth-straightening journey, then read on to learn some of the best braces moments in pop culture!

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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!

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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!

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10 Products That Make Having Braces Better!

November 7, 2022

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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.

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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!

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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.

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

July 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — websterortho @ 4:53 pm
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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