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4 Helpful Tips for Preventing Orthodontic Emergencies

August 22, 2023

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Girl in salmon shirt pointing to her braces and smiling

Although orthodontic emergencies aren’t as common, they can be just as stressful as handling any other serious dental injury, like a chipped or cracked tooth. That’s why it’s so important to take proactive measures to protect your braces (and your teeth, of course). If you’re unsure where to start, here are four helpful tips for preventing orthodontic emergencies!

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5 Facts About Braces You Might Not Know

June 23, 2023

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Woman with braces smiling while orthodontist examines her smile

According to some estimates, roughly 33% of the entire population has worn braces at some point. So, it’s not surprising that so much is known about this orthodontic treatment, from what they look like to what the teeth-straightening process entails. However, there are still several fun facts about braces that many patients are surprised to learn. Here are five!

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Your Guide for Handling Broken Braces

April 2, 2023

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a patient visiting their orthodontist

Let’s face it—accidents happen, and they often have a knack for occurring out of the blue and when it’s very inconvenient! However, knowing what to do when disaster strikes will always ensure that no matter what’s happening, you have the best chance of quickly getting it under control. One situation that your orthodontist thinks you should know about is broken braces; whether it’s a snapped wire or a broken bracket, knowing what to do can ensure that your orthodontic treatment is in no long-term danger. Here are three easy-to-follow steps to keep in mind.

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The Ultimate Braces Survival Kit!

February 20, 2023

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Smiling patient using special brush to clean braces

There’s no denying that starting orthodontic treatment requires a bit of a transition. From the foods you eat to how you clean your teeth, quite a few things in your day-to-day life will change. Fortunately, you can make your life significantly easier with the following must-have tools with braces!

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Make Having Braces Better with These 10 Products!

January 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sblawrence @ 4:25 am
Smiling girl pointing to her braces in Lawrence

There’s no getting around it: having braces comes with some adjustments to your daily life. Braces will change everything from what you eat to how you brush your teeth. Your straighter, healthier, more beautiful smile will undoubtedly be well-worth it in the end. But in the meantime, why not make the journey a bit more fun? Certain orthodontic products can make your treatment more easier, more comfortable, and maybe even more enjoyable! Here are 10 items that can make having braces better.

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The Evolution of Braces: From Ancient Times to Modern Day

December 19, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — sblawrence @ 4:35 pm
Closeup of traditional braces on model of teeth

Think straight teeth are a modern desire? Think again! In fact, archaeological findings point to braces being used in ancient times as well. Naturally, they’ve come quite a long way since then thanks to advancements in the field of orthodontics and modern technology. To learn all about the history of braces – from the ancient days until now – keep reading.

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5 Reasons to Be Thankful for A Straight Smile

November 19, 2022

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Happy woman with beautiful smile

The holiday season is fast approaching! Are you ready? It’s the perfect time of year to take a moment to stop and appreciate all the things in our lives that we are thankful for. If you’ve had braces or Invisalign, a straight smile is certainly one of those things! Whether you’ve already completed orthodontics in Lawrence or are still in the midst of your treatment, here are five reasons to be thankful for a straighter smile!

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Will Braces Stop Your Child From Playing Musical Instruments?

October 21, 2022

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Young girl practicing flute at home

Whether your child plays a musical instrument in their school band or takes lessons at home, you naturally want to develop their talent as a parent. After all, it can go a long way in building their confidence, instilling the importance of practice, and creating a community for them to thrive in. But what if they need orthodontic treatment? Does that mean the end of their days playing a wind instrument? Keep reading to learn if your child can play musical instruments with braces!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Interproximal Reduction, Answered!

September 20, 2022

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Orthodontist explaining interproximal reduction to patient



With countless commercials, popular ads, and 12+ million happy patients, you’ve probably heard quite a bit about Invisalign over the years. So, when it’s time for your consultation, you may feel incredibly prepared… until your orthodontist recommends shaving your teeth! Don’t worry – interproximal reduction is nowhere near as scary as it may sound initially. To learn the answers to a few frequently asked questions on the topic, keep reading.

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Is Single Arch Treatment with Braces Possible?

September 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — sblawrence @ 5:47 pm
Closeup of woman with braces on top teeth

Are you interested in braces, but only on your top or bottom teeth? Then, you naturally may be wondering if single arch treatment with traditional braces is possible. After all, why wear metal brackets and wires on a row of teeth that are already straight, right? To learn if single arch treatment is possible, read on!

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