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Smile for a Lifetime

Orthodontics can seem expensive, especially if finances are extremely tight for a family. Thankfully, there are organizations such as Smile for a Lifetime that can help. According to their website, the “Smile for a Lifetime Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization comprised of local chapters throughout the country that provides quality orthodontic treatment for patients […]

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I lost my Invisalign tray, HELP!

Stephanie was on vacation and lost her Invisalign trays. Since she was only gone for 5 days and was not going to be changing her trays while she was gone she did not pack any with her. While out to eat, she accidentally threw away her aligners. This was a huge problem! She didn’t have […]

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Scanning in the dental office

Is a scanner going to replace impressions in the dental office? Impressions are probably on every patient’s top 10 things of NOT to do in the dental office. Impressions can be more difficult for people who have strong gag reflexes, mouth sores, or are a mouth breather. Impressions are not a fun thing for any […]

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What to do Before You Get Braces

If you would like to start orthodontic treatment, there are a few things you should do beforehand. If you don’t already have an orthodontist, get recommendations from friends or your regular dentist. Get at least two opinions, if possible. Orthodontists can vary in their treatment approach. If you don’t like what one orthodontist says, get […]

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Is it normal to feel sore after the braces are placed?

YES! When you get your braces on, you may feel a general overall soreness in your mouth. It is very normal for your teeth to be tender for three to five days, but everyone is different. If the soreness is severe, you can take Tylenol (Acetaminophen) or Advil (Ibuprofen) as directed. Stronger pain meds are […]

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