What are the Top 5 Halloween Candies & Can I Eat Them with Braces?

2021-10-12T14:19:15+00:00October 15th, 2021|

If your child is undergoing orthodontic treatment with a form of braces, does that mean you should avoid Halloween altogether, buy some braces-friendly snacks, and have your own party? (Actually... that’s not a bad idea.) Good news: braces won’t stop your child from trick-or-treating. Parents, you won’t have a sad child on Halloween night. On [...]

Whether it’s a Practice or a Game—Protect Your Smile with the Right Mouthguard!

2021-10-12T14:19:54+00:00October 12th, 2021|

So you’re a dedicated sports player and you don’t plan on changing that throughout your orthodontic treatment process. When should you wear a mouthguard? Whether you’re a soccer player or football player, you’re undergoing treatment with Invisalign® or braces, or you’re in a practice or a game, it’s essential that you wear your mouthguard anytime [...]

Can I Switch Orthodontists During Treatment?

2020-12-01T14:28:15+00:00March 26th, 2020|

Switching your orthodontist during treatment can sound quite daunting. You’ve gotten to know your orthodontist and your orthodontic team. You’ve gotten in the routine of parking in (relatively) the same spot, and checking-in for your appointment is basically muscle memory at this point. Now life is throwing a wrench in your groove, and you’re faced [...]

A Survival Guide for Going Back to School with Braces

2020-12-10T16:47:03+00:00August 7th, 2019|

August is national back-to-school month! For students who are starting the new school year with braces for the first time, school may seem like a very difficult place to navigate. However, it isn’t as stressful as it may seem. Every student—whether new to dental braces or an experienced patient—should know what supplies to keep packed [...]

Broken Braces and Chipped Teeth

2020-06-24T13:02:48+00:00May 14th, 2019|

Made of 96% mineral content, teeth are the hardest substance in the human body. Traditional metal braces are made of stainless steel, an extremely durable material. However, both can be damaged or broken. Damage to either teeth or braces can necessitate an emergency visit to the dentist or orthodontist.   Can Braces Break? Damage to [...]

Malocclusions – What They Are and How to Correct Them

2020-12-10T17:35:49+00:00April 10th, 2019|

The term “malocclusion” is used by orthodontists to identify a condition commonly known as a “bad bite.” Many people have malocclusion to some degree, which may not require treatment for minor cases. However, diagnosing malocclusion to determine its severity (or potential severity) and correcting it as early as possible is important for numerous reasons, including [...]

It’s Cheaper Than Ever to Straighten Your Teeth, But is it Safe?

2020-12-10T16:53:54+00:00March 20th, 2019|

With society becoming more and more digitized and people relying on technology, some daily tasks have become much easier. Any item or service can be accessed with the click of a button. But, should dental care be given the same level of online accessibility as ordering food? Do-it-yourself orthodontics have been becoming more and more [...]

Considering the Many Types of Braces – Which One is Right for You?

2020-12-10T18:05:28+00:00January 17th, 2019|

  Over four million people in the United States wear braces, and 25 percent of these individuals are adults. With advances in both appearance and comfort, an ever-increasing number of people are seeking to improve their smile with braces. Determining which option is right for you, however, can be challenging. Keep reading to learn about [...]

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