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Power Chains – (2022 Ultimate Guide)

What are power chains? Often made from elastic materials, power chains consist of a number of interconnected rings. Adding them to braces applies more pressure to a specific area of your mouth. Teeth can be aligned using them, as well as gaps between teeth.

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When Should Your Child See an Orthodontist

When Should Your Child See an Orthodontist?

Even if there are no signs of orthodontic problems, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that children have their first check-up with an orthodontist as soon as they are aware a problem exists. Around the age of 6 to 7 years, children have a mix of baby (primary) and permanent teeth. Read more

Tooth Extraction for Braces Or Invisalign - Do Orthodontists Pull Teeth

Tooth Extraction for Braces Or Invisalign – Do Orthodontists Pull Teeth?

We found this post on Reddit while researching this blog post. Many people are concerned about the idea of having their teeth extracted for braces or Invisalign, since nobody wants to undergo this procedure. Here’s the good news: most patients said it was worth it. To learn more, click here.

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Does Smoking Affect Braces - Get the Straight Facts

Can You Smoke With Braces? Get the Straight Facts

The burning question on everyones lips is “Can you smoke with braces? Smoking and braces don’t mix. Just don’t do it. Having braces while smoking puts the teeth at risk of severe staining. In addition, smoking can also lead to a number of oral health problems after braces are removed.

Everyone knows that smoking cigarettes and other tobacco products can be extremely harmful for our long-term health in a many different ways.  People widely associate smoking cigarettes with conditions that affect our lungs but they do not consider oral health or throat cancer as major health concerns associated with it too.

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Teeth Shaving Before Or After Braces?

What is Teeth Shaving?

You may be asking. Does teeth shaving hurt? Can an orthodontist shave your teeth? Is teeth shaving even safe? Or simply wondering if teeth get shaved after braces or Invisalign or before.

An interproximal reduction is commonly referred to as teeth shaving. This procedure often becomes necessary for individuals with overcrowded teeth.

Overcrowding will cause issues with alignment if the individual requires braces. This is true for all types of braces from traditional metal braces to Invisalign.

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What is the best color for braces

Best Braces Colors to Get?

What are the best braces colors? Braces are a long-term investment, and it’s important to pick the right color braces that you’ll be happy with.

Although the meanings of color are subjective and different colors can be seen as symbolic in a variety of ways, there are some commonalities.

  • Red – is often associated with anger or passion but it also represents power strength and courage
  • Blue – represents calmness, intelligence and loyalty
  • Green – symbolizes good fortune harmony growth
  • Orange – isn’t just for fruits, it’s used to represent people who have an eager, creative personality which might include being energetic, upbeat and open minded.

There are plenty of common colors available such as red, blue, green purple or pink – but there is nothing wrong if you want to mix things up by customizing your own combination!

Consult an orthodontist for more tips on picking out the perfect match before starting treatment.

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Can You Get Braces with Missing Teeth

Can You Get Braces with Missing Teeth?

Are you wondering if you can still get braces if you have one or more missing teeth? What should you do if you have a tooth that has been hindered from erupting properly because of crowding? Many people with missing teeth think they don’t qualify for braces because of their missing teeth. The good news is that people with missing teeth can actually get braces if they are the right candidates.

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Do Braces Change Your Jawline

Do Braces Change Your Jawline?

A question that is often asked is do braces change/fix your jawline?
Once you begin wearing braces, your teeth will shift and change. Not only can they improve the shape of your mouth by moving them into better positions for chewing food properly but over time it may give you a more attractive jawline and smile.
So let’s start from the beginning.

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