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I Have Braces [What Foods are Forbidden?]

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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Should I Still visit an Orthodontist? (ANSWERS HERE)

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. Should I still visit an orthodontist? Read on for the full lowdown.

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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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New Day – New Smile

Begin a New Day with a Simple SMILE!

Invisible Aligners

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your misaligned teeth, then choose to begin each day with a simple smile after wearing braces. Mild to moderate malocclusions of the teeth are easy to correct with invisible aligners that are worn for 6-15 months. Aligners feel comfortable to wear and are easy to remove while eating or brushing teeth.
While it is acceptable to remove aligners for special occasions occasionally, you will get the best and fastest results by wearing the device for at least 23 hours a day and night. Each set of aligners is worn for two weeks before switching to a new set. Aligners are customized with each set slightly different, to shift teeth into correct positions and to close unattractive gaps.

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Preparing for Your First Orthodontic Appointment


After a recent visit with the dentist, you learned that your children need to see an orthodontist. The dentist explained that their teeth are crooked, and serious issues will likely manifest if these issues are unresolved. Your kids may feel nervous about visiting this specialist, and when you can’t explain to them what the appointment can entail, then their trepidation may increase.

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


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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Tooth Brushing Mistake No 5: Not Brushing Correctly


Not Brushing Correctly

Having a mouth full of healthy teeth is important for everyone, no matter what your age. Whether you have issues with the alignment of your teeth that require you to see an orthodontist for braces or Invisalign, brushing your teeth properly is absolutely essential. Many kids make mistakes by improperly brushing their teeth, which leads to other problems, like tooth decay. Others may brush too aggressively, which leads to damage in the mouth.

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Every plain wall deserves a piece of work, so why not cover it with a smile? – Shawn Lukas

smileEvery plain wall deserves a piece of work

Shawn Lukas knows good art starts with a smile. McDermott Orthodontics, based in Baxter, Minnesota, provides top-of-the-line orthodontic services for clients with a multitude of orthodontic issues. Dr. McDermott and the other members of the McDermott Orthodontics care team are highly experienced, friendly, and professional orthodontists who are passionate about making your smile perfect. At McDermott Orthodontics, you may choose or be recommended a certain type of brace depending on your preferences or situation.

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if you feel happy, Smile with all your heart. if you’re down, smile with all your might – Paul Ian Guillermo


Smile With All Your Heart

Paul Ian Guillermo believes that you should smile with all your heart when you are happy, but if you avoid smiling because you have gaps between your teeth, then it is time to visit an orthodontist. It is difficult to be happy about your smile when your teeth are misaligned because having a bad bite can lead to having pain in the joints of your jaw. Fortunately, it is possible to fix your malocclusions with the right orthodontic treatment. If you are the parent of a young son or daughter, then take your child to an orthodontic facility for an examination.

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Orthodontic Fact #1 Almost 25% of patients that wore braces had to get them again after treatment because they failed to wear retainers as they were advised

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This is an interesting fact that many people are unaware of, especially teenagers. However, if your child wants the treatment to be a success, she will need to wear the retainer as instructed. Remind your child that wearing the retainer correctly the first time could help reduce the risk of needing braces again. This could be just the motivation that your child needs.

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