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How Parents Can Help Their Children Adjust to Braces

Most kids don’t exactly get excited when it comes time for them to get braces. Getting braces is a big change in a young adult’s appearance and habits and can certainly cause some anxiety. As a parent, it’s tough to see your child struggle with this change. Here at Dr. Andy’s office, we’ve gathered some…

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Teeth Crowding Facts & Treatment

Few things are worse than being crammed in a tight space, jostling around to find a way to comfortably fit. The same goes for your teeth – they need their space and will do anything they can to fully grow in. For many, this means crooked or overlapping teeth know as teeth crowding or tooth…

A girl with braces holds her toothbrush and smiles. Brushing with braces takes practice but it pays off with a winning smile.

Tips for Dental Care and Brushing with Braces to Finish Your Treatment with a Winning Smile

When you get braces the journey to a winning smile will require time and patience. One of the most important parts of the process is good oral hygiene and brushing with braces is at the top of the list. Even if you’ve always been an avid tooth brusher, the process of brushing with braces will…

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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….