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How To Make Sure You’re Wearing Invisalign Long Enough Each Day

One of the most important factors for patients going through Invisalign is to make sure that they wear their trays for about 20-22 hours every day, as this maximizes their ability to shift the teeth. While this sounds easy in practice, it can become a little tricky when real life gets in the way! Thankfully, a few basic tips can... read more »

The Dangers of “Mask Mouth” for People with Braces

Even though the year just started and we’re nowhere close to Halloween, you and everyone you know probably find themselves wearing a mask relatively often. While this is a proven way to protect everyone’s health during the ongoing pandemic, many people are having to deal with what dentists and orthodontists are calling “mask mouth” as a result. This poses a... read more »

Orthodontics Can Do Much More Than Straighten Teeth

A lot of people think of orthodontics as a cosmetic treatment, in that the reason most people get it is to straighten their teeth and make their smile more attractive. While the benefits of doing this shouldn’t be overlooked, orthodontics is actually able to accomplish much more than simply improving what you see in the mirror. In fact, it’s often... read more »

How to Find Dental Insurance That Covers Orthodontics for Adults

For a long time, orthodontics was considered to be something that only kids and teenagers went through, but today, roughly 25% of all orthodontic patients in the U.S. are over 18. That means if you’re hoping to straighten your teeth to improve your health and appearance, now is a great time to do it! Of course, the cost of treatment... read more »

5 New Years Resolutions for People with Orthodontics

And just like that, 2021 is out the door—bring on 2022! People have likely started asking you about your New Year’s Resolution, and if you haven’t come up with one yet, we’re happy to share a few ideas! For people with braces or Invisalign, a few small changes in the coming year can make a big difference for how their... read more »

Can Orthodontics Fix My Gummy Smile?

Whenever you see your smile, whether it’s in a picture or the mirror, do you always notice your gums much more than your teeth? Do they actually overshadow your teeth or make them look short and stubby by comparison? This is a very common problem that is simply called a “gummy smile,” and it can often be resolved by orthodontics.... read more »

How Orthodontics Can Help Adults with Missing Teeth

Roughly 120 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one permanent tooth (excluding the wisdom teeth), and suffice it to say, a large portion of that number is adults. And, it’s probably a safe guess that many of them would like to have straighter teeth. Do you fall into this group? If so, orthodontics is still a viable... read more »

Can Your Child Get Braces if They Are Missing a Permanent Tooth?

There are multiple reasons why a child might be missing a permanent tooth, but it’s important to know that this does NOT disqualify them from getting braces. Even those with an incomplete smile can benefit from orthodontics—there just might be some extra steps. How does this work? There are three standard options for parents to consider, and the best one... read more »

How Invisalign Has Evolved Over the Years

Invisalign came to the U.S. in 1999, and since then, it has completely changed the way people think about orthodontics. Before this, orthodontics was primarily considered to be a treatment for teenagers, and very few adults chose to get braces even if they really wanted straighter teeth. Now, approximately 25% of all orthodontic patients are adults, and this is largely... read more »

What Are TADs & How Do They Help?

Modern-day braces and clear aligners are absolute marvels of technology. They’re able to solve a wide array of orthodontic issues precisely and beautifully for patients of all ages, but they are not the only methods your orthodontist can use to give you or your child a perfectly straight smile. Another approach they can take involves the use of TADs. What... read more »