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What Should You Do If You Break Your Braces?

April 4, 2022

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girl having trouble with braces

Traditional braces use metal brackets and wires to guide your teeth into the proper positions. While the materials are very durable, they aren’t indestructible. Being mindful about what you eat and wearing a mouthguard when playing sports are key to preventing a broken bracket or wire, but there’s always the possibility of an accident. If you ever have to deal with broken braces, learn what to do from your emergency orthodontist in Huntington.

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5 Reasons Your Teeth are Shifting

March 15, 2022

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Older woman smiling after orthodonticsHave you noticed a tooth or two looks a little out of place? Maybe your bite feels off? You may not be imagining things. Although your teeth are meant to stay in place, they can move from their positions. The changes often occur gradually and the signs can be subtle. However, if the underlying issue isn’t addressed, it can lead to greater complications. Here are the 5 reasons why your teeth might be moving and what your orthodontist can do to stop it. 

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What Should I Know About Dating with Invisalign?

February 4, 2022

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couple on valentines’ day date

Now that February has arrived, Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it! If you’re currently undergoing Invisalign treatment, you may be wondering if it has an impact on your dating life. The truth is, even though the aligners are convenient and discreet, they can certainly affect any social situation. With that in mind, here are a few things you should know about dating with Invisalign.

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Why Is Flossing with Invisalign Important?

January 25, 2022

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Woman looking in mirror and flossing her teethIf you’re about to begin your journey to a straight smile with clear aligners, you’re making a wise decision; however, Invisalign requires time, commitment, and money. Don’t let something as simple as not flossing compromise your investment. While there aren’t any brackets or wires to clean around, there are a couple of things you should know about flossing with Invisalign.

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6 Perfect Holiday Gifts for People with Braces

December 6, 2021

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girl with braces holding toothbrush and other braces products

You’ve picked out the perfect holiday gifts for just about everyone in your life – everyone except that one person who wears braces. Since caramels, popcorn, and many other popular seasonal treats are out of the question, you don’t have many options. Why not get them something that will make it easier to deal with having braces? Here are six braces products that your loved one with braces will truly appreciate!

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What Should I Know About Getting Braces After 50?

November 4, 2021

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mature woman with clear braces

When you hear “braces” and the “orthodontist,” most people think about teenagers they know or their own teenage years. The fact is the age spectrum for good braces candidates is much wider than that.

Famous actors Fay Dunaway and Danny Glover each decided to get braces at age 61. If you are over age 50, braces could still be very beneficial for your smile. Dr. Norman Nagel, an orthodontist practicing in California for nearly 50 years, says braces for adults are quite common.

“Adult patients now consume 45-55 percent of our practice with many over 50 and a growing number over 70,” he said. “My oldest patient was 92. At this point in life, people see things changing in their mouth structure and their smile, so they decide to do something about it.”

Keep reading to learn why braces aren’t merely a cosmetic decision, the link between the mouth and oral health, potential pain if you pass on getting braces, and the multiple options you have to straighten teeth.

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Which Halloween Candy Is Safe to Eat When You Have Braces?

October 4, 2021

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pile of Halloween candy

Biscuits and gravy, peanut butter and jelly, Halloween and candy – some things in life go hand-in-hand. For people who eat candy, it’s no surprise if their intake rises each year around Halloween.

But, how do you know what is safe when it comes to Halloween candy for braces? Keep reading to learn candy consumption tips from an orthodontist in Huntington to care for braces.

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Interesting, Unexpected, and Little-Known Facts About Braces

September 14, 2021

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young woman with braces smiling

Braces are known for their ability to correct crooked teeth and bite issues. Over 4 million people wear braces in the United States alone with 25% of them being age 18 or older. Though they are one of the most popular ways to correct one’s smile, there’s much more to metal braces than meets the eye. Here are a few fun facts about braces that you probably didn’t know.

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Why Some People Have to Wear Rubber Bands on Braces

August 13, 2021

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rubber bands on girl’s brace

With over 4 million Americans wearing braces, their popularity in correcting crooked teeth is apparent. Though some individuals only need braces, others require additions such as rubber bands. Why do some people need rubber bands? Will you or your child need them if either of you get braces? Here’s everything you need to know about wearing rubber bands on braces.

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How to Manage and Prevent Oral Sores When You Have Braces

July 15, 2021

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Teen with sore braces

A good percentage of people end up getting braces in order to fix misalignment issues and to work towards a more cosmetically appealing smile. Nearly everyone is happy with the end result after the braces are removed, but during the process, many patients struggle with oral sores from the metal brackets and wires. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to manage and prevent them. Continue reading to learn some tips.

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