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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

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoholliston @ 6:58 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoholliston @ 7:37 pm
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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5 Popular Myths About Metal Braces, Busted!

October 19, 2021

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Model of teeth with metal braces

For decades now, braces have been one of the most popular teeth-straightening treatments available. After all, they can correct everything from minor gaps between teeth to extreme overcrowding. With that being said, there is still a lot of misinformation out there about the metal brackets and wires. So, we are setting the record straight by busting some of the most common myths about metal braces!

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What the Colors of Your Rubber Bands Say About You

September 16, 2021

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Assortment of colored rubber bands for braces

When you pick out your outfit in the morning, what are you most drawn to? Warmer tones? Deep colors? Pastel shades? Crazy patterns? Whatever the case may be, what you wear is an expression of who you are – the colored rubber bands on your braces do the same thing! Keep reading to learn about the different color options and what they represent.

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Dental Wax: The Tool That Will Keep Your Orthodontic Treatment Comfortable

August 18, 2021

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Dental wax in tray with orthodontic rubber bands

Although discreet alternatives, like Invisalign, have gained significant popularity in recent years, traditional orthodontics is a tried-and-true teeth-straightening treatment that comes with a number of benefits. To start, metal brackets and wires are one of the few solutions that can address complex issues, like severe overcrowding and bite problems. However, if you are unfamiliar with this treatment, you may be surprised when your orthodontist hands you a small tray of dental wax for braces. Here’s why this tool is so important!

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5 Easy Tips for Flossing with Braces

July 8, 2021

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Closeup of smiling man flossing with braces

How often do you floss? Studies suggest that only 1/3 of Americans floss as often as they should. Unfortunately, wearing traditional braces can make this unpopular oral health habit even more of a challenge! While cleaning between your wires and brackets may not be your favorite activity, it’s essential for keeping your smile healthy and your orthodontic treatment on track. Neglecting this healthy habit can easily lead to cavities, gum disease, and other issues that could make your treatment longer. Thankfully, flossing with braces may be easier than you think! Here are five tips for how to make flossing easier while getting a straighter smile.

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