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I Have Braces [What Foods are Forbidden?]

 

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What foods can I eat? Are you preparing to have braces for the next few months or years? You’re probably wondering how they’re going to affect your day-to-day life, especially when it comes to eating. One main question a lot of people have for their orthodontist is, “What kinds of foods will I be able to eat?” More importantly, though, are the types of foods you should steer clear of. Keep these tips in mind to keep your mouth healthy and happy!

 

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What Makes Invisalign Unique? (Among Others)

 

What Makes Invisalign Unique Among Others?

Once upon a time, those who were born with crowded or crooked teeth had no choice but to straighten them with uncomfortable and unsightly metal braces. While these braces did their job efficiently, they also required numerous orthodontic visits, several lifestyle sacrifices and they left patients feeling embarrassed about all the metal in their mouth. Luckily, there’s a new solution for those who are wishing to achieve perfectly straight teeth. Invisalign is a straightening process which uses clear, flexible plastic aligner trays instead of painful and ugly traditional metal aligners.

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Should I Still visit an Orthodontist? (ANSWERS HERE)

Should I Still visit an Orthodontist?

Some people may feel they’ve been blessed with perfect teeth and that a visit to an orthodontist is superfluous. That may be true. On the other hand, many dental problems are quite subtle and it takes an expert to identify them. In other cases, you might have a related condition that you don’t even know orthodontic treatment could resolve.

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How to Overcome Your Fear of Having Braces

LAST UPDATED: JUNE 28, 2018

Overcome Your Fear of Having Braces

Children and adults alike tend to have a fear of having braces, due to everything from how they appear to the pain they could cause. This fear is completely natural and is nothing to be ashamed of. However, if you need to have your teeth straightened, it’s important to know that there are ways for you to overcome your fear of having these orthodontic appliances placed on your teeth. The end result is a beautiful smile with straight teeth. Many people who delay getting braces due to their fear only become more afraid of doing so as time passes. If fear is the only reason that you are not going through with having your teeth straightened, it’s possible to overcome this feeling.

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How to Take Care of Your Retainers

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How to Take Care of Your Retainers

Getting your braces off is an exciting time. While braces are the most efficient way to get the smile of your dreams, there are a lot of rules surrounding what you can and can’t do with your braces. The upkeep may be annoying, but the end result is well worth it. But if you’re given retainers after you get your brackets and wires off, you’re not quite out of the clear yet. There are a few care tips you need to know to maintain your new smile.

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How Long Does Invisalign Take?

LAST UPDATED: OCTOBER 31, 2017

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

In the past decade, Invisalign has become an increasingly popular orthodontic treatment. Patients enjoy that it is slightly more discreet than clunky metal braces, so the aligners are a great choice for patients who want to avoid noticeable orthodontic devices while they are straightening your teeth. Though aligners are a great way to fix misaligned teeth, a lot of people still do not know much about them. One of the most commonly asked questions is from people wondering if the aligners take a long time to become effective.

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Should I Consider More Treatment If I’m Not Happy After My Braces Are Removed?

LAST UPDATED: JULY 31, 2017

Most people expect to have a flawlessly straight smile as soon as their orthodontic equipment comes off, but sadly, this does not always happen. Despite the best work of any orthodontist, it is not always possible to predict the precise outcome of teeth straightening procedures. This can lead to your smile still being slightly crooked after orthodontic devices are removed. There are a few different options available for you if you realize that you still are not happy with your teeth after your orthodontic devices are removed.

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Margi Preus

A smile becomes you or perhaps you become you when you smile. ― Margi Preus

margi preusA Smile Becomes You

Increase Your Self-esteem With a Gorgeous Smile

Margi Preus is a children’s writer who believes that a smile becomes you while you are developing a personality. Smiling a lot means that you have high self-esteem and are comfortable with the way that your teeth look. An orthodontist will recommend having a child’s teeth examined when she gets her first permanent teeth. In some cases, a young child only needs partial braces to repair a few malocclusions so that the rest of her teeth can grow in the proper alignment. However, if you wait until your child is a teenager, then it becomes more difficult to straighten her teeth.

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Life is too short not to smile. Smile as much as you can. ― Steve Imig

steve imigSmile as much as you can

Your smile is key to a good first impression. Make sure yours is beautiful and healthy. Crooked and overcrowded teeth are not only distracting but can also lead to poor dental health if not addressed.

An orthodontist is a dental specialist with specialized education beyond dental school encompassing the complexities of treating misaligned teeth. Their expert knowledge of tooth, jaw and facial anatomy is used daily.

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This Is My Life, I’m Happy To Be Living It!

I’m Happy To Be Living It!

Live a Happy Life While Straightening Your Misaligned Teeth

Having a happy life is possible when you straighten your misaligned teeth. When you have malocclusions of your teeth, it can lead to a bad bite that causes additional health problems. You might develop the temporomandibular joint disorder, chronic headaches or pain inside your ears from having a bad bite. While wearing braces or Invisalign aligners will create a gorgeous smile, orthodontic treatment is also essential for your overall well-being. If you suspect that you have a bad bite, then you should schedule an appointment with an orthodontist as soon as possible.

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