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What Is an Orthodontist?

Orthodontists are dental specialists who focus on diagnosing, preventing, and treating dental and facial irregularities. Although they share many similarities with general dentists, their scope of practice is different in significant ways. From special education and training to the unique types of services they offer, orthodontists are experts in aligning teeth and jaws. Orthodontists Are…

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Tips for New Braces Wearers: Navigating the Journey to a Beautiful Smile

Embarking on the journey to a straighter, stunning smile with braces is exciting, yet comes with its own set of challenges. From adjusting to eating, speaking, and maintaining proper oral hygiene, there’s a lot for new braces wearers to navigate. Moreover, the importance of proper care and maintenance of braces cannot be overstated, as these…

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Back-to-School Hack: Braces Survival Kit

The new school year is in full swing! There’s a rush of excitement. You’re making new friends; you’ve got new classes and new teachers. But often times that excitement comes with anxiety, and if you wear braces, that’s just one more thing to stress about. But don’t worry! We’ve got an easy way to minimize…

A laughing woman showing off her teeth after braces

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…