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Your Guide to Mastering Brushing and Flossing with Braces

May 4, 2023

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a teen with braces brushing their teeth

If you’ve just started wearing braces, you’re probably looking forward to having a straighter and more uniform smile in the future; however, you have to ensure that your teeth are healthy when you reach the finish line! The bottom line is that braces straighten your teeth—they don’t protect them from cavities, decay, or other types of issues. This means that brushing and flossing the correct way while you have braces is in your best interest. Here are some tips to help you out!


3 Easy-to-Follow Steps If You Break Your Braces

March 1, 2023

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a patient with braces smiling

If you’ve recently broken one of your brackets, suffered a snapped wire, or your braces have become compromised in some other way, you might be wondering what you need to do to quickly correct the issue. But before you start to panic, you should know that these things happen and they certainly don’t mean that your treatment is ruined; a little knowledge and quick thinking can ensure that your smile isn’t in any long-term danger! Here are three easy-to-follow steps from your orthodontist.  


3 Important Reasons to Wear Your Retainer Consistently

January 13, 2023

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Patient putting pink orthodontic retainer in mouth

After getting your braces removed, the last thing you want is another orthodontic appliance. As a result, you might feel less motivated to follow your orthodontist’s instructions to consistently wear them each night. While it might not seem like it at first, this best practice benefits you in the short and long term! With this in mind, keep reading to learn three reasons why you should wear your retainer.


Need Braces-Friendly Stocking Stuffer Ideas? Read This!

December 12, 2022

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Closeup of child grabbing gift from stocking on fireplace

Since everything from candy canes to peppermint bark is a no-no during orthodontic treatment, you might feel a bit lost when it comes to your child’s stocking. After all, they shouldn’t have to miss out on some of the holiday magic simply because they are in the process of straightening their teeth! Good news: there are lots of braces-friendly stocking stuffers that are fun and helpful.


Wondering If You Can Play Sports with Braces? Here’s the Answer!

November 17, 2022

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Child kicking soccer ball

Does your child love playing soccer with their friends on the weekends? Maybe they are a part of their school’s football, basketball, cheer, or dance team. Whatever the case may be, it’s natural to wonder if orthodontic treatment will get in the way, especially if sports are a big part of your child’s life. To learn the answer, keep reading!


Here’s What Can Happen If Your Child Doesn’t Get Braces

October 19, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — simplyorthosnh @ 3:45 pm
Child smiling with gapped teeth and uneven bite

Around the age of seven, you should schedule an appointment for your little one to visit an orthodontist. At this appointment, their orthodontic team will take a look at their teeth, check the development of their jaw, and assess their bite to determine if braces are needed. But what happens if you postpone this treatment? Here’s the answer.


5 Important Reasons to Have Your Overbite Corrected

September 19, 2022

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Orthodontist pointing to model of teeth

If you have an overbite, you may be wondering if braces are really necessary. After all, isn’t orthodontic treatment designed to straighten teeth? In reality, uneven bites are like trying to drive a car when the axles aren’t aligned – it just doesn’t work as efficiently! If you’re on the fence about whether braces are worth it or not, then keep reading to learn five important reasons to correct your overbite.


10 Braces-Friendly Summer Staples

August 8, 2022

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Display of food at summer picnic

Summers just wouldn’t be the same without BBQs with family, cookouts with friends, and picnics with loved ones. Don’t worry – you don’t have to pass on the delicious array of food because you have braces. In fact, when you know what to look for, you can fill your plate to the brim with summer staples! To learn what to eat (and what to avoid), read on!


4 Reasons to Start Invisalign This Summer

July 5, 2022

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Woman in sun hat smiling while enjoying weather

Did you know that more than 12 million patients have used Invisalign to straighten their teeth? If you’ve been considering this discreet teeth-straightening solution for yourself, then now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment with your orthodontist. After all, summer isn’t just for tan lines and vacations; it’s for beautiful smiles too! To learn four benefits of beginning your treatment during summertime, read on!


Traditional vs. Self-Ligating Braces: What’s the Difference?

May 25, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — simplyorthosnh @ 7:07 pm
Orthodontist pointing to model of teeth

When it comes to teeth-straightening solutions, metal braces and discreet alternatives, like Invisalign, often steal the spotlight. However, there is another treatment option that has been gaining popularity: self-ligating braces. Since they look similar to traditional orthodontics, you may have a hard time telling at first what makes them different. Fortunately, you can keep reading to learn all about the benefits of self-ligating braces right here!

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