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5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Braces

July 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthohopkinton @ 2:01 pm
Girl with braces smiling while pointing to her teeth

Did you know that roughly 33% of the global population has worn braces? That’s a lot of people! Despite the popularity of this teeth-straightening solution, there is still quite a bit of misinformation circulating around, like the metal brackets and wires will set off metal detectors. With this in mind, keep reading to learn true, little-known facts about braces.


Is It Possible to Get Cavities During Invisalign Treatment?

May 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthohopkinton @ 12:59 am
closeup of a patient with Invisalign

Invisalign is one of the hottest orthodontic treatments around—more people than ever before are opting into the seemingly-magic clear aligners to transform their smiles and achieve better oral health. But some patients wonder if the trays can provide some level of protection from oral health issues like cavities. Unfortunately, this is not the case! Here’s what your orthodontist wants you to know about Invisalign and cavities, along with some tips for safeguarding your smile.


4 Helpful Tips for Traveling with Invisalign

March 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthohopkinton @ 7:17 pm
Woman with straw hat sightseeing in Europe

With warmer weather just around the corner, your next vacation may be rapidly approaching! Whether it’s a weekend trip a few hours away or several weeks traveling abroad, you don’t want your aligners to ruin your time. Or, worse, your time away to cause you to fall off-track with your treatment plan. Fortunately, learning some helpful tips for traveling with Invisalign is as easy as reading on.


How Your Teen Can Protect Their Braces During Sports

January 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthohopkinton @ 4:29 pm
Teen girl playing basketball at school

Is your teen a part of their school’s football, basketball, or track team? Do they participate in a sport in their free time, like gymnastics, dance, or soccer? Don’t worry – the start of their time with braces doesn’t mean the end of their days playing sports. Of course, you will have to take a few additional measures to help protect their braces (and their teeth!) from damage. To learn how to avoid broken braces while playing sports, keep reading.


Why Dental Wax Is Essential for Anyone Who Has Braces

December 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthohopkinton @ 3:10 pm
Woman with braces placing dental wax on bracket

Interproximal toothbrushes and pre-threaded floss are two helpful tools if you have braces. However, there is another one that patients often forget about: dental wax. Although it sounds similar to candle wax, it’s actually crafted from natural materials like beeswax and paraffin wax. “Why is this helpful for someone undergoing orthodontic treatment?” you ask. Read on to find out!


Wondering If Dental Insurance Covers Braces? Read This

November 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthohopkinton @ 1:02 pm
Dental insurance form on desk with supplies

From routine checkups to tooth-saving restorative care, your dental insurance benefits can help make maintaining and improving your smile significantly more cost-effective. But can your benefits also be applied to orthodontic treatment? It’s a question many patients ask! To find out the answer, keep reading!


Unique Rubber Band Color Combinations You Should Try

October 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthohopkinton @ 4:40 pm
Closeup of colorful rubber bands

In the world of orthodontics, Invisalign often outshines metal braces. However, traditional orthodontics come with some advantages, like colorful rubber bands! If you want to have fun on your teeth-straightening journey but you aren’t sure where to start, keep reading to learn a few color combinations with rubber bands.


True or False: You Can Get Cavities with Invisalign

September 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthohopkinton @ 4:58 pm
Orthodontist showing patient X-ray

Invisalign completely revolutionized the field of orthodontics when they debuted their clear aligners in the late 1990s. Now, Invisalign is a household name! As a result, you may already know quite a bit about clear aligner treatment, including that there are no dietary restrictions and that the trays are virtually undetectable. But can they also help prevent decay? Keep reading to learn the answer to the question, “Can I get cavities with Invisalign?”


You Asked, We Answered: Will Invisalign Affect My Speech?

August 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthohopkinton @ 5:33 pm
Group of girlfriends talking over coffee

From completely removable aligners and shorter average treatment timelines to no dietary restrictions, Invisalign comes with several noteworthy benefits. So, it’s not hard to see why there are more than 12 million happy patients! Despite that, however, there are still some prevailing “myths” that make prospective patients hesitant to commit to treatment. With this in mind, keep reading to learn the answer to the common question, “Will Invisalign affect my speech?”


How To: Get Back On Track with Your Invisalign Treatment

July 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthohopkinton @ 7:33 pm
Closeup of woman holding Invisalign aligner

From the severity of your misalignment to the number of trays you need, there are a number of factors that will influence the length of your Invisalign treatment. One aspect that many patients forget to consider, however, is compliance. Neglecting to follow all of your orthodontist’s instructions can quickly cause you to fall off-track with your timeline, requiring you to spend more time and money on treatment. Luckily, there are a few best practices you can implement to help you get back on track. To learn what they are, read on!

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