What is the best color for braces

What is the Best Color for Braces?

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

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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5 Things You Will NOT Get with Mail-Order Orthodontic Braces

5 Things You Will NOT Get with Mail-Order Orthodontic Braces

Mail-order orthodontic braces should not be considered a substitute for corrective dental treatment by an appropriate board certified professional, like in the case of braces or retainers.

Although it is possible to fix some problems with mail-ordered teeth aligners (especially if you have minor issues), this option will only work on certain types of misalignment and does not address more serious cases such as jaw growth abnormalities, overcrowding, etcetera that require ongoing care over six months to two years.

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Simple Solutions for Solving Braces Emergencies

Simple Solutions for Solving Braces Emergencies

Do you have a problem with your braces? If so, don’t worry – we’re here to help. From braces emergencies like when something hurts or when it’s just bugging you during orthodontic treatment periods to more common issues like plaque build-up and brackets loosening over time, (that can happen at any time for people wearing them long-term) your orthodontists will be happy to see what they are able to do to relive your discomfort.

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Am I Too Old for Orthodontic Treatment

Am I Too Old for Orthodontic Treatment?

Have you ever wondered if orthodontic treatment is available for you as an adult?

If so, the answer is yes! In fact, there are many benefits to orthodontic treatment in adulthood.

Adults may choose to have their teeth straightened because they want a more youthful appearance and better dental health.

One of the most common reasons is that adults feel they need their teeth straightening or realigned due to an accident when they were younger. Another reason could be that one or two teeth have shifted over time. Read more

Is Your Orthodontist Offering Virtual Consultations?

Does Your Orthodontist Offer Virtual Consultations?

Is your orthodontist offering virtual consultations during the shelter-at-home Covid-19 crisis?

If you are currently in treatment but can’t visit your orthodontists office, check out their website to see if they have the new SmileSnap app installed. If they haven’t, ask them to install it.

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How to Alleviate Discomfort After Putting on Braces

How to Alleviate Discomfort After Putting on Braces in 5 Easy Ways

Are you thinking of straightening your teeth in order to have a beautiful smile and wondering how to ease discomfort from braces?

The truth is that the process of getting orthodontics affixed to your teeth isn’t painful, but you may have some discomfort for the first week after your initial appointment as well as when the wires are adjusted at follow-up appointments. The good news is that there are things you can do to help ease the discomfort while your gums adjust to the increased pressure.

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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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How Do Braces Change Your Face Structure

Your first visit to the orthodontist is the perfect time to ask questions that you’ve been wondering about such as “Do braces change your face?”

It’s only natural to want to look your best, and it only takes looking at a few before and after pictures of orthodontic treatment to make it clear how much a straighter smile can affect a person’s appearance.

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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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Do I Need Braces? The Quiz

Do I Need Braces? Take The Quiz

If you’ve been wondering, “Do I need braces?” then we may be able to help you. Sometimes, going to the dentist isn’t enough and you’ll need the services of an orthodontist. Although an orthodontist has completed the same schooling and licensing protocols that are required for a general dentist, an orthodontist has additional years of training in the treatment of structural issues and the realignment of your teeth, which can include braces.

Usually, your dentist will refer you to an orthodontist, but if you think you need to see an orthodontist for braces or for any other structural issue, the following questions may help you to decide.

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