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Then & Now: The History of Braces

September 13, 2022

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Closeup of woman with metal braces smiling

When it comes to straightening teeth, braces are one of the most sought-after solutions. In fact, some estimates point to around four million people having braces at any one time. Plus, Invisalign alone has helped more than 12 million patients address misalignment! Of course, orthodontic treatment wasn’t always this modern, accessible, and discreet. To learn all about the history of braces – from ancient times to now – keep reading.

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4 Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Know Had Invisalign

August 10, 2022

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Celebrity smiling for cameras on red carpet

You know what they say, “Celebrities are just like you and me!” They pick up their dry cleaning, walk their dogs, shop for groceries, and even straighten their teeth with Invisalign! In fact, there are several famous celebs who have clear aligners to thank for their picture-perfect smiles. Curious to learn who they are? Keep reading!

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A List of Delicious and Nutritious Foods You Can Eat with Braces

July 13, 2022

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Couple smiling while enjoying meal

It’s true: the start of braces means the end of hard, sticky, and chewy foods – at least temporarily. After all, caramel apples, popcorn, and other snacks can tug on or break your braces, increasing your chances of experiencing an orthodontic emergency. Luckily, there are plenty of delicious, nutritious, and braces-friendly foods you can enjoy in the meantime. To learn what they are, read on!

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5 Freedoms You Can Enjoy with Invisalign

June 3, 2022

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Smiling woman listening to music while walking outside

Did you know that more than 12 million people around the world have used Invisalign to straighten their teeth? While the discreet trays are certainly a draw, there are several other benefits to consider, especially during the summertime! To learn five noteworthy freedoms with Invisalign, read on.

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Posture and Bite Alignment: Are the Two Connected?

April 12, 2022

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Woman experiencing back pain in work chair

Do you chronically slouch in your work chair or while scrolling through your phone? You’re not alone. What you may not know, however, is that bad posture isn’t just an aesthetic concern, it can also affect your overall well-being. In fact, it can even result in problems with your jaw and teeth! Keep reading to learn how posture and bite alignment are connected, as well as what you can do to improve yours.

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5 Factors That Affect the Cost of Orthodontic Treatment

March 17, 2022

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Smiling dental professional showing patient their X-ray

Thanks to braces – both the traditional and the clear variety – crooked and gapped teeth won’t stand in your way of achieving the beautiful, balanced smile you desire. As you begin your research, however, you may find that pinpointing the exact cost of orthodontic treatment is a bit difficult. That’s because treatment plans look different from one patient to the next! Luckily, there are a few all-encompassing factors that play a role in the price of everyone’s treatment. To learn what they are, read on!

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Is It Time to Get Your Braces Removed? Here’s What to Expect

February 23, 2022

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Orthodontist conducting braces removal

If you’re anything like most patients undergoing orthodontic treatment, you’ve likely been counting down the days until your braces removal so you can see your new and improved smile in all its glory. As the day of your appointment rapidly approaches, you may have questions. How long does it take to remove the brackets and wires? Will it hurt? What happens next? Don’t worry – you can keep reading to learn the answers to all these questions and more.

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So, Can You Use an Old Retainer To Re-Straighten Your Teeth?

January 25, 2022

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Closeup of woman in white shirt wondering

Despite popular belief, braces are only designed to guide your teeth into their perfectly aligned positions, not keep them there. That’s why patients are given a retainer following their treatment. But what if you weren’t as diligent about wearing it as you should’ve been? Can an old retainer re-straighten your teeth again? Here’s the answer.

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4 Reasons Traditional Braces Are Sometimes the Best Option

December 20, 2021

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Closeup of woman with traditional braces smiling

Decades prior, traditional braces were the sole teeth-straightening solution. But that all changed when Invisalign debuted its clear aligners about two decades ago. Today, more and more patients are interested in achieving their smile goals as discreetly as possible. However, it’s important to remember that there are some reasons why traditional braces are sometimes best. Here are a few!

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Have Braces? Here Are 10 Holiday Foods You Can Enjoy!

November 22, 2021

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View of festive table filled with holiday foods

Is this your first holiday season with braces? If so, you may be wondering how exactly to navigate mealtime. After all, the last thing you want is for a broken bracket or loose wire to derail your plans. Don’t worry – there are plenty of holiday recipes that are both delicious and braces-friendly. To learn what they are, read on!

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