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What Toothbrush Should You Use While in Orthodontic Treatment? Cleaning your teeth and braces helps ensure successful orthodontic treatment, with the end result being a beautiful smile. The important thing to remember is that when you wear braces you’re going to need to be diligent with good oral hygiene habits, brushing consistently and well. If you have braces, you’ve probably wondered what toothbrush you should use to get the best […]

The seemingly harmless habit of thumb sucking can change the child’s facial structure for life if it’s not addressed and result in dental, respiratory and speech problem. Our biggest goal from an orthodontic perspective is to have thumb sucking stopped before your child turns 6 and a half to 7 when their front teeth start to come in. In most cases, children will stop a thumb sucking habit by the […]

For this week’s Friday Focus, we’re going to answer the question “Can two people with braces kiss?”, a question that we get asked from time to time. We’ve all heard the horror stories of lovebirds caught in lip-locks (literally), braces stuck together. The good news is that you don’t need to worry. This is more of a myth than a reality. Orthodontic treatments have evolved over the years, yet there […]

Welcome to Friday Focus with Doctor “O”! This week’s orthodontic related question is “Can you eat popsicles while wearing braces?” The answer, which is “Yes”, may come as a surprise to you. While it makes sense that hard foods can break braces, crack your teeth, erode enamel and weaken the overall structure of teeth, this isn’t the case with popsicles because they aren’t as hard as other snack options. You […]

Have you been considering getting braces for yourself or a loved one? Here’s something you should think about if you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA). As we wind down the year and head into the holiday season, a lot of important year end considerations end up being overlooked, including FSAs. If you have an FSA, don’t forget that they can expire, typically at the end of the year. The […]

For this Friday Focus we’re going to be discussing what foods are safe to eat right after getting braces. With new braces, you’ll probably experience some discomfort when they’re first put on, but this should only last a few days. To make your transition a little smoother, you’ll want to eat soft foods, including macaroni and cheese, bananas, mashed potatoes and gravy, soups, yogurt, scrambled eggs, etc. Smoothies also make […]

Kissing While Wearing Lingual Braces Twenty to thirty years ago, braces were a lot more cumbersome, made up of bigger brackets, thicker wires, and lots of rough edges. A lot has changed over the last few years, thanks to advancements in orthodontic treatments, including the development of lingual braces. The good news is that, if you’re worried about being able to kiss, this won’t be a problem while wearing lingual […]

The goal of wearing braces is to end up with a beautiful, aligned smile, but the process can leave you feeling self-conscious. This doesn’t need to be the case with the right outlook and a few helpful tips. Following are a few things to consider that will help you look good, feel confident and have a great smile while wearing braces. Embrace Your Braces The first thing you’ll need to […]

It is a well-known fact that dental hygiene needs to be top priority, especially when wearing braces, because cavities can form much easier if the teeth aren’t cared for properly. You need to pay special attention to brushing and flossing during your orthodontic treatment, cleaning your teeth after every meal. Pain Caused by Braces Braces slowly move teeth into the ideal positions and you might experience some initial pain during […]

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One of the most common questions we get asked by patients is what foods they’re going to be able to eat while wearing braces. They’re also curious about how limited they’re going to be when it comes to soft foods. The good news is that just about all soft foods are allowed – there’s basically no limit to your choices. The only thing to consider is that even some soft […]

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