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Adult Braces

Adult Braces: How Old Is Too Old?

Adult braces have gained popularity over the years as more options become available in the world of orthodontists. Traditionally, most people think of teenagers when talking about braces. Dentists and orthodontists recommend your child gets an early orthodontic evaluation as early as seven-years-old. Early treatment can help with teeth crowding, crossbites, overbites and other orthodontic […]

cleaning braces

Cleaning Braces On the Go: The Must-Haves

Cleaning braces is a bit more difficult than your regular teeth cleaning routine. Proper cleaning can be difficult to do, especially when you’re on the go. Patients with orthodontic appliances should really be cleaning their teeth multiple times a day. When you are prepared, it makes dental hygiene with braces much easier. The great news […]

food to avoid with braces

Foods to Avoid with Braces

Now that you’re considering braces or you’ve had them installed, let’s talk food! One of the most important things to consider when it comes to orthodontics is foods to avoid with braces. It’s not about what you can eat, it’s about what you shouldn’t eat. Once your braces are first installed, it’s important to stick […]

gum inflammation with braces

Gum Inflammation with Braces- All You Need to Know

Gum inflammation with braces can ring an alarm for many patients. Especially patients who have never had an issue, gum inflammation with braces makes some patients panic. The good news is that some gum inflammation with braces is normal. And, if inflammation is caused by an issue, there are easy ways to correct the problem […]

lifetime retainer wear

Lifetime Retainer Wear and Its Importance

Lifetime retainer wear is an important part of your orthodontic maintenance treatment if recommended by your orthodontist. When you finish your orthodontic treatment, you are probably excited to be done with it! While it is important to take time to enjoy your newly formed smile, foregoing your recommended instructions can lead to serious setbacks. Lifetime […]