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Month: November 2023

5 Ways to Properly Take Care of Your Retainer

Posted on November 30, 2023

Once your braces come off, that’s not necessarily the end of your treatment. You will need to continue to wear a retainer for some time to keep your teeth aligned. For teens or children, parents need to monitor this part of orthodontic treatment as it can sometimes be difficult to remember to wear the retainer… Read more »


Broken Brackets: What You Need to Know

Posted on November 28, 2023

Braces are a prevalent orthodontic treatment in our modern world. According to Humana, over 4 million people nationwide wear braces, 25% of which are adults. However, braces can come with their own set of problems, like when a bracket breaks. Braces come with a metal square secured to the front of the tooth. These are… Read more »


How to Take Care of Your Braces and Aligners at School

Posted on November 27, 2023

Taking care of braces and aligners at school will be a huge part of your child’s orthodontic care and maintenance. According to Invisalign, it’s estimated that over 10 million people, including more than 1.4 million teens, use these clear aligners to improve their smiles. Whether the patient is using Invisalign or traditional braces, it’s crucial… Read more »


Easy Ways to Alleviate Soreness from Your Braces

Posted on November 9, 2023

New braces often cause tenderness and discomfort in the days following both initial placement and tightening. If you have a child or teen who is in braces, you may be looking for ways to help alleviate some of the soreness caused by their orthodontic devices. Luckily, there are simple, soothing ways to relieve brace pain… Read more »


Are You Cleaning Your Invisalign Properly?

Posted on November 1, 2023

Invisalign services are a great way to boost your self-esteem. According to DocPlayer, about 47% of surveyed teens who use Invisalign said they had more self-confidence than 22% of teenagers beginning their orthodontic journey. However, cleaning your Invisalign properly is essential if you opt for this treatment plan. Why Is Proper Cleaning Important? Some people… Read more »


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