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There’s No In-Between: Why Flossing with Clear Aligners Is an Absolute Must

May 1, 2024

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Man flossing his teeth

If you ask any traditional braces wearer, chances are they have an embarrassing story about having food stuck in their brackets, or the frustration of cleaning around their wires. One of the benefits of Angel Aligners is that you don’t have to deal with the complicated cleaning process of regular braces. That’s because clear aligners easily remove for meals, beverages, and oral health care. But just because your aligners will stay cleaner than wire and bracket braces doesn’t mean you don’t still need to care for your teeth during your treatment. In fact, flossing well while wearing clear aligners is an absolute must.


How Can I Survive My First Week with Braces?

April 12, 2024

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Teeth with braces

Traditional metal braces are a tried-and-proven orthodontic method that has allowed millions of patients to enjoy the oral and overall health benefits that come from having properly aligned teeth. While braces are renowned for being effective, they are also well-known for being rather uncomfortable when you first start wearing them. Here’s a quick guide to what you can expect during your first week with braces as well as a few pointers for getting through it as comfortably as possible.


Broke Your Braces? Here’s Your Next Move

March 12, 2024

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3D render of braces

When people first get their braces, they’re often given all kinds of instruction for how to properly take care of them. They’re often told that there’s a list of foods that orthodontic patients need to avoid and care tips to keep in mind or else they might snap a wire.

However, they’re rarely told what they need to do if that should ever come to pass, leaving them a little unprepared if their braces break. If you’re in that situation, here’s what your next steps should be.


Adult Braces: A Fashionable Choice for Orthodontic Correction

February 23, 2024

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Woman smiling with her adult braces

Adult braces have experienced a surge in popularity, with more and more patients opting for orthodontic treatment later in life. But why is that? Aren’t braces for kids and teenagers? While popular culture would have you believe this, it simply isn’t true. Read on to learn why more adults are beginning their orthodontic journey now than ever before.


Power of Preservation: Why Your Retainer Should Be Worn Every Day

February 16, 2024

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Patient grabbing their retainer

Congratulations on completing your orthodontic treatment! You’ve finally achieved a beautiful, straight smile with the help of your orthodontist. However, your journey to a perfect smile doesn’t end when your braces come off or you finish your Invisalign treatment. In fact, it’s just as important to wear your retainer as directed by your orthodontist. But what’s so important about a retainer? Read on to find out!


What Oral Problems Can Orthodontics Address?

January 26, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — isaakyelizar @ 9:33 pm
Teeth with braces

Everyone knows that braces can fix dental alignment issues like overbites, underbites, crossbites, gaps, and the like, but they may not be clear on the oral health problems these misalignments can cause. In addition to making your smile more beautiful, orthodontic treatments can address the root cause of painful oral health issues that interfere with patients’ everyday lives. Here’s a brief guide to a few of the oral health problems misalignments can cause and how orthodontics can help.


Why Do Teeth Shift Over Time?

January 12, 2024

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Teeth with gap

If you’ve found that your teeth have shifted out of their positions over time, you’re not alone. The human body is always changing, and the way the face grows and develops as it gets older can alter the alignment of a person’s smile. This can be especially frustrating for anyone who spent a few years in braces to achieve a straighter and healthier smile. Here’s a brief guide to why teeth can shift out of position as well as a few ways to prevent or treat the problem.


5 Factors that Can Influence the Cost of Orthodontic Treatment

December 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — isaakyelizar @ 5:25 pm
Close-up of woman’s smile with braces

“How much do braces cost?” That might seem like a straightforward question with a straightforward answer, but that is not always the case. In fact, you probably will not know how much your orthodontic treatment will cost until you attend a consultation with your care orthodontist. That is because several factors can have a bearing on the price of your care, including the following:


Yuletide Tips: How to Navigate the Holidays with Invisalign

November 30, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — isaakyelizar @ 6:29 pm
Couple smiling while window shopping at outdoor mall

Whether you’re heading out of town for the holidays, hosting loved ones at your home, or celebrating with just a few close friends, the last few weeks of 2023 may be packed with to-dos. Since following your Invisalign treatment plan can take a backseat amid the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s important to be proactive. With this in mind, here’s some helpful information on how to navigate the holidays with Invisalign!


The Importance of a Mouthguard if You Play Sports with Braces

September 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — isaakyelizar @ 2:27 pm
A boy in football pads putting in a mouthguard

When the whistle blows on the field, the last thing you want to be thinking about is your child’s braces. In contact sports, injuries are prevalent and considered “a part of the game.” Even if it’s accepted as inevitable, that doesn’t mean you have to take it lying down. You can take steps to protect their braces with a mouthguard.

If you’re serious about using a mouthguard to protect your child’s oral health during their games, continue reading and follow these four mouthguard tips.

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