Monthly Archives - November 2017

Am I too old for braces?

The U.S. News & World Report tells us that there are around 1.5 million adult orthodontic patients in the United States and Canada. This statistic would seem to suggest that you are never too old to have a white, healthy, smile, free from crooked teeth. This article looks more closely at the things to consider if you are an adult seeking to straighten teeth or correct your bite. Comfortable Braces – Not an Oxymoron The art and science behind orthodontics have come a [...]

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Can teenagers have invisible braces?

Being a teenager is hard. Bullying and teasing at that age is almost a “normal” part of the adolescent high school experience. The last thing a lot of teens want to do at that age is stand out. Unfortunately, orthodontics in the form of braces can cause a big change in appearance, which is easy to notice. That’s why we often field questions about “invisible” braces for teenagers. This article looks at the options for a type of braces that [...]

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Living with braces part 2 – How do I keep these things clean?

We’ve tackled the sticky issue (get it?) of what not to eat with your new braces. Following the rules related to avoiding big chewy bites, sticky caramel, or even corn on the cob, will help you keep your braces clean. We already understand that some of these rules don’t necessarily apply to the clear Invisalign trays, which can be removed for eating. But say you have traditional metal braces, which are still the most common types out there. When you first get [...]

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