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3 Must-Know Tips for Playing an Instrument with Braces

February 22, 2024

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Teen playing flute at home

If you play the guitar or drums, then you likely won’t experience any learning curve at the beginning of your orthodontic treatment. But if you play the flute, saxophone, or clarinet, you certainly will. The good news is that the adjustment period will be temporary, and there are several ways you can speed through that process. With this in mind, keep reading for three tips for playing an instrument with braces!

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Everything You Need to Know About Brushing and Flossing with Braces

December 2, 2023

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a patient with braces brushing their teeth

If you’ve just started your orthodontic journey, you’re probably looking ahead to the light at the end of the tunnel—that dazzling, future smile you’re working towards should be all the motivation you need to do things correctly and ensure that your braces do their job as intended! This includes oral hygiene; patients with braces must continue to brush and floss diligently. However, this isn’t always easy, given the real estate that the brackets and wires take up inside your mouth! Continue reading below for a few useful tips that are certain to help you brush and floss correctly during your time with braces.

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Am I Too Old to Get Braces?

October 1, 2023

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a closeup of an adult patient with braces

Traditionally, braces have been associated with youth; they’re more-or-less a rite of passage for kids as they begin navigating the challenges of adolescence. But they aren’t just for show—they prevent serious oral health issues down the road, too! And in today’s world, more and more adults are opting for braces to achieve the smile they’ve always desired; but you might not have known that braces were a viable option for old and younger patients alike! Keep reading to learn a little more about why seeking orthodontic treatment later in life can be incredibly beneficial.

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Can an Old Retainer Re-Straighten Your Teeth? Here’s the Answer!

August 23, 2023

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Woman smiling while holding up red retainer

After investing your valuable time and money in orthodontic treatment, it’s completely normal to feel disappointed if your teeth begin to shift out of their perfectly straight positions. Naturally, you might begin exploring all of your options, causing you to wonder, “Can an old retainer re-straighten your teeth?” Here’s the answer to that question (as well as the best way to handle orthodontic relapse).

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4 Iconic Braces Moments in Pop Culture

June 28, 2023

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People in movie theatre sitting in red seats

According to the American Association of Orthodontics, roughly 4 million people have braces at this very moment. Plus, countless more have undergone orthodontic treatment in the past. At this point, it’s basically a rite of passage for teens and young adults! So, it’s not surprising that some of the most iconic characters have adorned the metal brackets and wires over the years. If you’re interested, here are four iconic braces moments in pop culture.

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7 Braces-Friendly School Lunches Your Child Will Love

April 18, 2023

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Closeup of young girl smiling while eating lunch in cafeteria

Once your child gets braces, popcorn, whole apples, potato chips, and other hard or crunchy foods are off the table. While this plays an essential role in preventing an orthodontic emergency, it may leave you wondering what you should pack in their lunchbox. Luckily, there are several braces-friendly school lunches that your child will love (and that are easy to put together). Here are a few!

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Rubber Band Colors That Accentuate White Teeth

February 3, 2023

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a closeup of braces with rubber bands

Let’s face it; traditional braces aren’t exactly subtle, and you might not be too thrilled about the metal brackets and wires essentially blocking your smile’s true magnificence, even if the treatment ultimately ends with beautiful results. But did you know that the rubber bands you wear can actually accentuate the color of your teeth and give your smile a nice glow? Here’s more about how the color of your rubber bands can effectively make your teeth look whiter while you have braces, along with which colors you should consider and some you should steer clear of.

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4 Helpful Tools If You Have Braces

January 4, 2023

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Woman with braces smiling while using interproximal toothbrush

Thanks to advancements in technology and the world of dentistry, orthodontic treatment is more accessible, comfortable, and affordable than ever before. Of course, there is still a bit of an adjustment period, especially when you first get your metal brackets and wires. The good news is that you can make life with braces significantly easier with some helpful tools on hand. Here are a few to consider keeping close by!

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5 Tips for Kissing with Braces

December 13, 2022

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Man kissing woman on cheek in the snow

Are you planning on sharing a kiss with a special someone underneath the mistletoe? Maybe you’re going to be locking lips while welcoming in 2023! Whatever the case may be, you don’t have to worry – your braces won’t get in the way. To ensure they don’t, keep the below tips in mind.

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Getting Your Braces Removed? Here’s What to Expect!

November 10, 2022

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Woman smiling in orthodontist's mirror after braces removal

Toward the end of your orthodontic treatment, you might be a ball of emotions. Excited to see your new smile, happy you can eat whatever you’d like again, and probably a bit apprehensive if you don’t know what the final appointment will entail. With this in mind, keep reading to learn what to expect while getting your braces removed, as well as what life after braces entails!

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