Life with Braces

Accelerating Your Orthodontic Treatment

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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4 Braces-Friendly Desserts with 5 Ingredients or Less

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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What Is Orthodontic Wax and How Do I Use It?

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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How Weight Loss Affects Your Teeth

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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Will My Teeth Get Crooked Again After Braces?

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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How to Have Halloween Fun with Braces


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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Going to the Dentist with Braces


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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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Your Appearance in Braces

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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What Happens if I Miss an Orthodontist Appointment?

You’re finally relaxing on the couch after a long, stressful day. Between work, running the kids to and from activities, preparing dinner, going to the gym, and everything else life threw into your path today, you keep getting this nagging feeling you’re forgetting something. Then it hits you…your orthodontist appointment. It completely slipped your mind.…

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Best Foods to Eat with Braces

We’ve all heard it before, “You are what you eat.” It’s true, isn’t it? What we put into our bodies has a direct effect on how we look and feel, and when you have braces, you have to be mindful of your eating habits. After all, it only takes one piece of candy to cause…

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