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Category Archives: Braces

Braces Success Stories: What It’s Like to Have Braces as a 41-Year-Old Male

Braces carry a lot of stereotypes and assumptions. As orthodontists, we encounter them all the time. People say things like: Braces are only for kids. Grown men definitely don’t wear braces. Braces are too expensive. Braces are very uncomfortable/painful. All …
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Flossing with Braces

When it comes to proper teeth care, flossing often gets skipped over. It’s not the most pleasant process, and done incorrectly, you may end up with bleeding gums. You may assume that brushing and using mouthwash are enough to keep …
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Teeth Irritation and Braces

Irritation in your teeth or mouth is something everyone will deal with at some point. Whether it’s a severe issue like a cavity or you have a simple canker sore, it’s not something anyone wants to experience. Mouth pains can …
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What Braces Do for You (Besides Straighten Your Teeth)

If you get braces, your teeth will become more aligned. Everyone knows that. While aligned teeth are a beautiful thing in themselves, you may wonder is that all braces do? The truth is, there’s more to braces than you might …
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Alternatives to Invisalign

Many of our clients find Invisalign to be a great alternative to traditional bracket braces. They’re very discrete and comfortable, and they can even be removed as needed. Unfortunately, they might not work for everyone.  It ultimately depends on your …
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Signs that It’s Time to Get Braces

If you’ve been sick for multiple days without any signs of getting better, you know it’s time to go to the doctor. If there’s a sharp pain in your tooth that won’t go away, it’s time to go to the dentist. But …
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Vacation and Braces

We’re nearing summer time which means it’s the start of vacation season! After the strenuous months the new year brings (not to mention the brutal winter), a little getaway is just what most of us need. If braces are now …
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Rubber Bands and Braces

If you’ve known people with braces, you probably remember a few of them having what appeared to be rubber bands in their mouth. These bands, often referred to as elastics, serve an important part in the alignment process for those …
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Debunking Myths About Braces

With the internet, all the information you could ever want is at your fingertips. Unfortunately, misinformation is just as prevalent as ever. In some ways, it’s even more commonplace than it was 15-20 years ago. As orthodontists and dental professionals, …
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Orthodontics and Insurance – Am I Covered?

While braces and orthodontic care come with a variety of options and payment plans, many rely on assistance from insurance to cover some of the cost. As you probably know, health insurance isn’t the most straightforward of subjects. Especially when …
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