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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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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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