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Here’s How to Keep Your Invisalign Aligners Clean!

November 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthomilford @ 2:35 pm
Patient rinsing Invisalign aligners in sink

Are the discreet, clear trays one of the reasons you opted for Invisalign? You’re not alone. In fact, it’s one of the biggest perks of this teeth-straightening solution! Of course, it’s important to know that your aligners can discolor. Since this can cause your teeth to look yellow and stained too, it’s important to do what you can to take care of them properly. To learn how to keep your Invisalign trays clean, keep reading.

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6 Holiday Recipes That Are Festive and Braces-Friendly

October 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthomilford @ 6:49 pm
Halloween-themed cupcakes with mini pumpkins

Pecan pie, caramel apples, and buttery popcorn are a few holiday treats that are a no-no once you start orthodontic treatment. While this may initially seem like an inconvenience, abiding by your dietary restrictions can end up protecting you from a dental emergency. After all, the last thing you want is to end up at your orthodontist’s office on Halloween or Thanksgiving! To help prevent that from happening, keep reading to learn a few braces-friendly recipes to try this year.

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Why It’s Important to Have Your Overbite Corrected

August 26, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthomilford @ 5:04 pm
Orthodontist explaining overbite to patient in office

When most people hear “braces,” they think “straight teeth.” However, orthodontic treatment also is essential for correcting bite problems, like overbites. Initially, an uneven bite might not seem like much of a concern. It’s actually a lot like trying to drive a car when the axles aren’t aligned properly – it just doesn’t work as well! With this in mind, keep reading to learn four reasons to have your overbite corrected.

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Wondering If You Can Get Traditional Braces on Just Your Top or Bottom Teeth?

July 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthomilford @ 7:08 pm
Orthodontist putting braces on patient's teeth

Is one row of teeth more spaced-out or crooked? Then you may be wondering if you can get traditional braces on just your top or bottom teeth. After all, wouldn’t this be more convenient for your orthodontist and more cost-effective for you as the patient? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Keep reading to learn why straightening just one arch of teeth typically isn’t recommended.

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I Have Braces – Why Do I Have to Wear Rubber Bands?

June 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthomilford @ 12:20 pm
Closeup of patient with rubber bands on braces

After a few months of wearing your braces, you may finally be used to following the dietary restrictions, flossing around the braces, and feeling some slight soreness after each adjustment appointment. What else is there? Well, for some, there are rubber bands. These orthodontic tools may be small, but they play an instrumental role in addressing misalignment. To learn more about why wearing rubber bands on your braces is so important, read on!

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5 Must-Know Tips for Preparing for Invisalign

May 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthomilford @ 6:49 pm
Orthodontist holding up Invisalign aligner

As the days until the start of your clear aligner treatment become fewer and fewer, you may feel a mix of emotions. Excitement over addressing misalignment, nerves over adjusting to a new routine, and a whole bunch in between. One of the best ways to calm your nerves and set yourself up for success is to plan ahead. With this in mind, keep reading to learn five tips on how to prepare for Invisalign!

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What Causes Swollen Gums with Braces & What to Do About It

April 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthomilford @ 8:04 pm
girl with swollen gums with braces

It’s no secret that braces change a lot about your life. From how you eat and brush every day to the position of your bite and appearance of your smile, orthodontic treatment can influence a variety of things! While you were able to prepare for and expect most of them, you didn’t realize how your braces would change your gums. Sometimes, treatments like traditional braces can cause swollen gums. Why is this, and should you be worried? Read on as we go over what you need to know about keeping your gums happy and healthy while you straighten your smile.

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Traditional vs. Self-Ligating Braces: What’s the Difference?

March 22, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthomilford @ 6:57 pm
Man with glasses contemplating

Over the last few decades, Invisalign has skyrocketed in popularity. While the clear aligners are no doubt discreet, they aren’t the only teeth-straightening solution. In fact, there are several other types of braces that may be a better fit for your dental needs and smile goals, including traditional and self-ligating braces. To learn more about these two options and how they differ from one another, read on!

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4 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Retainer

February 19, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthomilford @ 8:14 pm
Patient holding dental retainer in case

The first step to enjoying a beautifully straight smile is getting braces. The second step is preserving your results by wearing your retainer each evening! Since this is a lifelong best practice, your orthodontic appliance may naturally experience some wear and tear throughout the years. But how do you know when it’s time to order a replacement? Keep reading to learn the answer.

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How To: Brush and Floss with Braces

January 25, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthomilford @ 5:23 pm
Closeup of woman with braces smiling while flossing

Be honest… Do you typically go on autopilot when completing your oral hygiene regimen? Well, starting orthodontic treatment will change all that. After all, the metal brackets and wires require you to adapt to truly clean your teeth. If you currently feel like your dental care routine is frustrating, don’t worry – here’s a quick guide on how to brush and floss with braces.

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