High school is the perfect time to get braces

The Benefits of Getting Orthodontic Treatment in High School

The beauty of orthodontic treatment is that it can be done at any stage of your life, there’s no age limit. Despite the benefit of being able to do it at any time though, there is a time period where it is likely to be the most convenient for you – during high school. Going…

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10 Fun Facts About Courtney

Courtney recently joined Charleston Orthodontic Specialists as a Clinical Assistant. Here are 10 fun facts about her! 1. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why? I would like to have a super power of teleportation because going back or forward in time would be so interesting! 2. Who is your…

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Why are your braces still on? Could be for several reasons.

5 Reasons Your Braces Are Still on

You’ve been counting down the days until you finally get your braces removed. You arrive to your orthodontist’s office and wait for the good news that the end is finally in sight; however, that’s not the news you end up receiving. Your orthodontist tells you you’re going to need a bit longer on your treatment…

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The Benefits of Having Braces the Same Time as Your Child

As parents, we often set aside our own needs to take care of our children, including when it comes to our oral health. If both you and your child need orthodontic treatment, chances are you will get braces for your child before you get them for yourself. We hear moms and dads in our office…

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How Do Braces Move Teeth?

It almost seems like magic. You get braces on your teeth and after some appointments and a bit of time, poof! You have perfect teeth! Well, the fact of the matter is, your orthodontist has spent a lot of time planning out how to move your teeth into the right positions and devising the perfect…

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sugar intake

How to Limit Sugar Intake While in Braces This Summer

Summertime can be the perfect time to have braces. Not only do you tend to have a bit more free time to schedule your appointments, you’re able to really buckle down and focus on taking care of your teeth, so once the braces are off, you’ll be able to enjoy a perfect smile. One of…

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child invisalign patient

Should Your Teen Get Braces or Invisalign Teen?

If your teenager needs orthodontic treatment, it’s time to make some decisions. Choosing between Invisalign and braces can be tough. Each straightens teeth to improve not only your child’s, but their overall health. Here are some details on traditional braces and Invisalign Teen to help you choose. Routine Care and Cleaning Braces use brackets and…

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Why orthodontists may give different treatment times

Why Treatment Times May Vary Between Orthodontists

Getting orthodontic treatment is a big investment of both time and money, so it’s not surprising that many people get a second or even third opinion before deciding which orthodontist to use. What is surprising to many patients is the variety of treatment times they may be given when gathering these professional opinions. The biggest…

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teen braces

How to Tell if Your Teen Needs Braces

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, youth ages 12 to 17 represent over half of the two million orthodontic cases in the U.S. each year. If your youngster is having difficulty talking or eating, braces are an effective solution. The earlier you can assess their need, the better their smile will be long-term. From…

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