Ludlow Orthodontics Blog

Here Are 4 Serious Dangers of Mail-Order Clear Aligners

December 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — ludlowortho @ 3:06 pm
Closeup of patient holding clear aligners on blue background

With an advertised price as low as $2,000, it’s not surprising that mail-order clear aligner companies like Smile Direct Club™ are turning heads. In fact, many patients have chosen to go this route instead of Invisalign, at least initially. Sadly, the DIY option comes with several dangers that patients aren’t aware of until it’s too late. To learn what they are, keep reading!


You Asked, We Answered: Why Do I Have to Wear Rubber Bands on My Braces?

November 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — ludlowortho @ 5:05 pm
Closeup of woman with rubber bands on braces

If you’ve had friends and family members who’ve straightened their teeth with traditional orthodontics, then you might already know quite a bit about the process. As a result, you may think there won’t be any surprises along the way… until your orthodontist recommends rubber bands on your braces. What is this orthodontic tool and why is it so important? To learn the answers to these questions, keep reading!


4 Tips for Getting Through Your First Week with Braces

October 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — ludlowortho @ 11:56 am
Patient showing her teeth with braces

Did you just start your teeth-straightening journey? Congratulations! While the end result will be well worth it, you may already be feeling a bit of soreness and discomfort. The good news is that the first week with braces is often the biggest adjustment. In other words, it gets easier and easier as the weeks go on, so don’t get discouraged! In the meantime, keep reading to learn a few must-know tips to help make the transition to life with braces smoother.