Braces

7 Crazy Facts About Braces

Learn 7 crazy facts about braces from a Charleston SC orthodontist

Most people know braces are how you can straighten your teeth to get the smile you’ve always wanted. However, there are all sorts of fun facts about braces that you may have never heard of. Braces are Almost 300 Years Old Back in 1728, a French Physician named Pierre Fauchard created the first set of…

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How Long Will I Need Braces?

Will my braces be forever? How long will I need them?

Finding out you need braces can bring a wave of emotions over you. What will life be like with braces? Are they going to hurt? How will my everyday activities change? Among all the questions you may be asking yourself, one seems to be the most important… “How long will I need braces?” If you’re…

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Exercising with Braces or Invisalign

exercising with braces or invisalign doesn't have to be a chore

You may be a seasoned veteran at the gym, or incorporating exercise into your routine may be a new idea for you. No matter where you fall on the spectrum, if you’ve recently gotten braces or Invisalign, you may be concerned about how much you’ll be able to do during your workout. Will your braces…

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How to Get Your Braces Off Faster

ways to get your braces off faster

While orthodontics is more advanced than ever, we haven’t quite reached the point where we can straighten teeth overnight. However, getting a beautiful, straight smile and setting yourself up for better oral health will be well worth the wait. Not every orthodontic treatment will take the same amount of time, so the length of your…

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Why You May Need Braces Before Getting a Dental Implant

Braces may be needed before getting a dental implant

When thinking about getting braces or Invisalign, you’ll need to consider other dental procedures or treatments that could affect your time in orthodontic treatment. One factor that could significantly affect your orthodontic treatment is if you need a dental implant. Here’s why you may end up needing braces before you get your dental implant. What…

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Surviving Your First Week with Braces

You may be excited to begin your orthodontic treatment with braces, but we don’t blame you if you’re nervous as well. While the results of having braces will be well worth the effort, there is a fair amount of adjusting necessary to be prepared for when you have braces, especially during the first week. Here’s…

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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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The Dangers of Homemade Braces

Are homemade braces safe, and do they work?

by Dr. Lavonne Fore In the age of instant knowledge and DIY everything, it’s not surprising that orthodontics has been affected by this as well. Orthodontic treatment can mean money, time and effort spent on braces or Invisalign. Even though professional treatment is completely worth it in the end, many people are starting to try…

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Why Should I Get Braces?

Learn why you should get braces in Charleston SC

by Dr. Lavonne Fore You may be tossing around the idea of getting braces and wondering if they may be right for you. Your teeth may be slightly crooked or you may be experiencing difficulty in performing everyday tasks. Braces can help in a multitude of ways. Often times we have underlying problems with the…

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How to Avoid Getting White Spots on Your Teeth

You’re likely looking forward to getting your braces removed so you can proudly show off your straight, bright smile. However, failing to care for your teeth and braces properly could result in some unsightly dual tones when you get your braces removed. Avoiding this problem requires taking some intentional steps. Why White Spots Appear on…

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