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The Dangers of DIY Braces for Your Dental Health

Woman who suffered the dangers of DIY braces.

Do-it-yourself,
known as DIY, is the way of many things. Home improvement, fashion and
more! But one thing that should never be DIY? Braces! Orthodontic treatment is
a delicate process that requires many years of study, practice and experience
to oversee. That’s why it’s important that you understand the dangers of DIY
braces and clear aligners
– a concerning
trend that’s growing in popularity.

What Are DIY Braces?

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What You Should Know When You’re Preparing for Braces

A child with a dental professional preparing for braces.

Millions of people, from children to adults,
are undergoing orthodontic treatment at any given time in America. Despite how
increasingly common it is to wear braces, if you were recently told you may
need orthodontic treatment, you may have some questions! We can help you as
you’re preparing for braces by sharing some of the most important details that
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Tips for New Braces Wearers to Improve Your Smile Comfortably

A young girl with new braces
You’re on the way towards a healthier, happier smile! Whether you just got braces or your appointment is right around the corner, new braces can make you a little anxious. We have tips for new braces wearers to help ease you into the transition.

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Crooked Teeth Problems: The Importance of Tooth Alignment

A teenager correcting their crooked teeth problems through orthodontic treatment.
Everyone wants to have a great smile! But a perfect row of teeth is more than just aesthetically pleasing – it’s also good for your health. If your teeth are out of healthy alignment, you could develop one or more common crooked teeth problems. These issues can leave your mouth weakened against bacteria or add … Continue Reading

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Top 5 Dental Apps for Kids and Adults

A young girl and young boy brush their teeth with manual toothbrushes | Dental apps for kids
We all spend a lot of time on our smartphones today. You know how to use them to call, text, and even play games… but did you know you could use them to improve the oral health of your family? There are some great dental apps available, both … Continue Reading

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Messy Dental Impressions are History Thanks to Digital Mouth Scanners

A dental technician uses the iTero® impressionless dental mouth scanners on a smiling patient.
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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Not Mad About Metal? Here are 3 Alternatives to Traditional Braces

A set of upper and lower clear aligners against a background of colored lights - Alternatives to 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 … Continue Reading

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The Great Debate: Invisalign vs. Braces

close up of woman's smile and teeth, half with invisalign and half with braces - invisalign vs. braces
Invisalign vs. Braces
It’s an election year, and there is no shortage of debates – not even in the orthodontics field. One of the most common debates you’ll hear in dental offices is The Great Braces Debate: Invisalign vs. braces. While both products are effective in aligning teeth … Continue Reading

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Is the Waterpik a Good Alternative to Flossing with Braces?

close up of a person with braces flossing their teeth - Is a waterpik a good alternative to flossingWe 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, … Continue Reading

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

Young boy smiling with braces - Determine when 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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