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3 Key Tips to Keep Your Retainer Clean and Functional

June 14, 2021

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Woman smiling and holding a retainer

Whether you’ve been wearing traditional metal braces or Invisalign clear aligners, the last thing you want is to lose all the progress you made. Part of your orthodontic treatment includes a retainer, which is an oral appliance designed to prevent teeth from shifting back to their original positions after the main phase of treatment. To ensure it keeps your teeth straight, keep these four tips in mind so it remains clean and functional for life!

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The Top 3 Reasons Why Wearing a Retainer is a Must

May 15, 2021

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woman holding removable retainer

After you’ve completed your orthodontic treatment, your orthodontist will typically prescribe a retainer to wear. Your teeth look perfectly fine, so why is this necessary? Continue reading to discover 3 reasons why it’s so important to wear a retainer to ensure your smile stays in-tact!

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How Can I Properly Brush and Floss While Wearing Braces?

April 10, 2021

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an up-close look at a person brushing their teeth and braces

When starting orthodontic treatment, you probably have many questions about the process, timeline, and maintenance of your new appliances. Learning the proper technique for brushing and flossing with braces can require additional dental tools and much patience. While your oral hygiene routine before orthodontics may have been swift, you can expect to devote more time to caring for your teeth and metal appliances if you want to avoid common oral health problems throughout treatment. An orthodontist explains the appropriate methods to use to ensure your smile looks and feels its best when the braces come off.

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Can I Straighten My Teeth with My Old Retainer?

March 6, 2021

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a person holding two dental retainers in the palms of their hands

If you’re being honest, you probably didn’t do a good job of wearing your retainer after completing your Invisalign treatment last time, right? Now that some time has passed, your teeth are no longer straight, and you could use some help to improve your oral health and aesthetic. If you’re considering reaching for your old retainer thinking it will do the trick, you may want to rethink that idea. Read on to learn why it might be better to let an orthodontist put your teeth back into alignment instead.

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Children’s Dental Health Month: The Best Products for Kids

February 4, 2021

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Young boy smiling while looking at the camera

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month – a time to recognize the importance of oral health for kids. One of the ways you can ensure that your child’s smile stays healthy is to use the right dental products. That’s why your orthodontist has included some of their favorite items to keep around the house for children’s dental hygiene. Read on to see how you can help your little one care for their teeth for this month and beyond!

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The Feeling of Braces: What to Know & Expect!

January 12, 2021

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Young woman smiling with braces

Are you considering braces to achieve a beautifully straight smile? If so, you may be worried about the process, especially when it comes to how they feel, during and after your orthodontist places them. Thankfully, you can prepare yourself by enjoying some information about what you can expect when getting braces—there is no need to be nervous! Read on to learn what the treatment feels like and give yourself peace of mind.

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How to Respond to an Orthodontic Emergency During the COVID-19 Crisis

March 13, 2020

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teenage girl brunette having braces placed by orthodontist

With the current COVID-19 pandemic that has swept the nation, and has hit the state of New York hard, the American Dental Association (ADA) and New York State Dental Association (NYSDA) have set some protective guidelines for your local orthodontist to follow, which limits the types of treatments that can be provided. However, there is still help available if you suffer from an orthodontic emergency. As you continue reading, you’ll learn what types of trauma require immediate treatment and the COVID-19 warning signs to be on the lookout for.

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The Surprising Importance of Straight Teeth for Children

February 15, 2020

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and to celebrate, you should learn about something that doesn’t get talked about nearly enough—straight teeth for children. By seeing your orthodontist in Huntington, you’ll not only be helping your kids smile with beauty, but you’ll be improving their oral health, confidence, and other factors that lead to a better life. Keep reading to learn about the impact that orthodontics can have on the overall health of your loved ones.

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Will You Have to Wear a Retainer After Braces?

September 6, 2019

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retainers

The time has almost come to get your braces taken off by your orthodontist. Finally! You’ve been wearing them for what feels like decades now. You’re excited to see your straight smile, and you want to keep it that way for as long as possible. Most of the time, the best way to do that is to wear a retainer. Let’s learn a little more about retainers, and whether you’ll have to wear one after your treatment.

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