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What to Expect When You Get Your Braces Off

What to Expect When You Get Your Braces Off

You’ve put in months of hard work caring for your braces, wearing your rubber bands, and visiting the orthodontist. Now all that effort is about to pay off… it’s time to get your braces off! This is the special day that every patient looks forward to.  How long does...

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Eight Simple Tips to Soothe Braces Pain

Eight Simple Tips to Soothe Braces Pain

When you get your braces tightened, it’s very common to feel some soreness for a couple of days afterward. This is actually a good thing because it means your braces are working. The soreness is normal and temporary. That doesn’t mean you have to suffer though! Here...

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Easy Ways to Improve Oral Health in Braces

Easy Ways to Improve Oral Health in Braces

Our oral health is so important to our overall health and quality of life. Deciding to pursue orthodontic treatment is a great first step in improving your oral health. Once in braces, caring for your teeth may seem more complicated than it used to. Fortunately, there...

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Getting Your Braces Tightened

Getting Your Braces Tightened

After your braces are put on, it’s important to see your orthodontist regularly for adjustment appointments. Many people refer to this as getting their braces “tightened” because sometimes the teeth will feel a bit sore after these appointments.  Why do I have to get...

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Rubber Bands

Rubber Bands

Braces will straighten your teeth, but when it comes to achieving the perfect bite, rubber bands are the real MVP! Orthodontic elastics, also known simply as rubber bands, are key to ensuring you get the smile of your dreams.  What are orthodontic elastics?...

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3D Printing in Orthodontics

3D Printing in Orthodontics

3D printers are incredible machines with uses in several industries. Did you know that they are used in the field of orthodontics too? The iTero intraoral scanner takes a digital impression of the teeth. A 3D printer takes that digital impression and turns it into a...

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iTero Intraoral Scanner

iTero Intraoral Scanner

Traditional orthodontic treatment involves the use of alginate impressions to create study models and appliances. Adults who have been through orthodontic treatment as children will remember gagging on a tray of goopy alginate before their braces were put on and again...

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How Your Smile Changes As You Age

How Your Smile Changes As You Age

As you get older, your body ages. This includes your smile. A lifetime of use can result in wear and tear, such as gum recession and yellowing of the teeth. However, did you know that your teeth can also shift as you age? There are several changes that orthodontists...

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