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3 Factors That Affect the Cost of Orthodontic Treatment

January 19, 2022

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Orthodontist showing patient X-ray of their teeth

Do you want to leave crooked, gapped, and otherwise misaligned teeth in the past? Then it’s time to talk to your orthodontist about braces! After all, this tried-and-true teeth-straightening solution has helped millions of patients throughout the years completely transform their smiles. Naturally, many patients are curious about the price. While there isn’t a flat fee, there are several factors that play a role in the cost of orthodontic treatment across the board. To learn what they are, read on!

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How to Manage & Prevent Oral Sores with Braces

December 16, 2021

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Closeup of teen girl struggling with mouth sore at appointment

If you’ve had a mouth sore before, then you know how unpleasant they can be. In fact, who knew such a minor wound could make chewing, speaking, and even smiling so difficult? Luckily, there are several tips and tricks you can use to prevent mouth sores with braces. Read on to learn a few!

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Can You Use Your Old Retainer To Re-Straighten Your Teeth?

December 9, 2021

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Woman with glasses wondering

After getting your braces, were you less than diligent about wearing your retainer? It’s a habit that many patients quickly fall into. Even with the best intentions, wearing their retainer daily becomes something that only happens once every blue moon or is forgotten about entirely – until orthodontic relapse happens. If your teeth have begun to move out of position, then you may be wondering if you can use your old retainer to re-straighten your teeth. Here’s the answer.

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Orthodontic Relapse: What It Is & How to Prevent It

November 30, 2021

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Woman with orthodontic relapse covering her mouth

Straightening your smile and fixing your bite problems with orthodontics is an investment that can last you a lifetime! However, that’s only if you take the right steps to prevent orthodontic relapse. This phenomenon can be discouraging and frustrating to experience after spending time, money, and effort on your treatment. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to protect your newly straightened smile or regain your results should you experience orthodontic relapse. Read on to learn more!

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A Look Back at the History of Braces

November 7, 2021

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model of braces in Worcester

Wanting a set of straight, even pearly whites isn’t a new trend. People have wanted straighter smiles for centuries, and early orthodontic treatments were around as early as 400-300 BC! Thankfully, modern-day braces have evolved a lot since then. Read on as we go over the fascinating history of braces and how they can benefit you today!

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How to Use Dental Wax (& Why You’ll Need It!)

October 27, 2021

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Closeup of woman placing dental wax over the sharp edge of her braces

As someone who has dreamed of getting braces for years, you’re not surprised by the metal brackets and colorful bands. You may, however, be shocked when your orthodontist gives you a small container of dental wax. After all, what could this pliable, colored material be for? To learn the answer, keep reading!

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Have Braces? Here Is Some Halloween Candy That Won’t Interfere

October 19, 2021

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Closeup of dish filled with Halloween candy

Sure, October is filled with festive décor, pumpkin carving, and spooky costumes, but what would this spooktacular month be without lots and lots of candy? If this is your first Halloween with braces, you may think you have to miss out on indulging in sweet treats. In reality, as long as you stick to the right ones, you can partake as you please! To learn the Halloween candy you can eat with braces, read on.

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Does Your Child Need Braces? Here Are 4 Consequences of Delaying Their Treatment

September 30, 2021

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Orthodontist in Worcester showing child their X-rays

According to the American Association of Orthodontics, your child’s first visit to an orthodontist should be at around age seven. During this appointment, they will take a look at your child’s dental development and determine if they need braces. As a parent, it’s natural to have some reservations if they do. After all, it’s a big investment of your time and money. However, it’s also important to equally weigh the consequences of your child not getting braces. Here are a few!

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Braces-Friendly Recipes That Your Tastebuds Will Love!

August 31, 2021

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Woman with braces smiling while eating lunch

If your misaligned teeth are taking a toll on your smile and bite, then traditional braces may just be the solution you’ve been looking for! After all, they’ve helped millions of patients over the years correct mild, moderate, and severe orthodontic issues. However, there are a few dietary restrictions you need to follow to prevent the brackets and wires from breaking. Don’t worry – there are plenty of delicious foods you can enjoy with braces too! Keep reading to learn what they are.

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What Your Rubber Band Colors on Your Braces Say About You

August 15, 2021

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Closeup of colored rubber bands

Braces are a tried-and-true teeth-straightening solution. In fact, they can address everything from minor crowding to severely rotated teeth. One of the best parts is that they can be personalized to match your mood and personality thanks to the colored rubber bands. Plus, at each adjustment appointment, you can switch it up! Keep reading to learn what the color of the rubber bands on your braces says about you (as well as some fun ideas!).

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