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

August 8, 2022

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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?”

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How To: Get Back On Track with Your Invisalign Treatment

July 5, 2022

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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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6 “Facts” About Braces That Simply Aren’t True

May 18, 2022

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Orthodontist examining patient's braces

Did you know that modern braces were invented back in 1819? In the years since, they have undergone changes and advanced thanks to the latest technology, making them the effective, safe, and trustworthy teeth-straightening treatment they are today. In fact, you may even know quite a bit about them before even starting. But is everything you’ve heard true? Read on to learn six common myths about metal braces!

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Is It Time to Get Your Braces Removed? Here’s What to Expect

April 13, 2022

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Closeup of woman at braces removal appointment

Is your time with braces coming to a close? Congratulations – you’re about to see your months of hard work pay off! Even though you’ve likely been looking forward to your braces removal appointment for a long time, you may be surprised to find that you’re a bit nervous now. What happens at the final appointment? Does taking the braces off hurt? What now? To learn the answers to each of these questions, read on!

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6 Braces-Friendly School Lunch Ideas

March 18, 2022

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Young girl with braces eating her lunch at school

Traditional braces can positively impact your child immensely, from boosting their self-esteem and enhancing their bite to improving their speaking patterns. There is one small drawback, however: orthodontic treatment requires some adjustments to their diet. After all, the last thing you want to happen is your little one bite into an apple at school and accidentally break a bracket or wire! Don’t worry – there are plenty of nutritious and delicious ideas that are also braces-friendly.

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Braces & Baby Teeth: The Benefits of Phase 1 Orthodontics

February 24, 2022

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Closeup of young girl smiling with braces

You’ve heard of braces, but have you heard of Phase 1 Orthodontics? Essentially, this safe and effective treatment is braces for baby teeth, permanent teeth, or a mixture of the two, ensuring problems like uneven bites and misalignment can be addressed sooner rather than later. If you’re interested in learning more about its uses, the benefits, and how to find out if this treatment is right for your child, then keep reading!

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Have Braces? Here Are 5 New Year’s Resolution Ideas

January 1, 2022

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Patient writing New Year's resolutions at desk

Want 2022 to be the year of your best smile? Then setting some New Year’s resolutions is a great place to start! While brushing at least twice a day and cutting back on sugar are two great ideas, there are some specific goals you should set if you’re currently undergoing orthodontic treatment. With this in mind, keep reading to learn ideas for resolutions with braces.

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You Asked, We Answered: Can You Get Braces When You’re Over 40?

December 20, 2021

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Mature woman with dental braces smiling

Since teens and young adults are most often seen with braces, it’s not hard to see why many patients over 40 assume the ship has sailed on perfectly straight teeth. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth! Whether you are 15, 35, or 55, orthodontic treatments are a viable option. In fact, there are several reasons to consider adult braces later in life! Read on to learn a few.

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Top Tips for Managing & Preventing Oral Sores With Braces

November 24, 2021

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Closeup of woman experiencing a sore mouth from braces

Traditional braces come with a number of benefits. Most notably, the ability to correct everything from minor misalignment and moderate bite issues to severely rotated teeth. Unfortunately, the metal brackets and wires can rub up against the soft tissue in your mouth in the process, leading to unpleasant irritation. Don’t worry – there are plenty of tips and tricks for preventing and managing mouth sores with braces. To learn what they are, read on!

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Must-Try Rubber Band Color Combos for the Holidays

October 20, 2021

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Orthodontist showing patient rubber band colors for braces

Can you believe that 2022 is just around the corner? This last quarter of the year is jam-packed with candy-filled holidays, delicious foods, beautifully wrapped presents, and celebratory décor. If you have braces, why not join in on the fun by switching up the color of the rubber bands on your braces, too? Keep reading to learn a few holiday-inspired, festive rubber bands for braces color combinations!

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