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How to Handle an Orthodontic Emergency or Unexpected Problems

A true orthodontic emergency is uncommon. Most issues with your treatment that occur outside of your orthodontist’s office hours can be dealt with the following day. However, there are a few orthodontic emergencies that occasionally happen – and it’s important to know what to do! If you’re worried about an issue with your braces, read…

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Taking Care of Braces During Your Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment is a longer process than most typical dental procedures. It can last months or years. When you have new braces, you’ll have to make adjustments to take proper care of them to help ensure your treatment doesn’t have any delays or problems. Taking care of braces isn’t too difficult – as long as…

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Caring for Your Teeth After Braces Removal

You have been waiting months, even years, for this and it’s finally here! It’s time for your braces to be removed! You may be thinking of the freedom this means for you: no more passing on the popcorn at the movies, no more dental floss gymnastics trying to get to your teeth and gums around…

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Is Your Child Still Getting Used to Braces? Follow These Tips to Help!

“My teeth hurt!” You may have heard this phrase recently, or something similar. No parent likes to see their child hurting, but with new braces there is bound to be some discomfort for a while. Additionally, sore cheeks, lips and even tongue can occur while your child is getting used to braces. There is also…