Tag: orthodontics

How Can I [Properly] Care for My Retainer?

How Can I [Properly] Care for My Retainer?

LAST UPDATED: FEBRUARY 28, 2017 Ever wondered why it seems like everyone and their best friend had or has had orthodontic work? Well, nowadays orthodontic improvements have made the possibility of orthodontic treatment possible for a much greater number of people than once received it. As little as three decades ago, orthodontic treatment was much more involved. Nowadays, we would…

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One Smile Can’t Change the World

One Smile Can’t Change the World

You Deserve to Smile You do everything for your family and friends. Why not do something positive for yourself. You have always felt self-conscious about your smile, right? Maybe you’re covering it with your hand or not smiling as much as you would like for fear of what people may think. The time is now for you to regain your…

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Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. ~George Eliot

Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. ~George Eliot

George Eliot believed that having a smile led to making friends but wearing a scowl caused wrinkles. This statement is true because smiling at others makes them happy while frowning constantly causes the face to droop. In addition to having a friendly smile, you want to have straight teeth that have no wide gaps. An orthodontist can help you to…

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How Often Should I Brush My Teeth? [with Braces]

How Often Should I Brush My Teeth? [with Braces]

New patients often have many questions about getting braces and what it will be like. Each patient brings their own dreams of a straighter smile as well as their own concerns about how orthodontic treatment might impact their lives. For most patients, however, the actual course of orthodontic treatment is just a blip on the radar when compared with all the years they will be enjoying and showing off their straight new smile.  In this article, learn more about what treatment will be like, including how to care for your teeth during treatment through brushing.

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One who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger.

One who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger.

Most cultures have a philosophy that is similar to the proverb from Japan that states that smiling is stronger than raging. When someone is angry, then the anger spreads to others, but when someone smiles, other people usually smile back. Of course, some individuals don’t want to smile because their teeth are crooked. However, an orthodontist can repair malocclusions with a…

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You can only hold a smile for so long, after that it’s just teeth. – Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

You can only hold a smile for so long, after that it’s just teeth. – Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

Although lips contribute to a person’s smile, it’s mostly about their teeth. Attractive, healthy teeth form a lovely and lasting smile that others will remember. Unfortunately, teeth that are chipped, protruding, or missing detract from a lovely smile. With a professional evaluation, an orthodontist may be able to prescribe treatment that will maximize your smile and make you feel and…

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