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Phase 1 Orthodontics: Braces for Baby Teeth

March 11, 2022

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Smiling boy with braces with baby teeth

Nothing is more precious than your child’s smile! However, you’ve lately begun to feel that their beautiful grin is looking a bit crooked or misaligned. You haven’t taken them to see an orthodontist because they’re still so young, and they don’t even have all their permanent teeth yet! The truth is, your child may need orthodontic treatment earlier than you expect. Read on to learn more about braces with baby teeth and if your little once could benefit from them!

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Traditional vs. Self-Ligating Braces: What’s the Difference?

February 27, 2022

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Woman using her fingers to frame her self-ligating braces

Did you know that braces aren’t just limited to metal ones and clear alternatives? It’s true! In fact, there are several different options available, including self-ligating braces. However, patients are rarely aware of all of the benefits of this teeth-straightening solution and how they compare to traditional orthodontics. If you’re interested in learning more, then read on!

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What Does It Feel Like to Get Braces?

February 7, 2022

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Closeup of patient wearing traditional braces in Lawrence

Traditional braces are one of the most effective and reliable ways to fix orthodontic issues and achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. However, not knowing what to expect when you begin your treatment can make you feel quite anxious! To help combat your fear of the unknown, we’ve gathered some important information about what it feels like to get braces and what you can expect during the first weeks and months of your treatment. Read on to learn more about what you can anticipate on your journey towards a straighter smile.

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5 Must-Know Tips for Caring for Your Retainer

January 23, 2022

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Closeup of patient brushing their retainer

Did you recently wrap up your orthodontic treatment? Congratulations! Whether it’s only been a few hours or it’s already been a few weeks, you may still be having a hard time not glancing at your beautiful new smile any chance you can. To ensure your teeth stay in their perfectly aligned positions both now and for years to come, it’s of the utmost importance that you wear your retainer. To keep it in pristine condition, here are five must-know tips.

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5 Ideas for New Year’s Resolutions with Braces

January 9, 2022

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Closeup of patient smiling while holding Invisalign aligners

Is this your first New Year with traditional metal brackets or discreet Invisalign aligners? Congratulations – that means you’re a step closer to the straight teeth and beautiful smile you deserve! If you want 2022 to be the year of your best smile yet, then it’s important to set some realistic New Year’s resolutions with braces. Read on to learn a few ideas that have helped other patients!

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Done with Braces? Here’s What Happens Next

December 30, 2021

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Woman with straight teeth smiling at reflection

Are you almost done with your orthodontic treatment? Whether you’ve been wearing your metal brackets and wires for a couple of months or a few years, you’ve likely been dreaming of the day that you get to see your new and improved smile up-close and personal. Since braces are a tried-and-true treatment, the results are sure to be dazzling. But what happens after you’re done? It’s a question many patients have. Here’s a glimpse into what you can expect from life after braces.

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6 Must-Have Products If You Have Braces

December 16, 2021

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Closeup of woman smiling with braces

Getting braces is an exciting step toward your dream smile! Once the metal brackets and wires are adhered to your teeth, it’s only a matter of time until they are in their perfectly aligned positions. To ensure your treatment goes smoothly, keeping your teeth and braces clean is paramount, but it can be tricky! Keep reading to learn six must-have products for braces.

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Why Do Braces Sometimes Cause Swollen Gums?

November 29, 2021

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Young girl with swollen gums with braces in Lawrence

Before starting your treatment, you probably knew that braces would change a lot about your everyday life. While you prepared to adjust how you brushed, flossed, and ate, you didn’t prepare for how braces would change your gums! Sometimes, orthodontic treatment like traditional braces can cause swollen gums, but thankfully, there’s generally nothing to worry about. Here’s why you may experience swollen gums with braces and what you can do to keep your smile healthy and comfortable while it’s being straightened.

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Can You Re-Straighten Your Teeth with an Old Retainer?

November 7, 2021

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Closeup of blue retainer from Lawrence orthodontist

Orthodontic treatments like braces and Invisalign have the potential to straighten your smile for a lifetime, but only if you take the right steps to protect your results. If you’ve neglected to wear your retainer as instructed, you may discover that your teeth aren’t as aligned as they were when you finished your treatment. You still have your old retainer… could wearing it help re-straighten your teeth? Read on as your Lawrence orthodontist breaks down how your retainer works and what you should do to regain your beautifully even smile if you haven’t been wearing yours frequently.

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You Asked, We Answered: Why Do I Have to Wear Rubber Bands on My Braces?

October 28, 2021

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Woman placing rubber bands on her dental braces

As a tried-and-true teeth-straightening solution, many patients are aware that correcting their misaligned teeth with traditional braces entails wearing metal brackets and wires. While this state-of-the-art technology can effectively guide your teeth into their properly aligned positions, sometimes additional accessories are needed, like rubber bands. To learn about the role of rubber bands on braces and how to maintain yours properly, read on!

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