Category: Life with Braces

5 Tips To Keep Braces Clean

If you have been living with braces for awhile then you probably have your hygiene routine down pat. If you are new to life with braces, these tips might give you some helpful insight on how to keep your braces clean. Perhaps you are a parent who recognizes that your child or teen may need… Read more »

It’s My First Holiday Season With Braces

Living with braces can be an adjustment to your lifestyle all while adjusting your smile. There are certain foods you might need to avoid and certain good habits you must pick up. When it comes to celebrating your first holiday season while wearing braces, you might have a lot of questions or concerns. For example,… Read more »

Eating While Wearing Braces

Opting to get a straighter smile is important for your smile’s health as well as your smile’s appearance. Depending on the treatment used to straighten the smile, your life might change just a bit. If you choose to go with clear aligners from Invisalign, you may have some adjustments to make in your life. Adjustments… Read more »

Summer May Be A Good Time For Braces

Summer can be a great time to explore orthodontics for your child or teens. When school is out, schedules tend to lighten up a little, which can be helpful for planning. It can be a convenient time to begin orthodontic treatment. Summer is usually free of the battles against a busy schedule with homework and… Read more »

Tips For Parents Of Teens With Braces

It is incredibly common for American teenagers to wear braces these days. Even though this somewhat now normal rite of passage is beneficial to your teen’s oral health, it can be trying and difficult at times. Orthodontic treatment comes with daily responsibilities that your teenager may have trouble adjusting to. As a parent, you may… Read more »

How Adults Straighten Crooked Teeth

The word “occlusion” describes how your teeth are situated, or aligned. Malocclusion, or teeth misalignment, is often detected in early childhood and corrected through prescribed orthodontic treatment (like braces). Though it’s often apparent in children, malocclusion can also affect adults, and is equally as important to correct in older patients as it is in our… Read more »

What is Life Like with Invisalign?

Since they first debuted on the market in 2000, Invisalign has become an increasingly popular choice for teens and adults who want to correct dental misalignment and achieve a straighter smile. Instead of using metal brackets and wires, Invisalign improves the appearance and health of your teeth using clear plastic aligners that move the teeth… Read more »

Dental Care Tips for Invisalign Wearers

Feeling excited and motivated at the beginning of a project and slowly watching that enthusiasm dwindle away is one of those personality quirks that many people seem to share. For example, the exercise routine you feel gung-ho about on Monday morning might seem like a troublesome chore by Friday. In a similar manner, many Invisalign… Read more »

Braces-Friendly School Lunch Ideas

The school year has started and whether you’re the parent of child or teen who wears braces or you yourself have chosen to straighten your smile with discreet adult orthodontics, you’re probably concerned with packing healthy lunches that are easy on sensitive mouths and won’t cause a teeth-cleaning nightmare afterwards. Luckily, despite the common misconception,… Read more »

Eating Healthy with Orthodontics This Holiday Season

Many holiday traditions involve feasting on heaps of delicious foods and eye-catching confectioneries while spending time with family and friends. However, if you have braces you may find it difficult to enjoy the wide variety of delicacies in fear that you may compromise your treatment. Eating healthy with orthodontics is fairly easy, as long as… Read more »