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Beware: 5 Serious Dangers of Mail-Order Clear Aligners

July 11, 2022

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Back in the day, the go-to teeth-straightening solution was traditional braces. While this orthodontic treatment continues to be reliable and effective, many patients are drawn to more discreet solutions, like Invisalign. Unfortunately, however, the same patients are the ones who mail-order clear aligner brands target. With a low upfront price and a big marketing budget, these companies have managed to sell people on their products while hiding the serious dangers of their treatment. To learn a few serious risks of opting for mail-order clear aligners, read on!

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Summer Foods You Shouldn’t Eat: Braces Edition

June 9, 2022

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It may be hard to believe, but summer is already here! Over the next few months, you may have plans to relax poolside with friends, go on a vacation with your family, or simply catch up on some much-needed R&R. Since summer foods, like buttery popcorn and soft pretzels, tend to accompany festivities like these, you may be wondering what you should do if you have braces. Fortunately, you can keep reading to learn which foods to avoid (and braces-friendly alternatives!) right here.

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I’m Getting Married – When Should I Start Invisalign?

June 8, 2022

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Did you recently get engaged? Congratulations! Since all eyes are going to be on you throughout your wedding day (and your engagement party, wedding shower, and other important events), you may be thinking of straightening your teeth. But what is the perfect timing for Invisalign? It’s a common question brides and grooms ask themselves. To learn the answer, read on!

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Posture & Bite: Does One Affect the Other?

May 31, 2022

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Woman adjusting her posture at her desk

Are you guilty of slouching at your desk? Or maybe you hunch over your phone as you scroll through social media? Initially, you might not think it’s such a big deal. However, extensive research shows otherwise. To learn all about how your posture affects your bite (and how braces can help!), read on.

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Here Are 6 Essential Vitamins for Patients with Braces

May 18, 2022

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The start of braces means the start of new habits. Brushing after each meal and visiting your orthodontist every six weeks or so are a few obvious ones that come to mind. But there is one best practice that patients often forget: prioritizing a vitamin-rich diet. Not only will this keep your immune system strong, but it will also keep your teeth healthy and capable of undergoing orthodontic treatment. With this in mind, read on to learn about six essential vitamins for patients with braces.

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5 Myths About Braces That Simply Aren’t True

April 20, 2022

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Orthodontist holding up model of teeth with braces

Have you heard that braces attract the attention of fish? Or that the brackets and wires increase your chances of being struck by lightning? These are two of many common myths about metal braces. In reality, this traditional orthodontic treatment is one of the most versatile and reliable! If you’re considering getting them for yourself, then keep reading to learn the truths behind some of the most popular myths.

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5 Braces-Friendly School Lunch Ideas for Kids

April 18, 2022

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As a parent, finding school lunch ideas that are nutritious and delicious is hard enough. Now add “braces-friendly” into the mix, and you may find yourself utterly overwhelmed. Luckily, there are several options that meet all of those requirements and take little-to-no time to put together. To learn what they are, read on!

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So, Can You Play Musical Instruments With Braces?

March 31, 2022

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Closeup of child playing saxophone

Does your child have overlapping or spaced-out teeth? Unfortunately, orthodontic issues like these can lead to several consequences, from difficulty smiling confidently to trouble chewing properly. Luckily, traditional braces can effectively address misaligned teeth and uneven bites simultaneously – sometimes in as little as 12 months too! But does your child have to stop playing musical instruments if they start orthodontic treatment? Keep reading for the answer.

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Need to Get Back on Track with Invisalign? Here Are 5 Tips

March 23, 2022

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Orthodontist placing Invisalign trays on patient's teeth

At the start of your Invisalign treatment, your orthodontist will provide you with a timeline estimate and share the number of trays you’ll work through in the coming months. However, those two factors aren’t set in stone. In fact, there are several circumstances that can derail your original treatment plan, requiring more time and money than you originally anticipated. Don’t worry – there are a few best practices you can implement to get you back on track!

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Did You Know These 6 Celebrities Had Invisalign?

February 28, 2022

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Celebrities live in lavish mansions, go on luxurious vacations, and get dressed by the hottest stylists, but at the end of the day, they aren’t too different from you. They go to the grocery store, pick their kids up from school, and, you guessed it, straighten their teeth with Invisalign. Keep reading to learn six celebrities who have clear aligners to thank for their picture-perfect smiles (including the one who referred to Invisalign as Netflix for your teeth!).

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