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Life With Braces: Going On Vacation? Remember These Simple Tips!

Just because you’re on a vacation doesn’t mean your braces care regimen should take a break, too! On the contrary, because you will likely be exposed to different foods and drinks while you’re…

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Do Braces Cause TMJ?

TMJ, which is short for Temporal Mandibular Joint disorder, is a joint condition that is commonly associated with either hearing a clicking sound when you open or close your mouth or pain…

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Best Foods To Eat As A New Braces Patient

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You may feel some minor and short-term discomfort after you get your new braces. Don’t worry, as any discomfort or soreness will go away shortly and you will back to your normal…

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Top Ways To Ensure You And Your Braces Have A Good Relationship

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Having braces entails being extra mindful of your oral hygiene. Because you have introduced a foreign and semi-fixed body into your mouth, you want to ensure that your braces have a healthy…

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What Are Orthodontic Elastics (Rubber Bands) And How Do They Work

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Orthodontic elastics, also called rubber bands for braces, are applied to the wire to improve and maintain the alignment of the bite and teeth during the entire treatment process. They apply pressure…

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Are Self-Ligating Braces Better Than Conventional Braces?

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Many orthodontists prefer to use self-ligating braces over the conventional models for many reasons. While both serve the same purpose — aligning the teeth — there are benefits to the more modern…

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Foods That Can Damage Your Teeth

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy requires a conscious effort. In addition to following a regular cleaning regimen, you should also watch what you eat and drink. There are certain types of…

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Hygiene Tips For Wearing Braces

Because braces are not naturally part of your mouth, you have to be extra mindful of hygiene habits to ensure optimal oral health. In addition, braces are a major investment both financially…

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Why Are My Braces Not Closing The Spaces Between My Teeth?

What Can An Orthodontist Do To Fix the Gap? Having large gaps between the teeth can be, frankly, a huge hit to one’s self esteem and confidence. If you have this problem,…

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What You Need to Know About At Home Teeth Straightening

At-home teeth straightening kits can be ordered online and are aimed at customers who have minor to moderate crooked teeth or bite alignment issues, such as slight crowding or small spaces between…

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