Many people fret at the thought of having to stick to a limited selection of foods when they get braces. While it’s true you’ll have to avoid sticky or crunchy foods while you have braces to prevent the brackets and wires from or breaking, it doesn’t mean you won’t have any good food during your…

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Keep teeth stain-free with braces in Charleston SC

You’re no doubt looking forward to getting your braces removed so you can take a good look at your bright, straight smile. While this is the expectation many patients have for the end of their treatment, actually making this a reality depends on how well you take care of your teeth. Not only will your…

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Should you use Propel to speed up your treatment with braces in Charleston SC?

There are many reasons why you might want your time in braces or Invisalign to be shorter, from missing crunchy or sticky foods again to wanting to see your spectacular new smile. Fortunately for you, orthodontic technology has come a long way in the last decade or two, and treatment is faster than ever.  How…

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Enjoy these braces friendly dessert recipes from Charleston Orthodontic Specialists

If you or your kids have braces, you’ll have to get used to restricting your food to soft, easy-to-eat options to keep your braces undamaged. This includes avoiding hard or chewy candy and other crunchy sweet treats. But this doesn’t mean you have to leave your sweet tooth unsatisfied while you have braces. There are…

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Braces are hard at work correcting your smile, and although most patients report they hardly even notice their braces most of the time, there are times where they can get a little uncomfortable. Thankfully, there is a product available to help alleviate discomfort caused by braces, and this product is known as orthodontic wax. You…

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Learn what weight loss does to your teeth from an orthodontist in Charleston SC

By Dr. Lavonne Fore With the New Year upon us, many people are gearing up to finally achieve their New Year’s resolution of getting into shape. And while there are plenty of benefits of exercising and making changes to your diet, it’s important to proceed with caution. Certain diets can have significant effects on your…

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Can teeth get crooked again after braces?

Once you’ve completed your orthodontic treatment, you may be feeling on top of the world. You’re now the proud owner of a beautiful smile, all the hard work is done, and all you have to do is sit back and enjoy it. It’s important to note that while the hard work of maintaining your braces…

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halloween

BOO! Spooky season is here! Grab your pumpkins, scary costumes and sweet treats, and let’s have some fun this Halloween! When you have braces, you may be concerned about how you’re going to handle this special holiday. After all, this is the time to don a costume, trick-or-treat around the neighborhood and have a chance…

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dentist

Going through orthodontic treatment with braces is one of the best ways to set yourself up for better long-term oral health while also improving the way our smile looks and feels. However, you should still stay on top of your regular teeth cleanings by going to the dentist. In fact, going to the dentist when…

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woman smiling with braces

Getting braces is a big deal. Not only will your daily routine change, you’ll add some new responsibilities, and, of course, a stunning smile once all is said and done. Focusing on your treatment should be at the forefront of your mind, but many patients can’t get past their appearance. Sure, your appearance will change…

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