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Eating Sugar with Braces: Why It’s Best to Avoid Sugary Foods

Orthodontic treatment is a great way to get your teeth (and mouth) looking the best they can! But during treatment, it’s important to take care of your teeth just as you would normally, to avoid everything from cavities to cosmetic issues. Eating sugar with braces isn’t forbidden, but it’s something you should do in moderation….

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Are X-Rays for Braces Safe? FAQs About Orthodontic X-Rays

Being aware of your body’s health is important in all things. From your dental health to your whole-body health, every doctor you have wants you to be the healthiest and happiest version of yourself! However, many patients are hesitant when they hear they may need x-rays for braces or treatment, due to the fear of…

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How Wisdom Teeth with Braces Are Handled for Your Orthodontic Treatment

Straightening your smile is all about getting your teeth into their ideal position. But what about wisdom teeth, that so frequently grow in positions that require them to be removed? It’s common for parents and teens to worry about how wisdom teeth may affect their braces. Fortunately, the myths surrounding wisdom teeth with braces are…

A person with braces getting a braces check up at their orthodontist.

Why You Shouldn’t Miss Your Regular Braces Check Up During Treatment

Everyone knows the importance of check ups throughout the year with your dentist. But the same goes for orthodontic visits during orthodontic treatment! A braces check up is part of the on-going process of correcting the position of your teeth. Skipping one could cause major problems.  What Happens at a Braces Check Up?  There are several reasons that you need to visit…