Do you know the history of braces

The Story of Braces: How They Came To Be What They Are Today

Braces have been a part of orthodontic treatment for centuries, with their evolution tracing back to ancient times. While the idea of straightening teeth may seem modern, the history of braces goes back thousands of years. From ancient Egypt to today, the use of various materials to align teeth has undergone significant changes. And though…
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Consistently wearing your retainer

5 Intelligent Tips for Wearing Your Retainer as Often as Required

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, retainers are prescribed to allow the bone that holds teeth to rebuild after teeth have moved and maintain the healthy new teeth positions after active orthodontic treatment ends. Your body will change throughout your entire life and your teeth change, too. This can be frustrating for those who…
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Signs your child might need braces

Are Crooked Teeth Genetic? 6 Signs Your Child Might End Up Needing Braces

Don’t you love the crooked grin kids flash when they are happy or laughing? Of course, we all do. And it’s not unusual for kids to have crooked teeth when they’re young. But as your kids age, those crooked teeth become less endearing because they can be one of the signs your child might need…
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Answers to braces FAQs

5 Questions Your Kids Might Ask About Braces and How to Answer Them

So many questions, how do I answer them all? More than likely, you knew it was coming, and your child’s dentist just announced that the time has come for braces. Your child is bound to have a lot of questions—whether you are prepared to answer them or not. To help in any way we can,…
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Tips for the best braces hygiene

Tools That Help Kids Ace Their Braces Hygiene

We’re getting braces! What do we need for braces hygiene? Oral hygiene gets a little more complicated after your child gets braces. Their teeth may be sensitive, and brushing can take longer than before. Not to mention, they are now required to do this new routine after every meal—snacks included. There are all kinds of…
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What's it like to get braces taken off

What’s it Like to Get Your Braces Off?

Bye-Bye Braces! That day has finally arrived! You’ve been looking forward to it for months now, maybe even years. It’s officially time to get those braces taken off and reveal your new smile. No matter how excited you are, getting your braces off can be scary, but it shouldn’t be.  Painless Removing braces is virtually…
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Talk with your child about braces

5 Tips for Talking to Your Child About the Idea of Getting Braces

If your kid needs braces, they aren’t alone. Approximately four million people younger than 18 are wearing braces in the U.S. And, 4 out of every 5 are minors. But even though so many kids are going through this treatment, it doesn’t mean they won’t have questions. Many kids have anxiety when it comes to…
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Trust your teen with braces care

Why It’s Important To Allow Your Teen To Own Their Braces Care

So your child just got braces. They’ve officially joined the ranks of millions of teens and pre-teens before them and those who will get braces treatment in the future to correct crooked or misaligned teeth. And with braces comes great braces care responsibility; to piggyback off the famous Stan Lee quote. Your child will need…
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Early intervention orthodontics

Early Intervention Orthodontics: What Is It and How Can It Help My Child?

Have you ever noticed how many kids have braces? Orthodontists and pediatric dentists estimate that 45% of kids require braces to help correct a misaligned bite. And, nearly 75% of kids could use braces to help straighten their teeth and improve their facial shape. But how do parents know if their kids need braces, and…
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Best braces hygiene tips

3 Tips to Prepare Your Teen for Successful Tooth Brushing With Braces

Braces can be a bit of a time commitment, but when they are left to do their work, the benefits far outweigh any inconveniences. Braces will correct your teen’s bite, straighten their teeth, and help them feel more confident about their smile. That said, teens need to learn the ins and outs of dental hygiene…
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