Invisalign or Braces Which Should You Choose

Invisalign or Braces: Which Should You Choose?

Since the launch of Invisalign in 2000, over five million people, including more than one million teenagers, have used Invisalign clear aligners to transform their smiles. While this option has introduced a revolutionary method of treatment, many question whether Invisalign or traditional braces are better.   At Wiewiora and Dunn Orthodontics, we offer both Invisalign […]

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Small girls with braces smile during their orthodontist appointment.

Think Twice About Skipping an Orthodontic Appointment

Are you thinking about canceling your next orthodontic appointment because you’re too busy? If so, please don’t. If you’re currently undergoing orthodontic treatment, it’s important not to miss your scheduled appointments. Things come up in everyone’s life that makes it necessary to postpone a visit from time to time. But it’s never advisable to skip […]

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A woman with perfect teeth compares Invisalign, invisible braces, to her traditional retainer.

Steps to Take If You Lose Your Retainers

Let’s face it. It’s difficult to keep track of removable retainers when they’re not in your mouth. They are easy to lose, break, or temporarily misplace. Countless retainers are accidentally thrown in school cafeteria trash cans around the world every year. And, mischievous pets love stealing them from a bathroom counter and hiding them under […]

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A girl with traditional braces picks at her orthodontic rubber bands.

What Happens if I Don’t Wear My Orthodontic Rubber Bands?

Think you can get away with not wearing your orthodontic rubber bands? Think again! If you’re in braces, chances are you’ll be required to wear rubber bands for at least a short period during your treatment. Rubber bands apply pressure and help move your teeth into the correct position. Even though they are small, they […]

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Are Regular Dental Cleanings Possible While Wearing Braces?

One of the most common questions we receive from new patients is, “Should I visit my dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings while wearing braces?” The answer to this question is simple. Yes. Everyone wearing braces can and should continue with regular dental check-ups and cleanings while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Brushing & Flossing with Braces […]

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A young athlete in a red sweatshirt poses for a photo with her basketball, her braces clearly visible in her smile.

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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A boy in a red shirt smiles to show off his metal braces.

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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A young girl holds an apple in one hand and huge lollipop in the other, struggling to decide which to eat.

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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A young female patient happily opens her mouth wide for the orthodontist to evaluate her for Invisalign Teen.

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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