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How to Choose the Right Orthodontist: A Patient’s Guide

We are excited that you’ve decided to spend some time creating a beautiful smile! Your kids are finished with their orthodontic work, and now it’s your turn. Or maybe your child is just old enough to begin orthodontist visits. No matter who needs the treatment, it’s an important decision.  That

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Braces Wax: What It Is & How to Use It Properly

You just got your braces but there is one place that is rubbing on your gum. It’s the only discomfort you’ve had now that the first few days are over and your teeth have gotten used to the added pressure on them. Should you contact your orthodontist about this or

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8 Tips for a Smooth First Month of Orthodontic Treatment

Congratulations! You got your braces or Invisalign today and soon will have the great smile you’ve always wanted! But, now what? Your orthodontist went over some self-care instructions before you left their office but you are still worried about what to expect during the next month or so. Will it

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What to Expect On Your Invisalign Journey

Many adults choose to avoid metal braces like the plague. While standard braces are considered socially acceptable for children and teenagers, they tend to be less common for adults. Although braces are a great solution for alignment and bite issues, adults often note that they negatively impact their self-esteem. This

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A women smiles while holding up her Invisalign, comparing it to traditional braces.

Analyzing the Pros and Cons of Invisalign vs Braces

Invisalign is one of the most popular brands of clear aligners available and an alternative to traditional braces. Unlike traditional braces that use attached brackets and wires, clear aligners like Invisalign are a series of removable aligner trays. With these trays, you wear each set for about two weeks before

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