What age do kids get braces?

2022-06-14T19:06:54+00:00June 14th, 2022|

How old do you have to be to get braces? Is there an age minimum? It’s a valid question! If your child hasn’t received his or her first orthodontic exam yet, how do you know when to start orthodontic treatment or schedule your child’s first exam?  Contrary to popular belief, children should receive their first [...]

Braces or veneers? How to make the best decision for your smile

2022-05-11T15:03:34+00:00May 4th, 2022|

Dental veneers have become increasingly popular lately - especially among celebrities, ‘influencers’, and reality TV stars!  Are veneers the best solution to achieve a beautiful smile? Or are braces better in the long run? It’s true that both braces and veneers are highly-effective, highly-transformative treatment options - but they aren’t necessarily interchangeable. Veneers can’t treat [...]

Can I eat ice with braces?

2022-05-11T15:03:34+00:00April 27th, 2022|

If you’re a habitual ice chewer, this one’s for you! When you get braces, do you have to kick that habit or can you continue wreaking havoc on your ice machine? Here’s what you need to know about chewing ice with braces: Chewing ice with braces: can I do it? Unfortunately, ice is on the [...]

How to Clean Stained Invisalign Trays

2022-05-11T15:03:34+00:00April 1st, 2022|

The best part about Invisalign clear aligners is their virtually invisible appearance! Your co-workers, friends, or family may not even notice that you’re wearing Invisalign trays, unless you tell them! But once your aligners start staining or yellowing, your invisible braces suddenly become very visible.  If your invisalign is turning yellow or starting smelling a [...]

Is it Important to Get a Second Opinion in Orthodontics?

2022-05-11T15:03:34+00:00March 17th, 2022|

When you’re looking for an orthodontist for you or your child, how do you know which practice is right for you? Is it possible to “try out” an orthodontist before choosing one?  Yes, you can—and we encourage you to do so! We offer complimentary consultations that include a thorough examination of your smile, so you [...]

2 Tips When Flossing With Braces

2022-05-11T15:03:34+00:00March 10th, 2022|

Are you dreading flossing with your new braces? All those brackets, rubber bands, and your archwire can be frustrating to maneuver around. But don’t lose hope! If you want to achieve your dream smile, it’s important to commit to a good oral hygiene routine!  Why is flossing important? Flossing is absolutely essential—with or without braces. [...]

What Happens at Your Orthodontic Exam? 3 Things to Expect

2022-05-11T15:03:35+00:00February 8th, 2022|

Your first visit to one of our offices, also known as your orthodontic exam or initial consultation, is an exciting visit! We’ll familiarize you with our Longwood or Lake Mary office and ensure that you feel comfortable, informed, and excited to transform your smile. So what exactly happens at your orthodontic exam? Here are 3 [...]

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