How to Keep Your Teeth White While Wearing Braces

Do braces make your teeth turn yellow? And if so, what can you do about it? We get these kinds of questions often from our patients. While yes, it is possible that braces can result in slight discoloration, there are ways you can help to prevent this from happening. It starts with consistent and effective … Continue reading “How to Keep Your Teeth White While Wearing Braces”

How to Accelerate Your Braces Treatment

One of the most common questions we get when working with a new braces patient is, “how long do I have to wear my braces?” or, “how can I accelerate braces treatment?” The answer, like most orthodontic treatments, is that it depends. Every person responds to orthodontic treatment differently and given the various types of … Continue reading “How to Accelerate Your Braces Treatment”

How Much Do Braces Cost? Tips for Maximum Savings

The cost of braces may vary due to the fact that each individual’s case is determined by many factors. Factors may include how severe the case is, how long treatment will take, and if any complications arise along the way. Also, the American Association of Orthodontists does not track any fees for orthodontic care, so … Continue reading “How Much Do Braces Cost? Tips for Maximum Savings”

Clear Braces: Everything You Need to Know

If you are searching for braces, clear braces might be what you are looking for. Clear bracket braces have become more popular because of their ability to blend in with the teeth. But, it is important to do your research and choose the best option for you. What are clear braces? Clear or “tooth-colored” brackets … Continue reading “Clear Braces: Everything You Need to Know”

8 Myths About Braces You Should Know

There’s all kinds of rumors that float around about braces. If you’ve never had braces, you’re likely to be worried about some of these myths which might be keeping you from getting braces. Here’s the truth about braces and some answer to common braces myths. Can braces rust? The answer is no, braces do not … Continue reading “8 Myths About Braces You Should Know”

How to brush your teeth with braces

How to Brush Your Teeth With Braces

Getting braces means you may have to switch up how you brush your teeth. Sometimes, it can be tricky. Once you get braces, plaque and food pieces have more spaces to accumulate. Unfortunately, they end up trapped because of the braces. This is why it’s essential to know how to brush your teeth with braces. … Continue reading “How to Brush Your Teeth With Braces”

Your First Week with Braces – Tips for a Smooth Transition

The first few days and weeks with braces require a bit of an adjustment for your mouth. Where there were simply teeth, now your mouth is adjusting to the metal brackets and wires that are rubbing against your cheeks and lips. However, the bit of discomfort and adjustment you experience at the beginning will turn … Continue reading “Your First Week with Braces – Tips for a Smooth Transition”

The 4 Most Common Types of Braces Explained

When we think of braces, we often think of the traditional metal brackets on the front of the teeth. While still extremely common and effective, additional options are available. Let’s take a look at each of the four most common types of braces along with their advantages and disadvantages. Conventional Metal Braces Held on to … Continue reading “The 4 Most Common Types of Braces Explained”

8 Foods to Avoid with Braces

8 Foods to Avoid When Wearing Braces

Braces technology has come a long way over the years. Today’s braces are extremely sturdy, but it is important to follow the proper precautions to prevent any damage. Food can be a real threat to your brace’s hardware. Though maintaining a well-balanced diet is essential to your overall health, teeth included, finding ways and things … Continue reading “8 Foods to Avoid When Wearing Braces”