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De-Bunking 6 Common Myths About Braces

December 20, 2021

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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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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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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

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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.


4 Must-Know Tips for Relieving Invisalign Soreness

July 30, 2021

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Woman experiencing soreness from Invisalign aligners

Years prior, people were limited to metal braces to straighten their teeth. Fortunately, the same cannot be said for patients today! Thanks to Invisalign, you can discreetly achieve your smile goals in a fraction of the time. While the clear aligners are designed for comfort, you can expect to experience some aches, especially after transitioning to a new set. With this in mind, keep reading for a few must-know tips for relieving Invisalign soreness.


Get a Picture-Perfect Smile for Your Wedding With Invisalign!

June 30, 2021

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Congratulations… You’re engaged! Now, it’s time to pick your venue, create your guest list, select your flowers, and do everything else that comes with planning a wedding. If you are unhappy with your smile due to crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth, then you should add starting treatment with Invisalign to that list. After all, you definitely want a picture-perfect smile for your big day. Keep reading to learn the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about getting braces before your wedding.


5 Tips to Make Flossing with Braces Easier

May 18, 2021

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Closeup of smiling man flossing with braces

Many people find flossing awkward or difficult, which is a large reason why only a third of the US population flosses as often as they should! Wearing braces can make this healthy habit especially challenging. However, it’s essential that you floss regularly during your orthodontic treatment to keep your teeth strong and healthy as they move into their ideal positions. Here are five easy tips for making flossing with braces easier and more effective!


Day-to-Day Life with Invisalign

April 7, 2021

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Smiling woman wearing Invisalign in Derry outside

Invisalign is a convenient orthodontic treatment that’s designed to blend into your daily lifestyle. Unlike traditional metal braces, you won’t have to change what you eat, how you clean your teeth or how confident you feel when you smile. However, choosing Invisalign is still a long-term commitment, so it’s important to know what you’re getting into before you begin. Let’s take a look at what your typical day may look like during your Invisalign treatment.


What Is Dental Wax & Why Is It Used with Braces?

March 22, 2021

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Closeup of dental wax for traditional braces in Hudson

While there are plenty of orthodontic treatments to choose from nowadays, traditional braces are still one of the most effective and reliable ways to get a straighter smile. If you’re unfamiliar with day-to-day life with braces, you may be confused when your orthodontist sends you home with a container of dental wax. It may not be obvious at first, but this material can make all the difference when it comes to making your treatment go as smoothly and comfortably as possible. Here’s everything you need to know about dental wax and how to best use it during your orthodontic treatment!

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