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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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Orthodontic Relapse: What It Is & How to Prevent It

September 16, 2021

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Orthodontist showing patient X-ray

Crooked, spaced-out, and otherwise misaligned teeth don’t just negatively affect the appearance of your smile, they take a toll on your oral health as well. Fortunately, modern orthodontics offers a variety of treatment options, from traditional braces to Invisalign, ensuring every patient has the opportunity to enjoy a straight, healthy, beautiful smile. Unfortunately, if you don’t implement the right best practices afterward, you can experience a phenomenon called orthodontic relapse. Keep reading to learn what it is and how to prevent it!

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4 Must-Have Products If You Have Braces

August 18, 2021

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Closeup of woman smiling with braces

From traditional metal braces to Invisalign, there are a number of orthodontic services available to deliver the straight, beautiful, healthy smile you desire. Regardless of the treatment you choose, it is of the utmost importance that you follow all of your orthodontist’s instructions, including keeping up with your dental hygiene routine. If your braces are making that task a bit of a hassle, then keep reading for four must-have orthodontic products!

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Can Bad Posture Cause Bite Problems?

July 8, 2021

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Woman suffering from bad posture and bad bite alignment

How’s your posture right now? Whether you’ve woken up with a sore back, are learning how to make a good first impression, or your parents often told you to sit up straight as a child, you probably know that good posture is important. However, many people don’t take into consideration how their posture influences other parts of their body, like their bite alignment. In fact, recent studies indicate that if you regularly slouch over your computer or phone, you could be changing how your jaws come together! Read on as we explore the connection between your posture and your bite, and what you can do to keep both healthy.

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What Counts as an Orthodontic Emergency & What You Should Do

May 18, 2021

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Pained girl with braces and orthodontic emergency on blue background

There’s no way around it: any orthodontic treatment from traditional braces to Invisalign is bound to cause at least some discomfort. After all, you’re moving your teeth and essentially reshaping your mouth! However, do you know the warning signs of an orthodontic emergency? While serious problems are somewhat rare, it’s important that you know what to look out for and when you should seek urgent dental care. Here’s how you can tell if you’re experiencing an orthodontic emergency and what you should do.

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What Happens If I Postpone My Child’s Orthodontic Treatment?

March 11, 2021

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young girl with pediatric orthodontics in Hopkinton

Parenting doesn’t come with an instruction book, so it’s natural to find yourself asking questions like “will my child need braces?” Since studies estimate that anywhere between 50-75% of children end up needing orthodontic treatment, you probably wouldn’t be surprised if your child needed braces too. However, many parents are shocked to hear their dentist recommend them so early! Of course you want the best for your child, but do they really need orthodontics as early as the age of seven? While you may be tempted to put off your little one’s treatment until they’re older, this could put that precious smile at risk of permanent damage. Here’s what can happen if your son or daughter doesn’t get braces when they need treatment.

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How Orthodontic Treatment Can Save You Money in the Long Run

February 7, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthohopkinton @ 11:37 pm
Woman with braces in Hopkinton holding piggy bank and smiling

There are plenty of great reasons to get the orthodontic treatment you need, but some patients are hesitant because of the cost. Some think treatments like braces are too pricey, while others don’t want to spend money on improving the appearance of their smile. However, getting a straighter smile is about so much more than looks! In fact, not only will correcting orthodontic issues improve your confidence and your oral health, but it can help bulk up your savings as well. Here are six ways fixing your crooked teeth and bite problems can save you money in the long run!

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The Ultimate Guide to Wearing Invisalign This Holiday Season

December 22, 2020

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Couple laughing outside in the winter

The temperature has dropped, the lights are up, and there are presents around every corner; it must be the holiday season! If the endless picture taking is making you feel more and more self-conscious about your smile, then it’s time to consider braces, specifically Invisalign. This state-of-the-art teeth-straightening solution fits in with any lifestyle and allows you to enjoy all the holiday festivities without worry. Here’s everything you need to know about the process, the benefits, and how to follow the treatment plan during the hustle and bustle of the end-of-the-year.

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