Braces

Showing Your Team Spirit with Your Smile

Football season is finally here! Whether you’re a die-hard high school or college football fan, prefer the pros, or like a different sport altogether, showing your team spirit can be easy! You have all of the jerseys, decorations for your room, and other fun memorabilia, but you want to do more. We get it. Following…

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Braces and Bullying

Braces and Bullying

When you’re a teen, it seems like there’s always that one person who is out to ruin your day with a mean comment. Unfortunately, bullies are out there in all facets of the world, and it can be difficult if you have braces, because bullies may see you as a target. The good news is…

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How Do Braces Move Your Teeth?

When you think of ways to straighten your teeth, braces are likely the first thing that pops into your head. But how exactly does this set of metal wires, brackets, and bands move teeth into the right position? Parts of Braces Traditional braces are made up of a few different parts, which all work together…

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Worried About Getting Your Braces Adjusted? Don’t Be!

braces adjustment appointment

Now that you have braces, you’re aware you’ll need to make regular trips to your orthodontist to get them adjusted. Over the course of the next several months, you will see your orthodontist for braces adjustment appointments, so that at the end of your treatment, you’ll have a perfect smile. Some patients are a little…

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Enjoying Summer Vacation with Braces

Enjoying Summer Vacation with Braces

Whether you’re going on a cross-country road trip or a family vacation to the beach, it’s important that you keep your braces on your mind while you’re traveling. Summer vacation may feel like the time to forget about oral hygiene practices and eat foods you’re not supposed to eat, but this can lead to problems…

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Limiting How Much Sugar You Eat with Braces

Limiting Sugar with Braces

By now, you have probably heard that sugar isn’t really good for us. After all, it has been proven to cause health issues, such as tooth decay and an increased risk for diabetes, obesity and heart disease. Limiting our sugar intake should be taken seriously, and it’s especially important when you have braces. Limiting how…

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