rubber bands on braces, what do they do?

What Do The Rubber Bands On My Braces Really Do?

By Dr. Amy Smith

If you’re sporting brand new braces, you may be unsure about what all the parts and pieces do. You know they’re all working together to correct your smile, but how? WHAT DO RUBBER BANDS DO ON BRACES? Some of the main components of braces are brackets and wires. Brackets, as you’ve discovered, attach to your…

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Want an invisible orthodontic treatment? Here's why you should consider ceramic braces in Parkersburg and Ripley WV

The Truth about Ceramic Braces

By Dr. Amy Smith

You need braces, but you don’t want people to know. Virtually invisible orthodontic treatment exists, and it continues to increase in popularity with options such as ceramic braces and plastic aligners. When it comes to choosing the right product for you, you may be apprehensive about keeping up with the responsibilities of Invisalign, so you…

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breakfast foods for kids

Good Breakfast Foods for Kids with Braces

By Dr. Amy Smith

Sometimes, it can be hard enough to get your kids to start the day off right with a healthy and complete breakfast. When your child has braces, it can be even more difficult to eat breakfast if their favorite pre-braces breakfast included crunchy cereals or tough-to-chew granola. Bagels are also too chewy and can cause…

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how much do braces cost

How Much Do Braces Cost?

By Dr. Amy Smith

While it is hard to put a price on a brilliant smile, we know one of the biggest questions potential patients have about orthodontic treatment is how much it is expected to cost. Let’s consider the cost of getting braces and what you’re getting out of braces. As with any orthodontic treatment, the cost of…

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braces near me

How to Find the Best Braces Near Me

By Dr. Amy Smith

So, you or your child are ready for a straighter, healthier smile. Sometimes, finding the best place to get braces can feel overwhelming. Getting braces is one of the best decisions you can make, so it’s important to consider several factors in finding the best orthodontist near you. Ready to answer the question, “Who has…

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how to pick best braces colors

How to Choose the Best Braces Colors

By Dr. Amy Smith

Braces are an important way to achieve that gorgeous smile you’ve always wanted. Most patients who get braces know they’re going to be wearing them for at least several months, if not for a year or more. But did you also know you can “dress up” your braces by adding a pop of color? From…

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