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Why More Women Are Getting Orthodontic Treatment

Let’s face it, ladies…we do a lot. Juggling careers, family, social life and hobbies can be a struggle, which means taking care of us sometimes falls by the wayside. Between work meetings, running errands, taking care of family, running kids around town and everything else, it can be tough to even think about orthodontic treatment.…

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The Worst Advice We’ve Ever Heard About Braces

Everyone can seem like an expert when it comes to braces, giving you input on which orthodontist to see, what product to choose and how to take care of teeth during orthodontic treatment. The thing is, not all of this advice is entirely correct, and sometimes it is even detrimental to your oral health when…

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Best Orthodontic Treatment Options for Adults

Children can get excited when going to get their braces adjusted, because they get to pick new colors for their brackets. They get to express their individuality and style by combining their favorite colors, often choosing school colors or holiday colors; however, when you’re an adult, this isn’t something that is too exciting for you.…

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The Best Ways for Brides to Straighten Their Teeth

It’s the moment you’ve always dreamed of…your wedding day. You’ve been envisioning the dress, the flowers, the decor and all things wedding for years now and it is finally time to start planning. This should be one of the happiest times of your life, but you’re a little nervous about one thing. Your smile. You…

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Let’s Talk Turkey About Orthodontic Treatment

When it comes to starting orthodontic treatment, you may have a lot of questions, or you may feel as though you don’t have enough time to keep up with the responsibility of treatment. However, with some planning, research, and a bit of organization, orthodontic treatment can be a breeze. We’re coming up on Thanksgiving soon,…

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Our Favorite Braces-Approved Thanksgiving Recipes

Now that November is here, let’s talk turkey! What would the holidays be without great food? If you’re worried about how to survive Thanksgiving with braces, these recipes are for you. At Charleston Orthodontic Specialists, we are thankful all year long to have such amazing patients, so we wanted to share some of our staff’s…

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What Makes a Good Orthodontist?

This can be a tough question as everyone has different needs and opinions when it comes to choosing an orthodontist. This is a big decision, seeing as your smile is a prominent part of your image and you want it to be flawless. That’s why you’re seeking the expertise of an orthodontist in the first…

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at-home orthodontic treatment

The Limitations of At-Home Orthodontic Treatment

When it comes to at-home orthodontic treatment, the word “limitation” comes up more often. How can that be? You have the chance to get a perfect smile without leaving the comfort of your own home! It’s a perfect situation, right? Unfortunately, as more and more patients are attempting at-home treatment, the success rate of this…

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What You Should Know About Ceramic Braces

Orthodontic treatment has come a long way over the years. With all the advancements in treatment, it’s no surprise that more and more people are deciding to go for it and get the perfect smile they’ve always wanted. Among some of the advancements are products that are less noticeable than traditional metal braces. Ceramic braces,…

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