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6 Celebrities Who Have Straightened Their Smiles with Invisalign

July 2, 2024

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a celebrity posing for paparazzi

In today’s world, where appearances often matter more than ever, many people have turned to Invisalign to perfect their smiles – including celebrities! This revolutionary orthodontic treatment has become a popular choice among stars who want straighter teeth without the hassle or tediousness of traditional metal braces. If you’re thinking about beginning Invisalign, here are a few of the famous faces who’ve used these clear aligners to improve their grins, along with some other exciting benefits of the treatment.

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Summer Snacks: What You Should and Shouldn’t Eat with Braces

June 20, 2024

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Table in backyard filled with foods and drinks

Many summer activities – from hanging out by the pool to relaxing on the beach – just wouldn’t be the same without seasonal foods and drinks. If you recently started your orthodontic treatment, you might be wondering what summer foods you can eat with braces while perusing your next family BBQ or while packing your snack bag. If so, keep reading!

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Got Stains? Here’s What Causes Your Aligners to Turn Yellow

April 16, 2024

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Woman smiling while holding clear aligner

Like many patients, you may not be thrilled about the idea of wearing noticeable brackets and wires for 24 months or more. That’s why Invisalign continues to be so popular! In addition to being effective and reliable, the aligners are completely see-through, making your orthodontic treatment virtually undetectable. But what happens if they start to yellow? Here’s what causes Invisalign trays to discolor and what you can do to prevent that from happening.

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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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