How are your braces tightened? And why?

2022-08-26T12:23:01+00:00August 26th, 2022|

So your orthodontist just finished placing your braces and you’re super excited to start seeing your dream smile come to life before your eyes! Next thing you know the orthodontic assistant is saying something about scheduling your “braces tightening appointment”?  If that gives you images of a metal crank against your braces wire, with a [...]

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?

2023-03-22T15:25:17+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 [...]

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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