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What Are Spacers for Braces and How Do They Help?

Embarking on the journey to a perfect smile with braces often begins with a crucial but little-known step: the use of spacers. So, what are spacers for braces? These small devices are key to preparing your mouth for braces, ensuring there’s enough room for the bands that play a critical role in the treatment. Spacers…

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SmileDirectClub Shutdown – How Dr. Andy Can Help You Stay on Course for Orthodontic Treatment

The recent announcement about the shutdown of SmileDirectClub, a popular mail-order clear aligners company, is a major concern for anyone who was in the middle of their treatment. The company’s closure means all their previous customers will no longer receive scheduled aligners. This interruption can have serious consequences on your orthodontic journey, either stalling your…

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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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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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