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Foods to Avoid with Braces to Keep Your Treatment on Track

If you’ve recently received braces, you may be learning all about the new tips and restrictions for life during orthodontic treatment. Fortunately, the restrictions are minimal, and they’re all designed to help you achieve the best outcome with your braces in the least amount of time! One of these restrictions is learning about foods to…

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5 Tips to Improve Your Dental Care After Braces

Few days are as exciting in a child or teen’s life than when their braces finally come off. The results of orthodontic treatment can be breathtaking – and well worth the effort to get there! But are there any steps you should take to maintain your oral health for dental care after braces come off?…

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Breathe Easy: Learn Orthodontic Causes & Treatments for Mouth Breathing

Breathing through your nose comes naturally – but to some, it’s nearly impossible! When your nasal airways are obstructed, your body’s response is to find oxygen through mouth breathing. Your mouth can pull in a large volume of oxygen at a time, which is why we mouth breathe during strenuous physical activity. However, chronic mouth…

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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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