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12 Ways to Clean & Protect Your Retainer

If you’ve ever had braces, chances are you’re familiar with a retainer. Retainers are a common orthodontic appliance, especially among young people, and are often the final step in perfecting your pearly whites after braces are removed. The most common purpose for a retainer is to help teeth stay in their new position after shifting […]

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Messy Dental Impressions are History Thanks to Digital Mouth Scanners

The dreaded dental impression – getting one used to be awkward, messy, even downright unpleasant for many patients. But thanks to modern technology, digital mouth scanners have made creating dental impressions easier than brushing your teeth.

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Orthodontics for Adults – Your Complete Guide

Braces – they’re certainly not just for kids. In the United States alone, more than 1 million people over the age of 18 are adding braces to their smile, and that number grows by the day. Why? Some have serious orthodontic issues – such as over or under bites, incorrect jaw positioning, or jaw joint […]

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Not Mad About Metal? Here are 3 Alternatives to Traditional Braces

Not so long ago, there was only one real option to straighten teeth: metal braces. If you wanted that perfect smile, your teeth had to hide under a layer corrective metal for a while. But times have changed and so have your orthodontic options. Today, you can subtly straighten your smile and avoid a brace-y […]

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Is the Waterpik a Good Alternative to Flossing with Braces?

We all know that flossing is extremely important for our dental health. Even with this knowledge, most of us often go to bed without ever touching the cracks of our teeth. For parents, it seems impossible to get children to floss. Add braces to the mix, and it can become a serious battle to get […]

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What is the Right Age for Your Child to Get Braces?

Orthodontic treatments have come a long way in the last few decades. With all of the options available and the technological advances within the industry, the number orthodontic treatments have skyrocketed. According to the American Association of Orthodontists more than 4.8 million Americans have braces; 78% of which being under the age of 18.

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New Trend in Orthodontics: Adult Braces

Against popular belief, braces aren’t just for kids and teens. In fact, according to Delta Dental, approximately one million American adults wear braces! Many of our adult patients had braces as a child, but forgot to wear their retainer. Others never had braces to begin with and are now ready to take care of their […]

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