Invisalign on a Night Out: Tips and Tricks

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Anyone using Invisalign has heard the drill before: the more you wear them, the faster and better they work. It’s recommended that people wear their Invisalign trays at least 22 hours each day. Yes, that’s basically all the time. The only reason to take them out is to eat or drink, and to brush your teeth and clean the trays. … Read More

Can I Wear Braces with Crowns on Teeth?

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We are thrilled that more adults than ever are inquiring about orthodontic treatments and taking the brave step to get braces. We believe that it’s never too late to get the smile you’ve always wanted! While young people come in with questions like, “how long will I have to wear them?” and “can I still chew gum?”, adults have a … Read More

Can I have braces if I have Crowns, Root Canals, Missing Teeth or Implants?

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Many adults wonder if they can have braces or if it’s too late. The answer is: there is no age limit on self-improvement! It is important for adults to have straight teeth to achieve excellent oral health so that the teeth can last a lifetime. There are other questions that are unique to adults inquiring about braces. These questions have … Read More

Glossary: A List Of Common Terms An Orthodontist Would Use

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Every profession has its own glossary of jargon. Orthodontics is no different! So, for those of you who are curious, we thought we would share some of our lingo! Here’s a quick list of some of the most common words we use. Band No, not like the Rolling Stones. An orthodontic band is a stainless steel ring that is contoured … Read More

Preventing Gum Disease While You Have Braces

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There are many reasons to commit to orthodontic treatment, such as braces. Most importantly is the reason of oral health. When teeth are straight, there is less chance to develop gum disease and tooth decay. However, wearing braces can cause more of a challenge of keeping the teeth clean in the short term because food and debris can collect around … Read More

Braces and Popcorn: Good or Bad Match?

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It’s hard to imagine a movie theatre without the smell and taste of popcorn. If people are being totally honest, popcorn is half the reason they go to the theatre in the first place! Can you eat popcorn with braces? But if you have braces (and even if you don’t), you might want to think twice about ordering the salty, … Read More