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Summer Showdown: 7 Foods You Can & Can’t Eat with Braces

Summer Showdown: 7 Foods You Can & Can’t Eat with Braces

May 23, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — websterortho @ 7:23 pm
Table filled with summer foods in backyard with family

From pool parties with friends to BBQs with neighbors, lots of summer activities revolve around food. Since traditional orthodontics come with dietary restrictions, you might initially think that means you have to pass on all of the delicious seasonal treats. Fortunately, that’s not the case! Here are seven summer foods that you can eat with braces (as well as a few that you should avoid).

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FAQ: How Long Will I Wear My Retainer After Invisalign?

March 26, 2024

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Patient placing retainer on top teeth

Whether you’ve been wearing aligners for 6 months or 24 months, you might be wondering what the next step is. More specifically, you might be wondering how long you need to wear your retainer after Invisalign. You can find the answer to this question (as well as why wearing this orthodontic appliance consistently is so important) right here!

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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

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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

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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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