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braces or Invisalign for athletes

Should Athletes Get Braces or Invisalign?

If you’re an athlete, you have some factors to consider when looking at orthodontic treatment. You want to be able to play your sport worry-free and you don’t want your treatment to get in the way of a winning season. The great thing about modern-day orthodontics is you’ve got options. Two of the most popular…

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How X-Rays Are Used In Orthodontics

There will come a time in your orthodontic treatment plan when you need to get an X-ray, and you may feel as though it’s a bit unnecessary. After all, you’ve just gotten an X-ray done at your last dentist visit, so why do you need to get it done again? What you may not know…

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playing sports with braces

Protecting Your Smile When You Play Sports

As an athlete, nothing seems more important than playing sports. The excitement, the anticipation of a big game, and all the tough practices are worth it when you’re carrying that victory trophy across the field. Having braces while you’re an athlete may seem like a challenge, especially if you’re involved in a contact sport like…

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How Important Are Rubber Bands When You Have Braces?

You may have noticed someone with rubber bands in their mouth as they’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. Since everyone’s situation is a bit unique, not everyone needs to have rubber bands. That’s why you may see one person with them and one without. So, how important are rubber bands when you have braces? As it turns…

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Braces and Photos

Your heart has started beating a bit more quickly and your palms have gotten clammy. Someone has just whipped out the camera and you’re about to come face-to-face with it. This wouldn’t ordinarily be a problem, but now you have braces and it seems like smiling will never be the same. It’s a common misconception…

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braces for moms

Where Moms Should Go to Get Braces or Invisalign

As a mom, we understand you’ve got a lot on your plate. Between shuttling your kids to various activities, working and making sure your family is taken care of, it can be a challenge to find time for you. When it comes to orthodontic treatment, many moms simply believe the time for that has passed…

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Braces for Parents

There’s a common misconception that it is too late to get braces when you’re an adult. Many people figure that their time has passed and that their teeth are in their permanent positions for good, but this is false! More and more adults are finding that getting braces now can help them alleviate trouble with…

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playing football with braces

Can You Still Play Football with Braces?

The lights are bright, the crowd is cheering, and you can’t wait to run onto that field. Football season is here and you’re ready to get back to it. The grueling practices are worth it when you help lead your team to victory, and you can’t beat the comradery that comes with being part of…

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Why It’s Never Too Late to Get Braces or Invisalign

Do you feel as though the time has passed for you to correct your smile? Perhaps you have come to terms with the fact you’ll have crooked teeth for the rest of your life. Perhaps you’re used to hiding your smile in pictures or avoiding them altogether. More and more adults are choosing to start…

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