4 Common Problems with Braces (& The Solutions)

September 8, 2023

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Closeup of young girl with braces smiling

In short, moving your teeth into entirely new positions is no easy feat, even if your case of misalignment is relatively minor. As a result, you might find that the first few weeks or months come with some adjustments, from changing how you floss to incorporating the dietary restrictions. To make the transition more seamless, here are a few common problems with braces (as well as solutions!).


5 Celebrities Who Have Discreetly Straightened Their Teeth with Invisalign

June 14, 2023

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Man in tuxedo waving at crowd on red carpet

For decades, magazines have showcased pictures of celebrities shopping for groceries, walking their dogs, or sitting in traffic with the header “They’re Just Like Us!” Maybe it’s because seeing people who live lavish lives do mundane things makes them more human and relatable, but it is true, and you may have more in common with them than you think. For example, stars also want to straighten their teeth without the metal. To learn a few celebrities who have used Invisalign, read on.


5 Of Our Favorite Movie & Television Characters with Braces

April 1, 2023

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If you’ve recently been informed by your orthodontist that you’re going to need braces, you might be wondering what the journey before you will look like. Luckily, some of our favorite movie and television characters throughout the years have brightened up our lives with their grins and given us an idea of what it’s like to confidently smile with braces. Keep reading to learn a little more about some of the most beloved movie and television characters with braces.


5 Helpful Tips for Removing Your Invisalign

February 2, 2023

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a patient holding their Invisalign tray

Invisalign is one of the hottest orthodontic treatments around—millions of patients these days turn toward the clear aligners to achieve healthier and straighter smiles in a discreet manner. However, as important as it is to wear the aligners frequently, there will inevitably be times when they’ll need to come out, such as when you’re eating. But how can you ensure that you aren’t compromising your treatment or hurting your trays when it’s time to remove them? Here are five useful tips to help you out!


Here Are 4 Serious Dangers of Mail-Order Clear Aligners

December 8, 2022

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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

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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

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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.