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The DIY Braces Trend Can Cause Permanent Damage to Your Teeth!

Unlike many of the harmless fads that spread online, the DIY braces trend that has gained popularity in schools across the country can have serious ramifications. This trend involves teenagers or adults using tools and other devices to fashion their own braces. Whether they have legitimate orthodontic needs, or are trying to correct a perceived…

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Is Invisalign Right for Me?

When you think of braces, you likely think of the traditional metal braces that have been common for years. Today, however, patients undergoing orthodontic treatment have a few alternatives for straightening their smile. One popular option is Invisalign – a clear aligner that can be removed for eating and is almost impossible to see. You…

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Get Braces Pain Relief with These Tips!

If you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment, you likely have experienced some minor irritation or pain with your braces. Despite their many benefits, it can be uncomfortable while you’re acclimating to your new braces. While the discomfort will lessen over time as you grow accustomed to your braces, there are some popular techniques for short-term braces pain…

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Why You Get Dry Mouth with Braces & How You Can Treat It

Xerostomia, more commonly known as dry mouth, is a frustrating condition that results from a lack of saliva in your mouth. While mild dry mouth symptoms are simply annoying, chronic dry mouth can become a source for dental health problems. Dry mouth with braces is particularly common – especially during the early stages of orthodontic…