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How Braces Really Work

Top image used under CC0 Public Domain license. Image cropped and modified from original. WE ALL KNOW THAT braces shift misaligned teeth into their proper position over time, but have you ever wondered exactly how that process works? Today, we’re going to walk you...

Let’s Bust Some Myths About Braces!

Top image used under CC0 Public Domain license. Image cropped and modified from original. EVEN PEOPLE WHO’VE never had braces before have probably still heard a lot of things about what they’re like. That’s why we’re here to bust a few popular braces myths. Myth #1:...

Make It to Braces-Off Day Without Stains

Top image used under CC0 Public Domain license. Image cropped and modified from original. MANY ORTHODONTIC PATIENTS reach Braces-Off Day only to discover bleached spots on their teeth. These and other stains are not an inevitable part of having braces, and today we’re...

Helping Impacted Teeth Find Their Way

Top image used under CC0 Public Domain license. Image cropped and modified from original. EVERY SMILE IS UNIQUE, right down to when the teeth that make them up come in. Some of us get our adult teeth on schedule, some early, some late, and some are left to wonder if a...

Why the Banned Foods List Matters

Top image used under CC0 Public Domain license. Image cropped and modified from original. EVERY CURRENT AND former orthodontic patient knows about the banned foods list. It can mostly be summarized as “don’t eat anything too hard or too sticky.” Do all our new...

How Do Braces Intersect With Wisdom Teeth?

Top image used under CC0 Public Domain license. Image cropped and modified from original. A MAJOR RITE of passage for many young adults is getting their wisdom teeth out. It’s not the case for everyone; plenty of people have room for their third molars and a...

Why Aren’t Teeth Always Straight?

Top image used under CC0 Public Domain license. Image cropped and modified from original. THE BENEFITS OF having straight teeth are many. Studies indicate that people with straight teeth are seen as more successful, intelligent, and likely to get dates than people...

Orthodontic Treatment: One Phase Or Two?

Top image by Flickr user Roberto Ferrari used under Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 4.0 license. Image cropped and modified from original. AS A CULTURE, we tend to think of braces as a teenage experience, so it can be surprising to learn that the American...

Preparing for Orthodontic Emergencies

Top image used under CC0 Public Domain license. Image cropped and modified from original. DO YOU HAVE an orthodontic emergency plan? It’s a good idea for anyone who has braces or whose teenager has braces to be prepared in case something goes wrong with their...

Causes of Crooked Teeth

Top image used under CC0 Public Domain license. Image cropped and modified from original. AS UNFAIR AND ILLOGICAL as it can be, people do tend to judge others on their appearances, and one trait that falls under that umbrella is whether a person’s teeth are crooked or...

Functions of Different Parts of Your Braces

Top image used under CC0 Public Domain license. Image cropped and modified from original. IF YOU ARE or have been an orthodontic patient, you’ve probably wondered what the different parts of braces are for. Some patients just have the basics while others need special...

Professional Orthodontics Vs. Aligners

ARE MAIL-ORDER aligners worth getting instead of professional orthodontic treatment with an orthodontist? We don’t think so, and it’s not just that we’re biased. Mail-order aligners can be cheaper and easier than in-office orthodontic treatment, but you’re really...