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How Does Invisalign Work?

Are you considering Invisalign treatment? Marketed as “the clear alternative to braces”, this teeth straightening therapy can achieve many of the same results as braces through a different method. Invisalign was born out of a need for patients who wanted straighter teeth without the appearance and discomfort of traditional braces. How does Invisalign work? Here’s an overview of the treatment …

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How Do You Floss With Braces?

Are you new to braces? Whether you’re just getting them put on or you will be getting them soon, you may have some questions. Many questions about braces have to do with how you take care of your teeth. One of the most common questions is how do you floss with braces? Flossing with braces may seem a little tricky …

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How to Clean Your Invisalign Trays

Will you be starting Invisalign soon? Or perhaps you’ve already started treatment. As you get used to your aligner trays, one thing you may be wondering about is how to clean them.  The good news is that it’s easy to clean your Invisalign trays. Ease of cleaning is just one of many things that is convenient about Invisalign treatment. The …

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What Can You Eat for the First Week of Braces?

Did you just get braces put on? Or perhaps you’re scheduled to get them soon. A very common question is: What can you eat for the first week in braces? Getting braces put on for the first time can leave your mouth feeling a bit sore in a few different ways. The soreness may last just a few days or …

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When Should My Child See an Orthodontist?

Are you wondering when is the best time to get your child an orthodontic evaluation? Whether you’ve noticed that your child’s teeth aren’t coming in straight or your dentist has pointed out some potential problems, it’s a good idea to have your child’s teeth evaluated. When should you take your child to an orthodontist? Here’s what experts recommend. Why is …

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What is the Best Age to Get Braces?

Is there an ideal age to get braces? Braces can be beneficial for patients of all ages. Braces help to straighten your teeth, align your bite, and ensure the long term health of your teeth and jaw. At what age can you get the most benefit from braces? There’s a reason why upper elementary, middle school, and sometimes high schoolers …

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Clear Braces vs Metal Braces: Which is Better for You?

Despite all the new and different orthodontic treatment options available, braces still remain the best and most effective option for correcting teeth alignment and bite problems. Traditional braces come in both traditional metal and clear ceramic brackets. There are definite advantages and disadvantages to both. Choosing the right option for you will be determined by what you (and possibly also …

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How Long Does Invisalign Take to Straighten Teeth?

Are you considering Invisalign for yourself or your child? Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that can straighten teeth and correct bite issues. It can do most of the same things braces can, but in a different way. If you’re weighing the pros and cons of traditional braces vs Invisalign, one of the biggest factors is the length of treatment. How …

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Getting Braces: What You Should Know

If you’re reading this post, we’ll assume you’ve already made the decision to get braces. Now you’re wondering what to expect from your treatment. Will getting braces hurt? Can you really go an entire two years without eating popcorn? Even when you go to the movies?! We’re here to address some of our patients’ biggest concerns when it comes to …