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3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Neglect Wearing Your Retainer

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Neglect Wearing Your Retainer

April 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoholliston @ 7:58 pm
a closeup of a retainer

If you’ve finally reached the finish line of your orthodontic journey, you’re probably feeling pretty ecstatic to reveal your new and improved smile to the world! However, you aren’t out of the woods just yet—to maintain your results, it’s crucial that you wear your retainer as instructed by your orthodontist. Here are three important reasons why you shouldn’t neglect this habit!


Learning the Basics About Rubber Bands on Braces

February 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoholliston @ 3:14 am
Close-up of rubber bands on braces

After you have had traditional braces for 4-6 months, your orthodontist might tell you it is time to start using rubber bands which are also known as elastics. It is understandable if you feel a little frustrated because now you have yet another component of treatment to think about, but you can be certain that your orthodontist would not advise you to use them unless absolutely necessary. This post discusses the critical role of rubber bands on braces and provides some guidance on what you can expect while wearing them.


The Dangers of Getting Mail-Order Clear Aligners

December 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoholliston @ 6:09 pm
Clear aligners lying on blue desk

The marketing behind Smile Direct Club™ and other mail-order clear aligner companies would have you believe that you can get the same reliable, effective, and discreet treatment as Invisalign for a fraction of the cost. However, that’s not the case. In reality, there are several serious dangers that come with this form of orthodontics. To learn what they are, keep reading!


4 Reasons to Be Thankful for Straight Teeth This Thanksgiving

November 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoholliston @ 1:10 pm
Woman with straight teeth smiling at Thanksgiving table

Whether you just got braces or are rapidly approaching the end of your treatment, you might be counting down the days until you’re done. With the numerous benefits that come with straight teeth, who can blame you? If you’re feeling a dip in motivation to stay on-track with your orthodontic treatment this holiday season, keep reading for a few reasons you’ll be thankful for the end result!


4 Important Reasons to Have Your Overbite Corrected

October 19, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoholliston @ 4:28 pm
Smiling orthodontist showing patient X-ray

Think braces are only beneficial if you have crooked teeth? Think again! In fact, orthodontic treatment is designed to address misalignment and uneven bites, improving the health, function, and appearance of your smile in the process. So, if you think that you don’t need to correct your overbite, keep reading for four reasons you should reconsider!


Then & Now: The History of Braces

September 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoholliston @ 12:31 pm
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.


4 Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Know Had Invisalign

August 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoholliston @ 11:52 am
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!


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

July 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoholliston @ 5:36 pm
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!


5 Freedoms You Can Enjoy with Invisalign

June 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoholliston @ 5:23 pm
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.


Posture and Bite Alignment: Are the Two Connected?

April 12, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoholliston @ 5:11 pm
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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