Here are a few fun facts about teeth that I bet you didn’t know. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, 50% of respondents surveyed said that a smile is the first feature they notice about another person. U.S. consumers buy 14 million gallons of toothpaste each year! Most adults have 32 teeth. Though minuscule in […]
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If you are going through orthodontic treatment, you will find that the wax given to you at the initial placement of your braces will come in handy. Here are some common examples of when to use wax: 1. A Broken or Poking Wire- Place wax on the poking wire to alleviate the discomfort. If using wax […]
Brushing with braces and other orthodontic appliances can make it more challenging to clean your teeth. Over time, plaque buildup can cause swollen gums known as gingivitis. However, the good news is, gingivitis is preventable.
Now that you have the smile you always wanted, how do you keep it? Retainers are an important part of maintaining your new smile! Q: What is a retainer? A: Retainers are custom-made, removable appliances that fit over your teeth and help hold them in place after your braces have been taken off. Q: What […]
Many people have formed opinions about orthodontics based on myths. What you may have heard or read online may not be completely true. Here are some common myths patients have about orthodontic braces. Myth: Braces will set off metal security detectors. Busted: Braces are made of materials that do not interfere with metal detectors… you […]