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

May 25, 2022

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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!


Here’s What the Color of Your Rubber Bands Say about You

April 12, 2022

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Closeup of colorful braces in shades of pastel

Do you have traditional braces? Then at each adjustment appointment you have the option to pick a new color of rubber bands or stick with the previous color. At first, you might not think anything of this decision, but it actually shares a little bit about you with those you come in contact with. With this in mind, keep reading to learn what the color of your braces means!


Traditional vs. Modern Braces: 5 Key Differences

March 23, 2022

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Orthodontist and patient with braces smiling

Would you or your child benefit from orthodontic treatment? Upon hearing the news, your heart may drop to your stomach. After all, your vision of braces may still be the bulky, awkward, and uncomfortable ones from decades prior. Don’t worry – innovations in dentistry and technology have yielded modern braces that are both extremely effective and sleeker in design. To learn all about the key differences, read on!


Can I Get Invisalign on Just My Top Teeth?

February 25, 2022

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Patient holding Invisalign clear aligner for top teeth

Over the last two decades, Invisalign has helped over 12 million people leave orthodontic issues, like misaligned teeth and uneven bites, in the past. While much is known about this discreet teeth-straightening solution, from the removable trays to the lack of dietary restrictions, many patients are still curious about one thing: can you use Invisalign on just your top teeth? Here’s the answer!


True or False: You Can Get Cavities During Invisalign Treatment

January 26, 2022

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Closeup of woman wondering about Invisalign

Invisalign comes with numerous benefits, from discreet aligners and shorter average treatment timelines to no dietary restrictions. But can they also protect your teeth from decay? After all, the trays do cover them entirely. If you’re worried about your oral health or are simply curious, keep reading to learn if you can get cavities during your Invisalign treatment.


De-Bunking 6 Common Myths About Braces

December 20, 2021

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Closeup of young woman smiling in sweater on couch

Have you ever heard that your braces would set off a metal detector? Or that braces attract the attention of fish? These are just a few of the many myths about braces that have been spread throughout the years. However, not all of them are as outlandish as the previously mentioned examples, causing patients to hesitate to commit to treatment. With this in mind, keep reading to learn six popular myths that simply aren’t true.


Wondering If You Can Use Your Old Retainer to Re-Straighten Your Teeth?

November 30, 2021

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Have your once straight teeth begun to drift out of position? If so, then you may be thinking of finding that old retainer of yours in an attempt to address orthodontic relapse. However, this likely isn’t the best idea for the look or function of your smile. Keep reading to learn why you shouldn’t use an old retainer to straighten your teeth, what to do if you do experience orthodontic relapse, and why you should consider Invisalign!


5 Must-Have Tools for Cleaning Your Braces

October 25, 2021

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Closeup of toothbrush cleaning colored metal braces

Do you have metal braces? This tried-and-true orthodontic treatment has helped millions of patients over the years achieve the straight, healthy, beautiful smiles of their dreams. However, there is one downside: a more complex oral hygiene routine. While you may have been able to successfully clean your teeth in 2-3 minutes previously, the presence of your braces requires a bit more effort. Luckily, with the right tools in place, the process will be both effective and easy.


Fun Facts About Braces You May Not Know!

September 22, 2021

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Closeup of patient smiling with braces

From minor misalignment to severely rotated teeth, braces are a tried-and-true teeth-straightening treatment that can address a number of orthodontic issues. Despite its popularity, however, many patients aren’t aware of its long history, unique technology, and diverse uses. Intrigued? Then keep reading to learn five fun facts about braces!


5 Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your Retainer

August 10, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — simplyorthosnh @ 6:54 pm
several colorful retainers on a plain background

When you get an orthodontic treatment like braces or Invisalign, you’re making a long-term investment in your health, appearance, and confidence. You can enjoy a beautifully straightened smile for the rest of your life, but only if you make the effort to maintain your results properly! Most patients will need to wear a retainer for the rest of their lives to keep their teeth in the correct positions. Unfortunately, retainers don’t last forever. Here are the top five signs that it’s time to replace your retainer to keep your smile straight and healthy.

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