The Top 6 Treats to Eat with Braces this Holiday Season?

So what can you eat with braces over the festive season? No one wants a part of their braces broken off for the holidays. With all the yummy stocking snacks and homemade goodies laying around, you may have a hard time saying “no.”

You probably are partially used to being careful with what you put in your mouth. If you have had your braces on for any time at all, you are likely always being reminded of what you can and can’t eat. But that doesn’t mean that even the best don’t have a slip up from time to time.

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Xmas Gifts to Make You Smile

Xmas Gifts to Make You Smile [or LOL]

The holiday season is upon us and it is a great time to reflect on the past year and thank family, friends and work colleagues for sticking by your side through all your trials and tribulations. Thoughtful and personalised gifts is the obvious way to express your love but depending on your relationships, funny gifts may actually be just as thoughtful.

Give your nearest and dearests the gift of laughter — the best gift of all! With these fun gift ideas anyone in need of a good gigglefest this Christmas will be rolling in the isles or at the very least, raise a smile.

These seasonal gift ideas are perfect for White Elephant gift exchanges, the office Secret Santa, Yankee Swaps or even your family’s holiday party.

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Is Your Smile the First Thing People Notice About You

Is Your Smile the First Thing People Notice About You?

The way that you look matters more than it probably should because people judge you on your appearance and your smile. One of the most critical issues in how you look is whether you have a healthy set of teeth. A recent survey is out that reports that 37% of people say the first thing that they notice when meeting someone is their smile.

Badly shaped, missing, crooked or yellowed teeth can be off-putting, but it’s even worse if your teeth cause embarrassment that prevents you from smiling.

Serious tooth alignment problems can prove tremendously embarrassing. Genuine smiles make you approachable and enhance your appearance.

Even if you have tooth problems, smiling is more important to social and business success than not smiling to hide some dental imperfections.

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Orthodontists Music Video-mash-up

Orthodontists Music Video Mash-up

Orthodontists Music Video-mash-upCindy Lauper once sang ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun‘ or was that ‘Orthodontist Just Wanna Have Fun’, it’s was such a long time ago, I’m not really sure anymore. Read more

The Future of Orthodontics [Braces Yourself for Lasers]

The Future of Orthodontics – Braces Yourself for Lasers

Lasers continue to show very amazing and even more promising results in many fields of medicine and dentistry – including in the future of orthodontics. They are constantly being developed further and have already gained wide usage in dental offices across America. Their use has significantly improved results in many orthodontic functions and much more can be expected in the near future.

Lasers now come in many types, power output, and usage. The usage is determined by its power range and it can either be used on soft or hard tissue. The light beam is generally delivered through fiber-optic cables, hand-held devices, and articulated arms.

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Orthodontic Insurance - Everything You Need to Know and More (1)

Orthodontic Insurance – Everything You Need to Know and More

What is orthodontic insurance? This is a question that people who are getting insurance often miss. Oftentimes, when they see dental coverage, they automatically think that it includes orthodontic services.

Orthodontic service includes specialty dental treatments such as different teeth straightening procedures (eg. braces or Invisalign). These are both dental treatments that are not covered by regular dental insurance. Regular dental insurance just includes unlimited tooth extraction and a number of cleanings in a year.

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What is The Smile for a Lifetime Foundation

Making a difference in communities across America starts with a smile for the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation. When someone has crooked or crowded teeth, braces provide cosmetic relief and soothe discomfort. However, what is a relatively easy fix for some is often an impossibility for disadvantaged children in the United States. This is where the S4L network steps in. This organization gives orthodontic assistance to young people who would otherwise not be able to afford the extra help their smiles need.

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What is Smiles Change Lives - Best Orthodontists USA

What is Smiles Change Lives?

If your child is struggling with crooked, crowded, or misaligned teeth, braces can help. They can also go a long way toward boosting a child’s self-esteem as dental problems are known to be a source of insecurity for many children. Unfortunately, for many parents, the cost of braces is more than they can afford.

If any of this resonates with you, you will be happy to know that organizations like Smile Change Lives, for example, can provide your child with the braces that they need to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile at a reasonable cost.

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How Much Are Braces?

The Cost of Braces

How much are braces?

Your final cost for braces will depend on several factors, including:

  •  Your age
  •  The degree of your malocclusion or misalignment
  •  Your health dental insurance policy
  •  Additional dental work you may need
  •  The type of braces you select

During your initial visit, your dentist or orthodontist will thoroughly examine your teeth to determine the scope of work that you need. You’ll then be provided with a detailed breakdown that will specify the amount of work to be done and your final cost.

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How Much Does an Orthodontist Make

How Much Does an Orthodontist Make?

If you’re thinking about becoming an orthodontist, you might be wondering what the average orthodontist salary is. Like most specialties related to dental care and health care, the salaries for orthodontists are usually on the higher end. These salaries have also increased substantially over the past decade. For orthodontists who are still in training, the lowest salary that you’re likely to make is just under $70,000 to upwards of $303,000 for an experienced orthodontist in NYC.

However, there are a number of factors that determine what an orthodontist makes, which include the location of the orthodontist and the type of medical facility that the orthodontist works at.

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