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Tips for Playing Sports While You’re Wearing Braces

Have you ever looked carefully at teenagers as they play sports? If you have, you’ve probably noticed that many of them are wearing braces. Do you wonder how they engage in physical activities and contact sports without injuring their teeth or harming their metal brackets and wires? If so, you’re not alone. But wearing braces […]

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Why Use an Orthodontist Instead of a General Dentist for Braces?

Metal Braces. Clear Braces. Gold Braces. Invisalign. With these options, and so many more, how will you ever choose the best orthodontic option? If you’re in the process of exploring all the possibilities, a consultation with an orthodontist is highly recommended. Many general dentists offer a limited scope of orthodontic treatments in their office. Given […]

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Top Ways Braces Can Change Your Life in a Positive Way

Most people know that braces help straighten teeth. But did you know that straight teeth can have a big impact on your health, quality of life, and self-image? If you are considering braces for yourself or your child, it’s beneficial to know the many ways in which braces can change your life in a positive […]

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Foods to Avoid When You’re Wearing Braces

Did you just get braces? If so, your teeth and mouth might be a little sore for a few days. It might be difficult to bite into and chew the type of food you usually eat. But don’t worry. Within a short period of time the tenderness will subside, and you’ll feel normal again. Don’t […]

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Benefits of an Early Orthodontic Evaluation

Your child might be too young for braces, but if permanent teeth have erupted, it’s not too early for an orthodontic evaluation. Most children do not require braces or any other type of orthodontic appliance until most or all their baby teeth have been replaced by adult teeth. However, there are some situations in which […]

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Tips for Brushing and Flossing with Braces

Brushing and flossing with braces looks complicated. On your very first day with braces, you might wonder, i s it even possible to floss in between all those wires and brackets? Take it from an orthodontist – – it might require a bit more time and effort to keep your teeth clean while wearing braces, but […]

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When is the Best Time to Begin Orthodontic Treatment?

Don’t worry. If you’ve passed the magic age to begin orthodontic treatment, you are not destined for a lifetime of misaligned teeth. It may be a relief to learn that orthodontic treatment can begin at almost any age. Children as well as adults can achieve orthodontic success through traditional braces, clear aligners, or another type […]

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Adults Can Get Braces, Too!

Braces for adults? You better believe it. We successfully treat patients of all ages in our friendly office that was designed for the comfort of everyone – regardless of age. When you’re here, don’t be surprised to see kids and adults waiting to be called for their appointment. Adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment for […]

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